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The Unbelievers (2013)

Director: Gus Holwerda; Cast: Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, Stephen Hawking, Cameron Diaz, Woody Allen, Penn Jillette, Ian McEwan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, Ricky Gervais, Werner Herzog, Eddie Izzard, Tim Minchin

unbelieversThe Unbelievers is a documentary about the importance of science and reason and an indictment of the widespread ignorance that continues well into the 21st century. Consisting of conversations between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss, this documentary is intended to encourage the believers to think critically about their beliefs, especially when they are used to influence political leaders, decision-making and the laws which govern our countries. Unfortunately, the audience for films like this are already critically minded godless individuals who remain frustrated with the fact that so many of the world’s most fervent believers continue to be such a strong influence in many of our societies (Klaus Ming December 2014).

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2 comments on “The Unbelievers (2013)

  1. SJHoneywell
    12/17/2014

    I was disappointed with this when I watched it a month or so ago. There’s a lot here worth seeing, but the film really doesn’t do anything to stimulate any sort of debate on the topic. It’s a missed opportunity.

    • Klaus
      12/18/2014

      I agree, it was more of a love letter to the unbelievers – though at this point, i’m tired of the “debate” over an issue that should have been put to rest decades ago. Having taught human evolution in university, i’m dismayed at the number of “educated” people who are still trying to reconcile religion and science.

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