An Evening of Two Evils

22 09 2007

Codex Gigas

Wednesday, September 26th in the TA

5 PM- The Root of All Evil: Part 1 (48 Min)

Written and presented by Richard Dawkins, this documentary film argues that the world would be better off without religion. Dawkins’s book The God Delusion, released after this film, goes on to examine the topics raised in the documentary in greater detail. Dawkins argues that “the process of non-thinking called faith” is not a way of understanding the world, but instead stands in fundamental opposition to modern science and the scientific method, and is divisive and dangerous.

At the very least come see Richard Dawkins confront the evangelical mega-church preacher Ted Haggard. Coincidentally ‘Pastor Ted’ resigned one month after the release of this film due to admitting to allegations of his homosexual relations and purchase of methamphetamine from a male prostitute.

6PM – The History of the Devil (55 min)

The notion of the devil does not originate in the Bible, as many may think – In the Old Testament, Satan is just another one of God’s servants. This documentary film follows the history of our notion of the devil. Beginning with Zarathustra, continuing to the middle east, the Jewish world, the Roman empire, the middle ages, the 18th century, through to the 20th century and today. This is an intriguing exploration of a dualistic form of thinking.

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