Politics and Religion

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion

Philip Comella

Conversations Beyond Science and Religion – IGod

God is a concept we place on the shelf like an old book and let it sit there.  The book contains what everyone else — priests, rabbis, scientists, parents, and the media — have told us about God.  But what do you think?  The new movie, IGod, co-produced by this week’s guest, Bob Friedman (along with his son Jonathon Friedman and none other than Neale Donald Walsch, the author of the best-selling Conversations with God series originally published by Bob Friedman) takes a down-to-earth and candid approach to what God is.  Containing interviews with everyone from the person on the street to the leading thinkers in the new-age movement, Deepak Chopra, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marianne Williamson, Gregg Braden, Amit Goswami, and Neale Donald Walsch, to rabbis, priests, Baptist ministers, Zen Buddhists and many others, the movie gives a multitude of perspectives on God, while not advocating any of them.  By showing the full range of viewpoints, it not only allows the viewer to decide what feels and sounds right to them but, in the end, suggests that our connection to God may be closer than traditional religions teach.