A Moving Film About the Lives and Challenges of Closeted Atheists

Parrot, a short 24-minute film by Myrtle Street Pictures, is one of the first professionally produced films that center around the theme of atheism and its relation to an overwhelmingly religious society. It is a story about two brothers growing up in a devoutly Catholic family, and these brothers become closeted atheists, as least to the church and the family.

Suddenly, tragedy strikes, and the family starts to fall apart as religious tensions explode and the young man struggles with the oppressive absurdity of religion.

It’s inspirational and thought-provoking, and it makes me think about death and how we ought to be remembered. I think you should take some time out of your day to watch it right now:

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Posted on May 15, 2012, in Humanism, Religion. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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