Defining God

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Is it possible to use rigour and systematic way of science to define God? Is God the  Ultimate cause of the Universe. Can Science can ever find God. 


A documentary
By :: Surinder Jain

Country of Origin: Australia
Audio tracks: English
Runtime: 51 mins
Producer: Surinder Jain
Director : Surinder Jain & Steven Fernandez

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Synopsis

Is it possible to use rigour and systematic way of science to define God? Two friends start this discussion over a coffee and develop a theory of God as Ultimate cause of the Universe. They speculate if Science can ever find God. They show that Science will remain ignorant about absolute reality until it has reached the Ultimate cause level of understanding.

Two assumptions are made.  First, every effect has a cause and second, a cause can not be produced by its own effect.  A cause and effect relationship system is developed and depicted as a diagram.  Readers are taken step by step with the aid of diagram and examples to grasp the subtle concepts.  The documentary has been presented with simple arguments with the aid of a network diagram. Many subtle concepts have been presented in an easy to understand manner.  It is shown how science and religion get their picture of reality. 

This documentary is a result of  yearning to use scientific methods to understand what various religions are really talking about when they talk about God.  It is based on a manuscript written by Surinder Jain with the same title as this documentary.  

Prominent interviewees are Cardinal George Pell and Robyn Williams, ABC Radio Science show host, Dr Peter Slezak from University of New South Wales at Sydney and Buddhist monk Bhante Sujato.

 
 

Director and producer Surinder Jain makes documentaries.  He studied MBA from New Delhi and got trained as an IT specialist.  He has worked in various countries before settling in Australia.   Since 1985, he has been a photography and video hobbyist.  In 1995, he took to recording various places of interest in Australia as one man team.  Various documentaries and a small comedy that he produced have been shown on TV stations in Australia and New Zealand.

Surinder has always been fascinated by people's belief in God and its consequences to society and individuals.  In 1996, he wrote a manuscript describing people's faith or rejection of God.  He expanded it to provide a rigorous definition of God as "Ultimate" cause of all causes.  This manuscript has lead to the production of two documentaries.  The first one called "In HIS Name" is a survey of existing belief's in God.  The second documentary called "Defining God" is an attempt to define the first cause of the universe and therefore God.  Two friends discuss the idea of cause and effect relationships over a cup of coffee. They wonder if there is an ultimate cause of all effects and if it can ever be reached by science.  

The documentary has been presented with simple arguments with the aid of a diagram. Many subtle concepts have been presented in an easy to understand manner.  It is shown how science and religion get their picture of reality.  Consequences of Science's ability or inability to understand the ultimate cause are explored on the reality of the world as explained by science.

List of films produced by Surinder are :

2005 :

A Land I Once called home - 1 hour documentary - Producer, Director and everyone else

Child Labour - short documentary on child labour in South Australia during 19th century - Producer and everyone else

Cave Temple - short documentary on a cave temple in remote Western Australia - Producer and everyone else

Coorong - Documentary on Aboriginal ceremonies - Producer and everyone else

Revival of Koroit - Documentary on the history of a small town in Victoria, Australia - Producer and everyone else

2006 :

Temple Dancers - Documentary on a folk singer - Producer and everyone else

A Priest in Canberra - Documentary on a Hindu Priest - Produced with the help of Steven Guth

Chai Ji's BBQ - Short comedy with cooking - Producer, Camera, Editor with three actors

Vastu of Canberra - Documentary on Feng shui of a city - Produced with the help of Steven Guth

In HIS Name - One hour documentary on People's belief in God and its consequences on society - Producer, writer,  co-directed with Steven Fernandez, sound by Tim Newsom, Colour by Dion Wilton

Defining God - A rigirous definition of God as first cause.  Will science ever find this first cause - Producer, writer,  co-directed with Steven Fernandez, sound by Tim Newsom, Colour by Dion Wilton

CAST and CREW

Producer : Surinder Jain
Writer : Surinder Jain
Script editors : Surinder Jain and Steven Fernandez
Directors : Surinder Jain and Steven Fernandez
Actors : Rene Lim, Mellisa Savage and Luci Marinelli
Camera : Surinder Jain assisted by Steven Fernandez
Digital editing : Surinder Jain
Sound editing : Tim Newsom
Colour grading : Dion Wilton
Music : Kevin Macleod


Copyright : Surinder Jain, All rights reserved. No parts may be used or reproduced without the express written permission.