Weekend Tube

Weekend Tube: 09/21/2018

Hello Hell-bound Friends! A lot of great videos to get through this week so let’s get right to it!

#10 Neil the 604Atheist: Deconversion Stories with Tatted Atheist

Neil isn’t a newcomer to YouTube itself but he is fairly new to the Atheist scene on YouTube. He’s had some really awesome interviews in the past few weeks and I truly enjoyed this one with Tatted Atheist. Check it out and give him a subscribe!

#9 Luxander: Being Visibly Queer Is Humiliating

Luxander tells what it’s like to be visibly queer in this video. It’s heartfelt, heartbreaking, and courageous. They do an incredible job here and I’m sure this will help others who are going through the same experiences as Luxander. Thanks for making this video!

#8 TellTale Atheist: Annual Error Corrections

We’re all human, we all make mistakes, but it takes integrity to admit those mistakes especially to your viewers. I really enjoyed Telltale taking on this task and have nothing but respect for him. Great video!

#7 Bible Belt Atheist: Oily Bible = The End Times

Bible Belt Atheist is another newcomer to the list. This video deals with a bible that “miraculously” leaks oil. Great reaction video and truly worth the sub.

#6: Digital Hammurabi: Was Sitchin Right? 1,000 Sub Celebration!

First off, congratulation to Digital Hammurabi on reaching 1,000 subs! Now this was an incredible stream for multiple reasons. Weird hats, penis jokes, and a great deal of historical knowledge! All reasons to check it out and subscribe!

#5 Genetically Modified Skeptic: Her Argument for Hijab Accidentally Backfires

GM Skeptic returns to the list with a fantastic video that tries to assert women would be far better if they stopped worrying about having so much freedom. This argument doesn’t even last long enough for the woman giving it to finish her video. Such an awesome video that I JUST SAWED THIS BOAT IN HALF!

#4 Scientist Mel: #TheScienceOf Aging

Another great video from Scientist Mel. In this one she delves into the topic of aging. Why do we age? Can we stop the aging process? Why do I look so old? Ok that last one was my own question and it doesn’t get answered but it’s still a fantastic stream.

#3 Pikachu The Atheist: Being Gay is a Choice, Really?

Yet another one that is new to the list is Pikachu The Atheist who brings a great response video to the table. Is being gay a choice? According to some bad apologists it is. Great video and I look forward to more from this channel!

#2: Noel Plum: Worst Christian Defense EVA!?!?!

Noel Plum is one of my favorite channels. I always find his videos informative, interesting, and well done. However, this one is hilarious. I don’t want to give anything away, so help me Bob, just watch the video!

#1 Mr Atheist: 7 Signs You’ll Be Atheist

Mr. Atheist comes at us with 7 signs that you might be catching the Atheist. It’s a well produced video and I couldn’t agree more with the signs provided, as I fit every single one of these signs at one point in my life. Amazing video!

Video of the Week: Suris the Skeptic: Rant Time! Issues with philosophy?

Suris brings it in this video. Cold hard logic explodes in this video rant responding to those who proclaim their hatred of philosophy. I absolutely loved it and also appreciate that this was in part a defense of some of the issues I’ve had since starting my own philosophy series. Incredible video from Suris! Great Job!

So those are the videos of the week, if you feel like I missed anything let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading, watching, and subscribing to the amazing creators above. Remember folks…Don’t Panic!

Weekend Tube

Weekend Tube: 09/14/2018

I’m late, I’m late, I’m late, so let’s get right to it!

#10: Bran the Law: Name Bran’d News

Bran the Law is hilarious and if you aren’t watching his channel then you are missing a lot. Name Bran’d News is his current events show and it’s so funny!

#9 Black Sofa: I Respond To A Cringey Video From My Past!

Sometimes it’s tough to look at our past. Black Sofa does an amazing job at looking at his past and responding to his former religious self.

#8 Dallas Wade: Personal Experiences

Incredible video from Dallas Wade in which he speaks on the validity of personal experiences in terms of finding the truth in religious claims. Check it out!

#7 RJ Downard: Contested Bones

RJ Downard is simply brilliant. I consider him Google in human form. Check out this video and subscribe. In this video he talks about early ancestors of homosapien and whether we should trust science or Ken Ham…trust science. lol

#6 Logicked: Atheists Want God: Hindu Guy

This one is just fun, Logicked takes on the argument of a guru that all atheists want god but we have to understand that god isn’t god but is happiness and peace…it’s a really dumb argument and Logicked is in fine form to debunk it.

#5 Three Black Heathens: What’s the 411 and Talking Christianity with G Kon

Three Black Heathens is one of my new favorite shows on YouTube. In this episode Emperor Atheist takes on G Kon and isn’t simply a brilliant display by emperor Atheist. The 3 Black Heathens understanding of philosophy is awesome and I love how they used it during their arguments on the show. Great video!

#4: Suris the Skeptic: These Things Need to STOP! w/ Steve McRae

I almost didn’t include this because Suris took out some of the hilarious head wobble when he reuploaded it. Anyway, it’s a great video on some of the poor arguments that are used in theist vs atheist debates. Check it out…even if the head wobble is greatly missed.

#3 Nonsequitur Show: Revelations 8:14 Let us Pray

Godless Cranium takes on Pragmatic Culture in this stream and Pragmatic Culture tries desperately to find some way to defend the Catholic church in a time when its under attack from the inside out. He fails and Godless Cranium destroys his apologetic attempts. Great video.

#2: Prophet of Zod: It Takes More Faith to be an Atheist

Does it take more faith to be an atheist than it does to be a theist? No, it doesn’t and Zod does an awesome job pointing out just how ridiculous that claim is to hear. Thank you for making this video Zod, absolutely loved it!

#1 Essence of Thought: ‘Free Speech’ Atheist Demands I remove One Of My Videos

What do you do when someone attempts to blackmail you while at the same time pretends to be an advocate of free speech? You expose this person to the light of day. Awesome video from Essence of Thought. I truly enjoyed this video and empathize with what is said.

Video of the Week: Red Pill Religion is Morally Bankrupt

I was late in making the list this week and to be honest I’m glad I was. Due to my lateness this video made it in under the wire and it’s a mic drop a minute. Steve McRae and Suris the Skeptic are on fleek during this whole video and I can’t recommend it more. Red Pill religion are a pariah and anyone supporting them or the Catholic Church are morally Bankrupt individuals. Incredible stream!


Well those are the videos this week, I hope you enjoyed them. There were a ton of great videos that did not make it to the list so if you feel like I missed any, let me know in the comments!

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The Enemy of My Enemy is My….

Hello Hell-Bound Friends!

It’s been a while since I actually sat down and wrote an article but with some free time I thought tonight would be a good time for an update of sorts. I honestly meant to start back into writing awhile back but life has been busy and so this got put off for awhile.

So where do I begin? Tomorrow will be the 7 month anniversary since starting my channel on YouTube. In that time I’ve had the chance to speak with many of my heroes producing atheist content on that platform. I’ve had a great time but would be lying if I said it was all incredible. I’ve gained friends, lost friends, and had to learn the rough lesson between a friend and a fan. That might sound a bit offensive but trust me it’s a valuable lesson to learn and the sooner you learn it the better off you will be later in your time on the platform.

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The Enemy of My Enemy

One thing that has consistently bothered me during my time on the platform is the idea, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” There are some truly awful people out there promoting some of the worst theological stances imaginable and so it is easy to begin seeing those who are not promoting the worst of the worst arguments as allies in the fight against bad theism. However, it seems many then let their guard down and begin not only seeing these people as simply less awful but as actual friends.

Now you could be saying…but TGI are you saying an atheist can’t be a friend with a theist? Of course not, what I am saying is that many times these friendships then turn into a form of blinder, people gain a respect for those friends and so they no longer attack stances that they assume would be offensive towards those friends. It’s unfortunate but it’s true. No one wants to hurt the feelings of their friends but giving them a free pass is not acceptable in my opinion.

The second problem that I see with this is that it promotes Anti-theism as a form of professional wresting. Where to the public we stand off as enemies but behind the scenes are the best of friends, simply raking in money from the incredulity of our respective subscriber base. I don’t see how this is in any way helpful in pushing towards the goals of a secular society.

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Leadership

Consistently one of the most frustrating things about being on YouTube is that people tend to view certain channels as leaders. Let me simply state there is no such thing as leadership in the YouTube Atheist channel situation. There are people that work to build others up but they want nothing more than to see people succeed. In the last 7 months I’ve heard many people who are claimed by others to be leaders in the Atheist Community. People like Godless Cranium, Shannon Q, Godless Engineer, Logicked, and I’ve heard some even refer to myself in that type of role. None of us are leaders, we are simply people, nothing else. We all have our faults, our worries, families, jobs, and many other things going on outside of YouTube. Some of us get along and are very good friends, others are acquaintances while still others I would view as enemies to logic and reason. No one mentioned in this paragraph are a part of the last group mentioned, just to be clear.

We get along but at the same time atheism is not something that you can really get people to rally behind. We have no dogma, no creeds, no rituals or traditions. Now one could say that we could rally behind anti-theism but at the same time that too is approached from so many different directions that it would be nearly impossible to get us all together in one place let alone decide on leadership roles.

The word leader is even used as a slur by some. I’ve had several refer to me as a leader in a backhanded way as if I were trying to portray myself as one while in reality I have ulterior motives.

The idea of atheist leadership is nothing more than a laughable idea and is in no way a reality at all.  There are no leaders and we don’t need leaders. What we need are voices and at this present moment there are a plethora of them out there with new channels being created daily.

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The Good

I’ve made some awesome friends since starting my channel and I have improved as a creator greatly. A lesser known result that my channel has had is in my confidence and social ability. For those that have followed this blog it will be no surprise to find out that I am autistic, which has lead to numerous social issues throughout my life. By doing interviews on my channel I have begun to break through that shell quite a bit, I no longer spend hours in anxiety before an interview and instead am perfectly comfortable talking to just about anyone.

I’ve grown a lot as a person over the last 7 months and wouldn’t trade it for the world. Even though I’ve had some major spats in the last 7 months and have lost a few friends, I’ve had the time of my life and I look forward to many more months and years on the platform.

 

Thanks for reading and for your continued support!

 

 

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Weekend Tube 09/7/18

Hello Hell-bound friends! It’s been a rough week for me, was sick for most of it but I’m finally starting to work my way out of it. While I was sick some awesome videos were produced and I can’t wait for you to see them! So let’s get to it!

Honorable Mention: TaterThoughts: I Need A Speedbag

I have no idea why this made me laugh so hard but it did. Seriously, watch this on repeat about 20 times and see if you aren’t dying from laughter towards the end!

#10 604 Atheist: Deconversion Stories: Apetivist

A great interview with a great guy. It’s good to see Apetivist showing up more often, he’s a huge activist on twitter and I’m glad he’s getting recognition. Great interview Neil!

#9 Logicked: Cosmic Master the Clairvoyant Lady Magnet

This video is just fun. I can’t tell you just how much I enjoyed this video and it’s Kent Hovind quality good in terms of a Logicked response video. I always love Logicked videos but this one I’ve gone back to several times. Great video!

#8 Suris: Why can’t we see God?

Great video from Suris here. In this one he responds to a Muslim apologist who claims that we can’t see god because we don’t need to see him. He then goes on to claim that all other gods are fake using some really awful reasoning.

#7 Bmillzebub: Dave Doubenmire Hates Gay People

Bmillzebub is a channel that not many people know about and he deserves far more subs. In this video he goes after Dave Doubenmire and his awful views towards the lgbtq community. For those that don’t know, Dave Doubenmire is that crazy shouty stadium guy.

#6 Professor Stick: This Flat Earth Conference is Absolutely Phenomenal

Professor Stick brings some batshit to us this week with coverage if an international flat Earth conference. Yes, that should depress you but at the same time Professor Stick does a great job debunking this bullshittery.

#5 Shannon Q: Will Atheism Destroy Our Children?

Will Atheism destroy our children? Ken Ham thinks so… Shannon Q does a great job at debunking this bs and brings to light some of the positive aspects that atheism can have for those growing up in the world today.

#4: Godless Engineer: What Changes When You Become An Atheist ft. Black Sofa

GE interviewed me several months ago when I was just starting out and so I always make time to watch any of his interview series. His last couple have been with my personal friend Black Sofa Mike. Great video that explores how your life changes when you become an atheist.

#3 Viced Rhino: Bad Article About a Mediocre Study Disproves…Nothing

Evolution has finally been debunked, we can all go home, get our bibles back out and head to church this Sunday. Wait…you didn’t hear that? Probably because you’re a rational and reasonable person like Viced Rhino. A great video that goes against a truly bad argument. Also congrats on 30k subs!

#2 God is not Good: One Nation, Divided, Indivisible; The United States

The pledge of allegiance is something that all children in the United States are taught, but how much do you actually know about the pledge? God is not Good does an excellent job in exposing the changes and the reasoning behind the pledge. Awesome video!

#1 The Atheist Rationale: “Science Falsely So Called” Official Trailer Reaction

Last week was the first appearance of Atheist Rationale on this list and this week he takes the #1 spot. This guy is a natural and his channel is going to be huge. Check out this video where he responds to the trailer of a movie produced by that Matt guy’s church.

Video of the Week: BionicDance: Discouraged Too

This video earns video of the week because it is raw, truthful, and something that we all experience. Discouragement is something that is tough to deal with and I truly empathize with BionicDance in this video. Thank you for making this video and showing us all that this happens.

 


Anyway, those are the videos of the week, I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did and if you feel like I missed anything major, let me know in the comments.

Also you can catch a special shortened version of this list on both Mr. Atheists channel and the Nonsequitur show, during the program Ad Homies. Check out there channels below!

Nonsequitur: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ElvDDr3kszDmKVgvr_BtA

Mr. Atheist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeV3tFiU2Xg0PD1dAQbBHA