Atheist Movies

Posted August 1st, 2011 by admin

Religulous Trailer

Atheist movies belong to that category of art-expression that negates the presence of a benevolent divinity and proposes instead a nihilistic philosophy. It is a world where chaos prevails over all efforts to unify. Mostly depicting disintegration and disorder or debates about the presence of an omniscient higher order; atheist movies propose their unique principles and propositions about human life that find their corresponding cult-following across all cultures and locations of life.  Atheism as a philosophy is of course both profound as well as ancient,going back to the Greek Stoics right down to the present-day nihilists. It has assumed a cult status that was accentuated by the Darwinism of the nineteenth century that did its bit to question the erstwhile faith in divinity and the divine chain of beings by proposing instead the evolutionary animal chain sanctioned by empirical and scientific research. A recent atheist movie that directly question the fundamentals and the authenticity of Christian belief, The God Who Wasn’t There (2005), was filmed by Brian Fleming and incorporated a series of dialogues and discussions pitting mythical and religious beliefs against historical evidence, engaging a large body of famous scientists, historians and biblical scholars in a fascinating debate. In another related documentary The Root of All Evil, made by Richard Dawkins, the atheism is more direct and personal, arguing that the world and man would be better off without the faith in God  Atheist movies continue the trend of doubt and nihilism,of disintegration and negativity that mark contemporary culture and its excesses and abortions. A perfect example of this trend may be found in the 1988 animated film Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, about the Tokyo of 2019 that with its dystopian designs and godless urbanity, becomes an allegory of atheism in cinema. Urban excesses and its violence in a disordered world is also the theme of the 1999 film Fight Club that with its mayhem and bodily violence in an urban consumerist culture becomes an exhibition of disorder.  Although the exact scope and feature of an atheist movie is hard to define, one could generally consider the depiction of chaos, nihilism, nothingness and death of individual will as some prominently constant features of the atheist cinema. One distinguishing feature of many atheist movies is their allegorical nature that sees death and life, disorder and order pitted against one another in a world deserted by reason as in The Seventh Seal where a chess game with death becomes an allegory of the battle with chaos. What differs from film to film is of course the degree of disorder and questioning. Thus while some films present a very philosophical stance on the issue of atheism, incorporating profound debates on either side of the artistic and philosophical argument, many more go for a more direct and often stylized depiction of disorder using a wide variety of special camera effects and its associated technology. Some science-fiction films about extra-terrestrial science and its repercussions on ethics come under this category of movies, a good example of which would be the 1997 movie Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jodie Foster in the lead role. Atheist movies and their references also abound in popular culture and media, often using celebrities and their star appeal to incorporate an apocalyptic message that often comes with a pinch of salt or ironic humor. Chiefly arguing against what they consider as spiritual complacency, atheist movies are often deliberately provocative and reactionary, meaning to cause shudder as well as discomfort with their arguments and premises.

The culture of over-abundance and its associated offshoots of boredom and fatigue are often associated with atheist movies. But what strikes a greater resonance is the culture of terror and terrorism that strikes with its ghastly fangs at various historical points in time. Thus the atheist movies post-9/11 attack often assumed a wholesale lack of belief and order in a world where causality could not exist and the good are not necessarily rewarded nor the evil punished in the end. Such treatment, although sometimes reductionist and simplistically stereotypical, come to mirror a culture under great spiritual threat from forces external as well as internal as atheism begins to have ramifications around religious and racial tensions.  Atheist movies certainly add a fascinating facet in the world and aesthetics of cinema with their alternative takes on reality, culture and life as we perceive it around us. Seeking to disturb rather than comfort, atheist movies often receive massive critical acclaim for their treatment of themes and go on to enjoy cult-status in the minds of their audience.

Amsterdam in Winter

Posted September 14th, 2012 by admin

If you have decided to go in Holland’s capital during the winter – this is great but there are some important tips you need to know about Amsterdam. If you read everything I’m going to tell you then you can be sure that you will be really well prepared for the winter you are going to spend there. First of all, you will see that people are truly friendly the moment you land in Amsterdam. The whole city changes and the atmosphere is really in the holiday spirit. All of the big and famous squares turn into Christmas markets filled with interesting goods and souvenirs. You should definitely buy some for your relatives and friends.

Anyway I think that I should tell you a few words about the prices during the winter holidays. Most of the big stores make great discounts and you will be able to buy groceries, clothes, food and stuff like this on a really low prices but the bad news here is that often the hotels increasing the prices of rooms. This is why I would recommend you to rent apartments in Amsterdam. On one hand you will have to choose the amenities you need and the location of the apartment and on the other I guess you know perfectly that the privacy of the apartment is bigger than the privacy of the hotel. I’ve been in Budapest and Dubrovnik the last few years for the winter holidays and the prices of Apartment Budapest and apartment Dubrovnik goes up as well. This is why it is great news that the prices of the apartments renting in Amsterdam doesn’t change during the winter holidays.

By the way what made a great impression on me while I was in Amsterdam for the winter holidays was the fact that the tourist crowds have vanished.

December is considered to be the rainiest month in Holland and it is better to have this in mind. If you don’t prepare to get an umbrella, you’d better change your mind because you will definitely need it. Plus the days are really shorter. It gets dark at around 4;30 PM. The average temperatures are 5.5C high and 0.5C low. So make sure you bring warm clothes. Or even if you don’t do so – don’t worry. As I mentioned above there are many stores that are making huge discounts and you will be able to buy some nice clothes on low prices.

As a whole Amsterdam is a great city and it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. I’m pretty sure that you will have a great time. If you want to make this time even more special then I suggest you to pay attention to the tips I gave you. If you do so, I’m pretty sure that you will have one of the best winters in your life – not only because you are going to be in Amsterdam but also because you will be prepared for it! is is an old fishing village, situated really near Amsterdam. The place is also famous with the fact that Picasso itself spent a few days there. There are dozens of souvenir shops so make sure you buy presents for your friends and relatives.

 

Basically these are the five places I know and which are situated nearby Amsterdam. I’m sure that if you visit all of them you will be satisfied by the things you have seen and experienced.

 

Super Diet = Superfruit!

Posted August 31st, 2012 by admin

Dr. Oz is one of the most well known doctors in America. His celebrity status rose after he appeared on Oprah. Now, he is the host of a hit daytime medical talk show. Dr Oz advocates for his viewers to become healthier and better eaters. He makes a number of suggestions that can help people loose weight and stay healthy. One of the best weight loss suggestions of Dr. Oz is for people to start adding superfruits to their diet. Superfruits are a very special natural supplement that help you loose easily loose weight. They include a variety of natural ingredients such as the ever popular acai berry to the newest superfruit addition, green coffee bean extract. All of the superfruits work great alone because they each have specific properties that allow you to loose weight by fighting fat or boosting your metabolism. However when combined, the superfruits can perform “miracles” according to Dr. Oz.

For example, raspberry ketone and green coffee extract are designed to help you burn fat. African mango is also great because it has a hunger pain fighting hormone called letpin. However, when these are combined with other natural supplements, they become superfruits! Together they are able to help you loose and keep weight off. This does not mean that you should skip exercising or over indulge in food. However, these superfruits are great at helping you maintain a healthy diet. Dr. Oz knows nutrition and health. You can trust his recommendations because he is not being paid for this endorsement. In fact, he is one of the few celebrity doctors who does not seek out funds for suggestions on his show.

If you are in the mood to loose weight, then what is stopping you? Many times the effort and time can deter someone from wanting to get started. However, you will see quicker results if you start using superfruits. They will help you curb your appetite, increase your energy levels, and fight fat! All of these fruits are natural ingredients. Therefore, you do not have to worry about there being gross chemicals or preservatives hiding in the fruits. You will find that Dr. Oz was right about calling these supplements miracle workers. These superfruits work on just about every body type. If you think that you are not losing as much as you should, then step up your exercise program! You will loose weight soon enough!