KBSU is the campus television station for Bemidji State University, and apparently they’ve been broadcasting crap lately — several hours a day have been dedicated to episodes of this feeble series of videos called “Does God Exist?”. It’s awful. It’s basically some self-proclaimed Christian standing in front of a camera and preaching.
For an example of the quality of the thinking going into this video series, take a look at his proof for the existence of god. He literally says that there are only two possibilities: 1) the universe is eternal and uncreated, the atheist position (which is incorrect), and 2) the book of Genesis is correct. Because science has demonstrated the event called the Big Bang, it has proven that the Christian creation story is correct.
You know, I don’t think a public television has to be constrained to avoid showing inanity like this; in fact, this guy’s video series is so awesomely stupid that they are doing the cause of atheism a small favor by openly discrediting religious “logic”. However, as the television station for a university, I should think they would also be obligated to show something educational, with a little more intellectual heft than the ravings of a self-pithed delusional kook. How about also showing A brief history of disbelief? Bronowski’s Ascent of Man? Sagan’s Cosmos? There’s lots of good stuff out there, and that KBSU is rummaging about in the garbage bin for dreck to fill their broadcasting hours isn’t a good sign.