My thoughts exactly...When MANY atheists are just friendly people who live and act in a moral way but will burn forever in the fires of hell.
I liked it.
How. Why. How.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
haha, wow.When MANY atheists are just friendly people who live and act in a moral way but will burn forever in the fires of hell.
Pretty much have to echo what Arch said.It's beyond that, it's a complete misrepresentation. It's Strawman Argument: the movie.
Either the writers has never had a real relationship with an Atheist, or they are maliciously lying. Probably the former. The trailer plays off like a Christian's fantasy on how they stick it to what they think the Atheist is like. Actually, I don't think I'd like it as a Christian, either. It just seems so patronizing.
I mean, you guys here are 10 times more reasonable than those who wrote that movie.
(By the way, the author of that blog is one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet anywhere. He's the real deal.)In the end the central injustice of this movie is its failure to fairly represent a class of people whom Christians purport to love. But it’s not loving people well to misrepresent them this badly. This movie caricatures, dehumanizes, and depersonalizes people like me, portraying us in the worst possible light. How could I not find this movie disgustingly offensive? Every single atheist in this film is a spineless, uncaring jerk. This is how you love someone like me? You made atheists the bad guys! And not even complex bad guys. You made us two-dimensional cartoon villains who rub our hands together menacingly, tweaking our pencil-thin moustaches above our sinister grins. Children should be afraid to come near us. Employers should think twice before hiring us. And clearly women should steer clear of dating us because obviously we lack hearts.
This is not love. You cannot love people while ignoring everything they tell you about themselves. You are not loving people when you refuse to listen to their stories. You are not loving them well when you decide before hearing them that you already know all that you need to know about them, overruling their own self-descriptions and self-identifications because you are convinced you know better than they do what’s going on inside of them. When you continually speak of people in terms to which they cannot agree, you are not showing them respect or validating them as real people. This movie represents a grievous failure to love people like me. If you watch this and then beg me to go watch it as well, it tells me that in some way you accept its presentation of what I am like even though I’m telling you it’s not accurate. If you say you are to be known by how you love, then this should upset you. The words may be there, but the thing your words promise is not.
Wow... this is almost as bad as depicting Christians as bigoted, humorless prudes who villainously adhere to outdated traditions and run their households with a tyrannical fist.... You made us two-dimensional cartoon villains who rub our hands together menacingly, tweaking our pencil-thin moustaches above our sinister grins. Children should be afraid to come near us. Employers should think twice before hiring us. And clearly women should steer clear of dating us because obviously we lack hearts.
Dan Brown disagrees. Catholics are obviously illuminati-esque supervillains conspiring to control the world from the shadows.Unless it's a Catholic priest. Then he's also a child molester.
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