This brilliant documentary should be part of the educational curriculum in schools. The fact that it probably never will be is proof of Bill's argument.
In a thoughtful, sometimes hilarious, but always careful interview process, Bill takes us on a journey into the cognitive dissonances of blind-sided faith and its implications for the future of mankind.
To remain an open-minded questioning human being is to celebrate the higher cortical functions with which most of us have been endowed. What Bill shows us in this well-woven film, is that man-driven certainties and religious extremism will very likely bring humanity to utter destruction. That is, until the human race grows up and matures beyond its infantile preoccupation with fundamentalist Religion.
One of the most compelling moments early on in the film is when Bill interviews a group of truck driving evangelical Christians in a road side cafe in the USA. After a heated discussion about their Bible-driven belief system, they finally agree to disagree and he thanks them for being Christ-like and not 'Christian'. This is arguably, one of the most sensitive moments of the piece.
I would suggest that this DVD should be part of one's desert island survival kit.
And the book I would recommend for the really open minded would be Karen Armstrong's "The Case for God: What Religion really means".The Case for God: What Religion Really Means