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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 06:38 PM

Just watched part 1 of Dawkins' "Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life" ,

Richard Dawkins' new TV series which started this week on Channel 4 here.

Gotta love a program whose first line is,

"More and more of us realise there is no god, and yet religion still has a hold over us. I think ideas of saints and sinners, heaven and hell, still shape our thinking. I want to give you a scientific alternative."


The first part explores the notion of Sin:

I'm going to explore the power the religious idea of sin has over our lives, explain why it's unhelpful and show how we can use reason and science to find a better way to be good.


Good stuff and, I believe, now available online.

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Reply Just watched part 1 of Dawkins' "Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life" , (Original post)
mr blur Oct 2012 OP
rexcat Oct 2012 #1
deucemagnet Oct 2012 #2
AlbertCat Oct 2012 #3
onager Oct 2012 #4

Response to mr blur (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:32 PM

1. So much for militant atheist!

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 10:15 AM

2. Thank you for posting this.

I watched it last night and really enjoyed it. How is it that others see the charismatic, attention-grubbing leader of the New Atheist Movement where I see a soft-spoken, rumpled old geneticist who seems to have misplaced both his clothes iron and the address of his barber?

On edit: I meant to respond to rexcat because she posted the link, but thanks to mr. blur also for bringing this up!

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Response to mr blur (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 01:49 PM

3. Well! US TV will pop that right up on your screen, after "Glee"...

NOT


Fortunately there's YouTube.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:07 PM

4. Ingrate! PBS gave us "Atheism - A Rough History of Disbelief..."

Uh, no, wait...

American broadcast:

Broadcast of the (2004) series in the United States was delayed until 2007. PBS's usual corporate sponsors were not enthusiastic about the series. After a title change (including removal of the word "atheism"), the series was finally underwritten by the Center for Inquiry, the American Ethical Union, the American Humanist Association, the Institute for Humanist Studies, and the HKH Foundation (Harold K. Hochschild Foundation).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism:_A_Rough_History_of_Disbelief

Here's another "thanks" for the heads-up. I'm looking forward to this. Though I can't imagine it will nearly as entertaining as Dawkins "God Delusion" show. With special guest star Rev. Ted "Meth & Rentboys" Haggard.

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