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What is the price of a soul? At a time when televangelists can fill a stadium at the same rate as a rock star and a theme park can sell tickets to the Holy Land, organized religion has in many ways put a price tag on salvation. Selling God is a fascinating and always amusing survey of evangelical Christianity from Biblical times to the rise of megachurches to the post-9/11 culture wars.
Combining historical insight with irreverent humor, director Carl Christman explores the many absurdities that arise when pop culture meets religious doctrine. Featuring interviews with Dr. Noam Chomsky and a host of other scholars and religious leaders, this satirical documentary shows that in many modern churches, every prayer is accounted for and every penny, too.
This movie didn't really contain anything that someone who has questioned their faith hasn't already read fifty times in their search for knowledge. It was a huge disappointment. Read morePublished 20 months ago by zymmetrix
Well this is an interesting documentary about religion however it gives you the main facts about the church and religion it advertises with Noam Chomsky who appears briefly and is... Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by Willem De Blank
The short fact is: Jesus is not for sale.
If one would just look at the words of Christ and take them for what they say, they would see quickly that most professing... Read more
Manages to get the same message across that Bill Maher did with out being mean. The reviewer who felt "old" people shouldn't have an opinion is bothered because these old people... Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by hwheeler
When I saw this movie in the video store I was eager to see a funny movie poke fun at the excessive and self-contradictory marketing the evangelical right engages in. Read morePublished on November 11, 2011 by Jeff
If you enjoy harshly opinionated religion bashing, you will love this movie. If you enjoy well-thought out arguments and criticisms of religious organizations' promotional tactics... Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by Nathan Pruzaniec