On the heels of so many books by non-believers, we now get a three-part TV documentary about the history of non-belief.
“A Brief History of Disbelief,”:http://www.abriefhistoryofdisbelief.org/ produced by the BBC, will begin airing on WNET in NY on Sunday, July 15 at 10:30 p.m. (atheism doesn’t get prime time, it seems).
The series was written and narrated by British intellectual Jonathan Miller (that’s him), who is described as “author, lecturer, TV producer/host, director of theater, opera and film, and neurologist.”
“This series is about the disappearance of something: religious faith,” Miller says in the opening. “It’s the story of what is often referred to as ‘atheism,’ the history of the growing conviction that God doesn’t exist.”
In part one, Miller visits Ground Zero to “consider the religious implications of 9/11 and meets Arthur Miller and the philosopher Colin McGinn.”
You can watch Bill Moyers interview Miller “here.”:http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/05042007/watch3.html