Category Archive: Television

Jan 17 2013

On Faith, Mante Te’O’s fake girlfriend and the Age of Narrative

Manti Te'O

by Frederick Sparks “Faith is believing in something you most likely can’t see, but you believe to be true”¬† – Manti Te’o In what has to be one of the oddest stories of the new year, the story of celebrated Notre Dame linebacker¬†Manti Te’O’s triumphant performance against arch rival Michigan after losing his girlfriend to …

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Aug 05 2011

Black Atheist Characters in popular television and film

By D. Frederick Sparks While white atheist characters have been far from a mainstay in popular television and film, the list of fictitious white atheists in television and film include Eleanor Anne Arroway in the movie Contact, Michael Stivic on the celebrated sitcom All in the Family, Gregory House on the medical drama House, Mr. …

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