Discussion by: David R Allen
Are there any America TV Producers reading this blog. It's time. It's time for a SitCom with an atheist lead character. The rest of the cast is detailed above in Obama's speech.
A high school senior. Good looking teenage boy. Call him Christ-o-pher. Christian. On the football team. Going out with the cheer leader daughter of the town fundamentalist preacher. Over the series, through interaction with a science teacher and an arts teacher, starts to doubt the god myth. He starts to ask questions. He starts to ask, "What if this is all wrong" and considering the consequences. Another young teenage character. Not cool at all. Who is an atheist, slowly at first has contact with our hero, and engages in interesting conversations. They form a bond. The super jock and the nerd.
As the series goes on, our hero starts to question religious dogma. Starts to pose smarter and smarter questions to his christian teachers, his parents, and the parents of his girl friend.
Finally, he comes out as an atheist. The series then gets a bit darker, and focuses on the consequences suffered by our hero as the town ostracizes him. Kicked off the football team etc. But there is a constant underlying theme exposing the idiocy of religious thinking. Intelligent design. A blond Jesus. The subjugation of women. The comparison and contradiction of the thousands of gods. The hypocritical fundamentalist preacher, racist, misogynist, corrupt town councillor. The affect on US Foreign Policy, like the spread of AIDS in Africa because the US aid is tied to christian "Family Value". The unquestioning support of Israel where the rapture is due.
Religion has enough silly stuff to sustain about five series on tellie.