edohiguma and I go at philosophy hammer-and-tongs. It’s inevitable because we’re both honest and we both like things clear and precise. So we clash ideas together despite the extreme unlikelihood of either altering the other’s position.
We’re also allies, because we both love freedom.
Which brings us to my latest time-waster, Bones. It definitely deserves the 4 & 1/2 star rating on Netflix. I’d heard the atheist/Christian team-up was good, and it is. They can’t slam their ideologies together like we do–bad storytelling–and they wisely don’t even try. They just do references, flourishes, and respect for two very different individuals who battle evil together.
(But Bones does suffer from the modern Hollywood claptrap of having a lithe heroine regularly beating up burly men and gang leaders. They nicely explain why “Bones” works on her fighting skills, but…no. Buffy, yes. Forensic anthropologist, no.)
Incidentally, before Bones came out I’d toyed with a movie idea about an atheist inspector and a Christian detective. Their bad guy is an atheist “religious fanatic” who knows he’s seen as evil, but believes the opposite. He believes he serves humanity by “thinning the herd” of the genetically unfit, and accepts the hatred of a universally loathed mass murderer.
Finally, FULL DISCLOSURE–Sure, my arguments would be more circumspect if edo didn’t have a Y chromosome and looked like Emily Deschanel:
And if we’re talking her sister Zooey…
…I might avoid the topic altogether. Even though it’s obvious that creatures like the Deschanels could never have arisen by chance.