46. Is Atheism Visible in Popular Culture?
Teemu Taira [+]
University of Helsinki
It is safe to suggest that atheism has not been a particularly visible theme in Western popular culture. By examining films, television and popular music, this brief survey shows that atheism and atheists are not fully invisible in popular culture. Popular culture products addressing atheist identities proudly, rather than stereotypically in a negative manner, have become more common, but it is still easier to find examples of implicit atheistic themes, which primarily means criticism of religion.