The answer, no…no it doesn’t…
The answer, no…no it doesn’t…
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Time for another edition of Weekend Tube. Got some great videos for you this week so let’s get right to it!
Honorable Mention: Godless Geeks: Tatted Atheist and Steve McRae
This video was plagued with tech issues but that only made it even funnier with Steve, Bran, and Tatted Atheist playing musical chairs. This is a great video! Check it out!
#10: Flat Out: FLAT EARTH – Breaking the Electrostatic Flux
New to the list is Flat Out. This channel is hilarious with the star being a flat earther attempting to use science to prove that the earth is flat. Check this video out where he attempts to prove that static and not gravity is what keeps us glued to the Earth.
#9: Black Sofa: Introducing The Atheist Rationale
Black Sofa has a great series that’s dedicated to finding new content creators and introducing them to the rest of us. In this video Mike introduces us to The Atheist Rationale a young and hilarious new content creator.
#8: Tatted Atheist: One Cringe Kid
Tatted Atheist returns to the list with a great video on a young Christian Apologist. The kids arguments are weak which makes Tatted’s response that much funnier. Check it out!
#7: Godless Engineer: Re: Jesus Was Not Copied From Inanna by Inspiring Philosophy
What do you do if a theist takes your words and misrepresents what you said? Well if you are Godless Engineer you rip them a hilariously huge new asshole. Great video GE!
#6 Paulogia: Fast Food, Fast Fossils & Superheroes
Batman is an Atheist and the world is now coming to an end because of it! If that didn’t get you to watch this great video then I don’t know what will. Awesome video from Paulogia!
#5 Essence of Thought: Christian Apologist Claims Christopher Hitchens Deserved Cancer
Essence of Thought is another that’s new to the list and yet I’m honestly shocked that it took me so long to find this amazing channel! In this video they take on Christian Apologist SJ Thomason and some of her absolutely disgusting beliefs, namely that Hitchens got Cancer so that god could stop him from turning anymore good Christians into Atheists…Great video!
#4 Isethoriginal: Only Non-Atheists Have Free Will…ish
Iseth and Jimmy do a fantastic job destroying this apologists opinion that Atheists are bound to live a life free from free will and that’s why atheists are actually the religious ones or something along those lines? Great video!
#3 The Atheist Rationale: Kragen Clan Debunked
You’ll recognize Atheist Rationale from earlier in the list on Black Sofa’s channel. But I had to include this video. Yes it’s actually from last week but I didn’t know about this creator until now so it’s still new to me. I also chose this video because AR gets a huge amount of hate in his comment section, more hate than I’ve ever seen on a channel this size and so let’s give him some support and subscribe!
#2 Nonsequitur: Christopher Hitchens: Anniversary of Morality
This video is a tear factory. Seriously though it’s a wonderful tribute to Hitchens on the anniversary of his last books release. I cried reading that book and I cried watching this video. Such an awesome show!
#1 Logicked:Legend of Zelda proves God is real!!!
Logicked has a hilarious video this week from a man who thinks biblical symbols in the Legend of Zelda games is an obvious sign that god is real. This is an incredible episode and you definitely need to check it out!
Video of the Week: Mr. Atheist: Gay Mormon Used as Token… Doesn’t Work Out
Not many videos actually make me giddy and yet when I saw this video in my sub feed I let out a small squeal of absolute Joy. In a recent hangout I recommended this channel and while I have no way of proving that’s why Jimmy made this, I can say he totally made it just for me. So thank you Jimmy! The video itself deals with how you can be Mormon and gay as long as you don’t do anything gay. It’s very cringy!
Anyway those are the videos this week. Let me know what you think in the comments and definitely subscribe to everyonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm5gl7K5Q7os channel, they are all awesome creators!
Hello Hell-Bound friends! It’s time once again to go through the videos of the week. I’d been a great week for videos and so it was tough to get the list down to just 10. I hope you enjoy the list that I came up with. So let’s get to it!
#10 Scientist Mel #TheScienceOf Beer and BBQ
Great video by Scientist mel describing the science of making beer and BBQ. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
#9 My Personal Experience with God (As an Atheist)
Another great video from GM Skeptic. In this one he describes some of his religious experiences over the years that were very real to him at the time. I completely empathize with this video and am so glad he made it!
#8 Godless Engineer: The Ultimate Evidence That God Exists
This video is hilarious and was really a great pick me up this week. It hasn’t been the easiest in awhile and videos like these always help. Do you think the theist proves god exists? No, they don’t but that’s to be expected.
#7 Nightmare Fuel: Socialist Starlet Fails On Israel
Now, on one hand I am all for new blood being brought into the two houses of Congress, however I have had issues with some of the new names being thrown around that seem to have little to no idea about positions they should be well versed in. Great job pointing out this candidates shortcomings NF!
#6 Telltale Science: What Can Essential Oils Do For You?
Telltale does an excellent job pointing out the dangers of essential oils. I really enjoy his Telltale Science channel so if you aren’t subscribed there then do so now!
#5 Digital Hammurabi: Soothing Stories with Megan: Enki and the World Order
Digital Hammurabi return with another great story from Mesopotamia. If you haven’t subbed to this channel then I don’t know what you are waiting for. Learn about ancient civilization and find out just how similar some of their day to day lives compared to our own.
#4 Suris: Cardinal Burke thinks Homosexuality is the cause of Pedophilia?!
Suris takes on a couple priests in this video that tell us the real issues plaguing the Catholic church. Believe it or not, the issue isn’t priests sexually abusing children. The issues are homosexuality, low church attendance, and apostasy… Yeah…great video exposing this slime Suris!
#3 Mr Atheist: Protect LDS Children – 29 Questions
The Catholic church isn’t the only one with their fair share of scandals, in this video Mr. Atheist exposes a scandal plaguing the Mormon church. Great video man!
#2 Cosmological: This is So Sad!
What do you do when a moron claims that no atheist is happy? You make a hilarious parody commercial! This was soooo good!
#1 Grr Mania: Being an Atheist In a Fundamentalism Family of Pentecostals
Grr Mania is probably a new name to most of you but you should definitely check him out. In this video he describes visiting his church and provides some excellent visuals on what the typical Pentecostal service is like. Check it out and subscrbe!
Video of the Week: Nonsequitur and Ideaology: Unholy: The Sins of the Church
I applaud the team at Nonsequitur for having this discussion. I thought it was excellent in terms of all those involved. Serious, passionate, and strong words by all. Bravo!
My response to a minister in Alabama that believes witches are the major issue in today’s society!
Hello Hellbound friends, another week has passed and it’s time for another edition of weekend tube. You can also find my list on the new show Ad Homies with Kyle Curtis and Mr Atheist, where I list the top 5 videos plus the video of the week. Anyway le’s get right to it!
Honorable Mention: Ad Homies [#1] Requiem for a Stream
This is a new series from Jimmy and Kyle. I really enjoyed the first episode and not simply because I am allowed to be a part of it in the form of my top 5 plus 1! So check it out and when they have their channel ready, go and subscribe!
Honorable Mention: Steve McRae: Cult of Dusty blames Nonsequitur for hum not being invited to Mythcon
This is a long video and chosen mainly for one portion. Hear to about an hour and a half in and watch as one of the strangest discussions on the first amendment and the freedom of speech occurs. It’s truly one of the oddest things I have ever watched. Enjoy!
#10 Jackson Wheat: Matt Powell Pt 2
Another great video from Jackson Wheat exposing some of the apologetic idiocy of one Matt guy. Really enjoying these response videos from Jackson and I’m hoping that Dr Evilution will grant us that wish!
#8: Suris: Discount Hovind Gets Everything Wrong!
Suris takes on some absolutely awful apologestics in this video. Seriously, this guy makes Ken Ham or Kent Hovind look like Neil Degrasse Tyson. So check it out!
#7: Godless Cranium: Found The Light Wants Biblical Punishments
Yet another Christian that isn’t afraid to come out in favor of biblical punishment for crimes like murder, rape, and did you know that even gays were stoned in the Bible…anyway, It’s an awesome video from GC! So go and watch!
#6: TellTale: Why Jehovahs Witnesses Hate Christmas?
Telltale Atheists lets us know why Jehovahs Witnesses are so adamant against the celebration of Christmas as well as whether or not Jesus was a real person. It’s a great video and I think everyone should check it out. Also TellTale just went full-time so congrats!
#5 Rationality Rules: My Views On morality (Is It Objective?)
Rationality Rules does a great job describing his views on morality and whether or not it is objective or subjective. Personally I tend to lean towards the side of subjective morality and yet it’s hard to argue against the information brought forth by Sam Harris and this video here. If we move past religion, then do religious definitions have any meaning to us anymore? Very interesting video!
#4: Nonsequitur Show: The Dinosaur Hoax
Trevor Valle is incredible in this video debunking all the arguments thrown at him one by one. Are they poes, do they even know? Check it out and decide for yourself!
#3 They: THEY are watching you
If you’re not watching They you are missing out. This guy has production values that are through the roof and his content is incredible. This video is the start of a series which goes after those who blame THEY for all the evils in the world. Enjoy!
#2 Godless Enginees: Atheists Buy 800lbs of Peanut Butter for Haitian Orphans
This was incredible, to see the amount of support that GE and KC received during their charity drive was incredible! Bravo both of you!
#1: Professor Stick: David Avocado Wolfe Proposes a New Vaccine
Have you had your piss vaccine? No? Well that probably means you are at least somewhat sane. Does piss cure cancer? Nope and Professor Stick of course does an incredible job of destroying this stupid….I repeat…STUPID idea. Great video and was very close to being the video of the week.
Video of the Week: Atheist Republic: Allah is Gay
What a brave statement. Is Allah gay? Well he’s a mythical character so why not, he can be anything you want him to be. Is Allah a purple gnome that lives in a toilet? Sure, he can be that too! Seriously though, this video took courage and I want them to get as much support and encouragement as possible!