The God Who Wasn’t There

While browsing through winamp’s Internet TV selection, I came across an interesting video stream. No, I’m not talking about the derth of free porn, but the stream for infidelguy. I caught the tail end of a broadcast about a movie being released called The God Who Wasn’t There. The video stream spot was trying to pass across the idea of a ‘netroot’ campaign of screenings; grassroot promotion of an independent movie. I watched the trailer (low quality) and I must say that I’m intrigued.
The premise of the movie is that Jesus is fictional, and that God doesn’t exist. For a long time, I didn’t really believe that he actually existed. Over the last couple of years I have come to the conclusion that he probably did exist, but that instead of of being the son of God, was actually just a philosopher who had some good ideas. To go back to the thought that he was fictional is an interesting one, and I look forward to this movie’s release. I might be motivated enough to organize a screening myself in Winnipeg.

10 thoughts on “The God Who Wasn’t There”

  1. What universe do you come from??
    I mean that literally.
    Whether there is/was a God, or if there was an actual person named Jesus Christ who did all the things it is claimed, all depends on which universe you exist in.
    We each exist in our own, and we each decide which “truths” are true in our own universe.
    To some George W. Bush is an honorable and dedicated leader of the United States. To others he is the Evil Emperor incarnate. Which is true?
    It depends on which universe you exist in!
    There are no answers. There are only choices.

  2. BTW
    If you have not done so already, I recommend the movie “What the Bleep Do We Know?”
    Trust me on this one! ;O)

  3. Any particular part in dogma or just the entire movie?
    Chuck: I have and I will probably do a post – it’s definately on the to do list. However I’m torn about the content because as much as I really enjoyed the concepts within, but aren’t they really just pet theories? I mean you have pet theories and I have pet theories but is there any way we can back them up with real science? You know, the scientific method, etc etc? Otherwise it’s all just a bunch of information pollution. There is truth out there but is espousing theories without scientifically rigourous testing really getting us closer to it?

  4. Actually the “What the Bleep Do We Know?” is pretty much all based on Quantum Physics. That is also how I came to my own philosophy of Poly-Solipsism, which as you already know I first called The Quantum Mandrake.
    I formulated the concept by following the trail of evidence being expounded on by Science, especially the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Physics. I have many links to Quantum articles on my links page to back up my claims.
    There is a What the Bleep to we know web site, and I highly recommend the web site of Dr.Quantum aka Dr Fred Allen Wolf if you really wish to know “The Truth”!

  5. *sigh* NO, jesus WASNT a philosopher. he DID NOT EXIST. period.
    it has alreayd been shown the jesus myth has bene round for centuries, all under different names (even “buddah”!!!)
    there is no documented evidence for jesus, EXCEPT THE BIBLE. which we KNOW was written AFTER HIS death, and REWRITTEN three times (making up the four books of the new testament).
    its plainly obvious he never existed. lets put this all to rest once and for all.

  6. I don’t know, it’s a pretty pervasive meme to be just a myth. I think there must have been someone because didn’t the different books get written by seperate people who didn’t know each other? I watched an interesting documentary called ‘Who wrote the bible’ and it was pretty critical about the infaliability of the book, but it didn’t seem to question the existence of Jesus himself. I suppose it could be possible for a complete mythos to be created out of thin air, but it would take a very coordinated effort and very far in the future thinking for it to take off. And think about it, what would the point be? If you’re in that period of time, what possible gain could you get personally talking about someone else as a supreme power? Wouldn’t someone who was out to manipulate the guilible masses instead pass themself off as someone divine in nature?

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