The Big Questions is a BBC show that tackles you-know-what. A recent episode asked: Is atheism an intolerant belief?
Forget the immediate answer (“No”) for just a moment and watch how the dialogue happens:
Although some of the comments by the religious participants essentially amount to “You think that you are right and we are wrong which is very offensive to me because WE are right and YOU are wrong!” it’s quite an entertaining back-and-forth.
I’m actually just amazed to see this type of frank discussion on television. Why can’t we have this kind of show on American TV? We steal all of our popular shows from the UK, anyway — America’s Got Talent, The Office, Survivor, American Idol were all originally from the UK — so why not this kind of show?
Special applause to Chloe Clifford-Frith, of The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (a sort of sister organization to the Secular Student Alliance), for holding her own at the 2:30 mark of the first video.
(Thanks to Tony for the link!)