Judge This: The Pancake Mix Rebuttal To Street Evangelism

This looks quite effective:

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If you consider it too antagonistic or too mocking, I’m interested in your views about my standards for fairly mocking religious beliefs, which I discuss in the posts, In Defense Of Mocking And Embarrassing Religion and My Thoughts On Blasphemy Day.  If you accept my standards but still disagree, why do you think this video fails according to them.  If you do not accept my standards, why not?  Whether you agree with mine or disagree with them, what are your own standards for assessing the rightness or wrongness of mocking whatever you take to be bad or immoral thinking?

I am thinking of exploring more of the issues that scenarios such as these might raise and would love your feedback.

D0 you think this atheist stunt giving Mormon’s a taste of their own door-to-door medicine is a better approach to pointing out to religious believers the problems with their evangelistic approaches?

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Both videos establish one thing at least, it’s a good thing that at least some evangelists are reconsidering their methods.

Your Thoughts?

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.

  • http://facebook.com AJ

    Pure awesomeness.

  • Nicoline Smits

    Seems like those “christians” didn’t very much like a taste of their own medicine, did they? I think it’s a great idea to rant back with something equally meaningless, such as the pancake mix skit. Not sure that I’d be comfortable knocking on people’s door, though!


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