FOX News’s Anti-Atheist Comedy Fail

Pretty unimaginative and stale, though the guy who plays the third atheist shows some potential despite the lackluster material.

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Has anyone outside of South Park managed to skewer atheists incisively and genuinely humorously?  I have a sense of humor, I like to laugh at myself, anyone know anything that manages to skewer us in a way that actually gets at something true and worth mocking?  Or is everything out there naked religious revenge fantasy (like in this video), mischaracterization of what we think and do, or so bitter/ignorant/expressive of religious privilege as to lack any humor?  If anyone delivers a truly funny send up of atheists, one not ultimately just sympathetic to us but genuinely skewering, I’d be delighted to profile it.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • forumlogic

    I could imagine this sketch being part of a student comedy production but fail to see how it belongs in a news environment (going by the Fox News station identifier). Interestingly this says more about theists than atheists.

  • http://atheists-and-christians.blogspot.com/ Mike AKA MonolithTMA

    It’s like something you would see on a really bad Christian show.

  • aardvark

    It had its moments but it is not Monty Python.
    It really takes the p out of god too (peevish, petty and murderous)as well as the religious (bribing god and being full of fear) but I don’t think they got that.


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