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(Post 9 of 33 in my 16-hour shift for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.)

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I’ve had a lot of people ask me for the best intro to freethought. It depends on the person, of course. Lamont’s The Philosophy of Humanism was a big part of my welcome basket, but that isn’t for everyone. Same with many others.

I know something that IS for everyone: Julia Sweeney’s incredible one-woman show Letting Go of God. There is simply nothing like it that I’ve seen — a funny, personal, accessible walk through a complicated, touchy topic from the perspective of a hilarious but otherwise normal person.

Here are the first 15 minutes:


No matter who or what you are, if you haven’t seen it yet, see it. Available on Amazon and Netflix.

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Dale McGowan is the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies. He holds a BA in evolutionary anthropology and a PhD in music.