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bendk
04-07-2006, 01:36 AM
I watched a documentary recently that might interest some of you skeptics out there. It is called The God Who Wasn't There. It examines the history and presuppositions of Christianity. While its main focus is to investigate the validity of the historical Jesus, it looks at the concept of faith as applicable to all religious belief. Some of the satire is a little heavy-handed, but I think, overall, the movie is both interesting and entertaining. The bonus features, which include two separate commentary tracks and extended interviews, are just as interesting as the movie. This film does have a link to TL in the interview subject, Robert M. Price. Mr. Price is a Lovecraft scholar and the author of the TL essay The Mystagogue, the Gnostic Quest, the Secret Book. He is also a Jesus Seminar fellow and author of several theology books including The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man and The Amazing Colossal Apostle. (great titles) Other people interviewed include: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, PEN Award-winning author of The End of Faith, Alan Dundes, Professor of Folklore at the University of California at Berkeley, Earl Doherty, Barbara & David P. Mikkelson, Urban Legends snopes.com., and Richard Carrier, historian and author of Sense and Goodness Without God.

Some associated links:

http://www.thegodmovie.com/

http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/ficlist.htm

http://www.samharris.org/

http://home.ca.inter.net/oblio/AgeOfReason.htm

unknown
04-07-2006, 12:08 PM
of course Richard Dawkins was interviewed

paeng
08-19-2007, 09:13 AM
There are now many essays and books from various skeptics, but the one I enjoy the most is Roger Scruton's "The Sacred and the Human" found at:

http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=9708