Internet Goosing the Antithesis

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Atheist Documentary Is Anti-American?

According to a story by the FOX News wannabes at CNS News, Christians are upset about the airing of Jonathan Miller's A Brief History of Disbelief on PBS this week.

According to the director of Concerned Women for America (a group founded by Tim "Left Behind" LaHaye's wife):
Airing the program gives credibility and cohesiveness to individuals who seek to undermine the beliefs and values on which democracy and the American dream are founded. One has to wonder why it is so important to them for everyone to understand their 'disbelief.' The program is not a dispassionate, positive voice - as they claim. Instead, it is clearly demagogic and propagandistic.
If one was still wondering at the importance of communicating the reasons for disbelief after watching a documentary that points out the many global problems caused by or contributed to by religion, then perhaps one really wasn't paying attention.

And the vice president at James Dobson's Family Research Council:
When I first read about this, I thought, 'Oh, they're attempting some sort of objective history of atheism. That might be interesting.' But when I actually watched it, I realized that it's really an evangelistic piece for atheism."

If they really want to be objective, they need to have a three-part series documenting the evidence in favor of Christianity. If they present propaganda for Islam, if they present propaganda for atheism, I think it's only fair they present propaganda for Christianity, too.
Well, in fact there have been documentary presentations about many beliefs aired on PBS, including Christianity, Mormonism, Islam, and Hinduism. To say nothing of their weekly broadcast program, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which examines a much greater diversity of beliefs. Is it really so astounding, and so "anti-American," to give the spotlight to those who argue for a lack of belief?

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At 5/01/2007 2:27 PM, Blogger Alison declaimed...

yes, on that documentary about Mormonism last night, there was so much propaganda for atheism, I couldn't believe it. /sarcasm

At 5/01/2007 10:00 PM, Blogger breakerslion declaimed...

"Airing the program gives credibility and cohesiveness to individuals who seek to undermine the beliefs and values on which democracy and the American dream are founded."

Does anyone have any idea what this ditz is talking about?

Anybody out there "seeking to undermine" anything? Hands?

Would that be the American Dream of being P.T. Barnum, and fleecing the suckers born every minute?

Any of you "individuals" looking for someone to give you cohesiveness? (I asked my neighbor for some one time, but all I got was a measuring cup full of Crisco.)

I had no idea that the American Dream was founded. When was it losted?

Ok, the act needs work, but I'm sure with a little polish, she could be the Martin to my Lewis.

At 5/03/2007 10:20 PM, Blogger beepbeepitsme declaimed...

If anti-american means anti freethought - then I would have to agree.

Christian and islamic fundamentalists are anti-freethought.

At 5/04/2007 1:22 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

How DARE PBS promote atheism! How DARE they!

Pull the Federal funds immediately! Ohhhh, the audacity! :P



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