The God Who Wasn't There Reviews

  • Jun 18, 2018

    While factually it's hard to argue against someone proving that Christianity, or any religion for that matter, is fiction since we have entirely more historical and scientific proof of that, this is an awful documentary done in a very elementary fashion. I'd like to see this topic done in a more professional and less subjective manner since that isn't hard to do.

    While factually it's hard to argue against someone proving that Christianity, or any religion for that matter, is fiction since we have entirely more historical and scientific proof of that, this is an awful documentary done in a very elementary fashion. I'd like to see this topic done in a more professional and less subjective manner since that isn't hard to do.

  • Oct 09, 2014

    While factually it's hard to argue against someone proving that Christianity, or any religion for that matter, is fiction since we have entirely more historical and scientific proof of that, this is an awful documentary done in a very elementary fashion. I'd like to see this topic done in a more professional and less subjective manner since that isn't hard to do.

    While factually it's hard to argue against someone proving that Christianity, or any religion for that matter, is fiction since we have entirely more historical and scientific proof of that, this is an awful documentary done in a very elementary fashion. I'd like to see this topic done in a more professional and less subjective manner since that isn't hard to do.

  • Oct 08, 2014

    Saw this before it got too Netflixs very good

    Saw this before it got too Netflixs very good

  • Jul 09, 2014

    Atheism Lite - Flemming started some good concepts, but didn't follow through. It is a weak appeal to reason.

    Atheism Lite - Flemming started some good concepts, but didn't follow through. It is a weak appeal to reason.

  • Dec 23, 2013

    While factually it's hard to argue against someone proving that Christianity, or any religion for that matter, is fiction since we have entirely more historical and scientific proof of that, this is an awful documentary done in a very elementary fashion. I'd like to see this topic done in a more professional and less subjective manner since that isn't hard to do.

    While factually it's hard to argue against someone proving that Christianity, or any religion for that matter, is fiction since we have entirely more historical and scientific proof of that, this is an awful documentary done in a very elementary fashion. I'd like to see this topic done in a more professional and less subjective manner since that isn't hard to do.

  • Nov 23, 2013

    Um excelente documentário, cumpre tudo o que promete. Só não gostei do ar meio amador das cenas.

    Um excelente documentário, cumpre tudo o que promete. Só não gostei do ar meio amador das cenas.

  • Nov 12, 2013

    I always feel a little strange on the inside whenever I say this, considering my background, but Christianity is dangerous. In fact, I consider it the most dangerous and manipulative of all faith-based beliefs this side of Scientology. For those who, like me, were raised in Christian households and began to question the doctrine, this brief but thought-provoking documentary is a must-see. Director Brian Flemming takes us on a journey to uncover the origins of Christianity and its similarities to Paganism, look inside the lives of modern Christians and their obsession with blood sacrifice and the end of times, as well as Flemming's own history as a Fundamentalist. This includes his controversial interview with the Superintendent of Village Christian Schools where Flemming was educated as a boy. Some have considered it childish and embarrassing that he would corner a "poor old man" with questions about his faith and then outright deny the existence of the Holy Spirit in the VCS Chapel. All I have to say on the subject is that people need to lighten up and get the picture. Fundamentalist Christians teach their youth that it is not only imperative to accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior in order to be saved, but to never question anything or else they will be eternally damned. Worst of all, they must believe this on faith with no evidence to support it other than the Bible. On the other hand, this begs the question: if this really is the way the world works why must we rely on faith as opposed to evidence to believe it? With this in mind, which of these two possibilities seems the most accurate: Flemming is nothing more than a whiny child wanting revenge against a school that sentenced him to eternal fire and brimstone, or that Sipus realized that he had no leg to stand on and wrongfully accused Flemming of dishonesty so as to avoid coming to grips with the reality of the situation? In my opinion, not only would I choose the latter, I would also describe Flemming as very brave for being able to ask these difficult questions and to say without fear that he does not believe Christianity in the very chapel where he was told he would go to hell for uttering such blasphemy. All in all, this film will provide a tremendous amount of relief for all those who wish to speak truthfully about their feelings regarding Christianity but can not because of their fear of suffering for all eternity.

    I always feel a little strange on the inside whenever I say this, considering my background, but Christianity is dangerous. In fact, I consider it the most dangerous and manipulative of all faith-based beliefs this side of Scientology. For those who, like me, were raised in Christian households and began to question the doctrine, this brief but thought-provoking documentary is a must-see. Director Brian Flemming takes us on a journey to uncover the origins of Christianity and its similarities to Paganism, look inside the lives of modern Christians and their obsession with blood sacrifice and the end of times, as well as Flemming's own history as a Fundamentalist. This includes his controversial interview with the Superintendent of Village Christian Schools where Flemming was educated as a boy. Some have considered it childish and embarrassing that he would corner a "poor old man" with questions about his faith and then outright deny the existence of the Holy Spirit in the VCS Chapel. All I have to say on the subject is that people need to lighten up and get the picture. Fundamentalist Christians teach their youth that it is not only imperative to accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior in order to be saved, but to never question anything or else they will be eternally damned. Worst of all, they must believe this on faith with no evidence to support it other than the Bible. On the other hand, this begs the question: if this really is the way the world works why must we rely on faith as opposed to evidence to believe it? With this in mind, which of these two possibilities seems the most accurate: Flemming is nothing more than a whiny child wanting revenge against a school that sentenced him to eternal fire and brimstone, or that Sipus realized that he had no leg to stand on and wrongfully accused Flemming of dishonesty so as to avoid coming to grips with the reality of the situation? In my opinion, not only would I choose the latter, I would also describe Flemming as very brave for being able to ask these difficult questions and to say without fear that he does not believe Christianity in the very chapel where he was told he would go to hell for uttering such blasphemy. All in all, this film will provide a tremendous amount of relief for all those who wish to speak truthfully about their feelings regarding Christianity but can not because of their fear of suffering for all eternity.

  • Jul 27, 2013

    There are some compelling arguments, but Fleming is so revoltingly inept as a filmmaker that the film is barely watchable.

    There are some compelling arguments, but Fleming is so revoltingly inept as a filmmaker that the film is barely watchable.

  • Jul 04, 2013

    This lightweight indictment of both Christian theology's flimsy historicity and Bush-era Evangelist chest-thumping is ultimately derailed and undercut by an unintentionally uncomfortable personal finale. Recommended only for those with axes to grind, i.e., "atheist revenge porn" will be off-putting for many, believers and non- alike. Nevertheless, may be worth partially watching as an eerie minor monument to moderate fears of a nightmarish militant Christian America in the mid-noughties.

    This lightweight indictment of both Christian theology's flimsy historicity and Bush-era Evangelist chest-thumping is ultimately derailed and undercut by an unintentionally uncomfortable personal finale. Recommended only for those with axes to grind, i.e., "atheist revenge porn" will be off-putting for many, believers and non- alike. Nevertheless, may be worth partially watching as an eerie minor monument to moderate fears of a nightmarish militant Christian America in the mid-noughties.

  • Apr 28, 2013

    It's like the Empty Cross lite, it lacks the informative data of that documentary, but it also is a great deal more palatable for general audiences. If your use to dry, information rich documentaries view the Empty Cross, but if you like that watch this too.

    It's like the Empty Cross lite, it lacks the informative data of that documentary, but it also is a great deal more palatable for general audiences. If your use to dry, information rich documentaries view the Empty Cross, but if you like that watch this too.