There’s a new series on the TNT channel called “Perception”... http://www.tntdrama.com/series/perception/
Don’t get excited, it’s just another police drama that focuses on a consultant (like “Bones”, “Numb3rs”, yada yada yada), only in this case the consultant is a neuroscientist. What? Yes. I can’t imagine how a neuroscientist can solve cases, but there you have it. Another weird twist is that he hallucinates. The episode I saw, he hallucinated a conversation with his apparently dead wife and another with Joan of Arc! Even more unfortunately, he claims not to believe in God, BUT he got into a shouting match with his hallucinatory Maid of Orleans, during which he said how “sick and evil” God was for allowing teenagers to get brain tumors.
So what we have is not a real atheist, but a stereotypical television version of an atheist. Why do they insist on doing this? With more and more of us coming out of the closet, can’t they at least try to portray us fairly?