AtheistTV Launch VS Ken Ham

Atheist TV Launches on Roku – Atheists Love It, Ken Ham Doesn’t

AtheistTV Launch VS Ken Ham

American Atheists launch first television channel dedicated to non-believers, Atheist TV, on Roku. Atheists are excited; creationist Ken Ham, not so much.

Christians and other faith movements have been doing it for years, and in many ways it is unbelievable that it has taken so long, but now, in 2014, a television channel dedicated solely for non-believers exists. Called Atheist TV – perhaps a direct challenge to the television channel God TV – has been created by the American Atheists organization in association with many other skeptical and humanist organizations, such as the Richard Dawkins Foundation.

At the launch party of the new channel, David Silverman who is the President of American Atheists, declared that this new television channel would offer an alternative to those who have become tired of the overtly religious programming that can be viewed on mainstream channels. He criticized television programs such as “The Bible,” a miniseries that was presented on the History Channel, as presenting religious beliefs as facts. He argued that many non-religious people wanted television shows free from mythology.

However, this move by the American Atheist organization has been criticized in turn by some members of other religious groups, such as Ken Ham. He is a Christian, and stated on his blog that: “It is incredible that atheists spend so much time, effort, and money arguing against Someone that they don’t even believe exists! Where are all their books, websites, and magazines that argue against the mythical Easter Bunny?”

Atheist TV will be made available to viewers through the online streaming service called Roku. At first, the majority of the programs aired on Atheist TV will be non-original, but in time, they are hoping to commission new documentaries and movies, as well as bringing in bloggers and commentators.


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  • Emily Murdoch
    5:35 pm

    The reason we spend so much time on it Mr. Ham, is because we are tired of religion forcing its way into our schools and courthouses and Government. Freedom of Religion does not mean the freedom to force your beliefs on the population as a whole. THAT, Mr. Ham, is what has our panties in a wad. We could care less what you believe, or how you practice your belief. Just do as Christ suggested, and be not like the hypocrites who pray in the streets so that they can be seen of man,

  • Emily Murdoch
    5:35 pm

    Obviously, the moron, Ken Ham, hasn’t watched the channel. He just prefers to go by his made up definition of what it means to be an atheist. No surprise, considering he lives his life by his made up story about a god. He’s not interested in what is factual.

  • Emily Murdoch
    5:35 pm

    Go to religious sites, listen to religious TV they are totally unphased by telling direct and deliberate lies to oppose science. They seek to dupe gullible followers with misinformation that actually make the religious movement look less intelligent.

    Example God Channel: A preacher told the story of a person in jail who god forgave and altered their DNA in their blood sample before the trial. If that was true it would be world news and proof of god. Heard about it? No you haven’t. Listen to the God Channel. And this isn’t a one off.

    We get the same tired old stories that have been crushed time after time fed to us by newcommers who’ve gone to a religious site and picked them up. And the people putting those arguments on the sites are often the people who have dissapeared from the atheist site because they’ve been irritrievably crushed about the story they still present as a truth to others.

    Atheists have to deal with this on their sites. Take Richard Dawkins and Answers in God sites. You are far more likely to get a theist at Dawkins attacking atheists than atheist attacking theists on Answers in God.

    Look at a news channel commenting on a god issue, you are more likely to see a theist attacking atheism than an atheist randomly arriving and attacking theism. The debate almost inevitably starts with a completely nonsensical anti-science theist comment that gets overwhelmingly crushed by a stream of atheists, followed by a theist comment “Why do atheists always seek us out and attack us?” Go on atheists you know this is fact.

    It has to be defended. The vast majority of theist/atheist debate is theist initiated.

    And it is beyond any form of debate that the God Channel regularly makes a comment which offers a direct challenge to atheism. So what does Ken Ham and ilke expect?

    Atheists don’t “spend time arguing about god” they spend time defending logic and science against attack by persons apparently ignorant of both.

    Maybe what Ken Ham should be more concerned about is why science is willing to spend billions of theist/atheist money on scientific proofs and discovery and theists don’t and won’t use any funds or effort to prove god exists or that the world is only 6,000 years old. Maybe that’s why Ken Ham finds himself debating atheists so much

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