The video is from Big Think, where they have lots of cool videos on interesting subjects.
An amusing video about debunking Christianity and the Bible:
The speaker’s confidence may strike some as arrogant. I think it works well.
(via The Atheist Missionary)
An audio Bible with an all-black cast featuring Blair Underwood, as Jesus, and Samuel L. Jackson has been a runaway hit in the United States, dominating Wal-Mart’s bestseller list since its release.
In Canada, the audio book hasn’t made the same dent. Amazon.ca currently lists it as the 99th top selling audio book. But it’s been a hit in the United States, selling over 70,000 units.
(The post’s title is from Pulp Fiction, of course: And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. BANG! BANG! BANG!)
…Penn & Teller have been dying to do a show like this. Confirmed skeptics and pro-science atheists (they refer to God as “an imaginary friend”), these magicians are big fans of the art of debunking.
No matter how popular a form of bullshit is – and regardless of what deep pockets or beloved figures support it – Penn & Teller are pit bulls for the truth, poised to tear down these myths in the most jaw-dropping fashion possible with their trademark wit and off-center comic sensibilities.
We take on the most sacred of sacred cows: The Bible! We’ll reveal the many discrepancies and contradictions in THE GOOD BOOK. Why all the confusion? Shouldn’t anything that is “divinely inspired” be crystal clear? Did Noah build an ark big enough to hold all those animals? Did Moses part the Red Sea? Did Jesus even exist?
Their presentation, no matter what the subject, is what makes it interesting.
*A side note: Bullshit!’s website is . When I click that link I get a blank web page with the text:
Sorry. We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States.
Stupid. I had to use ato enable it. Stupid.
Update: The Bible episode is sometimes unavailable from the link noted above. Here’s their episode about PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Everything but the background sky is built out of LEGO brand building blocks. Though the vast majority is comprised of unaltered LEGO elements, there are occasional instances… [of] LEGO elements [modified] with a hobby knife or permanent ink marker. Further, there also are a few instances… of computer graphics used to enhance certain photos.