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The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole.

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Brian Flemming

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Himself - Author, 'The End of Faith'
Robert M. Price Robert M. Price ... Himself - Fellow, Jesus Seminar
Richard Carrier ... Himself - Historian
Earl Doherty Earl Doherty ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Butcher Scott Butcher ... Himself - RaptureLetters.com
Alan Dundes Alan Dundes ... Himself - Professor of Folklore, UC Berkeley
Jerry Falwell Jerry Falwell ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Flemming ... Himself - Narrator
Barbara Mikkelson Barbara Mikkelson ... Herself - Urban Legends Reference Pages, snopes.com
David Mikkelson David Mikkelson ... Himself - Urban Legends Reference Pages, snopes.com
James Robison James Robison ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronald G. Sipus Ronald G. Sipus ... Himself - Superintendent, Village Christian Schools
Bailey Smith Bailey Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (as Reverend Bailey Smith)
Dean Wycoff Dean Wycoff ... Himself (archive footage)
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Documentary filmmaker Brian 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 to inexplicable gaps in early Christian history that combine to shed doubt on the Bible's Jesus story. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Hold on to your faith. It's in for a bumpy ride. See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bóg, którego nie bylo See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA

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Beyond Belief Media See more »
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The documentary came about during Flemming's research into his fictional thriller _Beast, The (2006)_ See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: The Earth revolves around the Sun. But it wasn't always that way. The Sun used to revolve around the Earth. It was like that for hundreds of years, until it was discovered to be otherwise, and even for a few hundred years after that. But, ultimately, after much kicking and screaming, the Earth did, in fact, begin to revolve around the Sun. Christianity was wrong about the solar system. What if it's wrong about something else, too? This movie's about what happened when I went ...
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The end credits include extra interviews with both scientists and Christians: not precisely outtakes, just extras. See more »

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References Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »

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A Cosmic Error
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Excellent Introduction to the Topic
6 July 2005 | by taylor-78See all my reviews

The documentary brings up some very interesting historical evidence about Jesus, or lack of. Christians and many non-Christians have always taken for granted that Jesus was real without ever knowing that the words of the bible were written many years after Jesus was suppose to live. This film is the the research of one former fundamentalist's search for the truth.

A lot of facts are brought out but there are so many more that are not touched upon. But when taken into consideration this is one man's viewpoint and considering he has not had the many years of experience studying this topic as many I think this is a great film. It is meant to tell Brian Flemming's story and get others to just think about what they perceive as the truth.

Religion has always been about control and power over people by restricting pursuit of knowledge and even in today's more open society to information certain subjects are kept from the general public. This film is an excellent introduction for those with any questions or curiosity of the subject.


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