The topic today on the CKNW Morning News with Philip Till was “Religion In Politics: An Atheist & Rabbi’s Perspective.” Before Phil Till begins interviewing his guests: an atheist and a rabbi, he mentions that two characters in the The Good Wife January 27th episode, “The Seven Day Rule,” Maddie Hayward and Alicia Florrick, make the statement, “I’m an atheist.” There has been lots of talk on the Internet about these two characters outing themselves. However, this isn’t real life; Maddie and Alicia are characters in a television series. The characters have nothing to gain or lose from saying three simple words: “I’m an atheist,” unless, of course, the show gains or loses viewers.
It it difficult to admit to being an atheist? I don’t think it is, and neither, it appears, does Ian Bushfield. Bushfield, who is the executive director of the B C Humanist Association, was the atheist guest on today’s CKNW Morning News with Philip Till. Early in the interview, Till asks, “Are you an atheist?,” and Bushfield answers “I am, yes.” Of course, that’s not all Bushfield talks about; he also talks about his perspective on religion in politics and on “Christy Clark’s upcoming event.”
Listen to Ian Bushfield’s discussion with Philip Till online at Philip Till Audio.