In retrospect, I was too harsh on Anthony Magnabosco's speaking ability. When I created this thread, I had only watched the one video of Carlos. Considering Anthony is only asking people for 5 minutes of their time, and he gets a stopwatch going, this dude is coming across as smoother and smoother with each passing video. This street epistemology business is causing somewhat of a stir with the apologists in this video:
You might disagree but I feel that a "true atheist" wouldn't need to study the Bible because they don't believe it. I have an acquantaince (not really a friend, just a guy at work) that is an atheist but he won't participate in discussion. I asked him to join this forum and he said, "I don't need to waste my time talking about things with idiots that I don't believe. It's a waste of my time." He even called you guys idiots and he's supposed to be one of you!
So I wonder why you guys seem to love discussing this stuff.
I have an acquaintance (not really a friend, just a guy at work) that is a Catholic but he won't participate in discussion. I asked him to join a Baptist forum and he said, "I don't need to waste my time talking about things with idiots that I don't believe. It's a waste of my time." He even called the Baptists idiots and he's supposed to be a Christian!
So I wonder why Baptists seem to love discussing this stuff.
Humans are strange, aren't they? Some like one thing, others hate it, some believe their brand of religion is perfect and others don't share their views.
People sometimes change denominations like from Baptist to JW, but they stay in the Christian camp. More rarely, folks switch to a different camp, like Christian to Muslim or Jewish to Buddhist. However, most people stick with the familiar and have the same religion as their parents. Again, this gives no indication as to wbich if any, is the true faith. There is no religion that everyone who learns about it goes, that's the true one and joins up. By now, with the internet and all, there should be only one religion if there was a god who wanted everyone to join.
I first stumbled across Peter Boghossian about 2 years ago on Vimeo or YouTube. It was a lecture. I liked his style.
Because I enjoyed the first video, I clicked on another one of his. I found out he had a book called A Manual For Creating Atheists. That's when I started hearing the term "street epistemology".
And that was all fine and dandy. Since I had pretty much exhausted the entire video library of Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, etc., I decided to watch Peter Boghossian's videos as well.
Today, I go to YouTube, and they got these "Recommended For You" videos or what not. One caught my eye. It is titled "How to Talk People Out of Faith (Intro to Street Epistemology)". It shows a few interactions with believers.
There was a link in the description section to some guy's YouTube channel. His name is Anthony Magnabosco. He's got all these videos where he tries to make people question why they believe what they do. He's not even that smooth of a talker. Kinda shitty actually. It almost sounds like he's reading from a script. Almost. However, this dude provokes some serious thought. In this one video, he's talking to a young man named Carlos. Then it shows Carlos two days later, and you can see that this kid is probably well on his way toward atheism.
Moral of the story: Never underestimate Satan. He might take the form a snake or even a shitty telemarketer. Either way, he is dragging more and more of God's children toward Eternal Hellfire.