Losing Faith, Finding Meaning

September 30, 2007
(was 10.15.2006)

Richard Dawkins may the world's best-known atheist. A renowned biologist, he's now written his atheist manifesto called "The God Delusion." In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk with Richard Dawkins about why he thinks belief in God makes no more sense than belief in Thor, Apollo, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Also, two writers reflect on their faith: former Saturday Night Live cast member Julia Sweeney and novelist Mary Gordon.

  1. Richard Dawkins on "The God Delusion"

    Richard Dawkins is an eminent biologist at Oxford University and one of the world's most famous atheists.

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  2. Steven Kotler on Surfing as Religion

    Steven Kotler spurned religion until he came down with Lyme Disease and spent three years on the couch. Then a friend took him surfing and he began to get better. Surfing became his religion.

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  3. Julia Sweeney on "Letting Go of God"

    Julia Sweeney grew up Catholic, but lost her faith and left the Church.

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  4. Mary Gordon on Being Catholic

    Novelist Mary Gordon used to bristle at the label "Catholic writer," but she's made peace with it now.

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