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Classic Atheism
« on: July 21, 2008, 05:45:52 PM »


This guy is a classic atheist.  ;)

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 05:55:42 PM »
He's tough to watch for any length of time.  It feels a bit schizo to me...but I'm no psychologist!  He's not afraid to put it out there though!

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 06:01:56 PM »
I tend to distrust the motives of preachers, theist or otherwise.  There should either be some actual knowledge imparted, or it should be performance art.  Without at least one of those aspects, it's just wasted bandwidth.

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 06:03:56 PM »
Aww, The Amazing Atheist is quite the character. I find it hard to take him too seriously, but he certainly amuses me. I watch his videos when I have the spare minute or two (I think there are very few videos of his that I've actually been able to make it all the way through - they're all, like, 10 minutes long and stuff).
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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 06:13:52 PM »
I think most atheists behave this way.  ;)

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 06:57:30 PM »
20 seconds in, and I knew that this guy needs to get laid.
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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 07:32:41 PM »
He's tough to watch for any length of time.  It feels a bit schizo to me...but I'm no psychologist!  He's not afraid to put it out there though!

Very tough to watch. I usually can't take more than a minute of his videos.
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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 07:40:22 PM »
So what's with this guy? I think he's awesomely ridiculous.

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 09:03:46 PM »
I think most atheists behave this way.  ;)

I think most Christians behave like Kent Hovind.

(disclaimer - I am using stereotype deliberately to sarcastically point out that JTW is appealing to stereotype)

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 09:26:34 PM »
I tried to watch it but found him annoying. Not a good public speaker at all. I am not surprised that is what you think most atheists act like, JTW. You so funny!  ;D

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 10:17:44 PM »
I don't like him.

You believe evolution and there is no evidence for that. Where is the fossil record of a half man half ape. I've only ever heard about it in reading.

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 11:58:10 PM »
He is a bit all over the place. He can't seem to organise his thoughts before he turns the camera on.
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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 02:01:38 AM »
The Amazing Atheist, huh?   Yeah, he's good for a bit of entertainment sometimes, but he's really one of the worst people to debate anything for logic and so on.  He gets into petty bitchfights which get more views, so it's great if you like drama, but it gets boring, whiny and fails to defend rationality.

He used various tactics to avoid debating VenomFangX, such as balking at the last minute, and refusing not to use profanity, which VFX used as an excuse not to reschedule the debate.  Debating VFX is like shooting fish in a barrel.  The only reason he agreed to argue with the Amazing Atheist is because he understood that he's one of the atheists on YouTube that he could possibly win against.   I haven't been on there for a while, but last time I checked, Kabane52 had a snowball's chance in Hell of convincing VenomFangX to debate.

Great character... I guess...  and I've left approving comments on TAA because he does amuse me.  But for intellectual substance, no way!  He's hardly your ideal poster child for atheism either.

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 02:08:03 AM »
I just saw his video "banned from McDonalds". I was embarrassed just watching it. It was ridiculous and if he meant it to be a joke he failed. Are all his videos of that standard ?
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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 02:12:54 AM »
I lasted 1 minutes 23 seconds. All I could think of while watching the video was, "Does he live in his parents garage?"

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2008, 02:16:29 AM »
I lasted 1 minutes 23 seconds. All I could think of while watching the video was, "Does he live in his parents garage?"

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I can't see YouTube right now, but I'm guessing it was one of his videos that is filmed in the garage, right?   Yeah, that's what always got me.  He has to film there to avoid being too loud for his step mum, I think. 

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2008, 02:25:49 AM »
I lasted 1 minutes 23 seconds. All I could think of while watching the video was, "Does he live in his parents garage?"

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I can't see YouTube right now, but I'm guessing it was one of his videos that is filmed in the garage, right?   Yeah, that's what always got me.  He has to film there to avoid being too loud for his step mum, I think. 

Is that his excuse?

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2008, 07:08:48 AM »
I think most atheists behave this way.  ;)

I think most Christians behave like Kent Hovind.

(disclaimer - I am using stereotype deliberately to sarcastically point out that JTW is appealing to stereotype)

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2008, 07:56:43 AM »
"Classic Atheist" ????   ::)

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2008, 06:21:37 PM »
I think most atheists behave this way.  ;)

I think most Christians behave like Kent Hovind.

(disclaimer - I am using stereotype deliberately to sarcastically point out that JTW is appealing to stereotype)

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Finally, someone picked up on my silly plan.
Touché.

That does annoy me.  I don't think we have to stereotype theists to make them look silly, or even make them look silly to rebut their arguments. 

It's hard not to do this with creationists, though.   Real hard.  I'm sure there are exceptions, but the rule seems to prevail 99% of the time.  They need to pick better representatives for their message.

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Re: Classic Atheism
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2008, 06:32:39 PM »
It is kind of telling that it is hard to discern between creationist satire and bonafide creationists, How do you tell an adult tactfully there is no Santa? ???