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    mykcob4

    Did anyone watch...?

    Did anyone watch the BBC show on PBS titled "The History of Disbelief"? It was utterly fantastic. It proved how all the founding fathers were atheist and just aclled themselves deist. My favorite part was how Washington as president would leave service before communion. The parson told him he was setting a bad example. Washington agreed and never attended church again, therefor setting a good example.

    They went all the way back to Aristotle who said "gods are for tyrants to control the masses".

    This was one of the best documentaries ever. Well written, well presented well sourced and cited.
    The greatest thing about it is it explained just how paranoid the faithful are and why. With each new discovery the belief in god is shaken.

    Example: The faithful believed the sun revolved around the earth. Galilao proved that to be wrong. The faithful believed the earth only 6,000 years old. Science proved them wrong. Each time the church and faithful scrambled to rejustify their god, redefine god. There are so many discoveries not accounted for in the bible that the bible is irrelevant. It isn't factual anyway as it is ambigious. As ambigious as a newspaper Astrology prediction.

    I hope they reair the program or it is available for purchase. It's brilliant!

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    ilikeGW

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    Special Note: "A Brief History of Disbelief" is not being aired exclusively by PBS, and it is not being carried on a national feed. Your local public television station may be airing the show on a different day and time than what is listed above. To find out when the show is airing in your area, please consult our broadcast calendar.
    If the show is not on our calendar, please contact your local public television station and tell them you'd like to see it! (Mention the program is being offered to public television stations everywhere by Executive Program Services.)

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    mykcob4

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikeGW View Post
    Special Note: "A Brief History of Disbelief" is not being aired exclusively by PBS, and it is not being carried on a national feed. Your local public television station may be airing the show on a different day and time than what is listed above. To find out when the show is airing in your area, please consult our broadcast calendar.
    If the show is not on our calendar, please contact your local public television station and tell them you'd like to see it! (Mention the program is being offered to public television stations everywhere by Executive Program Services.)
    Thank you I will! Have you watched it?

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    ilikeGW

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    No, I don't think it played here yet.

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    Idletime

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    freckles

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    So not attending church means you are an atheist?

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    mykcob4

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Idletime View Post
    Really? Youtube is a bit young for my sensabilities.

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    Zarathustra

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykcob4 View Post
    Did anyone watch the BBC show on PBS titled "The History of Disbelief"? It was utterly fantastic. It proved how all the founding fathers were atheist and just aclled themselves deist. My favorite part was how Washington as president would leave service before communion. The parson told him he was setting a bad example. Washington agreed and never attended church again, therefor setting a good example.

    They went all the way back to Aristotle who said "gods are for tyrants to control the masses".

    This was one of the best documentaries ever. Well written, well presented well sourced and cited.
    The greatest thing about it is it explained just how paranoid the faithful are and why. With each new discovery the belief in god is shaken.

    Example: The faithful believed the sun revolved around the earth. Galilao proved that to be wrong. The faithful believed the earth only 6,000 years old. Science proved them wrong. Each time the church and faithful scrambled to rejustify their god, redefine god. There are so many discoveries not accounted for in the bible that the bible is irrelevant. It isn't factual anyway as it is ambigious. As ambigious as a newspaper Astrology prediction.

    I hope they reair the program or it is available for purchase. It's brilliant!
    That can't posisbley be true. John Adams was definitely a Christian as was George Washington. Jefferson was a closet atheist and Ben Franklin was a deist. I've read numerous letters by Adams himself, and he talks about God ALLOT. I can also pull up a qoute right now by Ben Franklin in which he point blank says hes a deist.

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    Idletime

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    Quote Originally Posted by mykcob4 View Post
    Really? Youtube is a bit young for my sensabilities.
    ?????

    I've just watched the two first episodes, very good.

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    Idletime

    Re: Did anyone watch...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    That can't posisbley be true. John Adams was definitely a Christian as was George Washington. Jefferson was a closet atheist and Ben Franklin was a deist. I've read numerous letters by Adams himself, and he talks about God ALLOT. I can also pull up a qoute right now by Ben Franklin in which he point blank says hes a deist.
    George Washington was not christian and he even got ar reprimande from a preacher because he left church prior to the sermon, he never returned to any church after that.

    Watch the program on Youtube, then come back and discuss.

    Most founding fathers were deists at best and far from christians.

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