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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Question of the Day #70: Atheism/Freethought in Movies?

The June service of the North Texas Church of Freethought will examine instances and portrayals of freethought in the movies. But just how much have atheism and freethought been shown in this medium?

Which movies can you name that show characters who are either without a god-belief or show themselves to be freethinkers?

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4 Comments:

At 5/08/2007 1:38 PM, Blogger Alison declaimed...

Bergman's Faith Trilogy
The Seventh Seal
2001 a Space Odyssey
Blasphemy
American Beauty
most everything by Luis Bunuel
Pleasantville
Inherit the Wind (duh)
Chocolat
Monty Python films, like Meaning of Life and Brian
Contact
Planet of the Apes
The Aristocrats
Wings of Desire


The obvious current documentaries
Goosing the Antithesis Atheist Film Festival

 
At 5/08/2007 3:10 PM, Blogger David declaimed...

- The Rapture (1991)
- The Contender (2000)
- Darrow (1991)
- Anything Else (2003)
- Winter Passing (2005)
- At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
- Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
- Frailty (2002)
- The Others (2001)
- The Name of the Rose (1986)
- Saint Ralph
- Elmer Gantry
- My Mother's Smile
- Touching the Void (2003)
- Promises
- The Priest
- The Sea Inside
- Wit

 
At 5/08/2007 7:34 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

david: most of your movies are anti-theistic, not atheistic movies.

 
At 5/09/2007 9:10 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

I haven't seem many of these movies. Are there any specific scenes that stick out?

 

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