Re: [bostonatheists] The "Straw Atheist" article at TVtropes.org....

From: Will
Sent on: Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:44 PM
The movie "Signs" with Mel Gibson and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Gibson loses his faith because of the death of his wife and predictably gets it back.
The movie "Knowing" with Nicolas Cage. Cage is an atheist, again due to the death of his wife. At the end, Cage finds it convenient to bond with his family around spiritual values (as the world ends). Thankfully though the "Angels" turn out to be Aliens.


From: Zachary Bos <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, February 16,[masked]:52 PM
Subject: [bostonatheists] The "Straw Atheist" article at TVtropes.org....

... merits some consideration as a compendium of ways in which folks
of our persuasion are presented in a prejudicial light in the media:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HollywoodAtheist?from=Main.StrawAtheist.

Would anyone on the list like to share some examples of portrayals of
atheism (or skepticism, etc.) in the media, which are particularly
galling?

All best,

Z



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