Sylvia Broeckx
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Hug an Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy S Jul 30, 2012. 1 Reply

I'm still fairly new here, but wanted to share the project I'm working on at the moment.Background: I'm an atheist in the UK and a filmmaker. I have lots of atheist friends in the US who will often…Continue

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Greetings from a Newbie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Broeckx Jun 14, 2012. 7 Replies

Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Sylvia, a 34 year old filmmaker currently residing in Sheffield UK, but originally from Belgium. And I'm an atheist. Like most people in Belgium I was raised…Continue

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Thomas St Bernard replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Hug an Atheist in the group Hang With Friends
"I just finished watching your movie and can't wait to read more about it.  Thank you for all the work you have already done.  I also look forward to hearing more about it and plan to contribute also. "
Aug 6, 2012
William Brown liked Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Hug an Atheist
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William Brown replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Hug an Atheist in the group Hang With Friends
"I looked at your film, and Im all for it, and I know a few others who might be intrested. My story is intresting in it self, since I am a member of Narcotics Anonymous, which seems to promote a belief in god, or a god/higher power, but in the same…"
Aug 4, 2012
Joseph P left a comment for Sylvia Broeckx
"Ooh, looks cool and useful, perhaps as a movie for younger atheists to show their ignorant, religious family members. Your statement about the perspective of atheism in the USA reminds me of an episode of Top Gear that I saw a few years ago. …"
Aug 1, 2012
matthew greenberg replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Hug an Atheist in the group Hang With Friends
"awesome.  i'm in.  can't wait to see the finished product. "
Aug 1, 2012
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Hug an Atheist

I started this project back in May and last week, after lots of research and reading and emailing, I finally launched a campaign on Indiegogo.comI'm trying to make a documentary about atheists in the USA, so far people have raised over $2500, helping out and sharing. I'd love for it to become a reality so if you have a minute, please do go check it out and if you care, please share and possibly even help out.…See More
Aug 1, 2012
Tammy S replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Hug an Atheist
"Will do!"
Jul 30, 2012
Sylvia Broeckx posted a discussion

Hug an Atheist

I'm still fairly new here, but wanted to share the project I'm working on at the moment.Background: I'm an atheist in the UK and a filmmaker. I have lots of atheist friends in the US who will often share their stories and news articles with me regarding atheism in the USA. The more I learned, the more I was gobsmacked, the more I wanted to somehow help and make a difference.So after doing quite a bit of research, I launched Hug an Atheist on …See More
Jul 30, 2012
Joseph P left a comment for Sylvia Broeckx
"Cool.  What sort of films are you working on?"
Jul 27, 2012
Kelsey left a comment for Sylvia Broeckx
"Welcome Sylvia! I hope you will enjoy it here! "
Jun 15, 2012
Sylvia Broeckx replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Introduce yourself in the group Hang With Friends
"Hi, thanks for the invite to group Ruth :) I'm Sylvia, you'll probably find me eating crepes with ice cream (probably vanilla covered in warm dark chocolate sauce and a dollop of whipped cream) and drinking chocolate flavoured milk.…"
Jun 14, 2012
Sylvia Broeckx replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Greetings from a Newbie
"Thank you for the warm welcome! :-) I'm sure I'll enjoy this site very much and will learn plenty, and hopefully make some lovely new friends too. "
Jun 14, 2012
Steph S. replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Greetings from a Newbie
"Welcome to the site! So glad you found us!"
Jun 13, 2012
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Greetings from a Newbie
"Cool! filmmaker do contact ken loukinen and get a documentary on that guy! or american atheists in general serious players in the fight for human rights imho peace!"
Jun 13, 2012
booklover replied to Sylvia Broeckx's discussion Greetings from a Newbie
"Welcome Sylvia!  I'm Melinda, I'm 45, and for now, a homemaker.  I live in Northern Illinois in the US.  I am ashamed of how prevalent religion and the accompanying stupidity is here.  We are not only not progressing,…"
Jun 13, 2012
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"Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today..."
Jun 13, 2012

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At 5:46pm on August 1, 2012, Joseph P said…

Ooh, looks cool and useful, perhaps as a movie for younger atheists to show their ignorant, religious family members.

Your statement about the perspective of atheism in the USA reminds me of an episode of Top Gear that I saw a few years ago.  The guys were on a road trip from Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana.  While passing through either Alabama or Mississippi, the hosts (who were each driving their own car) were given a challenge by the show producers to paint messages on the sides of the others' cars, in an attempt to get the other hosts assaulted.

There were messages such as NASCAR sucks, Hillary Clinton for President (before she actually ran for president), and Man Love is Okay.  They actually got assaulted and there was only sketchy film coverage, as the film crew ran for their lives, when they got jumped and were chased after by a bunch of yahoos in pickup trucks.

I think most Europeans seriously don't grasp the fact that ... all of the horrifying stereotypes you see on American TV programs and movies, mocking southerners ...

The reason those stereotypes exist is that it's the honest truth about a huge portion of the population, in several of the southeastern states.  It's not hyperbole.  Most Europeans haven't come face-to-face with that level of ignorance, stupidity, and hatred in such overwhelming numbers, and they can't make themselves truly believe it.  The Top Gear guys now clearly believe, though.

At 6:48pm on July 27, 2012, Joseph P said…

Cool.  What sort of films are you working on?

At 10:10pm on June 15, 2012, Kelsey said…

Welcome Sylvia! I hope you will enjoy it here! 

At 3:37pm on June 13, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...

At 11:14pm on June 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 8:06pm on June 12, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Sylvia! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 2:59pm on June 12, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Sylvia

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a life long atheist film maker and freethinker.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry

 
 
 

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