Thursday, 13 March 2008

Videos for the non-believer

I don't believe in afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
Getting Even

Today Mcmoogol presents his top five videos for the non-believer. Being a non-believer myself, I think I can speak for the whole "team" when I say we as a group just love watching people with a certain supernatural belief being beaten both intellectually and with humour. All the videos will be linked from youtube. Atheist/anti-theistic/agnostic/skeptic pleasure is just a click away!

5. Derren Brown - "Astrology"
Illusionist Derren Brown convinces five people in London, LA and Barcelona that he has "psychic powers". He asks them all to draw the outline of their hand on piece of paper, and put a personal item in brown envolope. He then takes the envolope and the drawing in to a separate room, where he is to write a detailed evaluation of their personalities. When he hands them back to the participants, almost all of them say he's got them "dead on", with a personality match most of the times reaching over 90% accuracy. The funny part comes when he asks them all to compare each others evaluations...

Similar videos - Criss Angel does the same trick, except he does it in a "psychic booth".

4. Hitchens and Boteach Debate God
One of Hitchens best debates. Be aware, though, this is the full version of exchange, and it's quite long (1 hour and 30 min.). If you don't wan't to sit through the whole thing, there's also a smaller excerpt-version.

3. David Cross on Religion
David Cross is a standup comedian who is most definitely an atheist. Crude and crass, but also extremely funny. He does swear alot, though, so weak souls might want to steer away from this one.

2. Ricky Gervais - Creationism
Ricky Gervais does standup. However, he doesn't need to come up with original material. He can just read from the bible, and people will laugh hysterically. He proves that in this clip.

1. Christopher Hitchens on the Death of Jerry Falwell
Hitchens goes on Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes" to defend his comments about Jerry Falwell upon his death. He completely slaughters his opponents in what quickly transforms into an intellectual-knockout.

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