The God Who Wasn't There
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The God Who Wasn't There is a documentary film, released in June 2005. It was written and directed by former fundamentalist Christian Brian Flemming.
In it, Flemming examines the Bible and discusses the history of early Christianity, raising doubts as to whether the New Testament personage Jesus ever really existed. Flemming examines the similarity of the Jesus story to other savior myths of the time and points out inexplicable gaps in early Christian history that combine to shed doubt on the Bible's Jesus story.
The film also features interviews with many of the usual suspects, including Richard Dawkins.[note 1] Unfortunately the film's last interview is one in which Flemming ambushes his former principal with demands for "scientific proof" of God's existence, without immediate provocation.
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- The God Who Wasn't There at IMDB
- The God Who Wasn't There at Rotten Tomatoes
- Critical Notes on the Movie The God Who Wasn't There; Researched and Compiled by Richard C. Carrier
- Answering Infidels review the DVD and are, of course, dismissive
- Dawkins only appears in the DVD special features, not the body of the film