The Root of All Evil?, directed by Russell Barnes, is Channel 4 series about religion with Richard Dawkins. Aired in January 2006, it’s divided in two parts: Episode 1 – The God Delusion, the same name of Dawkin’s book, and Episode 2: The Virus of Faith.
The God Delusion explores the unproven beliefs that are treated as factual by many religions and the extremes to which some followers have taken them. Dawkins opens the programme by describing the “would-be murderers . . . who want to kill you and me, and themselves, because they’re motivated by what they think is the highest ideal.” Dawkins argues that “the process of non-thinking called faith” is not a way of understanding the world, but instead stands in fundamental opposition to modern science and the scientific method, and is divisive and dangerous.
In The Virus of Faith, Dawkins opines that the moral framework of religions is warped, and argues against the religious indoctrination of children. The title of this episode comes from The Selfish Gene, in which Dawkins discussed the concept of memes.
The blog El catoli-cinismo uploaded the two episodes at Google Video with Spanish subtitles: The God Delusion (47 min) and The Virus Of Faith (47 min). I blogged about them at Videos with Bibi, and that means one more place to watch them, or watch the first episode, The God Delusion, embed below. (via Naranjas de Hiroshima)
PS.: this post is a homage to my Chris Cynical-C Blog, who is back from yet another vacation in Las Vegas, and loves blogging about Richard Dawkins.