30 Renowned Writers Speaking About God & Reason Video Montage

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Jonathan Pararajasingham, a neurosurgeon in London, created a montage of 100 renowned academics, mostly all scientists, talking about their thoughts on the existence of God. Now’s he back with a new video, 30 Renowned Writers Speaking About God. It runs 25 minutes, and it offers as much a critique of orthodox religious belief as it does a literary tribute to humanism and rationalism. Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth — they all make an appearance. The full list of writers appears below

1. Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Science Fiction Writer

2. Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Laureate in Literature

3. Professor Isaac Asimov, Author and Biochemist

4. Arthur Miller, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright

5. Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate in Literature

6. Gore Vidal, Award-Winning Novelist and Political Activist

7. Douglas Adams, Best-Selling Science Fiction Writer

8. Professor Germaine Greer, Writer and Feminist

9. Iain Banks, Best-Selling Fiction Writer

10. José Saramago, Nobel Laureate in Literature

11. Sir Terry Pratchett, NYT Best-Selling Novelist

12. Ken Follett, NYT Best-Selling Author

13. Ian McEwan, Man Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

14. Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-2009)

15. Professor Martin Amis, Award-Winning Novelist

16. Michel Houellebecq, Goncourt Prize-Winning French Novelist

17. Philip Roth, Man Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

18. Margaret Atwood, Booker Prize-Winning Author and Poet

19. Sir Salman Rushdie, Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

20. Norman MacCaig, Renowned Scottish Poet

21. Phillip Pullman, Best-Selling British Author

22. Dr Matt Ridley, Award-Winning Science Writer

23. Harold Pinter, Nobel Laureate in Literature

24. Howard Brenton, Award-Winning English Playwright

25. Tariq Ali, Award-Winning Writer and Filmmaker

26. Theodore Dalrymple, English Writer and Psychiatrist

27. Roddy Doyle, Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

28. Redmond O’Hanlon FRSL, British Writer and Scholar

29. Diana Athill, Award-Winning Author and Literary Editor

30. Christopher Hitchens, Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Columnist

30 Renowned Writers Speaking About God & Reason…, posted with vodpod

ORIGINAL ARTICLE http://www.openculture.com/2012/01/30_renowned_writers_speaking_about_god_reason.html

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