Faith Of Our Fathers I

Oct. 11, 2001

For the entire month of October, as the Muslim Holy War against America mounts, we take a critical look at organized religion and all it has spawned. Spread through it all is a science fiction tale in which, over generations, the inhabitants of an interstellar ship have come to worship their own ship as a religion. Rationality verses faith in Catholic dogma is debated, especially its sexist mania for virginity and its general sexual repression, examples of some of the more ludicrous and dangerous manifestations of religious belief, especially among fundamentalist fanatics, and lots of religiously skeptical songs providing the spice. Belief exposed as a culturally determined phenomenon vs. the unmovable “knowledge” of regional faiths, and how both science and skepticism fit into these intellectual envelopes. Christianity is not the only stupid one.

3 Hours

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