Sylvia Broeckx
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tammy S Jul 30, 2012. 1 Reply

I'm still fairly new here, but wanted to share the project I'm working on at the moment.Background: I'm an atheist in the UK and a filmmaker. I have lots of atheist friends in the US who will often…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sylvia Broeckx Jun 14, 2012. 7 Replies

Please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Sylvia, a 34 year old filmmaker currently residing in Sheffield UK, but originally from Belgium. And I'm an atheist. Like most people in Belgium I was raised…Continue

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At 5:46pm on August 1, 2012, Joseph P said…

Ooh, looks cool and useful, perhaps as a movie for younger atheists to show their ignorant, religious family members.

Your statement about the perspective of atheism in the USA reminds me of an episode of Top Gear that I saw a few years ago.  The guys were on a road trip from Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana.  While passing through either Alabama or Mississippi, the hosts (who were each driving their own car) were given a challenge by the show producers to paint messages on the sides of the others' cars, in an attempt to get the other hosts assaulted.

There were messages such as NASCAR sucks, Hillary Clinton for President (before she actually ran for president), and Man Love is Okay.  They actually got assaulted and there was only sketchy film coverage, as the film crew ran for their lives, when they got jumped and were chased after by a bunch of yahoos in pickup trucks.

I think most Europeans seriously don't grasp the fact that ... all of the horrifying stereotypes you see on American TV programs and movies, mocking southerners ...

The reason those stereotypes exist is that it's the honest truth about a huge portion of the population, in several of the southeastern states.  It's not hyperbole.  Most Europeans haven't come face-to-face with that level of ignorance, stupidity, and hatred in such overwhelming numbers, and they can't make themselves truly believe it.  The Top Gear guys now clearly believe, though.

At 6:48pm on July 27, 2012, Joseph P said…

Cool.  What sort of films are you working on?

At 10:10pm on June 15, 2012, Kelsey said…

Welcome Sylvia! I hope you will enjoy it here! 

At 3:37pm on June 13, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing well today...

At 8:06pm on June 12, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Sylvia! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 2:59pm on June 12, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Sylvia

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a life long atheist film maker and freethinker.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members. Terry




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