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July 25th, 2007
Episode 74 of 303 episodes
Does a belief in God undermine one's ability to be a skeptic? This is thequestion Hal Bidlack seeks to answer this week, as he movingly recounts his ownpersonal experiences as a man of faith—and as a skeptic and prominent member of theJames Randi Educational Foundation. Atheism is relatively common within the skeptics community, and so it is sometimes supposed (especially in press accounts) that skepticism implies atheism.Dr. Bidlack is one of those who disagrees.