Brief History of Disbelief (2004)

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A mini-series which follows the history of atheism.

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 Himself - Readings (3 episodes, 2004)
Jonathan Miller ...
 Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2004)
Richard Dawkins ...
 Himself - Biologist (2 episodes, 2004)
Colin McGinn ...
 Himself - Philosopher (2 episodes, 2004)
Simon Schaffer ...
 Himself - Historian (2 episodes, 2004)
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A mini-series which follows the history of atheism.

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Reasoned and Rational
16 August 2011 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A first class polemic not without humour by the erudite now Sir Jonathan Miller. This does not seek to demolish religion but rather to point out the obvious, that anything based on a given, or belief is possibly by its very nature false. Belief is that one unconditionally accepts things as true regardless of if there is no supporting evidence and today we are surrounded even more by the violent and catastrophic results of this. Miller's informative documentary, with Bernard Hill adding the odd historical quote, was pleasure to watch as he examines centuries of intelligent thought and unintelligent stupidity. 'Which God do you want to believe in, the one that made you or the one that you made?' 'Your ability to think is God's gift to you. What you think about is your gift to yourself' Prem Rawat


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