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Atheist Film “The Ledge” Nominated for Best Drama at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on July 8, 2011

I found the following news article on CNN’s website: “New Atheist Movie “The Ledge” Evangelizes Godlessness. The film director is an atheist (the great-great grandson of Darwin himself), and this film portrays atheism in a positive light in an attempt to counter Christian prejudice and bigotry towards atheists. The movie has some well-known stars, such as Liv Tyler and Terrence Howard. Read the article and take a look at the trailer; it looks very promising.

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Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying: A Movie with a Secular Message

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on April 15, 2010

Movie recommendations are a tricky thing, since people’s tastes run the gamut from treacly dramas filled with platitudes to mindless action films filled with bass-rattling explosions. Still, I think I will go out on a limb and recommend Ricky Gervais’ film, The Invention of Lying. Ricky Gervais is most well known for his role in the original British version of the television show The Office. In this film, he plays a guy who lives in a world where the concept of lying does not exist. He is fortunate enough to stumble across the idea of “saying something that wasn’t,” and this eventually leads him to a tear-jerker of a scene where he lies to his mother on her deathbed by telling her there is a life after death. Since the doctor and nurses hear him, and since everyone in this world believes what they hear, Gervais’ character finds that he has amassed a huge following of people who want to know “What happens after you die.” In the following scene, Read the rest of this entry »

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Evidence Masquerading As Faith in The Polar Express

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on January 17, 2009

polarexpressAround Christmastime, I usually end up watching a large number of holiday films with my kids. One of my kids’ favorites is The Polar Express, and my 5-year-old son is an especially big fan. Evidence of this is found in the Lionel version of The Polar Express train that chug-chugs merrily in circles on its track around the Christmas tree in our living room. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Morning After Bill Maher’s Religulous

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on October 26, 2008

First of all, my apologies go to my fellow-contributor Paulo, whose posts to this blog never stay up at the top of the page longer than a day before a new post goes up. I swear it’s not intentional, my friend (not on a conscious level, at least).

I finally went to see Bill Maher’s new film Religulous last night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bill Maher’s Religulous

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on October 3, 2008

The comedian Bill Maher’s film Religulous opens in theaters today. Based on this review, it sounds like it is worth seeing. Photobucket

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