Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005]

Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005]

Narrator: Meanwhile, back at the manger, the Virgin Mary gave birth without complications.More Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] quotes [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Narrator: If certain fundamentalist Christians had their way, we would put gay people to death. And you know what? We should do that. We should strap 'em right to this gurney and lethally inject them, because God does hate fags. The real question is why moderate Christians don't agree with God. Because when it comes to His rules, God is not a moderate.More Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] quotes [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Narrator: Mel Gibson could have made his Jesus movie any way he wanted to, and he chose to make it this way. And he was right. Christians said, "Yes, this is the film we want."More Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] quotes [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
[Showing frightening paintings of the damned in Hell]
Narrator: What is salvation? Well, it's the opposite of damnation. I learned that Hell is a real place where you really do go if you have not been forgiven by Jesus Christ. When the school says that each student will be encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, this is what encouragement means: Be forgiven - or be damned. But Jesus was a great guy! He'd forgive you for anything. Lying, murder, Internet pornography, anything. He'd even forgive you for speaking against Jesus himself. But apparently just to make things interesting, Jesus did add one extra rule to the mix. There actually is one unforgivable sin: denial of the Holy Spirit. If you do that, you are eternally damned. It says so right there in the Bible, twice. It's a doubly infallible rule. Deny the Holy Spirit and you can never, ever, go anywhere but Hell. And as luck would have it, the Holy Spirit is the easiest thing in the entire Doctrine to doubt. God is out of your reach, Jesus was two thousand years ago, but the Holy Spirit is with you, right here, right now, so you'd better really actually feel the Holy Spirit. You can't deny it in your thoughts, because Jesus is *in* your thoughts. And if your mind starts to wander to the fact that there's no more evidence for this Holy Spirit than there is for the existence of unicorns? Guess what you may have done. The greatest crime in fundamentalist Christianity is to think. And when I was a Village Christian, I was terrified that I'd accidentally done this.More Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] quotes [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
[During the final credits]
Alan Dundes: There are jokes about: The Pope dies, and, uh, goes to Heaven, and Saint Peter greets him, as Saint Peter often does in these stories, and says, you know, "You've led a very holy life on Earth, and, uh, if there's anything you want here in Heaven, we'd be glad to accommodate you. We'd like to reward you for your faithful service on Earth. Is there anything we can do for you?" The Pope says, "Well," he says, "you know, I've never seen the original form of the Bible." Saint Peter says, "Okay, fine." He ushers him into a little room. There on the table is the original version of the Bible, and he leaves him alone in there to browse through it. After a few minutes, he hears the Pope exclaim. "Oh," he says, "Oh, my goodness," he says. "The word is *celebrate*!"More Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] Movie: The God Who Wasn't There [2005] quotes [12/26/2007 12:12:00]

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