Live from the UnderGround, Bryan from ABitOfOrange.com tells the hilarious tales of his recent conversations with self-professed atheists on the social media. In the first installment, we learn about the Logical Fallacy of the Month, the fact that many atheists are apparently ok with not existing, and we get a visit from Carl the rabbit and Tom the Giraffe.
Atheists Angry That I Define Atheism to Mean Atheism (Part 1)
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Atheism is the disbelief in God. It’s not possible to know for a fact that there’s no God, but we can be almost certain there isn’t one due to lack of evidence. The speaker also fails to make the distinction between hard atheism and soft atheism, which would clear up his confusion but he conveniently leaves out this information. It’s really not a difficult concept.
To use the “logical fallacy of the month,” this guy actually does straw man the opposing position (misrepresents it in order to more easily argue against it). And making a joke about the straw man fallacy doesn’t excuse actually using it.
Also, I know I disagree with his points and everything, but just on a comedic level, this guy might be the least funny person to ever take the stage. Animal puppets? Really? And what’s with this weird Bill Cosby impression?
Thanks for your comments. I think you will be excited to find that all of your comments are addressed either in the videos that follow in this series, or in the posts to come the next couple of weeks. Also, you will find a wealth of information addressing the very points you bring up on our youtube channel. I welcome you to check those out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9H1r9fw21g7Akt9phRHQeYZ8kdLLa-nn
In reply, I would like to point out that you have accused our presentation of the Straw Man fallacy, but on no grounds of consequence. The rejection of your definition of Atheism is the very topic up for consideration, and so taking the contrary position is NOT a straw man, it is a rebuttal. A Straw Man would be if we had said, “Atheists on social media claim that Atheism means “An arthropod which is registered to vote Democrat in local or state elections.” Because almost no atheists on social media use that definition.
And while I disagree that this is the LEAST funny person to ever take the stage, if that were true, it would be quite a feat in of itself, you must admit.
As to your opening comment about the existence of God, you are correct that it is impossible to make the case against the existence of God in a rational sense, but you are very mistaken about their being no case FOR His existence. Christians have been making the case in science, history, and philosophy for two thousand years. If you would like to see my summation of some of the arguments and evidence, then check out the Proof of God series here: https://rentafriend2000.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/proof-of-god-1-i-think-i-think-therefore-maybe-i-am/
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