Julia Sweeney

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Julia Sweeney is a former Saturday Night Live comedienne and actress. She is best known for her recurring role as gender-inspecific "Pat", a role which she reprised in the movie It's Pat!.


[edit] Letting Go of God

After leaving SNL and a few minor appearances in movies and television shows, Sweeney began performing stage monologues which were filmed and/or recorded to CD, still available for sale. The monologues, which are all autobiographical, are both poignant and comedic. Her third monologue, Letting Go of God[1], details her conversion from Catholicism to atheism as a result of several life-changing events (including cancer) which led her to understand that the universe can exist without the presence of a deity.

Richard Dawkins references several quotes from Letting Go of God in his book The God Delusion.

Surprisingly, a Google search for criticism against her monologue finds no results from haters[2], and mostly simple praise for her honesty and storytelling abilities. This could be because she isn't vitriolic against theists in the manner of, for example, Christopher Hitchens.

[edit] External links

  • Her own blog, regularly updated not updated since April 1, 2013.

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. Letting Go of God on IMDb
  2. At least, not in the first forty results returned.
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