ehh.. I would give it a 2 out of 5 stars. The death/ born again story at the end
was a little over the top for me.
The film seems to perpetuate the myth that atheists are angry about an injustice
of some sort. The atheists I know are quite optimistic and satisfied with life,
almost more so than some of my religious acquaintances who always act oppressed
or targeted and thus discontent.
I've never met an atheist with a positive attitude. So I guess my
anecdotal evidence counters yours.
I should give the movie a chance, but my impression from the trailer is that
they create a atheist straw-man professor for the student to defeat or convert
at the end. I have almost no confidence that any issue is addressed in its full
complexity or handled in an ambiguous way. Because if they did, it
wouldn't always be faith-affirming as is the obvious intent of the movie.
Instead at one point the student accuses the professor of hating God.Let's turn the tables. Let's say this movie was about an atheist
underdog debating an Christian bully. And the movie was made primarily by
atheists. Do you think Christianity would be represented fairly in such a
movie? Or is it more likely they would create and defeat a caricature straw man
of Christianity. Would there be any value to it? I don't see
anything compelling about watching a straw-man created and then defeated.
@Coach BiffMight I recommend expanding your social circle, or
perhaps cultivating environments where people are comfortable expressing
themselves more fully. You might be pleasantly surprised!
@John MarxThat movie has been made it is called Inherit the Wind,
about the monkey trial in Tennessee.And really anything hollywood
has made that intentionally make religious people look bad including the latest
movie "noah" which makes noah out as a crazed killer, rather than the
normal imperfect people they really are.--Athiests do
carry a chip on their shoulder or they would not be so vocal against religion or
@the truth – “Athiests do carry a chip on their shoulder or they
would not be so vocal against religion or the religious.”I
think there’s some truth to this, but let’s look at why this might
be so. Putting aside for the moment the literally thousands of years
declaring non-belief was a one way ticket to the torture chamber or the
fire-pit, I think what we’re seeing in our time is largely a reaction
against the rise of the Religious Right and of course 9-11.People
are simply waking up to the fact that 1st century beliefs don’t mix well
with 21st century destructive technology. People are becoming genuinely worried
and don’t relish the idea of being collateral damage in a fiery apocalypse
religious people often seem to wish for - as a prelude to the 2nd Coming or as
the cleansing of the infidels. From this long view, pointing out
that some atheists today can be vocal or even angry is a bit like being shocked
and incredulous that after years of violent abuse, a battered wife starts
When did God allegedly die?
If Atheism is a religion, then off is a TV channel.