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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, more numerous other minority groups who seem to have no problem making themselves heard and getting Congress to do his bidding. Maher wonders aloud why non-religious people are so underground, and why they are having an impact on the national debate. His film is aimed directly at that 16% of the country, and almost anyone else. His goal, and it clearly has one, is to give people the motivation they need to come out and do something … before it is too late.Religulous begins with Bill Maher, alone in Israel at a place called Megiddo, a useless pile of rubble that many of the world’s religions believe the end of the world will begin. From there, Maher pushes us to an intense discussion, sincere, funny and brutal of blind belief, presenting the possibility that maybe we should all consider doubt instead. Next in the world, as it travels from place to talk with people of different faiths on different continents. What is surprising is that even though Maher definitely has an agenda, does not distort his film in the field of propaganda.It is not propaganda, because Maher is not exhausted and the search for rare birds for use in smear tactics against the devout. Usually anyone who tries to make a case against God goes right to the pedophile priests and the suicide bombers, but Maher makes it a focal point in normal people, religious reasonably correct. Not stack the deck in your favor, do not need it. He talks to truckers in a chapel of the road, talking with random, middle class tourists in an amusement park of Christian themes.He talks to religious shop owners, small town preachers, televangelists, Jews for Jesus, fundamentalist U.S. Senators, Vatican priests, religious scientists, secular Muslims, Muslims, gays, people in United States, Utah (c’mon, we all know that is not really America), Europe and even in Jerusalem. Despite a clumsy excuse to discredit him may claim otherwise, it is not extremists or lunatics. These are mostly healthy, rational people, even intelligent to believe something which Maher believes is insane.
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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, which was shot by the armed forces after the war, were televised Tuesday night by the Independent Television News.
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"Jonathan Miller visits the absent Twin Towers to consider the religious implications of 9 / 11 and meets Arthur Miller and the philosopher Colin McGinn. It looks for evidence of the first ‘unbelievers’ in Ancient Greece and examines some of the modern theories around why people have always tended to believe in mythology and magic.So few representatives of atheism provide a convincing explanation for their unbelief and sincere, let alone with the lucidity and intellectual vigor of Jonathan Miller. He is sincere and moving in this attempt to explain and understand the origins of the truth of disbelief of religious superstition and faith."
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Christmas or Christmas Day is derived from the old English word ‘Crīstesmæsse’ meaning ‘Christ's Mass’. It is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.While the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the East. Although some churches celebrate on the December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar.Watch this documentary and discover the very origin of Christmas, from the establishment of the date of celebration to the present day. Find out how it was celebrated before in comparison with the contemporary customs.
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Jesus Camp is a shocking and disturbing look at a pentecostal summer school for kids who spend their summer learning about their “prophetic gifts” and being taught that they can be as bad as other religious extremists by conditioning them go to war for America in the name of God. Those in the US may find this pretty disturbing. Those outside the US should find it even more so…
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Founded by Mormon polygamists, Kanab, Utah is a small picturesque town facing Western redevelopment and an influx of people from around the country who are entering their quiet neighborhoods.In response to a perceived threat to their way of life, most struggle to assert their religious identity as conservative mayor and city council have unanimously approved a resolution that defines the type of families that would like to see move in.The natural family resolution adopted by the mayor and city council, on the basis of a memorandum of a conservative political think-tank, appropriate gender roles assigned to men and women and defines the family as one man, a woman with a quiver full of children.The natural values of the family is an intimate portrait of a community against itself, and what happens when democracy and the shock of the theocracy.
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The story of Winston Blackmore, the notorious leader of Canada’s most famous polygamist community, in Bountiful, BC. Bountiful is a well known religious commune where polygamist marriages are common, and has been under investigation by the RCMP for years, but no convictions have ever been given.
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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 past and transformation of one of our oldest holidays still celebrated.Originating back in Ireland thousands of years ago during Celtic times. The origins of Halloween are very spiritual and are connected to harvest times, Druid priests and the supernatural and the dead coming to life.The Celts offered blood sacrifices to appease the gods and animals were thrown onto huge bonfires and used remains to develop prophesies. There is still the fear of the unknown and this documentary seeks to give some insight into the origins and history.Ancient Romans had a role in shaping the Halloween we have come to know…honouring the dead and the harvest.Christianity changed things somewhat and Pagans and Christianity come into conflict with the Christians attacking the Pagan traditions. Guy Fawkes night celebrates the attack by the catholic rebel upon the protestant parliament. The origins of traditional Halloween and even witch craft etc are explored and eventually all the evil deeds are replaced by fun event with children taking over the festivities from adults. The prominence of Irish immigrants brought Halloween more to America. The USA has completely adapted what was such a pagan festival and now has Halloween Parades which were introduced to attemt to thwart the mischief and vandalism which started to develop. Detroit in the 1970s seen a shocking series of events when hundreds of buildings were set alight on “Devils Night” and the population became increasing fearful of each other rather than the traditional outline based upon the pagan rituals.America spends a huge fortune on Halloween making it the second largest commercial event in the calendar…adults have now again become engaged in the festivities and it remains to be seen what shape Halloween will develop into in the future.
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Louis Theroux the acclaimed British reporter follows the “Westboro Baptist Church” or The Most Hated Family in America. This church takes evangelicalism to a new extreme. Known for the infamous “God Hates Fags” signs and protests. The family is also known for going to US soldiers funerals and celebrating. This documentary is a disturbing look at Christian extremism.
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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 that “The evidence for this theory … is negligible.” “The first real parallel of a dying and rising god does not appear until the year 150, over one hundred years after the origin of Christianity. So if there is any influence of one over the other, was the influence of historical events New Testament [resurrection] on mythology, not the reverse. The only known account of a god surviving death that predates Christianity is the Egyptian cult god Osiris.In this myth, Osiris is cut into fourteen pieces, scattered around Egypt, then reassembled and brought back to life by the goddess Isis. However, Osiris does not really go back to physical life but becomes a member of a dark underworld … This is very different to the account of the resurrection of Jesus, where he was the Prince of life gloriously risen, which was seen by others on earth before his ascension to heaven. “-Dr. Norman Geisler.
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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 Richard Dawkins, in which he argues that the world would be better off without religion.
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"Derry, in Northern Ireland, was a self-declared autonomous nationalist area, broken apart from the UK for 3 years. In 1969, activists against the British and their maltreatment of Catholics, put up barracades in a small area of Derry, and labelled it ‘Free Derry’. Over the next three years battles ensued between these activists, the police, the IRA and eventually the British army.The situation escellated until what is now know as ‘Bloody Sunday’, where 26 unarmed protesters were shot by the British military, resulting in 14 dead, including 7 teenagers.This documentary takes raw video, photographs and interviews of people involved to tell the story of Free Derry – a small area’s fight for equal rights."
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Wayne May's two-part presentation at the November 2013 Vernal, UT Book of Mormon Evidence Conference. His incredible evidence leaves little (to no) doubt: The Book of Mormon is true and could have ONLY happened in North America.
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The death of bin Laden ends a ten-year manhunt for the world's most wanted man.Before his death, the last known sighting of bin Laden by anyone other than his very close entourage was in late 2001 - as he prepared to flee his stronghold in Afghanistan. However, in subsequent years he issued several video and audio messages.How did Bin Laden develop his political agenda? And how did this Saudi-born son of a rich construction magnate - who joined guerrillas in Afghanistan fighting the Soviet Union - emerge to become one of the most feared men in the world?Ahmad Zaidan, Al Jazeera Arabic's Islamabad correspondent, interviews a range of people including Taliban commandos, former Mujahideen leaders, Pakistani officials, and journalists who all relate their memories of and insights into the al-Qaeda leader.He speaks to people who are able to debunk some of the myths and describe some of the characteristics of the man who was Osama bin Laden - a man denounced by enemies as a religious fanatic and a terrorist and praised by supporters as a leader fighting Western aggression and subservient Arab regimes.
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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 and changes over time.The stories told by these nine parents and four adult children alternate with talking heads – Protestant and Jewish theologians – and with film clips of fundamentalist preachers and pundits and news clips of people in the street.They talk about the scriptures and biblical studies. A thesis of the film is that much of Christianity’s homophobia represents a misreading of scripture, a denial of science, and an embrace of quack psychology. Families call for love.
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‘The Surprising History of Sex and Love’ is an award winning documentary presented by Terry Jones.This film traces the story of changing social and religious attitudes to sex throughout history.Filmed in India, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France the USA and the UK, the documentary includes a lot of surprising and never-seen-before material.It starts with the place of sacred sex in the ancient world and ends with a discussion of the contemporary relationship between sex, marketing and prurience.The film charts out how we got from there to here, and indicates that changes in sexual attitudes are connected with issues of power and control.
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Self-observation brings man to the realization of the need for self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation brings about certain changes in their internal processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, half awake.In 1920, there appeared a man unknown in Europe, having lived through some extraordinary experiences in the East, His name was Ivanovich Gurdjieff. This is the story of his early years.The film was made in the place where the imposing mountains, rarely photographed and deserts of Afghanistan, and has been widely recognized for its unique visual beauty.
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With cameras in the chase, Derren is facing its most difficult project, however, goes in search of an unsuspecting member of the British prepared to take the appearance of a pastor and worker miracle. Your chosen after six months to learn the trade and flourish across the pond as a shepherd convincing.The final phase of the extraordinary challenge of volunteers is trying to make faith healing miracles lives in Texas, but it will recruit new Derren being accepted as a healer or healer dismissed as false?
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The name of a Sufi word that translates roughly as the breath of life or a blessing, Baraka Ron Fricke’s impressive follow-up non-verbal documentary film Koyaanisqatsi Godfrey Reggio. Fricke was cinematographer and collaborator on Reggio’s film, Baraka and struck out on his own to polish and expand the photographic techniques used on Koyaanisqatsi.The result is a tour de force in 70 mm film directed meditation (Fricke’s own description) shot in 24 countries on six continents in a 14-month period that unites religious ritual, the phenomena of nature and man own destructive powers into a web of moving images. Fricke of the camera ranges, in meditative slow motion or bewildering time period, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Ryoan-Ji temple in Kyoto, Lake Natron in Tanzania, burning oil fields in Kuwait.The smoldering precipice of an active volcano, a busy subway terminal, tribal celebrations of the Masai in Kenya, chanting monks in the monastery Dip Tse Chok Ling … and so on, through locales throughout the world. To run the time-lapse film-sequences, Fricke had a special camera built that combined time-lapse photography with perfectly controlled movements
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This great lecture summarizes scientific research that explains why humans have an inclination to create divinity.It is not a defense of atheism, but rather shows what science says about the various modules & capabilities that humans have developed over thousands of years that lend themselves to the creation & acceptance of religious explanations.Although the presenter made clear that he is not a man of faith, the conference is not an attack on the church as much as an explanation for why people might believe. Very current and a good intro for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic.
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Journey of Faith - The New World, chronicles the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Thoughtful insights from 32 top scholars continue the journey into the Book of Mormon's thousand-year span, aiding understanding of this sacred text. Mormon's description of the land, religious history, culture, and traditions create a fascinating mosaic. Filmed on location in Guatemala and Mexico.
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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 Hashemsfilms and, of course, the words of the Noble Qur’an, The Holy Bible and the Torah. The Arrival is a joint production of the seekers of truth and Noreagaaa Achernahr.Preferably see the Intro, 50 parties and the Outro to understand. So basically you have to watch from the Introduction to the Outro. According to the authors that not only can see one or two pieces and say it makes no sense. That is about all of them to understand everything.
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Over a thousand years ago, the sun-washed land of southern Spain was home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, living together and flourishing. Their culture and beliefs intertwined, and the knowledge of the ancients was gathered and reborn. Here were the very seeds of the Renaissance. But it changed. What happened and why is for you to discover!
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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 2004. In this predominantly Buddhist nation, there is still resistance against the government by what looks to be Malay-Muslims. The violence in these areas is now on many other country’s watch lists, as it continues to escalate.This short documentary by Al Jazeera talks to two widows of slain militants, who call their husbands martyrs for their cause.
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Testimony of a modern day exorcistNational Geographic investigates some of the world’s weirdest and most ornate superstitions.This documentary goes over the real story behind the 1973 horror film ‘The Exorcist’. Meet some of the people who claim to have exorcised evil spirits from their victems, objects, places and animals. The episode also reveals the likely explanations for the behavior of those suspected of being possessed.
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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 people with the angels, as spiritual guides.The origin of angels in the story is quite complicated to understand, because of the angels or similar beings spirit is within many cultures around the world.Angels are among the three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. However, the angels, or divine helpers were also found in Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian and Greek writings as well, and played a big influence on ideas about angels in the major religions themselves.For example, it is well known that the ancient Sumerian texts prior to the Hebrew book of Genesis, including the idea of the existence of angels. Jewish beliefs about angels were similarly shared with Christianity, and both Judaism and Christianity’s teachings inspired the angels of Islam beliefs about angels.Although perhaps called different names, benevolant spirit beings similar to angels can also be found in other religions, mythologies and legends. Hinduism has avatars, Buddhism has devas and bodhisattvas, the Greeks wrote about daemons, and other spiritual beings similar to angels, as guardian spirits and spiritual guides have been trained in tribal cultures. They all have a similar function as helpful spirit messengers, or angels.
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The odd weekends Louis Theroux is a television documentary series, in which Louis Theroux gives viewers the opportunity to brief glimpses into the worlds of individuals and groups not normally come into contact with or close experience.In most cases this means interviewing people with extreme beliefs of some kind, or simply usually belong to subcultures, not known to exist by most or just frowned upon. It was shown first in the UK on BBC2.In the first episode of Theroux weird weekends in Dallas, Louis meets TV evangelists Mark and Joni Lamb, and joins a group of hardline Christians called “La Familia” on his visit to the deep zone Ellum entertainment . (From Wikipedia.org)
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Nicky Campbell presents a special edition of the big questions in denouncing registered school children.To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, the British TV show The debate big questions a single issue: Is it Still Relevant in the Bible?Contributing their points of view from the panel are the Rev. Michael Nazir Ali right, the former bishop of Rochester, scientist and activist atheist Professor Richard Dawkins, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner of the Reform synagogue in Northwest, and the Bible scholar Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou, who presented the BBC Two series, Buried Secrets of the Bible.
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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. In true documentary and Orwellian style, the message of an impending new world order id driven home. There is no doubt an element of sensationalism to the Zeitgeist documentary but is clearly being used for the greater good. This documentary brings together conclusively the facts and essential message of the “freedom to fascism” documentary and the “manufacturing consent” documentary. I would recommend you watch both these documentaries either before or after watching Zeitgeist the movie. Spread the word about this documentary, it is not another “Why the world hates America” documentary but an absolutely critical and time sensitive message that needs to be received in a globally dumbed down society.
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Confirmed as the literal word of God by some and a compelling artifact by others, the Bible has shaped Western history of more than 2,000 years.For ages, it has provided a rich treasury of tradition, ritual, and mystery that has engaged scholars much as it has guided the faithful. After thousands of years of study and controversy, Mysteries of the Bible explores many of the great stories of Scripture.The use of modern scientific techniques and recent archaeological discoveries, Mysteries of the Bible reveals surprising facts and theories behind the legendary figures and fabled stories of the Bible.
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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 fashion images in wood, paint and stone. And they built spectacular home shrines.So what happened to these gods? Do away with powerful beliefs right? Can God die? Are these sacred sites, once the final resting places long lost religion? And how can people who believe in many gods for so long come to believe in a single sweep and the other to extinction?
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www.eternal-productions.org Exploring the Wonders of Creation, Conscience, and the Glory of God! God's wonders surround us. And these marvels reveal much about our Creator. Through creation we glimpse His power and wisdom, His majesty and care. Creation is speaking to those who will listen...Join us on a remarkable journey of discovery as we explore the Creator's handiwork and what His creation reveals about His character. Survey the unimaginable size of the universe and ponder the vast energy present in all matter. Examine the elegant water molecule essential to all life and discover how God combines these molecules to form beautiful and symmetrical snow crystals. Learn about the incredible complexity of DNA and the miraculous workings of the tiny seed. From the design functionality of birds to the incredible transformation of butterflies, these and many other features of creation are highlighted in this visually stunning presentation. God of Wonders is a breath-taking tour of God's creation wonders, visible and invisible, and the greatest wonder of all -- His redeeming love!
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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 Josh RDFRS Timonen.The four authors have recently received a lot of media attention for their writings against religion – some positive, some negative.In conversation, the operations group stories of public reaction to his recent books, their unexpected successes, criticisms and common misrepresentations.They discuss the tough questions about religion that the world faces today, and propose new strategies for the future.
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You will be shocked at the details of this video and it is not for the faint of heart. DO NOT watch this unless you want to know the truth. Even if you already know the history, this video will challenge even you.
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Islam is one of the biggest and most influential religions in the world. Their doctrine specifies that if you can you must visit the holy city of Mecca. This National Geographic documentary shows the pilgrimage that millions of people make each year into Mecca, complete with all the holy rituals and traditions.
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"Death is real, it is unannounced and can not be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching of the Himalayan Buddhist culture. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom.Part 1: A Way of Life reveals the history of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and examines its traditional use in northern India, and its acceptance in Western hospices. Shot over a period of four months, the film contains images of rites and liturgies for a deceased Ladakhi elder and includes an interview with the Dalai Lama, who shares his views on the book’s meaning and importance.Part 2: The Great Liberation follows an old lama and his novice monk to guide a Himalayan farmer in the afterlife with readings from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The soul is 49 days journey to rebirth provided by the actual photograph rarely seen Buddhist rituals, interwoven with groundbreaking animation by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ishu Patel."
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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 an explosive confrontation church officials.This time, a special picture, one of the officials has become a complainant to help him reveal the darkest secrets of the church, with Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its devotees.There was no drama of John Sweeney, this time, but a second look at Scientology highlighted the insidious aspects of the controversial organization.As Sweeney got into mysterious pseudo-religion L Ron Hubbard and found bullying and harassment, the group’s continued denial that it is a cult seemed laughable.This is a church called, however, much of its treatment of nonbelievers smell paranoia, particularly the revelation that the 2007 printing of Sweeney “exploding tomato” is encouraged.Flashbacks of his previous research, abused and there was no scene could reach the infamy of his red face in the form of shouting.However, the spokesman for ‘church’ ex Mike Rinder by Sweeney, the lengths to which the religion of the stars are going to discredit its critics – including dividing families – became horribly clear.
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Anglican vicar Peter Owen-Jones has taken a sabbatical to travel the world with a BBC team to explore different religions around the world in the early 21.Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide for faith in the land, with eighty rituals through six continents in the space of a year.The six major world religions are just a part of history. Faith is belief in the sacred, and is expressed in a variety of rituals, denominations, sects, cults, tribal religions and new religious movements.Pete mission is to witness and participate in rituals rarely filmed before taking the religious pulse of the planet and to understand the depth of the fascination of humanity with divinity.As an Anglican priest, Pete faced by cultures that will test their values and prejudices – you will be surprised, even offended, but also enlightened.
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"American director Edward A. Burger takes us on his unforgettable journey into the hidden life of China Zen Buddhist tradition forgotten hermit.Amongst White Clouds is a look at the lives of zealot students, gaunt and wise teachers ascetics living in isolated hermitages dotting the peaks and valleys of China Zhongnan Sierra. The Zhongnan Mountains have been home to inmates from the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand years ago.Many of China’s most realized Buddhist masters attained enlightenment in this broad! And now? It is generally believed that this tradition was almost wiped out by the meanders of history. White clouds shows that this is not the case.One of the very few foreigners who have lived and studied with these hidden sages, Burger reveals their tradition, their wisdom, and the difficulties and joys of everyday life.With humor and compassion, the characters of inspiration and good heart, challenge us to join them in an exploration of our own suffering and enlightenment in this modern world."
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Based on the acclaimed book by Karen Armstrong, this feature-film guides viewers along one of the most difficult tasks of mankind.More than 4,000 years, followers of the monotheistic religions of the world have struggled with the question of God. This extraordinary feature film, based on Karen Armstrong’s acclaimed book of the same name, traces that elusive and fascinating quest.A History of God examines the familiar images of the deity presented in the Bible and the Koran, and traces the evolution and interrelation of the various Christian, Jewish, Islamic and interpretations of the divine figure. Through balanced analysis of historical and sacred texts and the extensive use of art and ancient artifacts, we will continue the long road to today’s understanding of God and the journey and the destination that speak of humanity and its incessant search for meaning and comfort.Since the days of Abraham to the present, this is a look at the reflection in the God in the heart of the three great monotheistic religions. (Excerpt from bbc.co.uk)
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The historian Tristram Hunt explores how Protestantism has affected the lives of people in the Protestant revolution. This is a story of a revolution that has affected all people in the West, and almost every country in the world. It is a revolution that affects the very structure of existence – what we do to live, who we vote, we’re going to war and how we see ourselves as individuals and as nations. The series investigates the scientific, cultural, economic and political movement with the help of leading academic witnesses, and concludes that the scope of Protestantism is so profound that it is impossible to imagine the modern world without it. The series explores how the revolutionary nature of the reform shaped the world we live in today, modern art of war in Iraq. When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, he unleashed a revolution in thinking and events that have both amazed and horrified him.Of modern capitalism to the nuclear family form, Protestantism has shaped the Western world in its image, and this is the dramatic story of how and why this happened. Tristan says: “Now that the traditional culture of Protestantism has fallen in the UK, which wanted to show how an elemental force that this religion has been in shaping our modern world.” Of the books we read, political parties vote, the way we live and love, the Protestant revolution continues to resonate. “As Britain struggles with its sense of national identity and the forces of evangelical Protestantism growing worldwide understanding of that faith, its meaning and legacy seems more vital than ever.”
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Religion aside for a moment, there is a terrible addiction that has spread throughout the country and is one of the best kept secrets in the nation. Most everyone will tell you it’s a really bad thing, but nobody can seem to stop. And it’s not cheap, nearly sixty percent of us are in long-term debt because of it. No, we’re talking about alcohol, drugs or overeating. This is going shopping. And more than 15 million Americans may actually be addicted to it.Rob VanAlkemade’s “What Would Jesus Buy?” is a moving documentary, irreverent and sober at the same time over the whole year destructive obsession shopaholic spinning a takeover of buying and spending spree for the Christmas season rolls around.The film tracks the performance activist Reverend Billy and his motley caravan cross country, The Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir to bring the voice of reason a few years holiday season, compulsive consumers everywhere. The intent of this countdown for Christmas is to save the party from what has been called the Reverend Billy teased theShopocalypse. Ironically, many of his group are injured when one of its buses collide on a road with a truck running to deliver the goods to the stores for Christmas. Meanwhile, the Reverend muses, “everyone in a car is driving to a TV.The What Would Jesus Buy? project is the creation of Morgan Spurlock, the same as less spiritual frame of mind, lost his battle with junk food in the Ardennes against McDonald with his Oscar-nominated high calorie doc research, Super Size Me, and is now hitting the plexes with Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden.The concerns of What Would Jesus Buy are broader than digestion problems, such as the Reverend Billy and his entourage made a clarion call to shopping addicts everywhere, to exorcise the demons of a variety of cash registers and credit cards because it encourages consumers to return to a more authentic relationship with Christmas.Official Documentary Website – What Would Jesus Buy (www.wwjbmovie.com)
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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 modern day. This documentary has a particular focus on the effect organized religion has on children. Well worth a watch.
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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 the Church of Scientology. The cult tried to sue the makers of documentaries, but was dismissed as an abuse of the courts.The documentary examines: Conway and Siegelman survey, security control (Check section), the deceptive recruitment, L. Ron Hubbard, Robert Vaughn Young, plan to eradicate the Earth suppressive persons, myths about the life of L. Ronald Hubbard; beginning of the Sea Organization, David Miscavige, personality test, emotional manipulation, Key to Life Course, the control of an ashtray Training Routine 0 (looking), the signing of Gary Fry over £ 21,000 ; audit induced high emotional auditing, aggressive sales techniques, claims of improved memory, Adam Bird fined £ 34,000.More more: Gary Fry out and get a refund, Saint Hill Castle and the North Sea, the contract for one billion years, aimed at “cleansing” the planet, Jon Atack, OT3 and Xenu, the OT levels and thetans body, the security check, the use of “confidential” confessional material for blackmail, arrest of Ali Braund, the refusal of Scientology to cooperate with the program, the Fair Game policy, author Russell Miller and the attempted frame him for murder Fair Play Jon Atack, leaving thoughts of suicide, the death of John Buchanan in Germany.
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“In God We Teach” tells the story of a high school student who secretly recorded his history teacher in class and accused him of proselytizing for Jesus. The teacher, in danger of losing his job strenuously denied it. The specifics of this controversy speak directly to the church and state issues that are being heatedly argued this election year.With Stephen Colbert, Alan Dershowitz, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others.Please feel free to stream, download, share, embed and link to the film for non-commercial use.Best,Vic Losick
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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 Church of Scientology’s damnation of the film. The Church even tried to convince the British Parliament to ban the film unsuccessfully. If they tried to ban it you know it must be good!