Atheists Take On YouTube: The Blasphemy Challenge.

Talk about creating controversy: filmmaker Brian Flemming and atheist Brian Sapient's new project called The Blasphemy Challenge asks people to upload a video clip of themselves blaspheming against the Holy Spirit onto the popular website YouTube:

With that five-second submission to YouTube, a 24-year-old who uses the name "menotsimple" has either condemned herself to an eternity of punishment in the afterlife or struck a courageous blow against superstition. She's one of more than 400 mostly young people who have joined a campaign by the Web site to stake their souls against the existence of God. That, of course, is the ultimate no-win wager, as the 17th-century French mathematician Blaise Pascal calculated—it can't be settled until you're dead, and if you lose, you go to hell.

The Blasphemy Challenge is a joint project of filmmaker Brian Flemming, director of the antireligion documentary "The God Who Wasn't There," and Brian Sapient, cofounder of the atheist Web site Their intent was to encourage atheists to come forward and put their souls on the line, showing others that you don't have to be afraid of God. The particular form of the challenge was chosen because, by one interpretation, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, a part of the Christian Trinity, is the only sin that can never be forgiven. And once something you've said gets posted on YouTube, as any number of celebrities can attest, you never live it down.

Link | Blasphemy Challenge website

If you don't know the bit about Pascal, it's called Pascal's Wager [wiki] where Blaise Pascal outlined why it's a better bet to believe in God.

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I overeaded a bit and found somebody investigatin in the Bible. I suppose it's a random chosen book to investigate about any god existence. You could take The Cora and start killing not believers or something.

And yes, that's my creational beliefs. I may be wrong, it's my theory but snaps really good with the evolution fact. I mean that a simple form of chemical equilibrium reacts to the media destructing itself and generating some other results. The breeding material species are now reacting in a manner this great: took consciousness. It's an amazing thing that phisics and chemicals know we are reacting and keeping alive.
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Since the New Testament is a purposeful Roman deception and the so-called "God" of Abraham is a Babylonian inspired "strong delusion," these people have nothing to fear. Besides, the true meaning of blasphemy is to tell lies about the Creator for profit. That means that religion is blaspemy.

The Creator of the universe prefers that people use their minds to think and seek truth and wisdom. That is the complete opposite of "faith." Freewill infers the ability to make mistakes in order to learn from them.

Here is Wisdom !!
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I think the simplest way to look at all of this is that some people believe in gods because they want to. They don't care if it's rational. There's no evidence to support the existence of the supernatural, but that just doesn't matter to everyone.

That's why there's usually no point in presenting a rational argument against an irrational belief. Very few people can let their rational thought processes overwhelm a deep-seated emotional desire.

I believe that's why we see some very intelligent people who are superstitious in spite of themselves. We humans are able to compartmentalize our thinking. The critical standards of evidence that we'll happily apply to real-world experiences fall apart when held up to our personal belief systems.

In our normal day-to-day lives, we wouldn't dream of accepting extraordinary claims without extraordinary evidence. However, when it comes to what happens to us after we're dead, all too many of us are willing to conveniently abandon rational thought for the sake of the comforting thought of life after death.
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