Losing Religion

June 12, 2011
(was 08.22.2010)

When it comes to religious practice, we don't always end up where we started. For some people, the journey away from their childhood religion is filled with serious, personal strife. For others, spiritual loss can be less dramatic or even – dramatically funny. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll talk with best-selling author Rhoda Janzen about growing up Mennonite; and Philip Pullman on being an atheist – and religious – all at the same time.

 

  1. Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Islamic Extremism

    She was born in Somali, settled in the Netherlands and was elected to the Dutch Parliament. She says that her fierce criticism of religion grows out of her own shattering personal experience.

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  2. Philip Pullman on "The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ"

    One of England's most famous atheists talks about the role supernatural miracles play in his life.

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  3. Phil Zuckerman on "Society Without God"

    Why are most Danes and Swedes happy to get along without religion?

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  4. Rhoda Janzen on "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress"

    What life experiences are behind her successful book?

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  5. Tony Dushane on "Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk"

    How does his childhood as a Jehovah's Witness play a role in his novel?

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