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03-08-2012, 06:15 PM
RE: Atheist characters on TV
(03-08-2012 06:05 PM)elemts Wrote:  But yeah, I love Doctor Who myself. Thinking of that.... wouldn't there be a fairly large amount of shows (on the BBC channels over there at least) that either have atheists on them, or just people who knock down religion or make fun of it?

Well, yes...

(03-08-2012 02:35 PM)Red Celt Wrote:  Nearly every character on British TV. But not the Vicar of Dibley.

In the UK, secularism is the norm. I mean, we have theists, but they are (very thankfully) on the fringes. Particularly when it comes to entertainment.

They intrude on the government and in education (no separation of church and state) but we don't tend to have it thrust down our throats in the mass media.
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03-08-2012, 08:03 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2012 08:22 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Atheist characters on TV
(03-08-2012 02:21 PM)Pavlovs_Ape Wrote:  The greatest character of all time, Captain Malcom Reynolds.

"You're allowed on my boat. God ain't"

Reminds me that Captain Jack Harkness oughtta be included as well. Big Grin

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Got no clue what the fuck to make of the Face of Boe, don't think it was an atheist, think it was more like a God dying sorta thing.

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05-08-2012, 09:37 PM
RE: Atheist characters on TV
He-Man and She-Ra! They don't seem to have any kind of religion on their planets/in their universes.

Probably everybody from Star Wars. They have the Force. What the hell would they need a god for when they have something they can prove exists and is a lot more fun to have around?
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05-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Atheist characters on TV
(05-08-2012 09:37 PM)SlipStitch Wrote:  He-Man and She-Ra! They don't seem to have any kind of religion on their planets/in their universes.

Probably everybody from Star Wars. They have the Force. What the hell would they need a god for when they have something they can prove exists and is a lot more fun to have around?

He-Man called upon the power of Grey Skull. He was dependent upon an outside higher source. I'd call that religious.

And the Force is just as supernatural as a god.

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05-08-2012, 09:48 PM
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(05-08-2012 09:42 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(05-08-2012 09:37 PM)SlipStitch Wrote:  He-Man and She-Ra! They don't seem to have any kind of religion on their planets/in their universes.

Probably everybody from Star Wars. They have the Force. What the hell would they need a god for when they have something they can prove exists and is a lot more fun to have around?

He-Man called upon the power of Grey Skull. He was dependent upon an outside higher source. I'd call that religious.

And the Force is just as supernatural as a god.

Except both demonstrate actual effects, therefore not supernatural. And definitely not like God.

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05-08-2012, 09:54 PM
Atheist characters on TV
(05-08-2012 09:48 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-08-2012 09:42 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  He-Man called upon the power of Grey Skull. He was dependent upon an outside higher source. I'd call that religious.

And the Force is just as supernatural as a god.

Except both demonstrate actual effects, therefore not supernatural. And definitely not like God.

You make a good argument.

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05-08-2012, 09:59 PM
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(05-08-2012 09:54 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  
(05-08-2012 09:48 PM)Chas Wrote:  Except both demonstrate actual effects, therefore not supernatural. And definitely not like God.

You make a good argument.

Ooooh, good line. May I use that?

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05-08-2012, 10:27 PM
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Brian Griffin - Family Guy

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05-08-2012, 10:33 PM
Atheist characters on TV
(05-08-2012 09:59 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-08-2012 09:54 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  You make a good argument.

Ooooh, good line. May I use that?

You'd be stealing someone's intellectual property. I guess if you're okay with that...Dodgy

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11-08-2012, 11:38 AM
RE: Atheist characters on TV
I love Bones < 3 Does anyone know if she is a atheist in real life?

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