Spiritual Envy; Finding Home

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Season 18: Episode 50

What happens when you want to believe but no longer can? Where do you find comfort in an impersonal universe? Michael Krasny joins Mary to talk about his book Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest.

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As a child, Michael Krasny believed God was real, close, personal, and comforting. But as he grew up, that unshakable source of consolation became nothing more than the wind whispering. Now as an agnostic, he envies the constant reassurance that faith in a God brings to believers.

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Let's say your parents are fervent atheists - but you grew up dreaming of a white communion dress. Or... you're Roman Catholic, and your first time in a synagogue speaks to you the way nothing else ever has. How do you know when a religion or a wisdom tradition, is the one where you belong? CBC producer Frank Faulk takes us along on his search to find a spiritual home.

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