Religion

The word religion is derived from Latin “religionem” meaning the respect for what is sacred and reverence for the gods. The contemporary definition states that it is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems and word views that connect humanity with an order of existence. The word religion is often interchangeably used with faith or belief system.

However there are those who oppose this, arguing that religion differs from private belief system. Most of the world`s religions offer the answers to the origin of life and universe along with moral and ethic codes of conduct. It is estimated that there are, currently, over 4.200 religions worldwide.

When it comes to the classification of religion, there are five distinctive branches: Abrahamic, Iranian, Indian, African and Indigenous and folk.

There are numerous aspects to consider concerning religion such as the origin and the development, different types of religion and the teachings behind them. There are also other issues religion is concerned with such as economics, health, violence, law and science.

The documentaries and video materials complied in this category are looking into the above mentioned issues.

TV3 brings us a documentary on Ireland`s cults such as “The Palmarians”, “The House of Prayer” or the “Scientologists”. See their structural complexity, hierarchy and means of funding. The story also includes the experiences of their former members and their current views of these churches. It also gives you a chance to look inside these churches and see what exactly is going on.

Discover the origin and history of Christianity in Abkhazia in a documentary that combines these stories of the past and video materials into a fascinating tale. Witness some of the monuments, monasteries and the stories about the saints in a documentary directed by Sergei Yazvinskiy.

Ancient mythologies around the world are filled with tales of demons and gods from beezlebub, djinn, lamia to baal and satan. This documentary is looking into these mythological creatures from the perspective of Christianity. Also have a chance to see the history of witchcraft, demon possession and how people used the above mentioned terms to their benefit in times of war.

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The Root of All Evil? – Richard Dawkins
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A shocking and controversial look into the effect of religion on on our society with special focus on the contradiction between religion/faith and Science. Written and presented by...

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Faith Healing
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This documentary is concerned with faith healing. The man behind the making of this film is Derren Brown. He is born on February 27th 1971 in Purley, London. Known for being a tr...

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The second part in Richard Dawkin’s incredible look into the plague that is faith and religion in our modern society. A stark look at the place of religion in the enlightened mod...

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The Bible’s Buried Secrets
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In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a fascinating journey to the scientific principles of modern religion.Buried Secrets of the Bible vividly recounts the saga...

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At 165 pounds, and apparently from the skins of 160 asses, the Codex Gigas is the world’s largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript.Full of Satanic and demonic images spell...

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For the Bible Tells Me So
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We meet five Christian families, each with a gay son or lesbian. Parents talk about their marriages and go to church, the childhood of their children and go out, their reactions an...

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The story of Malcolm X
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Malcolm Little, also known as Malcolm X, was born on 19th May, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was an activist fighting for the rights of African-Americans. By the age of thirteen, ...

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Evangelical Christians are a relatively recent political group. In Friends of God just a few of the estimated 60 million evangelical Christians are interviewed. We see their views ...

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The Case for Christ
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The documentary The Case for Christ follows reporter Lee Strobel as interviewing a number of religious and historical scholars to find out if there is any evidence of the resurrect...

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The Buddha
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This PBS documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha’s life, a journey especially relevant for our times distu...

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Religulous
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At the beginning of Religulous, Bill Maher shows a bar graph illustrating the number of people in America who are not religious. That figure is 16% more than blacks, more than Jews...

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101 East: Into the south
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In the poorest areas of South Thailand, political unrest has resulted in militant groups targeting people in brutal attacks, with a total of more than 5000 people murdered since 20...

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The Lost Gospel of Judas
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The discovery of ancient texts like the Gospel of Judas has generated renewed interest in the ideas of many early church rejected. This documentary reveals the truth behind the sup...

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The Life of Muhammad
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In the first pioneer of British television, this series of three lists presented by Rageh Omaar the life of Muhammad, a man who – for the million and a half Muslims around the wo...

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Carlton TV has a ball when the reporter Ali Braund was covered with a hidden camera in the organization of Poole. They also used other sources to make this historic documentary on ...

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An intriguing view of the Scientology cult and it’s astonishing claim to be a legit religion in the hopes of becoming tax exempt in the eyes of the government. It’s a bit old b...

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Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet
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1400 years ago, a humble merchant who could not read or write changed the face of Arabia. Today, his influence has spread to all corners of the world including the United States. T...

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Islam: What the West Needs to Know
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This documentary aims to investigate the idea that Islam is a religion of peace and explore the idea widely held that those who commit violent acts in the name of Islam is a fanati...

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Haunted History of Halloween
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What are we celebrating when we carve out Jack-o-Lanterns and encourage our youth to go out in costumes and ask for candy from strangers? This documentary shows us the ghoulish pas...

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Bloody Cartoons
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Bloody Cartoons is a documentary about how and why 12 drawings in a Danish provincial paper could turn a small country in a confrontation with Muslims around the world.He asks whet...

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Beyond Reason
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Beyond Reason is a brand new documentary about Science & Spirituality, but unlike any other film in this genre. Rather than attempt to fit the infinite, into a limited and finite s...

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Author: Jesus trained in India, teaches meditation and reincarnation, and died in India.This film offers a convincing argument for this view with historical and anecdotal evidence ...

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Banned from the Bible
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When Jesus was a child, did he kill another child? Mary Magdalene was a prostitute – or an apostle?Cain commited incest? There will be an apocalypse or Is this God’s trick to s...

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An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust
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A film the British Government deemed too grisly for release after World War II – has received its public debut on British television. Fifteen minutes of the black-and- white film...

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Zeitgeist The Movie – Documentary And Review
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This is the movie that everyone needs to see. While many will refute a lot of the 9/11 evidence brought to the attention of the viewer the ultimate message is one that is important...

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Zeitgeist Refuted and Exposed
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Even secular scholars have rejected the idea of Christianity borrowing from the ancient mysteries. Respected Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard writes in Theories of Primitive Religion tha...

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In an ongoing series of short films, YouTube video publisher Evid3nc3 tells of his life as a born again Christian, why he decided to deconvert, and why he is now an atheist.He talk...

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Robert Beckford learned from the Bible on the knees of her mother and grew up believing that was literally true.However, 20 years after its formation Baptist, Beckford is no longer...

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The British Prime Minister Tony Blair recently described tolerance as’ what makes Britain Britain, but extensive research in this office reveals how a message of hatred and segre...

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The True Stories strand, which showcases the best international feature documentaries, continues with Yoav Shamir’s controversial, personal exploration which asks, “What is ant...

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In medieval times, the firm belief that the world was flat led to the riots, isolation, and even death to those who dared to challenge this fallacy. Misconceptions and myths can be...

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The Third Jihad
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The Third Jihad, the new offering from the producers of the fascinating documentary film, Obsession, explores the existence of radical Islam in the U.S. and emerging risk homegrown...

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From the author: The use of satire, research and common sense, common sense explores questions about God.A former Christian 30 years, ultimately, found that religion, faith and wri...

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The Secrets of Scientology
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This is a very disturbing video documentary for the BBC Panorama program, by journalist John Sweeney.Last Research reporter John Sweeney’s BBC in the Church of Scientology led to...

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The Road To Armageddon: A Spiritual Documentary
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The Road to Armageddon looks at the universal thought behind the Apocalypse with an intensely personal and spiritual level, showing not the end in the world but end of people: your...

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The Naked Truth
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The Naked Truth documentary traces the origins of modern religions back to the stories of many ancient civilizations.Due to the lack of science and facts, the stories were created ...

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A documentary on the Islamic Republic of Jesus – a man born of a virgin, and a man who worked miracles, but there was no crucifixion and resurrection.However, there is a Second C...

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Is there a God? It’s an eternal question that all ancient civilizations have responded. Not one God, but with hundreds of them. Bring them to life on earth, these civilizations f...

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The Buddha. The history of Buddhism is the story of a man’s spiritual journey of enlightenment and the teachings and life forms that evolved from it. Siddhartha Gautama – Buddh...

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Documentary on the history of angels, and their influence on mankind and society, both past and modern times. Includes interviews and information on the personal experience of peop...

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The Hidden Story Of Jesus
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Theologian Dr. Robert Beckford investigates amazing parallels to the Christ story in other religions, some of them before Christianity by thousands of years. The Hindu god, Krishna...

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Former fundamentalist Christian Brian Flemming places the core concepts of his former religion under the microscope in a documentary that attempts to make religion what Super Size ...

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The Fundamentalists
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For most people the word conjures up images of fundamentalist terrorism.This documentary tells how this phenomenon, with its complex history, is common in many world religions and ...

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On September 30, 2007, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens sat down first of its kind, unmoderated 2 hour discussion, convened by and filmed by Jos...

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The Corporation Documentary - Full Version
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This incredibly well put together documentary takes a refreshingly non biased approach to explaining exactly what a corporation is, how they came to be and how they are in general ...

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This series explores the revelations of the religions of the world about the arrivals of the Antichrist Dajjal, Imam Al-Mahdi, and the second coming of Christ.A work inspired Hashe...

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Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die
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In a sincere, personal documentary, Sir Terry Pratchett, the author considers how you can choose to end his life.Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008, Terry wants to know i...

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Supernatural Science: Previous Lives
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Millions of people believe in reincarnation. Is there evidence that actually happens?Why do people go through many lives and can bring back memories of having lived before?Therapie...

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This 2007 British documentary was made to try and see if Scientology was becoming more mainstream. But it gained controversy due to the reporters use of the word cult and the Churc...

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Protestant Reformation
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This BBC documentary summarizes and explains one of the most pivotal points in western history; The Reformation. After creating a sect of the Christian church Martin Luther created...

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