The Nature of Existence

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  • The Nature Of Existence Trailer

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    4/25/09

    All the mysteries of the Universe explained! Sort of. 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? Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world-s philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, pizza chefs, and others who have influenced, inspired, or freaked out humanity. Deftly combining an investigative approach with his trademark humor Nygard offers a challenging, humorous, and unforgettable journey, spotlighting what it is that makes us who we are-students, teachers, and explorers of life.moreless
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Pre-Marital Sex

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    4/25/09

    Clip from the documentary The Nature of Existence discusses pre-marital sex.
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Oxford

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    4/25/09

    Excerpt from The Nature of Existence shows filmmaker Roger Nygard take a trip to Oxford to ask the scientists for some answers about whey we exist.
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Evangelist vs. The Atheist II

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    4/25/09

    In this bonus from The Nature of Existence, see a rematch debate between Comedian Stevie Ray Fromstein & Confrontational Evangelist Brother Jed. This time they debate morality, damnation, homosexuality, & divine lying.
  • The Nature Of Existence Feature Trailer

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    4/25/09

    Feature trailer for the documentary The Nature of Existence. Every mystery of human existence.... Explained in one movie! Have you ever wondered... Why do 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? After exploring the phenomenon of Trekkies, filmmaker Roger Nygard took on THE Nature of Existence itself. Nygard brainstormed the toughest questions he could think of, about the meaning of life and then traveled the world in searching each of the world-s philosophies, religions, and belief systems -interviewing spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, pizza chefs, and others who have influenced, inspired, or freaked out humanity. Nygard-s travels highlight the words of such luminary figures as 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), and Stonehenge Druids Rollo Maughfling & King Arthur Pendragon and many more- Combining an investigative approach to the spiritual with a humorous edge, Nygard offers a challenging, funny, and enlightening view to one of humanity-s most universal quests, as the most important journey we ever take may be the journey to find meaning in our own existence.moreless
  • The Nature Of Existence Teaser Trailer

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    4/25/09

    Teaser trailer for the documentary The Nature of Existence.
  • The Nature Of Existence Stephen Hawking and God

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    4/25/09

    Director Roger Nygard made a pilgrimage to interview theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, and received an unexpected response and answer to the ultimate question of existence...
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Christian Drag Racers

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    4/25/09

    Christian drag racers explain how God is connected to drag racing.
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: With You Always

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    4/25/09

    Larry Van Pelt got a message from God telling him to draw Jesus with everyday people. The result is the series, "With You Always."
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Deleted Scene - Free Will vs Predestination

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    4/25/09

    Harvard Psychologist Daniel Gilbert discusses whether you can believe in predestination and free will at the same time, in this outtake from the documentary The Nature of Existence.
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Is Thinking a Sin

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    4/25/09

    Is it a sin to think about something? Experts debate the concept of sin.
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Life's Purpose

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    4/25/09

    A Guru (or Transpersonal Undoing Agent as he prefers) named Aha answers the big question: "What is your purpose?"
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: The Gay Song

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    4/25/09

    Evangelist Brother Jed Smock performs his controversial song about being gay.
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: When is Doomsday?

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    4/25/09

    When is doomsday coming? When is our time going to be up? Does your prediction match with theirs?
  • The Nature Of Existence Clip: Evangelist vs. The Atheist

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    4/25/09

    Confrontational Stevie Ray Fromstein debates Evangelist Brother Jed Smock, on the UCLA campus, about Jesus, faith healing, and evolution.
  • The Nature of Existence

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    travels to the sources of the world's major philosophies and talks to everyone from physicist to Ultimate Christian Wrestling founder to answer the questions, Why are we here and what are we supposed to do? Spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, pizza chefs and the guy next door inform this humorously enlightening documentary about the nature and meaning of life.moreless