God on my side is a film about faith and the places it can take people. Where it took Andrew Denton was to the 63rd National Religious Broadcaster\'s Convention in Gaylord, Texas USA, in February 2006, where more than 6000 Christian communicators gathered.
The film records what Andrew found. By turns serious and comic and sometimes a little disturbing, it examines the cutting edge of evangelical technology, the business of God, the America of the religious right, and what the inescapable truths of the Bible mean for US foreign policy and the Middle East. Avoiding cheap pot-shots by asking a range of Christians about their beliefs and experiences, the film is complex, layered and surprising.
Why the NRB convention? Why now? Seventy million Americans are born-again Christians.
A highly organised, politicised and motivated bloc, they provide more than 40% of President Bush\'s vote. With an estimated audience of 141 million Americans, the NRB provides key access to this constituency and knows it has a powerful voice.
With his trademark wit and empathy, Andrew Denton\'s first feature-length documentary is a subtle but powerful piece of filmmaking that will resonate in these increasingly religious times.
If the world really is dividing into a Clash of Civilisations, then God on my side raises questions about absolutism in any guise, about the danger in man\'s ability to put his hand on a book, any book, and say,
\"This is the truth, the only truth.\"
2 & 3.The Enemies of Reason - Richard Dawkins
Prof Dawkins exasperation with the WooWoo Crowd is palpable throughout much of this most excellent 2 part series. Fear not Dick, your not the only one who\'d like to immerse these irrational folk in a big bucket of reasoned thinking.
Episode 1: Slaves to Superstition
Episode 2: The Irrational Health Service
Is it rational that the dead can communicate with the living and give sound advice on how they should live their lives? What about sticking pins into your body to free the flow of Chi energy and cure your illness? Or the bending of spoons using your mind alone? Is that rational? Richard Dawkins doesn’t think so, and feels it is his duty to expose those areas of belief that exist without scientific proof, yet manage to hold the nation under their spell. He will take on the world’s leading proponents in their field of expertise, meet the victims who have used them and expose the history of the movements – from the charlatans who have milked these practices to the experiments and testing that have failed to produce conclusive results.
The documentary was first broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK, styled as a loose
successor to Dawkins\' documentary of the previous year, The Root of All Evil?, as seen through the incorporation of brief clips from said documentary during the introduction of the first part by Dawkins. The first part aired 13 August 2007 and the second on 20 <pre class="nfo"></pre>August 2007
It includes interviews with Steve Fuller, Deepak Chopra, Satish Kumar, and Derren