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Without God: A Humanist's Personal Story

Country Available: Canada, USA

Dr. Robert Buckman lives without God everyday. He is a humanist. In this documentary, the life and perspectives of a humanist are revealed, through Dr. Buckman, who is an author, an award winning television host, debater and president of The Humanist Association of Canada. 

Religion, spirituality and ethics are explored as Dr. Buckman examines how we can find a moral compass without seeking supernatural intervention.  Many influential thinkers such as John Ralston Saul, Svend Robinson and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. discuss with Dr. Buckman how they live a content, secular life, what motivates them and how they feel they will come to a place of peace just before the ultimate end.  Interviews with neurologists and anthropologists reveal recent research on the "belief gene" which may or may not hardwire the brain to accept things on faith.

Humanists believe in free thought, reason and the scientific method. These tenets are compared with the faith and dogma of several belief systems. Dr. Buckman discusses with atheists how a lack of faith can be as comforting as any religious experience.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2004 Closed Captioned Length: 46 minutes Library Audience:
  • Relgious / Multicultural Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Multicultural and Religious Studies
  • Formats Available:
  • VHS Tape
  • DVD
  • Digital Streaming File