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Penn & Teller’s Bullshit gives a unique take on the Bible, showing (in a pretty hilarious way) some of the inaccuracies, inconsistencies and wackiness.

It’s not meant to be a scholarly study (or all that self-serious), so whether you believe in the Bible or not, the program is pretty funny and worth watching.


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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009

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One of the first ever programs to explore the history of Atheism. Very, very cool. Narrated by Jonathan Miller

Episode 1 – Shadows of Doubt – 60 Minutes

Official Description:

Jonathan Miller visits the absent Twin Towers to consider the religious implications of 9/11 and meets Arthur Miller and the philosopher Colin McGinn. He searches for evidence of the first ‘unbelievers’ in Ancient Greece and examines some of the modern theories around why people have always tended to believe in mythology and magic.

Episode 2 – Noughts and Crosses – 60 Minutes

Official Description:

With the domination of Christianity from 500 AD, Jonathan Miller wonders how disbelief began to re-emerge in the 15th and 16th centuries. He discovers that division within the Church played a more powerful role than the scientific discoveries of the period. He also visits Paris, the home of the 18th century atheist, Baron D’Holbach, and shows how politically dangerous it was to undermine the religious faith of the masses.

Episode 3 – The Final Hour – 60 Minutes

Official Description:

The history of disbelief continues with the ideas of self-taught philosopher Thomas Paine, the revolutionary studies of geology and the evolutionary theories of Darwin. Jonathan Miller looks at the Freudian view that religion is a ‘thought disorder’. He also examines his motivation behind making the series touching on the issues of death and the religious fanaticism of the 21st century.

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Posted on Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Continuation from yesterday’s post.

A couple of years ago, Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens all sat down for a 2-hour round table, informal discussion.

All four of these guys are very well known for the biting critique of religion. In the videos they swap funny stories about the public’s reaction to their works. They address some of the main criticisms leveled against them, and the offer some insight into where they see religion in the world heading.

Here is hour 2 of 2. Fascinating discussion and very well worth the watch.

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11

Part 12

Credit:
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

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Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2009

A couple of years ago, Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens all sat down for a 2-hour round table, informal discussion.

All four of these guys are very well known for the biting critique of religion. In the videos they swap funny stories about the public’s reaction to their works. They address some of the main criticisms leveled against them, and the offer some insight into where they see religion in the world heading.

Here is hour 1 of 2. Fascinating discussion and very well worth the watch.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Tomorrow I’ll post the rest of it (hour 2).

Credit:
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

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Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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