“iGod” does a good job looking at various religions and asking people important questions including, “Do you believe in God?” This documentary considers the topics of good and evil in the world, suffering, faith, various religions, absolute truth, and different names used for God. Interestingly enough, the answers are every bit as varied as the questions.
God is examined through the lens of the Bible, but also by those who hold to Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, as well as a Spiritualist, Shaman, Wiccan Priestess, and so on. Baptist Pastor Les Smith, when asked about the existence of God, states, “The evidence is overwhelming.” In fact, most people in this film believe in God’s existence. Morality and civil law are examined, as is the question of whether God is a God of judgment and what will happen in the afterlife. The slant of this video seems to tilt toward New Age thinking with its encouragement to not fear but to look for the God within. Yet it does not do more than just encourage people to be open minded and to consider other possibilities. Those strong in Judeo/Christian beliefs will probably not be tempted to change their mindset, but we do want to note the slant of the film. It does a good job asking several Christians what they think, as well as those who adhere to other beliefs.
We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film, and we are pleased that the topic of God is examined in this documentary. One thing it will do: force viewers to ask themselves what they believe and why.