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Published: Thursday, May 8 2014 9:40 a.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Not sure it's necessary but good. Everyone gets a TV channel these days.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

I am an atheist. We already have a channel. It is called Cinemax. I'll be here all week, try the veal.

Eliot
Genola, UT

Wow! I didn't realize atheists were so evangelical.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Will it be channel 0?

gmlewis
Houston, TX

I don''t believe I will watch it.

@Charles
not from utah, 00

Won't last a week. Who wants to listen to a group of people who believe that man is the center of the universe. We can see that already at the daily briefings from the White House and Obama's press conferences.

brokenclay
Tempe, AZ

Hopefully they will air some of the great debates involving William Lane Craig and others. Or not . . . this could be bad PR.

In any event, it is still amusing to me that atheism is supposed to be a default, psychological state shared by babies, cats, and rocks (i.e., a lack of belief, not a positive statement of belief), and yet its adherents are increasingly missions minded.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

What does it matter to any of you believers?

ClarkHippo
Tooele, UT

@FatherOfFour

Actually, I thought the atheist TV channel was called HBO.

Karen R.
Houston, TX

"In any event, it is still amusing to me that atheism is supposed to be a default, psychological state...and yet its adherents are increasingly missions minded."

Yes, by all means, let it be known that people have a choice. Let it be known that the religion we can't remember being without was imposed upon us when we were too young to do anything about it. Look at it. Question it. Learn about other religions. Learn about living without a belief in a transcendent being.

And then decide - for the first time - if religion is truly something you want for yourself. If it is, great. At least you've freely chosen it instead of having it imposed upon you. At least you can then say your life is your own.

IMO (and based on what I know of history), independent thinkers will always be a minority. And we will always ruffle the feathers of those who aren't hardwired this way. But we don't have to accept their fear-based characterizations. It's within our rights to push back.

Welcome to America.

FT1/SS
Virginia Beach, VA

What few friends I've had that are atheist's, had something tragic happen in their life. So they had too put the blame on somebody, they choose religion. Others I've been associated with had either had a sad outlook on life, or were just mean people. That includes those the news channels as guest. Who are able to put a false mask of being pleasent on their faces, until they get spun up by an opposing few.

The Wraith
Kaysville, UT

@ Karen and the other atheists

I guess we just can't do anything right. We state that there is no higher power and people like Charles automatically assume that means we believe man is the center of the universe. Actually Charles there is no center of the universe. Atheists actually understand that we are just one species out of millions on this tiny planet and totally insignificant to the actual universe itself.

We eschew religion and for some reason this makes people angry with us, I've never really understood why. Is it because we aren't making ourselves part of the collective? We simply share our ideas and suddenly the religious say "see, see you're just like a religion because you evangelize". Uh, not quite. Now if we shared these ideas of ours and then told people they would be punished for all eternity if they didn't believe these ideas that would be evangelizing.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

I really can't believe that the atheists on this board are complaining about a little sarcasm and criticism about an atheist evangelical TV station. We believers have endured your constant negativity and derision of all things related to religion since it's inception. Goose, meet gander. Pot, meet kettle.

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I've seen the water in Hoover Dam. I know that to supply's water and electricity to a lot of people. If I where them I'd start to pray.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@Coach Biff – “We believers have endured your constant negativity and derision of all things related to religion since it's inception.”

On what planet?

Here on planet Earth, for most of our history, any questioning of religious authority has typically been followed by utterances like “no, don’t put so much wood on the fire. This agent of the devil should suffer a slow burning death.”

The slightly less gruesome fact is that it has long been taboo to question religion and only relatively recently is society growing weary of giving religion a pass when it says and does offensive and outrageous things (i.e., we are beginning to hold them to the same standard as everyone else).

But somehow in your parallel universe this no doubt looks like persecution…

@brokenclay – “Hopefully they will air some of the great debates involving William Lane Craig and others. Or not . . . this could be bad PR.”

Only if you belief he wins all his debate… something I’ve rarely witnessed.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

A Scientist,

I'm going to quote your post here every time I see you post on LDS-related articles that have nothing to do with you. You've been doing that for a while. Have a change of heart? Or do you simply think it's okay for anti-religious people to take interest in religious affairs but not the other way around?

That may seem a bit cold. I'm not trying to be offensive, simply logical. You have criticized religious people for doing something you literally and openly do every day. That's just a bit confusing to me.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.

Knock yourself out.

And my answer to your "I know you are but what am I" question will be:

I am married to an active Mormon and live among Mormons and attend Mormon meetings and my wife pays Mormon tithing from our income.

I have skin in the game.

Believers have no skin in the game regarding atheism.

skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

Could it be that the force of Atheism may just be the ism that unites and saves The World from itself. Could be, it certainly can't do much worse than what organized religion has done.

Aloha Saint George
Saint George, Utah

Everyone needs an arena. Have the atheists had an arena?? Christians and other religious group have CHURCH. The Atheists and other similar groups use the university system and do their thing in the name of EDUCATION. GO figure.

JanSan
Pocatello, ID

RE:A Scientist
I think that as parents who have had to watch as their children fall away from the teachings of their youth and end up as atheist that we have some "skin in the game"

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