I have seen two really good movies recently and thought I should share. Of course these movies relate to this site. The best part is that both of them were based on true stories. I love movies about atheists.
The first movie is The People Vs. Larry Flynt. I have seen this movie a few times and I love it. If you haven’t seen this movie, you should watch it today. For those not aware. Larry Flynt is the man who started and still runs Hustler magazine. He revolutionized the porn industry. Throughout the movie you see him going to court over and over due to the content of the magazine. Another cool fact about Larry Flynt is that he is from eastern Kentucky. It was in Cincinnati that he had the Hustler strip club that started the magazine. Here are some quotes from the movie that I enjoyed:
Mantke Clerk: Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help yo God? Larry Flynt: No. Judge Thomas Alva Mantke: No? Larry Flynt: Your honor, I’m an atheist. I can’t very well, uh, swear to a God I don’t believe exists. Judge Thomas Alva Mantke: Mr. Flynt, you are a handful. Larry Flynt: I know, your honor.
Larry Flynt: Why do *I* have to go to jail to protect *your* freedom?
Althea Leasure: The reign of Christian terror is over. We’re going back to our roots. We are porn again.
The second movie is Inherit the Wind. This movie is about the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. Bertram Cates, a teacher, was arrested in Hillsboro, TN for teaching evolution in a high school. Most of the movie is court room scenes. The defense attorney, Henry Drummond, is very good even though they will not let him use any evidence. The prosecuting attorney, Matthew Harrison Brady, is a christian minister/politician/lawyer. I watched this movie when I was in high school. I have always thought it was great. I enjoyed it even more the other day. The religion debates in this movie were great. Go rent this movie today.