Saturday, May 05, 2007

A Brief History of Disbelief, not being aired?

There is a documentary that I would enjoy watching, however many PBS stations are being pressured not to air it. The documentary is a BBC production called "A Brief History of Disbelief." From the BBC site:

In this first ever television history of disbelief, Jonathan Miller goes on a journey exploring the origins of his own lack of belief and uncovering the hidden story of atheism.

I think it looks like an interesting series. There have certainly been many documentaries in the past on many forms of belief, so why not on "disbelief" or atheism? Is it a threat to those who hold strong religious beliefs? If their beliefs are strong, it shouldn't be. Just as watching a documentary on Christianity is not a threat to a Muslim, or vice versa. And if a very religious person wanted to learn better how to convert an atheist, it might prove helpful to understand why that person is an atheist, what that person believes and thinks about?

At any rate, I've emailed my local PBS stations to ask them to air the show. You can find your station and email them, too, if you think it might be interesting to watch.

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