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Mar 17 2012

We get email: Weekend edition

This may be a Poe, but this morning someone called Alan Webster wrote us with the subject line “Seeking an interview.”

Hi,

I have been challenged by some of your co-hort’s to contact you and challenge you belief’s.

are you willing?

DEMONSTOPPER.

So I write back…

What would you like to ask us?

And he’s all…

Meet me in a global public televised & recorded forum and I’ll let you know then.

(one without a dump-button or a profit in mind)

DEMONSTOPPER.

Bitch, please. Why do people think we’re rolling in money from this little cowtown cable access show? Would that it were true! So I write back…

Well, we don’t profit from our show, if that’s what you’re hinting at. It’s a volunteer effort. You are welcome to call in if you like. On the other hand, if you know of a different show that meets the strange criteria you suggest, tell us what it is.

But it seems to me that you’re simply more interested in taunts than discussion. I mean, if you have questions, present them. It shouldn’t be hard.

The “Demonstopper” name is cute. Do you have a cape?

So I guess I’ll let you know if this goes anywhere. But It looks like it’s shaping up to be one of those weekends. How’s yours so far?

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  1. 1
    George W.

    But It looks like it’s shaping up to be one of those weekends. How’s yours so far?

    Can’t talk about it just now…..I’m too busy stopping demons.

  2. 2
    Jasper of Maine

    Why isn’t it “DEMONSTOPPER1337″ or “ԀԐӍާӤᔒᎿᏫᑮᑬᘍᖇ”?

    1. 2.1
      Martin Wagner

      Yeah, really! Poser.

  3. 3
    Ms. Daisy Cutter, General Manager for the Cleveland Steamers

    What’s a co-hort? About four cups.

    /ba-dum-tsssh

  4. 4
    jacobfromlost

    I feel a disturbance in the force. It is allowing me to predict the future…

    In the future, there will be a very long debate with Demonstopper, which will hinge on his unspoken assertion that whatever evidence anyone ever sees, that’s actually evidence for whatever he happens to say…

    Even if it’s the opposite of what he said two seconds before.

  5. 5
    Martin Wagner

    There have been a few more emails from him. I really think he’s not altogether mentally healthy.

    1. 5.1
      M. A. Melby

      Many times have I had an online conversation with someone (usually on YouTube) and eventually I realize that they may have an actual psychological problem – then it’s just awkward.

      The Mudbrooker had such a run-in: http://youtu.be/6gj2TvxERM4

      1. jacobfromlost

        I had a similar problem with Dale65378 on youtube. After a lengthy discussion, I discovered he was Australian, unemployed, and his church had expelled him, apparently for his obnoxious behavior. (He claimed they made him leave for some theological difference that I can’t remember, but I think he even had videos on his channel where he stood up in church and started ranting at the preacher.)

        1. M. A. Melby

          I led a relatively isolated childhood and I remember the first time I say an Atheist Talk Show on the public access channel. The topic they were discussing was whether or not religious belief led to mental illness; and one of the people on the show actually suggested that you had to have some sort of mental illness to have genuine belief in the supernatural. (I was completely scandalized at the time, by the way, the concept was so bizarre to me.)

          I would not go that far at all. However, it does seem that extreme religious expression is how many mental illnesses can manifest – it presents a convenient way to completely go off the deep end.

          It is also painfully emotionally and psychologically exhausting to have certain religious ideas – I know that the concept of hell, spiritual warfare, and deistic determinism did a number on my psyche; not to mention the condemnation of all sorts of normal human aspects of life – like sex, sexual identity, sexual attraction, gender identity, etc. It isn’t surprising to me that some religious people fall into some pretty pathological modes of thinking and feeling about things.

    2. 5.2
      Aquaria

      Of course’s he’s not mentally healthy. He’s religious, after all.

      1. Martin Wagner

        Not all believers are mental, Aquaria. Just misinformed. Poor Demonstopper is simply what happens when religion meets an already dysfunctional mind. They make sweet sweet love.

  6. 6
    Alt+3

    This DEMONSTOPPER person must be fairly good. I’ve never seen a demon, have you?

  7. 7
    senor

    Based on the number of unnecessary apostrophes and overall nonsensicalness could be this guy: http://www.youtube.com/user/DEMONSTOPPER/feed

  8. 8
    i.simon

    I’m pretty sure this is the same person, given his or her incorrect usages of apostrophes (apostrophe’s?).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ea4iCKJr2Y&context=C4d55b44ADvjVQa1PpcFMIgfjyGTrZnaUs1emczfsS53kGDRF3xBg=

    Stay clear of this one, AE. It’s out of your league.

    1. 8.1
      jacobfromlost

      Wow. A whole 29 views…and 10 of them probably came from atheists reading this blog and checking out the link.

      That’s about right. The guy I referred to above (Dale65378) has view counts in the same range, and a similar problem with garbled English. It’s almost like the Internet version of the crazy guy with the bell and the sandwich board that says “The End Is Nigh”…

      Except the guy with the sandwich board knew how to spell “nigh”.

      1. Jasper of Maine

        Wow. A whole 29 views…and 10 of them probably came from atheists reading this blog and checking out the link.

        That’s probably the whole point of taunting us – to get some attention.

    2. 8.2
      waspbloke

      Cool. So his best argument is “you believe what you want and I’ll believe what I want”. That’s totally put me in my place. I do think he’s picked the wrong user name though, COMMENTSTOPPER would be more appropriate – but maybe it comes to the same thing…/trollface/

    3. 8.3
      jdon

      Why is he making videos? He’s got, like, at most one paragraph of writing to say in each video. I’m pretty sure he could compact them to tweets…

      Video 1: Atheists have to accept God to call themselves atheists. Think about it. (only 73 characters!)
      Video 2: Try to piss off an atheist by telling them you’re going to carry on believing. That’ll show ‘em! (only 97 characters!)

  9. 9
    Randomfactor

    I am secretly amused by the sense of the word “apostrophe” meaning “a direct verbal appeal to gods or abstract qualities which are not, in fact, present.”

    Seems this guy’s just RIDDLED with ‘em.

  10. 10
    'Tis Himself

    Don’t be dissin’ Ol’ Demonstopper. Everyone needs a hobby and sending misspelled and grammatically poor emails to atheists is his.

  11. 11
    Curt Cameron

    The YouTube channel for DEMONSTOPPER:

    “This channel has no videos.”

    1. 11.1
      desoto

      Maybe DEMONSTOPPER is a little embarrassed.

      1. bchimself

        Maybe if I subscribe to him he’ll regain the balls to upload.

  12. 12
    XchristianHeathen

    What’s really nutty is just how typical people like DEMONSTOPPER have become. It seems over the last month the level of delusional theistic nutcase visits have increased steadily. Just last night I debated with a Theist who said religion had nothing to do with God. I swear too many people have watched that I hate Religion but Love Jesus video. It’s like saying taking a shower has nothing to do with water. Boggles the mind.

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