Hollywood Atheist Trope online: Seen This?
My husband just pointed me to the TV trope website, and I've been having fun browsing around. I ran across this gem and wondered if you have seen it:
My favorite bit:
"Common to all portrayals of the Hollywood Atheist is the idea that faith is the natural state and something must occur to drive the character away from the norm." Like a dead little sister, apparently.
Another fun category, also related: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CosmicPlaything
Anyway, go, read, hopefully enjoy.