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If you don’t believe in God, but want to, where do you begin? Simon Cole sets out across America in search of a connection with God that has perplexed and eluded him throughout his life in the new documentary film So Help Me God.
In Religulous, Bill Maher embarked on a satirical quest to find God while mocking the beliefs of the religious. In So Help Me God, Simon Cole chronicles his odyssey across the nation asking Christians, Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Amish, Jews, Sikhs, Mormons, Buddhists and fellow free thinkers quite simply, “Who is God?” Cole’s sincerity instantly puts his subjects at ease as they share cherished stories and beliefs from virtually every religious tradition in the country. A humble supplicant in search of God, or at least insights about Him, Cole visits communities from the Pentecostal deep south to the Hasidic enclaves of Brooklyn to the gay Catholic congregations of the West Coast. This powerful documentary is more than one man’s quest to connect with God, it is a collage of the contemporary American religious experience that concludes with a personal revelation.
Runtime: 52 minutes