God: the Almighty Question (aka Oh My God)

God: the Almighty Question is a documentary that asks the question, “Who is God?”

The filmmaker, Peter Rodger, traveled to 23 different countries around the world just asking this question. In his travels, he didn’t just ask “experts” to explain their concept or understanding of God. He asked normal folks. And Hugh Jackman.

You can watch the film here:

Jackman’s quote is pretty interesting:

If you put Buddha, Jesus Christ, Socrates, Shakespeare, Arjuna, Krishna together at a dinner table, I couldn’t see them having any argument.

It’s a nice sentiment, the belief that all religions are fundamentally the same (although I’m not exactly sure how Shakespeare fits into the “religious figure” camp), and therefore, they do not stand in conflict.

It’s a nice idea that we hear a lot. Heck, it’s an argument I threw out a lot back in the day. But as nice as it is, it’s not true. Jesus doesn’t allow for it. What we see in the New Testament is that Jesus debates a lot. He challenges the assumptions of the religious leaders of the day, and even those of His followers, asking them, “Who do you say I am?”

But that’s what makes the movie intriguing to me; it’s asking, perhaps, the most important question we can ever ask:

Who is God?

It’s a question I’m glad Rodger is asking.

I’m curious if he discovered an answer.

HT: Z


Updated February 2024 for outdated links.

2 thoughts on “God: the Almighty Question (aka Oh My God)”

  1. Well, maybe not at the dinner table. But who knows what would happen in the living room afterwards? Plenty, I’d think, with that crowd. 🙂

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