Patheos is pleased to share an exclusive featurette for Denial that highlights the importance of interfaith dialogue in a world that seems to be increasingly divided.
Denial is based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. The movie portray’s Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) legal battle against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In her defense, her legal team actually had to prove the historical truth of the Holocaust. It is a poignant, relevant film that provokes the viewer to look inward and question what one believes and why.
Denial is a complex construct, but certainly one’s religious beliefs play a significant role in how we distinguish between truth and lies. Inspired by the opening of this important film, Patheos bloggers reflected on the role of faith in denial by answering the central question:
Does faith prevent or propagate intolerance, and should someone have the right to deny the veracity and historicity of your faith tradition?
We hope reading their insightful pieces will encourage you to do some reflection of your own. How does denial shape the stories we tell about ourselves and how we see the world?