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Yesterday, The Ledge and Elevator Gate

OoooKaaaayyyy, I think I let too much out yesterday. What can I say…I prayed on Friday and I read the bible, but…that is not what I want to talk about right now (maybe later, still not awake yet, but probably tomorrow. It was a Francis Collins moment. OK. Promise). I totally don’t have the energy for that sh*t right now. So I’m-a-gonna divert your attention to that new atheist movie that everyone is talking about.

The Ledge is about a dude that is going to jump off of a building and some dude talks him down (I can tell this is gonna be some in depth ‘reporting’ on my part-watch). One of the guys is atheist and the other is a believer, but I don’t know which is which. There is also a hot babe, because in movies there is always a hot babe and I don’t know what function she serves. Fin.

If you want a real description of the movie go to anywhere else in the atheist blogosphere or the homepage. Everyone has talked about it. Nuff said.

What I’m interested in is the response that it is going to get. Will we go out and see it in full force; whether it is good or bad. Personally, I haven’t seen a movie in years, maybe I’ll go. We’ll see. Will the reviews be good and fair, or will it be “….those angry atheist….bla bla bla…why don’t they keep their Godlessness to themselves…bla bla bla.”. Or, and this one is gonna hurt if it happens, will all the grumpy pants atheist bloggers totally poo poo the movie, some even before they have seen it, and no matter how good (or bad) it is the bitter grumpy atheist bloggers will be critical of it (admit it y’all. you’re very critical).

Currently we are divided over that Elevator-gate drama (c’mon now. let’s stop being sexist and unite and turn our energy, not on each other, but on the battle for secular society (1)), and to tell you the truth, I don’t know much about it, but I do know that it is dividing us right now. I sure hope this movie is good. It would be a great opportunity for us to get back together, unite over something (hopefully a good movie), forgive each other, lick our wounds, promise to play fair and treat each other with more respect, and the most important part…move forward.

Team Atheist, let’s go to the movies.

* Really, I’ll continue yesterdays post next, later today or tomorrow morning.

(1) A classic strategy is called divide and conquer.  You can you it on the street in hand to hand combat, on the chess board, and in war. You can also use it to disrupt organizations, or groups, whatever. Don’t we like it when the liberal Christians battle the conservative evangelical Christians or Westboro; that is divide and conquer. It is also what is happening with the Elevator Gate thingy. Stop being sexist, we can only do ‘this’ together, let’s move forward. Awesome.


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