You Don't Gotta Believe
What's eating Vincent Bugliosi? Maybe he's been spending too much time taking on the world's evildoers Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, Lee Harvey Oswald or maybe at the age of 76 he's hedging his bets on whether he'll end up frying in hell or welcomed at the pearly gates. The country's pre-eminent attorney is now taking on the ultimate opponent God. But he's not going the way of Christopher Hitchens and advocating balls-out atheism. Tonight, Bugliosi makes a compelling case for agnosticism as he discusses and signs his highly controversial book, Divinity of Doubt: The God Question, a treatise that knocks down both theism and atheism. He believes that no religion has a corner on the truth. Rather than believe in myths and fairy tales (Original sin? C'mon. Virgin birth? Puh-leeze), he makes a sound argument for believing only in what can be proved and following the age-old credo, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." By drawing such simple conclusions, as well as disputing fundamental religious doctrine, he has single-handedly managed to outrage followers of all practices, including Christians, Protestants, Jews, Mormons, Buddhists, Wiccans, Sikhs, Muslims and atheists.
Tue., June 21, 7 p.m., 2011
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