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Weekend Tube: 4/20/18

Hello Hell-bound friends! Time for another Weekend Tube! Let’s get right to it!

#13 Jackson Wheat: Baculum Evolution

Jackson Wheat starts off this week talking bout dick…lol Well’ the dick bone to be more precise. Interesting video on the evolution of erections.

#12 CAPBrony: AIG Thursdsay: Should a woman be forced to marry her assailant

Interesting and powerful video from CAP Brony, on the biblical response to sexual assault. Check it out!

#11 NonSequitur: Kent Hovind Responds To Being Roasted

Short but hilarious video from the NonSequitur Show. If you like Colbert’s Wyrd, you’ll love this video.

#10 Skeptic Pork: A Skeptical look at Winged Humanoids

Could winged humans exist? Skeptic Pork let’s us know! Great video!

#9 Telltale Atheist: Are Ken Ham and Kent Hovind Cult Leaders?

Great video from Telltale discussing two of the worst minds in the creationist camp today. Are they cult leaders? Check out the video to find out!

#8 Godless Engineer: KC’s Corner: Discussing Faithless Forum 2018’s Impact and Meaning

KC has GE on her show to discuss the recent Faithless Forum. Great video and great job both of you as well as all others who were at the Faithless Forum!

#7 Rachel Oates: Kent Lorenz: The Nazi Scientist Who Studied Cuteness

WWII is one of those things that I love to learn about and in this video Rachel Oates discusses something I never knew about. Very interesting!

#6 Bran The Law: Christian Anti-Vaxxers Have A Meltdown

Anti-vaxxers are idiots….that’s all I have to say about that. Thanks for making this video Bran!

#5 Nonsequitur Show: Holy Koolaid vs Craig Reed: The Justification For Religion

Holy Koolaid pulls no punches and really takes the argument to Craig. Great stream, check it out!

#4 Rationality Rules: Is the Left Eating Itself

Great video from Rationality rules about the left and how they often times seem hell-bent on self-destruction.

#3 Paulogia: 21 Reasons the Flood Didn’t-Did-Didn’t Happen

Purple Dan is a new name that I hadn’t seen much from until this video. Really interesting video and the both do a great job arguing against Ham’s hideous history.

#2 Godless Cranium: Religion is Base Level

Another great video from Godless Cranium, is there such a thing as a bad GC video? Seriously though he is able to take this incredibly boring theists argument and turn it into something entertaining and informative. Good job!

#1 The Nonsequitur Show: Biblical & Ancient Sumerian Text with Dr. Joshua Bowen

This was an amazing discussion, I loved every minute of it. Seriously more of this! So interesting!!!!

#Video of the week: Scientist Mel: #THEScience of Lightning

Scientist Mel discussing lightning, need I say more? I loved this video and learned a ton from it. WATCH THIS VIDEO!

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Weekend Tube: Supersized Edition: 04/13/18

Hello Hell-Bound Friends! Sorry for being a bit late today, it’s been tremendously busy at work and I honestly forgot what day of the week it was yesterday. Seriously…that excuse is bad but it’s 100% true. Anyway let’s get going. As always if you are interested in my own channel, “Click Here.”

#1 God is Not Good: Jesus Can Cure Your Gay!

This video is both great and at the same time incredibly sad. It’s sad because this is indoctrination at it’s finest. This kid has barely reached an age to decide whether he wants to wear boxers or briefs and yet he knows exactly why homosexuality is wrong and that gays just need Jesus. A brilliant expose of sorts into the mind of the young and indoctrinated.

#2 Suris the Skeptic: Interviews DubKDad

Suris makes his streaming debut in this video and I think he did a great job. Bravo to Pam as well for bravely speaking truth to lies along with Suris and DubKDad. Loved watching this stream.

#3 Theomachy III – InTENSE

Theomachy is an amazing new YouTuber with a ton of talent and a style that is just a pleasure to watch. Check out this video and then go back and watch the other videos he’s uploaded so far. You will not be disappointed.

#4 Faithless Forum Afterthoughts

This show was stacked and I really wish I could have been there. Props to all those involved in each panel as well as set up because it sounds like you all did a terrific job!

#5 Nonsequitur: Aron Ra vs Jeranism

I’m not sure why but The NonSequitur Show tried there best this week to make my brain bleed out of my ears. Each show had me thinking, the next guest couldn’t possibly be worse…I was wrong. This video is highlighted because of the wit that Aron Ra shows in the face of absolute idiocy. Also Props to Steve and Kyle for stepping in when things became too heated. Good job guys!

#6 Telltale Atheist: What Is Christian Science?

Christian Science is a branch of Christianity that i really knew very little about. I knew that they didn’t believe in medical science but I didn’t realize just how deep that belief goes. Great job Telltale at explaining these dangerous beliefs.

#7 Godless Mom: How To Protect Your Kids From Religious Indoctrination!

As an atheist I want to try my best not to indoctrinate my children as I was. It’s tough at times because you just want to tell them that it’s all bullshit but it’s far better to let their young minds work through the nonsense on their own. Godless Mom provides some helpful tips on how to raise your children to question what they are told. Great video!

#8 Prophet of Zod: A Fistful of Manuscripts

Prophet of Zod confronts a minister that claims to have proof that the bible is real. That ministers proof? Portions of the bible…. It’s a hilarious video and the static skeptic Prophet of Zod is brilliant while taking down this video.

#9 Skeptic Pork: Are Goblins real?

This is the week of newcomers to the list. Skeptic Pork is a great small channel. I love his artwork and he’s obviously very intelligent. In this video he discusses goblins and some of the strange stuff that is used as evidence for their existence.

#10 Paulogia: Creation in Space (Feat. Scientist Mel)

Scientist Mel and Paulogia on the same channel taking down Ken Ham? This is what heaven is like for me. An excellent video and Mel get’s to show off some of her comedic skills as well. I really think you will enjoy this video.

#11 CAP Brony: Is Jesus a Sinner?

Jesus was supposedly the perfect son of god, yet how did he stack up against the 10 commandments? CAP makes some great points in this video and I think you’ll really like it.

#12 Anti-Ordinary: Re: The Earth is FLAT, Mountains are Trees

Suck Muh Balls dude is at it again in a video where he claims that mountains are actually pre-flood trees that were cut down by the nephilim….seriously….not even joking… Anti-Ordinary is hilarious in this video and really points out just how ridiculous this guys beliefs are.

#13 John Cedars: A conversation with Shana Rubio

This is just a fascinating interview with a formerly abused ex-spouse of a Jehovah’s witness. It’s a tale that is sad and uplifting as we share her pain and her escape from that pain. Great interview!

#14 The Black Sofa: I was Brainwashed!!!

The Black Sofa describes how he was brainwashed as a young adult. Indoctrination runs deep and I can truly empathize with everything he says in this video. Check it out if you want more from a person with an experience with Pentecostalism. Awesome video BS….can I call you BS? lol

#15 Rationality Rules: Questions No Atheist Can Answer

Rationality rules answers a question that supposedly no atheist can answer. Is he superhuman? No, he is not. The question however is just not that hard to answer. Great Job RR!

#16 SciStrike!: Flat Out Stupid: The Jeranism Files

If you didn’t get enough of Jeranism from the Nonsequitur debate, I recommend checking out this video. SciStrike is hysterical in taking down this flat earther. Just a great and very funny video. Great job!

#17 Professor Stick: Ozone Can Cure All Diseases (not)

professor Stick takes down David Avacado Wolfe…need I say more? You have to watch this video it’s fantastic!

#18 Jackson Wheat: Dinosaurs and the Ark

With a thumbnail like that do I even need to explain why this video is included in the list? I love dinosaurs, Jackson with T-Rex arms, and some great information about how dinosaurs could not have been on the imaginary ark. It’s fantastic!

#19: Godless Cranium: Kevin’s Bible Study Would Make a Bad Atheist

This guy should remain a theist, I mean if not for his belief in god he would be an absolutely awful human being. The idea that this man thought his argument was good points to a brain that is just waiting for the purge to commence. Godless Cranium kicked ass in this video!

#20: Godless Engineer: Christian Rapper Tells Us “Don’t Be Gay”

Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay, Don’t be gay… This video is excellent even if it did get that song stuck in my head…it’s not even a good fucking song!

Video of the Week: Responding to Jeranism

I can’t even say anything about this video other than the fact that I laughed so hard I had a headache for nearly an hour afterwards.  Seriously check out this video!!!!

 

So there you have it, the best of the best videos that I enjoyed this week. I hope you’ll check them out and let me know what you think. If you feel as if I missed a video that should have been included, Let me know! Have a great weekend!

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Deep Thoughts: Where do I Stand on the “Atheist” Debate?

Confused Man NBLet’s talk a bit about terms…oh yeah and I still do write blogs…it’s been awhile. I’ve been so busy getting my channel up and running that having time to sit down and write a blog has been pretty much non-existent.

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So anyway, let’s talk about terminology.

Some folks will say that Atheist simply means a lack of belief in god or gods, and I believe they are correct. Others will say that Atheist means a positive assertion that you do not believe in god or gods, and I believe that they too are correct.

How can both groups be correct?

Let’s look at the opposite side of the coin.

A theist makes the assertion, “I am a theist.”

Well, what do we gather from that statement? Not much really. The theist could be saying that they believe in a specific god, such as Jehovah, Allah, Krishna, Thor, or Zeus.

They could also be saying that they believe there is a god that is not really defined by any of the specific gods mentioned but is still Omniscient, Omnipresent, and Omnipotent.

On top of those they could just as well be saying that they believe in god as a natural force that flows throughout all of nature.

Lastly, they could even be arguing for a concept of god, something that attempts to prove the god hypothesis is plausible or probable. This last one I like to call the William Lane Craig method.

Stating that you are a theist could literally mean a plethora of different ideologies, ideas, or perspectives. It does not state anything about what the theist actually believes personally.

So let’s get back to the original argument, that both groups are correct. If you do not believe in a god or gods, you lack belief in a god or gods. If you lack belief in a god or gods, you do not believe in god or gods. I really don’t understand what the major issue is around the terminology. The only time that making a positive assertion means anything at all is in terms of a formal debate, outside of that they are simply your own personal statements.

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Burden of Proof

This gets me to the burden of proof issue. In a debate the burden of proof goes to the person making a positive claim. So whether you say, I believe in god, or I do not believe in god, you would be making a positive claim and would technically take on your back the burden of proof. However, how bad of a thing is this?

I do not believe in Unicorns.

That didn’t hurt me a bit to make that statement and yet many would balk if I were to say, “I do not believe in god.” Why is this? We have precisely just as much evidence to support the god hypothesis as we do the unicorn hypothesis, and yet has anyone ever been told…“AH! But you can’t prove unicorns don’t exist!”

Do you know why you don’t hear people saying this? It’s simple really….that statement would be ridiculed, laughed at, and you would become a laughing-stock. No one would take you seriously if you tried to force folks to prove Unicorns don’t exist and yet I claim that the same should be true for god.

Do I have evidence that there isn’t some planet out there where a horse like creature with a horn exists? No, do I need that evidence to laugh at the Unicorn believer? Fuck no.  I’d laugh and move on with my day, the same that I would do for any other ridiculous belief such as this.

I do however think god and unicorns are separated by one big difference.

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Argumentum Ad Populum

The only real difference between any other ridiculous claim and the god hypothesis is the number of people who believe in god is far greater than the number of people who claim to believe in unicorns, leprechauns, and other myths or conspiracy theories. What I’m saying here is that by stating atheists need to defend their lack of faith a person is committing an Argument ad Populum fallacy.

How dare I?!?!?!

Well, from all that I have gathered the only reason that an imaginary god is treated with more respect than the other ridiculous beliefs out there is because the majority of people feel like it should be treated with more respect than those other beliefs.  So basically we are stating that atheists, in order to claim that they do not believe in god, are required to present more proof than you would have to present for any other mythical or imaginary figure. How much evidence do I have to present to prove that unicorns don’t exist? Absolutely none because there has never been a unicorn as presented to us in mythology. It is perfectly fine for me to take it for granted that unicorns do not exist.

I would say that it is also perfectly fine for me to take it for granted that god does not exist.

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Where do I stand?

I am perfectly happy stating that I do not believe in god, I also do not believe in any god concept that has been presented to us since the dawn of our species.  I am a positive atheist, a 6.99999% on the Dawkins scale, and what would be called a philosophical atheist if we going to go with more academic terms. However, when asked I will call myself an agnostic atheist. Why would I do this? A couple of reasons…

1.) We cannot expect everyone to be academic and highly classed in philosophy.
2.) I am a layman atheist. I want to be approachable and easy to talk to.
3.) The modern colloquial usage of that term is the most prevalent in society today.
4.) The actual terminology is only truly important in terms of debate or academia.

So I refer to myself here, as well as on my channel, as an agnostic atheist. Meaning that I am a person who lacks a belief in god but does not know for certain that god does not exist. Technically I’m also an agnostic unicornist, an agnostic leprechaunist, and an agnostic educated flat eartherist. I lack belief in those 3 things but I cannot prove with absolute certainty that they do not exist somewhere in some form within this universe.

In Conclusion

I’m not one that puts a lot of stock in terms, I really don’t care what people call themselves as long as we can both have a simple understanding of each others position. I lack belief in god and I do not believe god exists. If that causes a major problem for you, I suggest you move on from the topic. If you accept my terminology and we can then move on to a productive conversation, let’s do it.

Hopefully, this will be the last time I have to talk on this topic because it really is unproductive. Much love to you all.

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#SubscribeSaturday: An Atheistic Snail’s Journey

Welcome to a new #SubscribeSaturday post. This week I have a brand new YouTuber, Atheistic Snail.

Atheistic Snail is a former Catholic who made her way to reason though a very interesting journey. The above video gives a brief description as to what the channel is all about and a bit of information regarding who she is now. These stories are all similar but also different in their own ways and I find them all fascinating.

The above answers video gives her perspective on some of the most common questions that atheists receive. Her reasoning for hating Pascal’s wager is the same as mine. I can’t tell you how many times I used Pascal’s wager as an argument for faith in god and now I realize just how bad of an argument it really is….gah….you live and you learn.

Atheistic Snail already has some great response videos that I have really enjoyed. Response videos are actually a bit scary to tackle because you want to come off as tackling the ideas promoted in the video but not the person themselves. Atheistic Snail nails it and I think you’ll really enjoy this video.

I want to thank Johnny Drivebye for directing me to this channel. I’ve really enjoyed every video she has on her channel, I’ve seen Atheistic Snail in my comments section several times and she has been highly supportive of me throughout the last couple of months. This channel is almost definitely going to blow up and I am so glad to have found it in the early days.

Thank you Atheistic Snail for being an awesome new creator. For being bright and fun to watch. You’re going to go far in the future and I am glad to have met you in my comments section and now through your videos.

Everyone should go and subscribe to Atheistic Snail’s channel right now, it’s awesome!!!

An Atheistic Snail’s Journey