Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh My God-Movie

Just found out about the movie--"Oh My God." It looks incredibly moving. This is what Peter Rodger the director has to say:

"I was frustrated with the childish schoolyard mentality that permeates this world - I call it the "My God Is Greater Than Your God" syndrome - where you have grown men flying airplanes into buildings shouting "God is Great" - where you have the leader of the free world telling the BBC in 2003 that he invaded Iraq because God told him to - where you have the constitution of a country (Iran) that dictates that its supreme leader is God's representative on earth - where you have young men and women blowing themselves up (and innocent others) to buy a place into heaven. None of these concepts made any sense to me. Does it matter what I believe? Does it matter what you believe? And what is this entity that goes by the name of God, that seems to bring about so much friction, hurt and pain? So I decided to go around the world and ask people what they think.



Over a three-year period I traveled across 23 countries asking children, religious leaders, celebrities, fanatics and the common Man what God means to them. Along the way I experienced an incredible array of faith expressions and had no small number of unforgettable adventures. The film is a result of this journey. It is not about religion per se; it is about what God means to people throughout our human family. I needed to explore and discover for myself whether religion and religious people were the cause of all the world’s woes. And, as a person who wrestles with faith, I needed to determine whether God created man or man created God. "

6 comments:

Barbara said...

This sounds fascinating! Thanks for pointing it out. I have so many "God" questions it will be interesting to watch. thanks, Jess!

Jessica said...

I know, it looks so great! I love things that encompass many points of view! :)

JohnH985 said...

I saw something about this movie awhile back and am interested in seeing it too.

Jessica said...

Hi John! Cool! :) I'd like to get everyone's thoughts after they see it.

Vixen said...

Wow, this does look amazingly thought provoking. I have always believed that God is love, and in my heart I believe that all religious people truly believe that too, they just get caught up in so-called religious ceremony that sometimes leads down the wrong path.

Jessica said...

A girl after my own heart--I couldn't agree with you more. Thanks Vixen!