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Atheists Rally Behind New Movie Thriller
My Fox Houston ^ | 08 Jul 2011 | NED HIBBERD

Posted on 07/21/2011 6:57:25 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby

Edited on 07/21/2011 6:58:41 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

It’s Christian vs. Atheist in a new thriller released Friday.

Except the Christian is the bad guy. And atheists are saying this film could be their “Brokeback Mountain,” which broke down barriers for gays six years ago.

The atheist director of “The Ledge” is hoping to start a similar conversation on behalf of non-believers.


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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: atheism; atheists; hollywood; moviereview; theledge
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1 posted on 07/21/2011 6:57:31 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Atheists NEED a “Brokeback Mountain”. And a 5 gallon drum of KY.


2 posted on 07/21/2011 7:01:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
Except the Christian is the bad guy.

In other words, pretty much the same as all the other crap coming out of Hollywood.

3 posted on 07/21/2011 7:04:48 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
Except the Christian is the bad guy.

Then he ain't being a Christian.

4 posted on 07/21/2011 7:05:00 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

These people are such clowns. Just like when the agenda monkeys pretended that Brokeback Mountain was the “first film to break the gay barrier” these idiots are going to pretend this film is the first where a Christian is the bad guy.

Lololololololol


5 posted on 07/21/2011 7:05:34 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Christians portrayed as bad guys in a movie?

Been there, done that.


6 posted on 07/21/2011 7:05:45 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
And atheists are saying this film could be their “Brokeback Mountain,” which broke down barriers for gays six years ago.

That makes sense. Atheism is based upon a fictional view of the world, so why shouldn't it take fiction to popularise it?

7 posted on 07/21/2011 7:08:31 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: MAexile

I predict a movie flop. It will start in maybe 800 theaters nationwide and will be replaced by better movies within two weeks.

Personally, I can’t wait to see Courageous this fall. If it is as good as Fireproof, it will be great.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 7:17:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

Well, at least they have a movie to rally behind.

Must suck going through life believing in nothing.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 7:22:04 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

What have athiests have to offer except for...well...nothing.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 7:23:11 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I predict a movie flop. It will start in maybe 800 theaters nationwide and will be replaced by better movies within two weeks.

You mean, like Atlas Shrugged?

(Which I do actually want to see, but it came (nowhere remotely near), and went.)

11 posted on 07/21/2011 7:23:54 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("You fool! Don't you know every Taurus purchased brings us closer to TEOTWAWKI?")
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To: Thane_Banquo

“Except the Christian is the bad guy.”
“In other words, pretty much the same as all the other crap coming out of Hollywood. “

Exactly, what is new here? Another attack on the norms of society, the institutions of society, and the best parts of society.

Pass.


12 posted on 07/21/2011 7:25:34 PM PDT by WOSG (Cut the spending!)
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To: Thane_Banquo

I laughed at the quote saying that usually the atheist or non-Christian ends up being the villain. I doubt she could name one example of such a film made in recent years.


13 posted on 07/21/2011 7:25:52 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

As if THIS is the first movie where the Christian is a bad guy? What else has Hollywood been producing for the last how many years???


14 posted on 07/21/2011 7:26:15 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

There is no such thing as a non-believers. Even the atheist believes something.


15 posted on 07/21/2011 7:27:53 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
In the playback of people's lives before the ultimate Judge it will be they who lose and proved to be the bad guys. It's that “footage” that counts and not all of their demented fantasy “footage”. Only Christ can make one good by the washing away of all sin by the blood that He shed for the forgiveness of our sins.
16 posted on 07/21/2011 7:29:03 PM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.))
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Most atheists are people that have not yet found their way to God. Growing up, growing older, having children and losing parents has a real unique way of opening a person's eyes. I just thank heaven my parents have always had rock solid faith and shared that with me. I can not imagine slogging through life believing in nothing. How cold and cynical and pointless the world must look.
17 posted on 07/21/2011 7:30:12 PM PDT by Casie
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

There is no discrimination against atheists. If anything, they have a bigger voice than anyone else in government, legal system, and education.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 7:32:47 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: t2buckeye
To all

What I have never understood about atheists is the following. For the sake of argument lets grant their basic premise to be true. No God and religious practice is wasted effort. Just people being foolish, OK so why can't atheists just let people be foolish. If it has no meaning then they shouldn't care how others waste their life on it.

I utterly don't understand their militancy. Unless they are so unsure of their atheism they need to constant validation of converting others to their view point.

19 posted on 07/21/2011 7:34:35 PM PDT by Reily
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby
My thought exactly.

“Usually the atheist, or the person that's not the Christian, usually ends up being the villain,” she says.

This is delusional.

20 posted on 07/21/2011 7:35:16 PM PDT by Yardstick
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