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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    the god who never was

    Was informative to some one who never looked into the subject. But you could get every bit of this information for a third of the price by Bill Mahers "Religulous". And its really done much better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    could have been better

    This documentary argues the "mythicist" case in the historical Jesus debate. This position says that Jesus of Nazareth wasn't a real person but a ficiton based on Jewish scriptures and mystery religions of the Roman Empire. It doesn't make sense to talk about a "real" Jesus--there wasn't any. This documentary has good information but could have been better produced--any high school student could have done a better job. The mythicist case is important to hear but the filmmaking and editing was so lousy that I almost wanted my money back. Robert M. Price was very intelligent and entertaining but it's too bad this film was produced the way it was. Save your money and read Price's "The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man" and Doherty's "The Jesus Puzzle" instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Amazing!

    An outstanding documentary from director Brian Flemming which explores the argument that Jesus Christ was a myth. It begins with an amusing six minute life of Christ compiled from old film clips and later uses clips from The Passion of the Christ to illustrate how the blood and violence is simply gratuitous. Especially entertaining is the jolly Dr. Alan Dundes (professor of folklore at UC Berkeley) who happily points out how the stories of Jesus and gods that preceded him, such as Attis, Dionysus and Bacchus, are almost identical. It contains interviews with scholars like Sam Harris (author of The End of Faith), Robert Price (author of The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man) and Richard Carrier (historian and author of Sense and Goodness Without God). The DVD extras alone are worth the price of purchase with extended interviews and a slide show for PCs which gives active links on the web covering every topic in the film.

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    Posted April 20, 2009

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