Weekend Tube

Weekend Tube: 08/10/18

Let’s get right to it this week! But before that, I now have a Patreon which can be found here, Godless Iowan Patreon. I also recently opened a merchandise store which can be found here, Godless Iowan Merch! Please consider supporting me in some way, I really appreciate it! Also it’s going to be a shorter list this week as I’m just getting back into the swing of things and I have a cold…

#6 Disappointed Optimist: Atheists Worship The Infinite Typewriter Monkey

This video is great and sad, the content is hilarious, the sadness comes from the fact that DO has his camera broken during the making of the video. Consider helping him out on Patreon and let’s get him a new camera.

#5 Digital Hammurabi: Found in Translation – A Sumerian Love Story

Ok so it takes a lot to get my emotions going, but this is so damn cute. Seriously, check it out and see if you don’t nearly die from sweetness.

#4 Tatted Atheist: Trying To Stay Famous By Bashing Atheists Cute

Honestly still don’t remember this guy, I guess he was from PBS or something…who knows. But the video is hilarious. Great job Tatted!

#3 Professor Godless Stick Engineer???: DelanoTV is Wrong About Plateaus.

Hilarious video from GE that was features on Professor Stick’s channel. There is a follow up on GE’s channel that is just as good so be sure to check that out as well!

#2 Staggerson Jagz: Emit Tells it Like It Is (100%)

A hilarious emit video from Staggerson, seriously it’s hard to describe exactly what these are about but this one is so damn funny! Check it out now!

#1 GonnaGoForIt: Matt Powell. Controversial beliefs, that can’t be backed up. 

Normally I’m not all that interested in videos of this type. Truthfully they tend to frustrate me, but this one did not. Robert and Peter shut Matt Down any time he tries to veer of topic and attempt to get him to answer the simplest of questions, “What made you become a Christian at 11.” Great job to the two of you!

Video of the Week: Genetically Modified Skeptic: I Came Out Atheist and This Happened

GM Skeptic recently fully came out as an atheist and in this video he describes the good, the bad, and the ugly reactions he received from friends and family. Great video my sparkly detective friend!

Videos

Atheists R Dum! Gman Edition!

That’s right folks, it’s a Gman video. If you are ready for some absolutely ludicrous ideas and ridiculous statements, stay tuned an please subscribe, also hit that bell icon so you don’t miss any new videos from this channel! Not sure why he is standing with a bunch of barrels behind him during this entire video but he presents an argument that is easily debunked by the law of noncontradiction.

Videos

Hammy the Clown: Plant Demons

Transcript:

Hi Boys and Girls, I’m hammy the clown.
Did you know that the world was once perfect and women screwed all that up for us? Of course you do…who doesn’t…I used to tell my ex wife this all the time before she left…
Anyway, at one time the whole world was vegetarian, the people, the animals, the dinosaurs, and even the plants. But after Eve messed things up everything started killing everything else for food and even plants got in on it.
The bible says that when god cursed the earth he made all the plants prickly and mean….so mean that they can kill and eat things all by themselves. Now we all know that plants aren’t alive and that clorophyll is just an evil conspiracy created by NASA, but some plants do kill and eat animals.
Look at this plant that has been possessed by the devil….scientists call them Venus Fly plants…imagine that kids, scientists believe these plants came from venus….scientists are so stupid…

Oh hi My fly, How are you doing today….oh you just enjoy that sweet nectar that god made for you….isn’t god good children, nothing he creates can ever be considered….AAAHHHHHHH oh no My fly, save yourself!!!! Mr fly, I hope you’ve repented because that devil possessed plant has you and is soon going to suck out your soul….isn’t the design of god just beautiful boys and girls…
Anyway, these plants were designed to eat veggies but because god hates sin so much he made them consume flesh….thanks Donna….I mean Eve…..stupid Donna, taking all my money and leaving me to make this shitty kids show…..

Hammy: Well, today we have a very special guest for you tonight…My personal hero….Mr Ben Shapiro! Hi Ben!!!

Jim Shapino: Uhhhh….I am not Ben Shapiro…I am Jim Shapino…
Hammy: Jim Shapino???

Jim Shapino: Well, yes I mean isn’t it obvious, Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, columnist, author, radio talk show host, and lawyer.

and

I’m Jim Shapino, American conservative political commentator, columnist, author, radio talk show host, and lawyer who also has a smashing mustache. I think there may have been some sort of mix up…

Hammy: ….get this loser off my show…

Shapino: Hammy I think we can gather that from the outset of the problem that we face today in society that without god we can have no capabilities…..start running on……

Hammy: Ok, well kids that’s all we have for tonights show. Remember the bible is infallible and carnivorous plants are nothing more than little grean demons…

Jim shapino continues to ramble….

 

Arguments Against Atheism

Arguments Against Atheism: Pascal’s Weak Wager

Today starts a new series of articles on the various articles against atheism. I thought I would start with the most convoluted argument that I can honestly think of. Blaise Pascal stated that (paraphrased): “Reasonable people should live as if god exists, even if he doesn’t, just in case he does exist and therefore we would risk going to hell if we deny his existence.” Basically it is an argument towards pretend faith simply due to the idea that it might prevent us from experiencing hell. To demonstrate the illogical nature of this argument, allow me to give the following example.

Say I told you that there was a restaurant in town which sold some great food, only there is a catch. You have to pick the one item, from 3,000 items on the menu, that won’t give you food poisoning. You would probably abstain from eating at that restaurant, even if I told you that if you chose not to eat there I would punish you in the future at some undecided date and time. Food poisoning is an awful condition and regardless of what punishment I might have in store for you at a later date, abstaining is the much safer choice.

“Food poisoning is an awful condition and regardless of what punishment I might have in store for you at a later date, abstaining is the much safer choice.”

This is also true with matters of faith. With somewhere around 3,000 different faiths in the world today, the thousands of extinct faiths from the past, and even the thousands of denominations within certain faiths that promote different strategies and ideologies for salvation, the choice is not 50/50.  In fact you would find that your chances of picking the exact right faith, the exact right denomination, and the exact right interpretation of scripture to be nearly identical to the choice of abstaining from faith. Both being 1/3000th+ chance of being correct.

“Both being 1/3000th+ chance of being correct.”

Folks use this argument as an effort to instill the fear of hell within the minds of those who might currently be experiencing doubts. I have a hard time believing that anyone who is as atheist would be swayed by such a weak argument. To give another example of how weak this argument is, let me provide the following example.

Lets say I sit you in a room surrounded by 3,000 curtains. I tell you that behind one curtain there is the keys to a mansion, millions of dollars, and the woman or man of your dreams. Behind every other curtain there is a man with a gun waiting to shoot you in the head. I then offer you the choice of walking away without looking behind any of the curtains. Which option would you choose? Walking away is the option that atheists choose as the likelihood of selecting the correct curtain is so small that it is much better to simply walk away even if the chance for some great reward might actually exist behind one of those curtains.

Believers will often times use personal experiences and anecdotes to try to support their choice of the correct faith.  The problem is that you can find these types of experiences and anecdotes in any faith that you choose. So you are then faced with the idea that either all faiths are correct or that none of these faiths are correct. Personal experiences and anecdotes do absolutely nothing to provide proof for the claims of any faith.

God

“…it assumes that an intelligent designer, capable of speaking the universe into existence, creating all life and all the laws of the natural world, is actually a complete moron.”

The second thing that makes this an incredibly weak argument is that it assumes that an intelligent designer, capable of speaking the universe into existence, creating all life and all the laws of the natural world, is actually a complete moron.  Think about it. Let’s say I absolutely love The Rolling Stones, I join their fan club and discussion groups, and begin telling everyone just how great The Rolling Stones are.  Would you take my claims seriously if I couldn’t name a single one of their songs, couldn’t tell you any of the members of the band, and didn’t actually own any of their albums? Immediately you would know that I was simply pretending to be a Rolling Stone fan, yet god isn’t intelligent enough to see through this ruse.

The idea that you could pretend your way out of some type of infinite reward or punishment seems to point to a creator who would make pond scum seem intelligent. In no way does this form any basis for a good, loving, or just god. It simply points to a god that enjoys a good lip service. So you have to ask yourself, when anyone presents this argument to you, are they actually an atheist just pretending to be a believer because they still fear the possibility of hell?