Atheism in the movies
AS PART of my ongoing research into movies centred on disbelief, last night I sat down to watch Blue Like Jazz, the movie version of Don Millers autobiographic book about how he rejected his Southern Baptist upbringing and became a vociferous critic of Christianity and Christian conservatives.
Given that IMDb billed it as a comedy/drama, I thought this tale about Don, a 19-year-old Southern Baptist who escapes his Bible Belt upbringing for a life at a godless liberal college in Portland, Oregon, would be have some laugh-out-loud moments, like Paul, which Id recently blogged about here.
When Southern Baptist Don arrives at godless Reed College, one of the first things he spots is this bumper sticker
But the laughs, in this instance, came after Id watched it when I hopped across to the... [via Planet Atheism]
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