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Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonel Burge Apr 7, 2011. 63 Replies

Somethings has been bothering me lately. How come it's considered okay to propagate the atheist stereotype in books, movies and tv shows? No one would ever dream of making a movie where the token…Continue

Tags: Unite!, House!, values, Atheists, stereotypes

Atheist: The Next Generation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Smiles Nov 15, 2009. 1 Reply

Hi!My name is Rebecca or Becky. You can call me either. But not Becca it's annoying to me for some reason. I live in Iowa and attend the local high school. My Mom is currently a Methodist/Agnostic my…Continue

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Jonel Burge replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I think there is some stereotypes, but a lot of it grows out of the whole idea that we're just "angry at god", when no, we're not, we're angry at the people who follow god. I will say I object to the title--fat people are…"
Apr 7, 2011
dr kellie replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"And Glee. "
Apr 7, 2011
paul babcock replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"Yeah. Really. W the exception of Bajor, almost every planet where the inhabitants worshiped anything it was almost entirely to show how backward and primitive they were. And while it turned out that Majors "gods" were real, they…"
Apr 7, 2011
paul babcock replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"Imo we generally are portrait as bright. House is outright brilliant tho admittedly a brilliant self obsessed asshole. I may be incorrectly premature in labeling Gorren an atheist simply because he is so Sherlock Holmes rational and smart. But he is…"
Apr 7, 2011
qıƃ ɟ ǝıɔɐɹʇ replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"So, is the way one would point this out something along these lines:   "Mister/Ms special kind of believer who thinks that all but your special kind of believers are immoral, is there anything in particular that you do or don't do…"
Apr 7, 2011
Michael Black replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I didn’t know that there were any generally accepted atheist stereo types.  From the few episodes of House that I have seen, I really like the character of Dr. House.  I could think of a lot worse representatives of my…"
Apr 5, 2011
Kent Ellington replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"He jovially describes the violent destruction of a tree that represents a human being. That gets him past the controversy of a joke of actually murdering a person. It's a little fucked up. Joking about asians being bad drivers is one thing.…"
Apr 4, 2011
Kent Ellington replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"yep. and if you call them out on bigotry, then you're being "whiny" and "over-sensitive.""
Apr 4, 2011
Brian George replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I don't think there are to many instances of openly atheist characters on TV, but when they do make an appearance, they're usually portrayed as being "lost" or disillusioned with religion. What irritates me is that they very…"
Apr 4, 2011
Kent Ellington replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"Police officers hate CSI for the some of the same reasons you hate House. It gives unrealistic expectations for victims in similar situations in real life. For the rest of us, ignorance is bliss. I understand people being afraid of "coming…"
Apr 4, 2011
Kent Ellington replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I had totally forgot that Dane Cook joke. You know when comedians tell a black joke or jew joke these days, they at least make some effort to show that they are being facetious. Dane Cook seems genuinely advocate every one of these stereotypes. And…"
Apr 4, 2011
Becky Coats replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I think one feeling that atheists are bad comes from characters that are portrayed as superior because of their religiosity.  Also, situations such as the extensive criticism regarding Obama's religious beliefs leads folks to feel it is…"
Apr 1, 2011
Becky Coats replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I get this, too.  I am a nice person and I'm good at my  job and I am a loving and fun mom and devoted friend.  I am also very outspoken and happy to "expose" myself and show that you don't have to believe in a…"
Apr 1, 2011
Becky Coats replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I can't stand House partly for the reason you stated (negative portrayal of an intelligent, free thinking non-theist) as well as the crazy, unrealistic medical stories.  I'm a doctor and have little patience for medical TV. …"
Apr 1, 2011
Aggiememenon replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"I always liked Capt. Malcom ("Mal") Reynolds of the good ship Serenity...even though he was kind of an atheist stereotype, i.e. the "mad at God" type (which aren't really atheists, just disillusioned theists, but I…"
Mar 31, 2011
David Anam replied to Lyra Lynx's discussion Atheist stereotypes: the one group it's still okay to discriminate against.
"Thank you for mentioning Star Trek. It really angers my inner geek that Babylon 5 was brought up first on this thread.   Star Trek is about the most atheistic show you could get. It is set in a future where the human race abandoned the concept…"
Mar 31, 2011

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At 3:44pm on November 15, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Welcome to this splendid, international site and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise that religion is a fraud and gods are nothing but fictions inside the brains of the credulous.

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At 10:13pm on November 11, 2009, AtheistsAreUs said…
Hi Becky, welcome to Atheist Nexus! I couldn't help but notice your name, as my last name is also Barrett. So welcome! Lots of diverse groups here, join in where ever you like! :) and remember, there are lots of atheists around, many of us do not make ourselves known unless the subject is raised in a non-threatening way (which seldome happens), but you may very well know several in real life, but just are not aware they are atheist. :)

Welcome!
- Barbara (a.k.a. AtheistsAreUs)
 
 
 

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