Sunday, June 12, 2005

Julia Sweeney Is A Genius

Julia Sweeney (who you might remember playing androgynous Pat on SNL) has a piece called "God said Huh ?" on last week's episode of This American Life. It's a story about herself and God (or as the TAL blurb says " Julia Sweeney, a Catholic, tells the story of how her faith began to crack after reading a most alarming book ... called the Bible."). She's funny and honest, and I don't disagree with her or have answers to the questions she raises. Maybe when I do I'll update this post.

Here's the real audio stream. Her piece starts at minute 29:00.

It includes her summarization of some not-so-familiar stories from the Bible, including :
"...and this mob forms outside and they yell, 'send out those two angel-like men to us so we can have sex with them'. And Lot yells, 'No', which I think is a basic rule of hospitality --- don't give up your guests to be raped by an angry mob. But then what does he say next ? 'Instead of the men please take my daughters and rape and do what you will with them they're virgins'..."

Don't look at me: it's in the Bible.


Blogger f said...

r u absolutely sure about dat?

6/17/2005 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger FreeThinker said...

Yep, Julia Sweeney is one of many "out" celebrity atheists!

9/12/2005 07:28:00 PM  

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