Below are a few videos of Julia Sweeney, formerly with Saturday Night Live, describing her ascent out of Catholicism and a spiritual journey that led her, first, to dismiss Christianity and the Bible and then deism, and finally, Eastern spirituality. Her quest toward the truth was actually punctuated by many of the same questions I asked in my own search, which led, ultimately, to an appreciation of science and reason and a recognition of the culpability of religion.
Here are a few parts from her monologue “Letting Go of God,” in which she investigates the incoherence of the God-son-sacrifice dichotomy, the complexities of the eye and the science behind near death experiences and supposed ghost or angel sightings. If you don’t don’t agree with her, it’s worth watching. She’s a remarkable storyteller.