So um, yeah… this happened.
A viewer was kind (?) enough to email the video to us, and I thought I’d pass it along. The title is “A Christian’s Response To ‘The Atheist Experience’. (Bible Truth And Commonsense)” and the description text is “A RESPONSE TO THE ABSURDITIES AND FALLACIES OF THE SHOW” (all caps preserved).
There are about a dozen remarks that I don’t think I need to make, but my thoughts can be summed up like this: If noimplant4me were to call in to the show, I fear that he would be accused of trolling us, or we would be accused of inventing him to make ourselves look good.
Needless to say, he is welcome to call in any time. Atheists are already mostly on top of the comment thread, although you probably already know how useful I think YouTube comments are. (Not useful at all.) But if you make your way there, feel free to let him know that we’ve publicized his delightful video, and link the page with instructions on how to call the show.
I think the only response I’ll make — as politely as possible – is that he has perhaps misunderstood the notion that there is some kind of “rule” against quoting the Bible at us. You can quote the Bible all you want, but since we don’t believe the Bible is divinely inspired or has a particular claim to the truth, it just isn’t particularly useful to us in a conversation, absent some prior discussion about why we should change our minds about that.
He refused to link to the show on principle, so I don’t know exactly what was being discussed in the clip he mentioned. But the reference to Captain Kirk was undoubtedly because of my frequent observation that somebody who quotes the Bible is no more credible to us than a Trekkie who constantly quotes from Star Trek. It’s all fiction, from our point of view.
Updated: A Facebook commenter informs me that he was responding to this video.