Brennan (Bones) appears somewhat cold & Greg House of course is as you stated an arsehole. These characters play into the stereotype of the "typical atheist." Don't get me wrong though I actually like both shows & love House as a character.
Unfortunately when a character is an atheist or agnostic in a movie/TV show they usually are the bad guy or are jerks. If not a jerk then they get it wrong, screw up or something. Atheist are almost always shown in a negative light.
Just saw "The Soloist" - have to say, there is a cameo send up of atheism - but I think that was tongue in cheek. Check it out. That movie is not about god - it is about people and friendship and humanity and the beauty we are capable of. If it says anything about god it is that he must be a twisted son-of-a-bitch if he exists at all.
Absolutely! Just saw this in the last week. Not the best production quality in the world, but it's the best "talking heads" type film I've seen.. better than "My Dinner With Andre", "What The Bleep Do We Know", etc...