Seth MacFarlane’s singing voice is so extremely underrated I can’t stand it
I think it was actually nominated for a grammy? but yeah, people in general don’t appreciate it.@1 day ago with 6 notes
Anonymous asked: Why is Seth an atheist?
He never specifically said why, but he has said that his parents raised him to be a logical person. He also had somewhat ignorant/ intolerant religious family members, who might’ve -unconsciously- pointed him into the direction of atheism. His upbringing might be why he’s so interested in science, because science provides knowledge and that’s something Seth values a lot. I’m not sure to what extend that upbringing is, but I can definitely see some fear in Seth’s perspective on religion and science. It’s almost as though he doesn’t want religion to take a hold of people anymore, he doesn’t want it to prosper and become bigger than science. it’s time people let go of religion and start to believe in science, as thought by an highly logical person. There’s a reason why he’s bringing Cosmos back, you know? The scary thing about religion, is that religion is something you have to believe in, it’s faith. It’s not factual. There are very little facts to deal with when dealing with religion. You can’t also explain things with solely thinking about it. It’s a matter of the heart, not the brain, and Seth’s purely a brain(y) guy. He loves knowledge. He loves to soak it all up. He loves to be knowledgable, intellectual and smart. He’s a very intellectual guy. And these people very rarely believe with their hearts in something the existence is so unsure of. It’s not uncommon for those with great intellect to be more focused upon the brain than the heart. Feelings are quite difficult for them, perhaps to express or even understand, but rationality is their drive, their passion, the core of their existence. It’s something they can control and they’re very good at it, simply by using their brain. Especially with such a drive to become better, to become smarter, which I do believe Seth has. As for something you can’t feel, touch or taste, they just can’t believe it. Or perhaps they don’t want to, because it seems highly illogical and ridiculous. Why believe in something that seems absurd? They need proof, scientific proof. It’s embedded in his personality, as to why he’s an atheist.
Of course I do not know Seth, so I don’t know if it’s true, but this is based upon -oh yes- logical thinking and observed behavior. Not that all atheists are alike, but still. And not that religious people can’t be logical. Some can be extremely smart yet have faith.
Anyways, thank you for your utmost interesting question!
I think his atheism caused his love of and interest in science, although I am going off of very little fact mixed with personal experience. When he was little, one of his very first cartoons ever was in the local newspaper - he was like, ten. It was a cartoon of this guy kneeling down to take communion (take communion? is that what it’s called? I clearly have no idea, whatever.) and he said to the priest, “Can I have some fries with that?” Apparently a lot of people got pissed, and I think he’s said that that was his first moment like, “Um…what.”
I’m not sure how his parents raised him, but I know that for me it wasn’t until I left my town, which is very liberal, and went out into the world that I realized how prevalent religion still is in public enterprises, and how dangerous that can be. Then I went from being a sort of passive, “As long as it doesn’t hurt anybody,” atheist to a very aggressive atheist, which involved reading a lot of Richard Dawkins (which I know Seth has read as well). That really turned me on to scientific things I never thought were interesting before, like evolution, biology, and outer space. So that might be similar to what happened with him, but again, who knows?@3 days ago with 7 notes