Re: [bostonatheists] Media depiction of atheiss

From: Chelsea L.
Sent on: Monday, February 18, 2013 1:19 PM
Oh good, I'm glad we got to sneak a female character in there in the most passive role possible.

Sounds like Humanism!

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Will <[address removed]> wrote:
My idea for an atheist screenplay would be that a reporter, priest, minister and a few others, on their way to an interfaith meeting crash in the ocean and encounter a utopian society where religion, supernatural, god etc are unknown by all but a few. The island has been undiscovered because the inhabitants have an advanced stealth technology. They are generally advanced technologically because they full embrace knowledge and reject superstition. The reporter is a vehicle for asking questions such as "without the morality of religion, how are you not at each other throats?" The minister, after seeing this utopian society, has a crisis of faith and becomes an atheist. The priest tries to infect society with supernatural beliefs (especially the children) with disastrous results and ultimately has to be kicked off the island. There could also be a woman with a terminal disease to show how the culture deals with mortality.


From: Catherine Caldwell-Harris <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Sunday, February 17,[masked]:35 PM

Subject: [bostonatheists] Media depiction of atheiss

Great topic, Zach, and thanks Will for adding in those two movies.

Anyone also want to list movies/TV where atheists are not villains or deluded folks who get their faith back?  For example, Dr. House (of 'House'). He's not a nice guy, but isn't really a straw atheist (or is he?)


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