It’s always been popular to hate on Christians and religion on television it seems. ABC’s Stumptown gives us the latest version by delivering a story about a terrible Christian woman doing “the Lord’s work” by separating Native American families. At this point, is there any other type of Christian on TV?
Well, folks, liberal producer Chuck Lorre is at it again with the ridiculous vanity cards. Young Sheldon, "Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib" which aired Thursday night, ended with a particularly interesting vanity card quoting Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli philosopher whose views on humanity and freewill are extremely nihilistic.
HBO’s His Dark Materials is closing in on its finale which means we’re finally figuring out what’s going on in the story. In an unsurprising turn of events, the Church stand-in in the story written by a devout atheist is bad.
On July 11th, Huffington Post Highline published an article by Eve Fairbanks about the dramatic rise in millennial nuns. Given The Huff Post’s lefty bent, you would expect the article to be derisive of young conservative women who choose a religious life. Shock: the tone was respectful, appreciating the role of religion in a spiritually-starved secular world.
Progressives “f*cking love science!” Really, they never tire of telling us that. Except when unborn babies are involved. Or dopey spiritualism. From silly daily horoscopes to public hexes against the President, the world of spiritual energy and incantations thought to be left behind in pagan Europe has now captured the imagination of the fastest growing “religious” group in America -- the “nones.” However, this acceptance of the occult seems more like a club against traditional Judeo-Christianity than a legitimate faith-based system of beliefs.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival in France opened with a new Jim Jarmusch movie from Focus Features (owned by the reliably liberal NBC Universal) called The Dead Don’t Die, filled with in-your-face attacks on Republicans, conservatives, and people/states who vote for them. The plot is spurred by an environmental apocalypse caused by "polar fracking."
In an effort to stick it religious conservatives, Magnolia Pictures is premiering their new documentary on the Satanic Temple, Hail Satan? in Los Angeles on Good Friday. Hail Satan? chronicles the Satanic Temple members’ fight for “religious freedom” against organized religion.
Atheist Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) on IFC’s Brockmire might not make much headway in finding God, but he does find plenty of ways to offend in April 17’s episode, “The Yips.”
CBS’s God Friended Me has been pretty well-behaved since its inception. It even made our 2018 Nice List. However, after the show introduced the storyline of Reverend Arthur Finer (Joe Morton) having both an atheist son, Miles (Brandon Michael Hall), and a lesbian daughter, Ali (Javicia Leslie), you knew it was only a matter of time before that plot got out of hand. That finally happened in the episode “Return to Sender” on March 24, as Reverend Finer is being considered for Episcopal Bishop of New York.
It’s become surprising when a network show portrays Christianity and religion in a somewhat positive light. The pilot episode of CBS’s new show, God Friended Me, does this and actually encourages some productive conversation between Christians and atheists.
HBO proudly aired their star Bill Maher doing stand-up in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday night, with a routine centering on mocking President Trump. "Doesn’t everything about this man scream microdick? The bragging, and the buildings with my name on it! And the debates. He was talking about his dick at the debates! That guy is president." Maher went on to suggest Trump "never once brought a woman to orgasm."
In Sunday night’s episode of Fox’s Family Guy, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Peter,” Peter Griffin meets a very vulgar God while in a coma and eventually learns that God doesn’t exist, which is unsurprising for the show created by notorious atheist Seth MacFarlane. The conversation between the two ranges from God’s non-existence to God’s statement that humans are reincarnated as other animals and humans to God’s misconduct with some angels.