A Christian Filmmaker, Encouraged By His Atheist Friend, Goes Looking For Answers in ‘My Week in Atheism’

Pastor Ryan Bell, trying to get better acquainted with the atheist world, recently started immersing himself in it for one year. John Christy, another devout Christian, is at least 1/52nd that committed. He did the same thing, but initially for just a week; that engagement began to stretch toward a year, though, once he decided to make a documentary about his experiences, called My Week in Atheism.

The Christian Post reports:

John Christy, a devout Christian filmmaker and student of religion, and David Smalley, an atheist activist and radio host, have released a new documentary film they made together, “My Week in Atheism,” about their friendship caught between the two opposing worldviews.

The film premiered over the weekend at the Crest Theater in Sacramento, Calif., showing the two traveling together to secular conventions, university campuses, and a live talk show, and how they maintain a close friendship while protecting their worldviews and activism.

“The way the world is today, people too often view others with different beliefs as their enemies. But David and I have developed a deep friendship — even though we talk, and argue about religious differences all the time,” said Christy in a statement.

“As I’ve gotten to know David more, I appreciate his challenge to my faith. Rather than digging in my heels to defend myself, I’ve tried to take an honest, intellectual look at what motivates atheism and why I believe what I believe,” added Christy, who has a B.S. in Religion and Theological Studies and plans to get an M.A. in Christian and Classical Studies in 2015.

Here’s the film’s trailer:



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Dusty Smith Reviews Christian Horror Film ‘The Lock In’

Don’t worry! You don’t have to watch “The Lock In,” the Christian “horror” movie about a church lock-in that involves dirty magazines… because Dusty Smith watched it for us and offers this (NSFW) review: I take back what I said earlier. Now, I have to watch this movie… [Read more…]

According to the New Show ‘Star-Crossed,’ ‘Under God’ Is No Longer in the Pledge by 2024

In the year 2024, they apparently still say the Pledge of Allegiance in school, but it doesn’t include the phrase “Under God” and there’s still controversy when people don’t stand during its recitation.

At least that’s the world envisioned in the new CW show “Star-Crossed.”

On Monday night’s premiere, which you can watch here since the CW doesn’t believe in embedding, there’s a scene that features humans pledging allegiance to the flag while members of the alien race (“Atrians”) remain seated. The scene begins around the 14:16 mark:



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Devil Who Looks Like Obama Is Cut From ‘Son of God’ Movie; Producers Still Insist U.S. is a ‘Biblical Nation’

One of the big media dustups of 2013 occurred when people watching the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible noticed an uncanny similarity between Satan (portrayed by Moroccan actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni) and a certain politician:

When producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey rejiggered their original footage for a 135-minute feature film called Son of God, out next week, the devil ended up without a single scene.

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Christian Victimhood Is the Subject of Two Movies Called ‘Persecuted,’ but Only One Features Gretchen Carlson

If, after you see the new movie Persecuted, you crave more fantasy fare about the oppression of Christians, I recommend you go see Persecuted.

Both are apparently due this year, and we have the trailers for your viewing pleasure.

First, Persecuted:



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