30 Days- Atheist woman spends 30 days with fundamentalist christian family.

I wasn't sure where to post this but I wanted to share it. It is a very good episode about an atheist woman from Kansas who is immersed in a fundamentalist christian household in Texas complete with weekly bible studies. It's a 45 minute video on hulu so the commercial interruptions are short. I'd love to hear your post-viewing comments.


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Comment by marie on February 11, 2009 at 11:24pm
You've started trouble, Sheryl. Now I need to watch a bunch of these episodes. Time to watch a homophobic woman live with gay parents!
Comment by Sheryl on February 11, 2009 at 11:20pm
Maybe a little of both. Ha!
Comment by marie on February 11, 2009 at 11:01pm
I can't decide if the fearful look on his face was due to truly finding Brenda's atheism disturbing, or if it was due to the fact that his wife both understood and sympathized with Brenda.
Comment by Sheryl on February 11, 2009 at 10:38pm
I find that whole morality argument by Christians to be quite bizarre considering the things they justify as moral.

I noticed in the show that when his wife would try to explain Brenda's point of view to him or speak to Brenda in an understanding way, he always had a strange fearful look on his face. I really loved the part at the end when he said the experience strengthened his faith. I bet they had the preacher over immediately to bless his house and cast out any demons that had arrived with the camera crew!
Comment by marie on February 11, 2009 at 8:50pm
If more Christians were like the wife instead of the husband, I think we'd be in a much better position as a country. I think what saddens me the most is that people like the husband have a hard time understanding morality outside a biblical context.

And I wanted to scream when he talked about people coming from monkeys. I hope Brenda had a response to that.
Comment by Creature on February 11, 2009 at 5:44pm
The Jail one was pretty sad.

Heh, yeah I hear you about the husband. Someone desperately needed to sit him down with the wiki article on Humanism.
Comment by Sheryl on February 11, 2009 at 4:54pm
I really like it too.I thought "Brenda' did a great job. She was articulate, knowledgeable and just the right amount of confrontational. I also found it interesting that the wife was more understanding and it was funny to see the husband losing it at the restaurant meeting with the free-thinkers! I haven't watched other episodes yet but I plan to.
Comment by Creature on February 11, 2009 at 1:25am
That was really interesting, you've got us hooked on that show now. Thanks for posting it. :)



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