Announcing a new Meetup for Humanist Group of Central London!
What: FILM SHOW - The God Who Wasn't There
When: December 17, 2008 6:30 PM
Price: GBP3.00 per person
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Meetup Description: THE GOD WHO WASN'T THERE
(Please RSVP early to give us an idea of numbers).
Bowling for Columbine did it to the gun culture.
Super Size Me did it to fast food.
Now The God Who Wasn't There does it to religion.
In this critically acclaimed film, you will discover:
*The early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus
*The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults
*Contemporary Christians are largely ignorant of the origins of their religion
*Fundamentalism is as strong today as it ever has been, with an alarming 44% of Americans believing that Jesus will return to earth in their lifetimes
From exposing the hidden history of Christianity to lampooning the bloody excesses of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (which caused Gibson to attempt legal action against the documentary), The God Who Wasn't There pulls no punches.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker (and former Christian) Brian Flemming, The God Who Wasn't There includes stimulating interviews with:
Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation
Robert M. Price, Jesus Seminar fellow and author of The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man
Alan Dundes, Professor of Folklore at the University of California at Berkeley
Richard Carrier, historian and author of Sense and Goodness Without God
Barbara & David P. Mikkelson, authors of the Urban Legends Reference Pages at snopes.com
And many others
Dazzling motion graphics and a driving soundtrack propel this uncompromising film that the Los Angeles Times calls "provocative - to put it mildly."
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/londonhumanists/calendar/9119287/