One day two young Mormon missionaries knock on performer Julia Sweeney’s door, and started her on a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs. In the end she made the transition from “believer” to “atheist”, so what happened and what was the thought process that carried her on this journey?
Oh wait, before we go there, first lets ask ourselves – who is she?
Julia Sweeney is an actor and writer best known for her four-year run on Saturday Night Live and her solo shows. Her recent piece, Letting Go of God, describes a journey that takes her on an unexpected turn toward science and ends with atheism.
OK then on with the show, here is her TED talk where she explains what happened.