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"God on Trial"

Masterpiece Contemporary

Why is there so much suffering in the world and what kind of God would allow it to happen? Universal questions about faith and philosophy are at the heart of God on Trial, which was inspired by the legend that a group of concentration camp prisoners conducted a mock trial against the Almighty God. From all walks of life, a physicist, a glove maker, rabbis, a law professor and at least one criminal weigh the evidence and offer thoughtful arguments taken from history, science, theology and personal experience. Featuring Antony Sher (Primo), Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga, Take a Girl Like You), Dominic Cooper (Sense and Sensibility, The Duchess), Stephen Dillane (Anna Karenina, John Adams) and Stellan SkarsgÄrd (Mamma Mia!), God on Trial explores unfathomable loss and unshakable faith.

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god on trial what kind of crap is that. he died on the cross so we could be hear today so just have faith and live in god and you will recive

Wasn't it Jesus that died on the cross in the story? I don't believe God ever set foot on Earth.

I am very pleased to see that all the worlds religions and their beliefs are FINALLY being seen for what they are, reasons to hate others. So let me bring everyone up to speed on the facts. The story of Jesus is not an original story, it was not written two thousand years ago based on an actual person who lived. It came from Egypt around 2300 BC. The temple at Luxor (and many, many others) were dedicated to the "God Boy" who has the same EXACT story right down to the three kings led by a star to the virgin birth, twelve apostles, water to wine, walking on water, healing the sick, execution, resurrection and so on. Attis of Greece origin 1200 BC also has the same Jesus story, Krishna India origin 900 BC also has the same Jesus story, another named Doinysus also Greece origin 500 BC also had the same Jesus story, then we have Mithra Origin Persia 1200 BC. So what is the point to all this? Your belief in a God is primitive and easily discredited. You're actions are so disgusting and hateful that more and more people have no choice but to question what you believe. Should God be put on trail, no. It is YOU and your beliefs that should be on trial.

Three options:
1- there's no god what so ever and it becomes a genetic human reflex to think we're not responsible for our own actions.
2- there's a god a he better find his manual before we destroy each other under his name.
3- we're all gaz and luck mixed up and don't worry it won't last long before it starts again somewhere else.

R.I.P

I AM A JEW AND MY WHOLE FAMILY DIED IN DE CAMPS EXCEPT TWO WHO ESCAPED THIS MOVIE WAS BRILLIANT I THANK PBS FOR SHOWING IT AND THANK THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT.

I thought the portrayal of this story was excellent. Then again I'm used to British excellence in TV, and Masterpiece Theatre making that excellence available in North America. I was sorry it wasn't better advertised. I missed the first 10-15 minutes because of doing some work, which I could easily have set aside, had I known this show was going to air.

I had heard this tale many times and thought it was attributed to Eli Wiesel, although I'm not sure. The dramatization was superb. So much so, that I've decided to buy the DVD.

One of the things a production like this does is help those of us who are in the majority realize how we have treated minorities historically. Much of our affluence is at the expense of exploited people.

I feel sad about some of the previous posts on this forum. They make me think that writers read the title and espoused their own particular views anti-religious views that are not related to what this drama or story.

Thank you for airing this.

M.J.

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