Brian Flemming notes that 6 out of 20 of the all-time most discussed videos on YouTube have to do with religion. It’s a small sampling, but the breakdown is interesting:
Five of those six videos are strongly critical of religion, and three of them are from a specifically atheist point of view. Not a single one advocates for religion.
It’s a different story if you look at most viewed videos, where the religious videos fade away quickly and you realize how people are more interested in a laughing baby than anything that makes them think.
Just like many of the threads on this blog, I would think the “discussion” on the religious videos are overrun by a relatively small number of people who make an abnormally large number of comments each. So the numbers may not be as impressive.
That’s not a complaint, though. The videos are still seen and discussed by more people than any blog posting and perhaps even many atheist books.
[tags]Brian Flemming, YouTube, atheist, atheism[/tags]