The God Who Wasn’t There

I just finished watching “The God Who Wasn’t There“, a film by Brian Flemming that “examines the Bible and discusses the history of early Christianity, raising doubts as to whether the New Testament personage Jesus ever really existed.”

I obtained the movie through Netflix, and what intrigued me about this movie was the description that it gave.

Borrowing the lively approach of documentaries such as Fahrenheit 9/11 and Super Size Me, ex-Christian fundamentalist Brian Flemming’s exposé shines an unflinching spotlight on Christianity and the existence of Christ. Flemming interviews religious experts and Christians of varying backgrounds, ultimately asserting that Jesus Christ is more than likely a fictional character based on legend and that Christian doctrine is rife with contradiction.

One of the experts that Flemming speaks with is Sam Harris who has written “The End of Faith”, a book recently read by my friend Bobby.

I enjoyed the movie for what is was. It provides a few references to the inconsistencies that occur within the Bible, along with a better understanding on how similar the story of Christ is to other mythical stories told from earlier generations. The reference to Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ” was eye opening, and scary – both at the same time.

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