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View Diary: Religious Movies for Atheists (41 comments)

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  •  Life of Brian (6+ / 0-)

    Look on the sunny side of life

    •  Yes! Yes! Yes! (0+ / 0-)

      My favorite Easter movie.

      Ben Hur, even before I saw Charlton Heston descend into Alzheimer's-induced gun fetishism, made my stomach churn, even when I still went to church as a kid.  I've always found displays of forced reverence extremely painful to watch, which is how I wound up an atheist, I suppose.  That and I just can't understand how anyone could take as positive and loving a philosophy as the one created by Jesus, graft on some supernatural elements stolen from a cult of bull-worship, and then turn around and use it as justification to oppress, burn, torture and hate "others," whoever those others are at the moment.  It's a strange phenomenon.

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