|"invention of lying" an atheistic movie?|
I saw the ads for the new Ricky Gervais comedy "The Invention of Lying" and didn't think I wanted to see it. (Gervais can be funny, but the plot -- about a world where nobody has ever conceived of lying and the benefits that come to the first man who conceives of it -- sounds annoying.)
Now, I see that some are bothered by something that wouldn't bother me: the film apparently portrays religion as the biggest lie of all.
The New York Post said:
“The movie is a full-on attack on religion in general and Christianity in particular. It might be the most blatantly, one-sidedly atheist movie ever released by a major studio, in this case Warner Bros.”
and the Miami Herald said
It “may well be the first mainstream atheism-based feature film.”
Anyone out there seen it yet? Is this religion angle interesting enough that I should overcome my reservations and see it?