Thursday, September 16, 2004

Question of God

There was nothing new for me in last night's Question of God. I don't hold out hope that the second part next week will be any different:

Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud with Dr. Armand Nicholi
This program explores issues that preoccupy all people. What is happiness? How do we find meaning and purpose in our lives? How do we reconcile conflicting claims of love and sexuality? How do we cope with the problem of suffering and the inevitability of death?
This and the review for the show was enticing enough. However, it didn't live up to expectation. Come to think of it, four hours is not enough time. Using Lewis and Freud as props were not sufficient. They come off as anecdotal distractions.

The question of God shouldn't be so hard. It should be as simple as gravity, something that all of us not only experience and know, but can demonstrate.

For those who are interested, Bertrand Russell gave a convincing agument (at least to me) on one side of the issue in Why I Am Not a Christian : And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects, which should really renamed to Why I don't believe in God: ....

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