|"Family Guy" television set (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I have heard that Seth McFarlane, creator of Family Guy and American Dad, is an atheist. After watching this episode, I applaud his courage and conclude that he truly seems to get it. Being a comedy, there was of course some great mockery of Christianity as Meg became "born again" after watching Kirk Cameron. But more to the point, I thought that the episode did a good job of showing the degree to which atheists are still demonized in the U.S.
Aside from villains or objects of conversion, it is still rare to see atheists on TV. I see this episode as a step in the right direction.
If you missed the episode, you can watch it at Hulu.
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