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The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

Documentary and Special Interests movie directed by Brian Flemming

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  • Jan 24, 2009
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Please. The opposite of Christian is not atheist. You don't have to be either an atheist or non-religious to think that Jesus never existed. Aside from the religion based on his life story, there's not much reason to think that there ever was such a person.
There are lots of folks who never even thought that the jesus story was anything other than a well-crafted religious myth. There's a name for us: we're called Jews and Buddhists and Hindus.
The question of atheism is another matter altogether. This DVD deals with the question of whether Christianity is founded on the basis of a complete falsehood. That question too is a phony. It's entirely possible that there was a rabbi named Yeheshua to whose biography a lot of amplifications have been added. The real issue is whether the Jesus stories are complete or partial fabrications.
It's possible to be a devout Christian and admit that there's some myth added to the history. It's also possible to be a thoroughgoing atheist and allow that there was a fellow named Yeheshua or Jesus who preached in Israel about 2000 years ago.

This DVD does a worthwhile job of raising the question, but it doesn't begin to explore the issue in any depth. What we have instead is someone's personal biography of belief. It's a good piece of work in that way, but not so great as an argument about the historicity of Jesus.

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I grew up thinking I was a Christian, but I've gotten over it and I'm now an atheist. Up until a year or so ago, I was willing to say there probably was some great teacher/rabbi/philosopher named Jesus who had a lot of good concepts. The thought that he might not have existed never even entered into my thought processes. Then I read an article called "Choking on the Camel" on a website called Ebon Musings (I can't put in a link, but you can go look it up), on the historical evidence for him, or …
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"Irreverently lays out the case that Jesus Christ never existed."
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Director: Brian Flemming
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
Runtime: 320 minutes
Studio: Beyond Belief Media
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