The First Atheist TV Channel

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The First Atheist TV Channel

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More than "entertainment", the first Atheist TV Channel will provide a counterpoint to the overwhelming preponderance of Christian propaganda aired on dozens of American TV channels.
American Atheists wrote: American Atheists is excited to announce what is believed to be the first atheism-dedicated television channel, Atheist TV.

In partnership with internet-streaming service Roku, which offers devices similar to cable boxes to bring hundreds of channels of content to your TV, American Atheists will bring together dozens of atheist content creators, including The Richard Dawkins Foundation, to present the first on-demand television station that presents exclusively atheist, humanist, and freethought programming.
So, what do you folks think about this development? Is it a good thing for Americans to be exposed to atheist, humanist, and free thought TV programming? Or, is it a threat to those who have strong supernatural beliefs, and who seek to propagate those beliefs?

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Re: The First Atheist TV Channel

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What I, an atheist, find informative is The Atheist Experience, "an American live, weekly televised webcast based in Austin, Texas. Listeners—theists and atheists alike though theists are preferred—are encouraged to call in to discuss the existence of God and related topics. Calls from theists are usually given priority, as the aim of the webcast is to encourage theists to question their theistic beliefs and thus, theists are often asked to explain what they believe, and why. Following the webcast, each episode is made available on YouTube, as well as in an audio-only podcast format."

I've never watched the show on TV, but catch up with it on YouTube, which is often a same-day experience. While I take issue with some of its definitions, all in all it's an intelligent show hosted by Matt Dillahunty: a professional magician who was raised a fundamentalist Baptist and was a Christian for more than twenty years. Although he intended to attend seminary and pursue a career in the ministry, he came to reject his previous theistic beliefs and became an atheist.

(Much of the above was taken from a Wikipedia article on The Atheist Experience)


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