Here's the link!

I'm happy that this program profiling religions and faith is focusing on non-theists. I hope you watch it and let us know what you think. Did it cover some good points in a short amount of time? Was it too simple?

One of the people profiled is Mike Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine. Anyone read it?

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I'm on Mike Shermer's eSkeptic mailing list, always some interesting articles in there.
Oh yes, I recommend people follow skeptic.com's RSS feed, too. My brain drools (or maybe just melts) from all the intellectual info.
Awesome post GG!
What's it called? Might be able to download it somewhere.
From what I can find about Compass, its a weekly show that "examines the world of belief and values," and really seems to be about various religious beliefs. With just this preliminary information, I'm impressed that this episode really seems to present atheism from an unbiased perspective (something it seems the news and many "investigative" shows in the U.S. fail at).

Also a pretty good quote from Mike Shermer (around the 15-minute-mark): "Hey look, we're not going to put up with that anymore. You can't say things like 'atheists are not moral,' that's wrong. You might as well say 'blacks are not moral,' or 'women are not as smart,' that kind of thing. Well you can't say those other things anymore, and you can't say that about atheists anymore."
I watched it, and frankly was a little disappointed. It was very wishy washy on the whole. But I'm pleased that they finally got around to addressing the issue. One point of contention was the assertion in the voice over narration fro the promo that atheists have faith in science instead of religion. Made me want to email them with a definition of faith.
Hey, thanks. That made my day. Some of my friends need to see that because they treat me like less of a person for being atheist.
Compass does a lot of great programs. Did any one watch "Bridge over the Wadi."? about the Arab/Israeli school?

Last night the showed the second part of a two part series on the "Story of Jesus." which traced the parallels with the Jesus story from other religions.
thanks for the link!
I thought that was pretty awesome.
really enjoyed that, thanks GG
Awesome post, thanks so much for sharing. Loved the documentary. :D

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