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James Frey on Religion, God and Death

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Uploaded on Jun 16, 2011

Controversial writer James Frey talks about religious faith... and shares a deeply personal story about a painful moment when he turned to God -- desperate to find solace when his newborn son unexpectedly passed away.

In the clip, Frey talks candidly about begging God for help:

On Looking for Guidance from God, Any God
'I remember when he was in the hospital, and we knew he was going to die... when the doctors would come to see him they would ask us to leave, so we'd have about an hour when we couldn't be with him. During those hours, I would leave and I would go to, I went to a number of churches, I went to a Mosque, I went to a couple of different synagogues... and literally got down on my knees and begged God to help, to send me a sign, to provide me with some relief, or to tell me that things were going to be ok in some way - literally begging and crying on my knees. And I never felt anything, I never saw anything that I thought was a sign. Going through that, yeah, I wished I believed in something. I think it would have made it better, I think it would make it better today if I did... I love the idea that he's in Heaven, even if I don't believe it.'

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