Thursday, November 03, 2005

"...the greatest crime in fundamentalist Chrisianity is to think."

Of course that's the greatest crime in any fundamentalist structure.

Anyways, that nugget of pretentious wisdom was brought about from my catching a pretty good documentary titled "The God Who Wasn't There".

Like all documentaries are, due to the natural constraints of the medium, it was a little over-simplified, but it's still pretty fascinating if you have any interest in religious history, fundamentalism or belief systems.

Pretty entertaining and funny too.

Favorite bits were the rather brutally insightful takedown/deconstruction of "moderate" Christianity, and the interview with the guy who has a website designed to send emails to family and friends of those taken up in the Rapture. After the Rapture of course.

In case any of the folks you "left behind" are confused.

Well worth the hour or two of your time...

Most likely to enjoy it - Jr - a heathen and blasphemer who will likely be joining me in hell.

Least likely to watch it due to the psychic dissonance that might occur - Gayle

Most likely to wonder why I continue to annoy you all from an entire ocean away - Spence

Website here:

purchase here:

"Holding modern Christianity up to a bright spotlight,
this bold and often hilarious new film asks the
questions few dare to ask.

Your guide through the world of Christendom is former
fundamentalist Brian Flemming, joined by such
luminaries as Jesus Seminar fellow Robert M. Price,
professor Richard Dawkins, author Sam Harris and
historian Richard Carrier.

See the movie the Los Angeles Times calls "provocative
- to put it mildly."

Hold on to your faith. It's in for a bumpy ride."

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