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  • Episode 85 – Sherlock

    This week we turn our geek meters to eleven and geek out hard on season 3 of “Sherlock.”  All three episodes have aired in the US and that means SPOILERS.  A whole fat ton of spoilers.  If there is anything you don’t want to know about the season, we are going to spoil it.  Guaranteed.  If you are one those people who hates “Sherlock,” you are wrong.  Go listen to some atheist podcast about how much “Sherlock” sucks because this isn’t that podcast.  Also, In case we weren’t clear before, this episode is full of spoilers.


  • God in the Movie Theatre

    Note: This article contains spoilers about Flight and Life of Pi

    Since I’ve become more open about my atheism, I’ve found my responses to theism in popular culture have changed.   I notice theism more and my response to it in a movie can run counter to my impressions of the movie itself.

    When it comes to a fictional universe, I accept that gods can exist.  The writer has created a universe in which gods are real and I have no difficulty accepting those gods within the context of the story.  Immersing yourself in fiction is the suspension of disbelief, after all.

    Even if a story is set in the “real” world, if the existence of god is an important part of the story, I can go with it.   I don’t immediately find myself pulling away from a story because of that element.

    I can’t deny, though, that I notice it.

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