The first episode of Jonathan Miller’s “A Brief History of Disbelief” just aired on New York City public television. What a treat to see this subject treated on TV in a thoughtful way!
What struck me most about the first episode was Miller’s personal position. He described himself as a thoroughly secular person, for whom religion has always been “alien.” This gives him a special, outside perspective on the subject. But I wonder whether this will be a help or a hindrance in connecting with American viewers, who tend to be either currently religious or formerly religious.
I’d like to know what other viewers thought.