Before the internet, one of the big arguments used to attack atheism was that old G.K. Chesterton line, “Once people stop believing in God, they don’t believe nothing - they believe everything.” If Keith was around today, he’d probably have come up with something like “Once people stop believing in God, they choose to define themselves through that dullest part of their personality, grow a stupid beard and sit around all day making the same fish-in-a-barrel arguments while financing cunts like Richard Dawkins who make a living out of releasing books and going on TV to tell people the earth is round.”
There’s an odd trend in internet atheism - if you’re not just keeping it to yourself, and actually become evangelical about it, there’s also an odd likelihood you’ll also find the time to defend racists, sexists, homophobes, and every other group of people you could do without once you realise that atheists are in fact the most persecuted minority ever to have existed. If you need evidence for this claim, try the fact that Reddit’s Atheism section is the source of most of these.
TheAmazingAtheist goes beyond that, though. He’s all of those things, yet he also manages to bring his own flair to the table - a styling that comes in the most tragic, utterly pathetic and yet still utterly unsympathisable form. He’s basically an idiot who thinks he’s Richard Dawkins, crossed with Chris-Chan. Just think about that for a second.
There’s no real caveat here - he’s just a straight-up terrible person. He repeatedly asked for money to start up several websites which he then didn’t bother to do anything about. He made fun of a rape victim. He blocked his best friend from viewing his site because he didn’t like Marilyn Manson. He released a tl;dr book about his personal life. He makes terrible paint art and threatens to sue anybody who disapproves of it. And of course, there’s the magnum opus, the final destination of Every Single Person Who Has Ever Uploaded A Video Of Themselves Talking To Camera On Youtube - a video of him masturbating by pushing a banana up his arsehole.
Is it pathetic? Yes. Is he probably in some way actually quite ill and in desperate need of professional help? Without a doubt. Should we feel sorry for him? He has hundreds of thousands of followers and fans on YouTube who indulge his whims and finance his ‘lifestyle.’ Work it out.
“I’m making an anti-feminism video. Prepare for impact.”
“Quote: George Carlin [cba even linking to the quote]”
“I shaved my pubes thinking it would make my dick look bigger, but it just made me look fatter.”