“God? The Almighty Question” is a thought-provoking documentary by filmmaker Peter Rodger, who asks people in various parts of the world what they believe about God. This film ranges the spectrum from those who state they follow Jesus Christ and the Bible and know God personally, to those who don’t believe in God’s existence. Chardi Stokes, of Texas, a born-again Christian, says in the film, “God is my provider, my best friend, my everything.”
Peter Rodger asks the “God” question in America, Australia, Kenya, East Africa, Tanzania, and many other geographical locations. Some people say they do not believe in God. One person says that God “is the essence of nature – that is all.” Ringo Starr, one of the famous people to answer the question about God, states that “God is love.” Actor Hugh Jackman says he believes that if Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, and Shakespeare had lunch together, they would not have any disagreements. At one point, the narrator suggests, “Perhaps God doesn’t exist at all.” He asks if we must belong to a “club.” However, those who strongly believe in God are allowed to express their views without reservation throughout the film.
Viewers, parents particularly, should be aware that various beliefs – including New Age, Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic worldviews – are examined in this film. For those wanting to learn more about Islam, the film includes comments from people of various Muslim backgrounds, extremists included. A man in the documentary shares his belief that “Christians will burn in Hell.” Christianity is not endorsed as the religion of the true God in this film, but it is presented as one of the viewpoints. The filmmakers gave each person the freedom to express his or her views in this documentary. This film will provoke people to think about what they believe about God and why. We are awarding it our Faith Friendly Seal for ages 12 and up, with the recommendation that parents watch it with their older children and discuss it together. The questions asked in this DVD are relevant to people all over the world, of all cultures and backgrounds.