Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Brief History of Disbelief

Ooooh, some godless goodness is coming to our TV screens very soon. PBS will supposedly air a program called "A Brief History of Disbelief" on Friday May 4, on the Bill Moyers program. I say "supposedly" because it seems to be buried -- the PBS schedule doesn't say anything about it, possibly because the religious wingnuts would try to prevent it from airing. PZ Myers at Pharyngula has seen it and describes it like this:

"It's less an advocacy of atheism than a kind of post-atheism, a historical and philosophical review of this strange, dying idea of "religion" that reveals the progressive growth of atheistic thought. It's wonderfully dismissive. The real question isn't how people can disbelieve, but how faith can survive and still linger on."

PZ liked it, that's enough for me. He has the details here. SSSHHHH!