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'Nature of Existence' Film and Discussion April 3

posted Mar 7, 2013, 3:55 PM by Interfaith WS   [ updated Mar 20, 2013, 12:31 PM ]

What if you asked religious experts, gurus, scientists, and everyday people why we exist?  Why are we here, and what are we supposed to do about it?  What started the universe, and was it a mistake?  Does God exist, and why does he seem so interested in our sex lives? 

The public is invited to watch clips from The Nature of Existence and listen to a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Auditorium on the Wake Forest campus.  Parking Lot Q (http://static.wfu.edu/files/pdf/visitors/reynolda.parkingmap.pdf) may provide the best access to the library.
The panel features Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts, Imam Khalid Griggs, Dr. Earl Crow and Rabbi Andrew Ettin.

Filmmaker Roger Nygard posed mega questions to representatives of many of the world’s philosophies, religions and belief systems and interviewed people who have influenced, inspired, or freaked out humanity.

He highlights Indian holy man Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (The Art of Living), evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Chinese Taoist Master Zhang Chengda, Stanford physicist Leonard Susskind (co-discoverer of string theory), wrestler Rob Adonis (founder of Ultimate Christian Wrestling), confrontational evangelist Brother Jed Smock, novelist Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game),  director Irvin Kershner (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back), Stonehenge Druids Rollo Maughfling & King Arthur Pendragon and others.

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