has anyone else seen the new documentary that has just recently come out (or is yet to come out)? by its own words, it 'explores the non-existence of jesus.'
i recently saw a special screening and also attended a Q&A session with the film's creator.
my take on the movie is that it is decidedly one-sided. the guy who made it was raised to be a fundamentalist christian and has extensive knowledge of the religion, but has since rejected all faith-based religions. the movie is entertaining and funny, no doubt, but it doesn't really try to keep the argument fair. i was hoping for a little more substance and a lot more debate.
if you want to know where the guy is coming from (since i was at the QA session, this is not speculation): his intent is not to directly attack jesus, per se. he views all faith-based religions as equally absurd. he just made it about jesus because chrisitianity is what he knew best and he saw that as a good starting point to get people back on the track to 'reason'. he views the bible, and all other religious texts, as mythology, the same as the greek variety. thus to him, jesus should be viewed as just another literary character, such as zeus or forrest gump. in this sense, he mentioned that the bible to him was a nice bit of drama. i would also characterize him as anti-religion, or at least anti-faith-based-religion because he holds the view that faith serves no good. in particular, he is a little bitter about how the bible is taught to children as a book of absolute truth when he sees no reason to think the book is any more true than any piece of fiction (the bible was stuffed down his throat when he was young).
i was just interested if any one else had seen it and what your take on it was. i doubt many have as i don't think it's even been released yet.