God on Trial

God on Trial

Streaming Video - 2009
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Who is to blame for the greatest of all crimes? Facing extermination at Auschwitz, a group of prisoners solemnly weighs the case against God. Following the harrowing ritual of selection for death or hard labor, a group of new inmates unsure of their appointed fates begins asking how God could allow for so much suffering. Impulsively, the men decide to put God on trial for abandoning His chosen people. Amid the sound of prisoners outside being marched to the gas chamber, the trial unfolds, addressing the age-old question: How can there be evil in a universe ruled by an all-powerful, benevolent God? Some of the prisoners are passionate defenders of their faith, but as the hour approaches when many of them will be chosen to die, they reach a verdict. It is a surprising conclusion to this challenging and respectful proceeding.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2009
ISBN: 9781593758424
Branch Call Number: ETV HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 86 min.)) : sd., col

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I took this out and it was a while before I could watch it (resulting in an overdue fine). I watched a bit then stopped then when I went to watch again it started where I had left off.

A hard story/account for me to watch given my religious background but it was very educational and ultimately I am the better person for facing this head on. I do recommend this though it can be hard to watch.

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