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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.
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The film starts out by explaining how religions evolve over time through natural selection. The religions which have beliefs that promote growth are the ones that survive while others fade to obscurity. For the rest of the film they explain the strategies and beliefs that help bring money and people to the church. The film proves their point using many informative interviews and clips from Christian events/promotional materials.
The only criticism I have is that the filmmakers sometimes use humor at the wrong times. Some of their jokes such as the "7 basic tenets that all modern Christian denominations agree upon" came across as arrogant and overly biased.
This documentary provides interesting points and is especially informative if you are not aware of the machinery that drives the business side of religious organizations.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and we both recommend it highly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just bloated biased opinion. Very superficial to the point of being silly.Published 2 days ago by longtime amazon shopper
Very funny and to the point. Brings out the contradictions in religion and uses logic and facts. Two things people like Cameron and Comfort hate.Published 6 days ago by Roxanne Tarnowski
This video is full of hate, Jesus is about forgiveness, turning away from sin;
loving your neighbor; and blessing those who curse you; to help those in need and to fight for... Read more
This was a mocumentary as opposed to a documentary. It exploited a few partial truths about the commercialization of Christianity, to portray it as a cult no different from Islam... Read morePublished 3 months ago by jtrolla
I very much enjoyed this documentary. Some reviews complain that it only dredges up old arguments but being old doesn't make them any less valid. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer