First Topic – Kresta Comments – What Drives the Modern Atheist Scientist?
On Feb. 28, 1953, Cambridge University scientists James Watson and Frances Crick announced that they had determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes. Both were atheists. Al uses this anniversary as an opportunity to talk about modern atheism and science. What drives the modern atheist scientist?
Second Topic – EWTN Launches 13-part television series - All Things Girl
Tonight EWTN Television will begin a 13-part series based on the best-selling series All Things Girl!, a Catholic book series inspired by Pope John II's teaching on the dignity of women. These books cover a variety of topics for girls ages 9-13 including friendship, beauty, modesty, the feminine genius, and etiquette. Contributing authors Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow join us.
Third Topic – “The Stoning of Soraya M” – Now Released on DVD
Last summer a sobering, controversial film explored the gripping story of an Iranian woman who is victimized by her husband. The movie is based on real events and is adapted from the book of the same name by the French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam, played by Jim Caviezel. In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, a husband grows tired of his young wife, who has borne him two sons and two daughters. Under Islamic law, a man may have up to four wives – but he’s also obligated to care and provide for each of them properly. Interested in a potential child bride and unable to afford the added expense of a second wife, the husband maneuvers his wife into tending house for a recent widower. Then he falsely accuses her of infidelity, after blackmailing other male village elders, including the mullah – the town’s religious leader - into colluding in his lie. The film “The Stoning of Soraya M” is now out on DVD. Iranian Director Cyrus Nowrasteh is with us.