Stargate is the only one I can think of. They spend the entire series fighting gods, generally encouraging skepticism and confidence in naturalism in the peoples that they try to free while commonly telling people to not give in to arguments from their own incredulity.

On that note, The Lion King is secretly atheist--for one moment, where Timon says "You mean a bunch of royal dead guys are watching us?" in response to Simba's having put forward the story his father told him. Of course, the rest of the movie is kinda hypertraditionalist, but whatever.

Does anyone know about any other shows that could be called "atheistic" like this--that I can get on basic cable, mind you.

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I've been watching Glee on Fox and they have made a couple of jabs at religion - the president of the celibacy club is pregnant. Same character also runs prayer groups with other students, but she's a total bitch - ironic. Another character went to a celibacy club meeting and railed against abstinence only sex-ed... it was great! You can probably watch the previous episodes (I think there have been 4?) online. It's really a great show. Not really about atheism or anything, but they are definitely dealing with some liberal and religious issues.
House's character isn't explicitly atheist but he comes just short of declaring 'I am an atheist'.

Hugh Laurie himself is an atheist (as is his bff Stephen Fry).

I would recommend the unfortunately defunct "Firefly" series along with it's sister motion picture "Serenity". They are not totally atheistic per se but the lead role of Malcolm Reynolds (played by the very funny Nathan Fillion) has some very interesting insights regarding religion.
Or Perhaps the series Fringe on Fox. Again not atheistic and dealing with questionable "fringe" science (hence the name). Still an interesting and fun series though.
You can pick up Firefly's only season and Fringe's first season on dvd.
Yea...Firefly had some great quotes. Here's one I quite enjoy... (from the episode "Jaynestown")

Book: "What are we up to, sweetheart?"

River: "Fixing your Bible."

Book: "I, um...(alarmed)...what?"

River: "Bible's broken. Contradictions, false logistics - doesn't make sense." (she's marked up the bible, crossed out passages)

Book: "No, no. You - you can't...

River: "So we'll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God's creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a problem."

Book: "Really?"

River: "We'll have to call it early quantum state phenomenon. Only way to fit 5000 species of mammal on the same boat." (rips out page)
Also try "The Vicar of Dibley" on the BBC. It makes wonderful use of ironic humor to poke sneaky fun at the religious.

Here's a Playlist with entire episodes posted (!)

And here's a lovely sample - the series opener:

This reminds me of the parts of Monty Python that weren't funny at all. This is too much of an outright "Hey! This is a commentary! Hey! Look at me! Look at me! LOOK AT ME!" for my taste.
Big Bang Theory is also making jabs at religion. "Sheldon's" mom is uber-xtian and he mocks her for it.
I wish the characters on Big Bang would come out of the atheist closet.
Star Trek?
Family Guy has had a bunch of episodes dissing religion and promoting atheism.




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