Julia Sweeney ‘Letting go of God’
Posted: 28 November 2008 03:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This is the perfect (secular) Christmas gift for your secular atheist/humanist/agnostic persons in your life. She is hilarious! Check out her video clip on youtube!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geRUTfgTQlo&feature=related

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Posted: 28 November 2008 08:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Yes, there was previous discussion of her CD HERE. (FYI, to help in future searches, her name is actually spelled “Sweeney”).

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Posted: 28 November 2008 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I like Julia.  She’s wonderful and expresses a lot of my own thoughts I came about my own disbelief much the same way, except I probably spent longer studying the subject, not just Xianity, but many of the different religions and myths.  I only wish my mother (ironically also named Julia) would watch it and not reject it before it even gets started.  Of course, she’s still tripping over the fact I don’t attend any church anymore.  We haven’t even gotten to the non-theist part yet.  However, if she gave Julia Sweeney a chance, she might understand or she might come up with the usual excuses.  The thing is, Julia Sweeney says it so much better than I ever could and makes people laugh at the same time.  I just love what she said about John on acid.  LOL  That was one of the best lines.

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Posted: 28 November 2008 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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dougsmith - 28 November 2008 08:42 AM

Yes, there was previous discussion of her CD HERE. (FYI, to help in future searches, her name is actually spelled “Sweeney”).

I missed THAT conversation! I thought I’d found an unknown gem!!!!!! Please merge the threads!

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Posted: 28 November 2008 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Asanta, you may want to go to the top right corner of the forum sheet and enter “Sweeney” in search.  I just did it and got about twenty posts in as many different threads to show up. 

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Posted: 28 November 2008 03:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It would have helped MY search if I’d spelled her name correctly!!!! LOL I’m glad she’s popular!

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Posted: 28 November 2008 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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asanta - 28 November 2008 03:28 PM
dougsmith - 28 November 2008 08:42 AM

Yes, there was previous discussion of her CD HERE. (FYI, to help in future searches, her name is actually spelled “Sweeney”).

I missed THAT conversation! I thought I’d found an unknown gem!!!!!! Please merge the threads!

Well, it’s a slightly different topic, so I think we can keep them separate. You may want to edit the title of the thread to correct the spelling though.

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Posted: 30 November 2008 07:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Mriana - 28 November 2008 10:29 AM

I like Julia.  .

I agree 100%—get the CD or download the audio. 
I would be interested in how anyone else fared with sharing it with family/friends who weren’t already non-religious.  I just keep hesitating.

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Posted: 30 November 2008 08:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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That clip was really funny! I’m an instant fan of hers, now.

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Posted: 16 December 2008 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I will have to check this out. Sounds good! I watched her “And God Said ‘Ha!’” DVD this year and really enjoyed it. I think she also wrote a forward to a book I read this year (can’t recall which one). I liked her insight on the DVD.

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Posted: 16 December 2008 06:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I finally received the CD I’d ordered—the DVD is out of stock. I LOVED IT! It was an instant favorite, I would not hesitate to recommend it for any skeptic (or sceptic!)

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Posted: 17 December 2008 03:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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now you see why I suggested that she’d be a great ‘representative’ atheist for the community, eh?  :)

one would have to be a cold fish indeed to not like Julia Sweeney (imo:)

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