It can’t even wow Salon:
And yet after watching four hours of its programming and even despite my own lack of religious belief, I find it hard to imagine that even a casual nonbeliever would tune in, let alone someone on the fence about the existence of a higher power. AtheistTV adheres to nasty stereotypes about atheism — smugness, gleeful disregard for others’ beliefs — to a degree that’s close to unwatchable.
See, atheism is not interesting. Once you say there is no God (or cosmic order), people reasonably give up the topic of religion.
So of course atheist TV tanks IF it needs a broad audience.
Who wants to sit there and listen to someone in a weird shirt detracting other people’s ideas?
Skinny: Most of us have at least one Uncle “Oh please, DON’T get him started on ….” in our own circles anyway. We weren’t asking for more of that, and for sure are not asking for how to pay for it.
We have lives. Or something like lives, anyway. Whoever sat through four hours of that stuff should get danger pay.
How about this Atheist TV zinger: Calling Jesus “the zombie Jew”? A position zillions of people agree with, you can bet on it. 😉 – d.
Hat tip: Stephanie West Allen at Brains on Purpose