Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cutting Edge: Godless in America

Tonight on SBS at 8.30:

The story of Atheist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair, for 30 notorious years, successfully challenged God in America and then in the summer of 1995 suddenly disappeared. The film uncovers the outrageous life of “The Most Hated Woman in America” and looks at her mysterious disappearance and death.

This documentary examines the struggle of the American Atheists group to be heard at a time when their President declares he is directed by God, and begins each day by leading his cabinet in prayer. They claim there are 30 million non-believers in the USA and they are determined to fight against the rising tide of fundamentalism.

Despite the clamour of Christian conservatives, veteran to young atheists in this film, show they are determined to fight back against what they see as the current power of religious importance in every area of public life.
A biography of O'Hair is available here. Her son William is a born-again Christian leader.