For the sake of discussion, please check out this interesting article at a Friendly Atheist website, which is not so much a movie review of The Ledge, but a call to arms for all atheists to support the movie. The movie is about an Evangelical Christian vs an Atheist with the intolerant Christian as the villain, and the author of this article sees the potential to use it as missionary work exactly as Christians used The Scourging of the Christ by Mel Gibson.
Now, please note: I am calling attention to this despite the fact that I LOVE movies such as Carrie, Frailty, Red State etc. that portray crazy holier-than-thou Christians in the terrible light that they deserve. The purpose of this discussion is not whether it is a fair portrayal but whether some of the more common atheist claims in these forums are correct or disconnected from their peers. (Included below are some relevant quotes for the lazy)
"It keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's emotional. And it is clearly pro-atheist. "
"Having the more intellectually defensible position, atheists understandably try to persuade through intellectual argument. But if you want to convert believers, you have to speak their language. The appeal of religion is not intellectual; it is emotional. The further out you go - into the country, into the mega-churches, into extremism - the more emotional it becomes. Intellectual arguments do not tend to change these people.
The Ledge can."
"EVERYTHING depends on you. Are we less passionate about our convictions than Christians, or can we equal or even better them in terms of our relative numbers?"