Sociologist Phil Zuckerman traveled to Scandinavia to ask godless Danes and Swedestheir collective lives measurably better, more stable, more humane than ourswhy they dont worship invisible, tyrannical deities. You can pretend not to know the answeror be surprised at the U.S. Senate Chaplains recent claim that Senators pray on their knees in his office, seeking counsel from the supernatural on public policy. Then get over it, quick, and hear Zuckerman discuss his book, Society Without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment. Just sayin, er, prayin.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2 p.m., 2010