March 30, 2009
Dr. House on atheism:
This week’s episode of Family Guy, which mocks Kirk Cameron’s evangelism and prominently features a plotline in which Brian Griffin is persecuted for his atheism can be seen here, on Hulu, a site the show’s creator Seth MacFarlane can currently be seen advertising in an amusing commercial that pokes fun at David Icke believers.
Further, The God Delusion was also featured in this season’s premiere episode of Family Guy
And a few weeks ago, Family Guy pissed off the hate group the American Family Association for “promoting the gay agenda”
Family Guy – Cosmos For Rednecks:
Adam Carolla and Seth MacFarlane talk Religion and their Atheism:
Christopher Hitchens references Family Guy:
March 19, 2009
A while back I remember hearing a family friend describe an unusual news item about a cat at a nursing home that the staff believed correctly predicted that particular patients were about to die. And while I didn’t necessarily know what the true explanation was, I was fairly confident there was a more rational explanation than a psychic death cat.
But this week, Dr. House solved the mystery of Oscar the death cat at least within the fictional world of the drama series House. It might not be the exact solution to the real life case of the alleged psychic cat, Oscar, but it will hopefully get people thinking about all the possibly simpler explanations that might have explained Oscar’s seemingly psychic abilities.
Follow the link above if you don’t mind having the episode of House spoiled.
And I’m a particular fan of the actor who portrays Dr. House, Hugh Laurie because he doesn’t shy away from admitting he’s both an atheist and a skeptic of the supernatural: