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John Byrne
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Atheistic journalist sets out to prove Christianity is all a sham, instead becomes a believer.

How DO filmmakers come up with these brilliant, completely unexpected twists?

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Dave Kopperman
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The power of cash compels them.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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As an investigative reporter, he can't have been too good at his job.
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I looked up "atheism" in the index to one of his books. He devoted one paragraph to the subject. He wrote that he attended a debate between a believer and an atheist, and at the end of the debate, most people in the crowd agreed that the believer won.

Score!
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I'm guessing his atheism was bullshit planted to make his "conversion" a point to sell the movie. Most real atheists have looked at actual evidence and--here's the shocking twist--remained atheists.
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John Byrne
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Despite neither of my parents being Christian, I was raised in a Christian household. My maternal grandparents were Church of England (Catholic with different spelling!) and I was fully emersed thru-out my childhood.

There is a degree of irony, then, that the more I learned, getting older, the more I turned away. As my rational thinking expanded, religion of all kinds made less and less sense. (Including my father's Buddhism, a disappointment for him, no doubt.)

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...real atheists have looked at actual evidence...

Or, rather, the lack thereof!
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How "religious" was your father's Buddhism, JB? Was your mother an atheist?
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John Byrne
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Dad did the best he could to follow the Eightfold Path. Sometimes he struggled with it.

Mom, if asked, would have described herself as a free thinker.

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It has occurred to me how often we mistakenly think ourselves as being the first to think along a certain lines -- your description of your Mom as a 'free thinker' (please forgive this paraphrase, as clearly it wasn't precisely what you said), reminds me of my own Mum who, to my mind, was and is very progressive thinking despite being born into very unprogressive times in a very unprogressive country.

How many unrecorded souls in history made the deductive leap to atheism when vocalising their deduction meant torture and death?
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Shane Matlock
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The local Cinemark is playing this bit of Christian propaganda but never got T2 Trainspotting. Ah, the joys of living in the bible belt. At least the local indie theater plays some good stuff, albeit a month or two after release date. And they serve Schafly beer which is great. 
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