Saturday, June 21, 2008

Julia Sweeney

Julia Sweeney is awesome. First of all who could forget how funny she was on SNL with her great character "Pat" 

Now she has an incredible one woman show out there called "Letting go of God." In a touching and humorous way, she details her journey from being raised in a Catholic family to her gradual process of becoming an atheist. I very much related to her story, in fact at some points I felt I was living her journey right along with her. I had no idea that she was so smart, but she is one of my "Heroes of Atheism" Alongside Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Dan Barker.

She is coming out with a DVD of "Letting go of God" in the fall. Anyone can download the audio of her show for about 10 bucks on Also check out her Blog at