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Critical Thinking Humour

#1  Postby Durro » Mar 01, 2010 2:39 am

Here's a collection of some of the most popular irreverent humour links associated with religion, mysticism and various brands of woo I've come across. They may be funny or sarcastic, but they do make very valid points. Suggestions for any additions would be most welcome. I'll be pointing the new forum members here as part of my welcome to them.

Warning : Some linked videos may contain strong language or material that may offend some members.

:zombie: If a suicide bomber could be endearing, it would be this guy... Achmed the Dead Terrorist!!!
( :silenced: Silence, I kill you! )

:pray: Everyone's favourite god, Mr Deity, explains just what he does with prayers.

:-D Stand up comedian, Lewis Black explains religion

:lol: Another stand up, George Carlin, also explains why religion is BS.

:picard: An oldie but a goodie, Bill Hicks on creationism and the existence of dinosaurs

:point: Ricky Gervais on the bible

:rofl2: He's on the edge, and wants us to know God's plan, it's Hans Teeuwen

:rubeyes: It's a miracle ! For atheists that is... it's Mitchell and Webb and the miracle of the watermelon seeds.

:crazy: America's "Best" Christian, Betty Bowers, explains just what a Bible Based marriage is.

:nanana: Deliberately bad Internet Poe, Edward Current does a take off of science as a religion and God only appears non-existent.

:shocked: Fancy being taken to a Homeopathic Emergency Department ?

:flowers: What's that smell ? It's Billy Connolly talking about Aromatherapy

:scratch: Derren Brown gives some insight into the fraud that is Astrology and shows How Mediums Work.

:nono: Infamous creationist, Ray "Banana Man" Comfort, explains why Bananas are Evidence for God. But don't worry, it is thoroughly debunked here.

:priest: And finally, oldies but goodies...Classic comedy routines of catholic guilt by the legendary Dave Allen ... Nuns & Blessings, Adam & Eveand Self Abuse.

I hope that everyone enjoys these light hearted (and sometimes informative !) videos. And to the new members, once again, welcome to RationalSkepticism !

:cheers:

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Re: Critical Thinking Humour

#2  Postby quas » Nov 11, 2010 5:28 am

My personal favorite is Youtube's SoldierInGodsArmy. His account is no longer active, but there are mirrors of his video.

Here's some of his videos:
1. "I challenge atheists to ask Jesus if he exists."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKFuAzoKQdk

2. Genesis explained.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5S9A6OG ... re=related

3. Trinity explained.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpu6rPEv ... re=related

4. Christians don't use circular logic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2eTysgS ... re=related

6. Christian guide to debating atheists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKpxiHft ... re=related

7. Stop taking the Bible out of context.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6DpM8EZ ... re=related

8. How Prayer Works.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq34RPVP ... re=related

9. Evolution is a lie! Where are the unicorn fossils?!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-W88FBQuk4
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#3  Postby Crocodile Gandhi » Nov 11, 2010 6:20 am

Achmed the dead terrorist is painfully awful. "Silence, I kill you". Hahahaha, it's funny because he's a homocidal maniac. He terrorises my intelligence.

There are plenty of good podcasts that take a humourous look at the news and events occuring in the world of pseudoscience and religion. I would heartily recommend the two podcasts which are produced by the Merseyside Skeptics Society, 'Skeptics with a k' and 'Inkredulous'. All past episodes can be found here: http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/podcasts/
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#4  Postby Nicko » Dec 03, 2010 11:04 am

How could you not mention sky cake?

Or the NonStampCollector?

Or Steve Hughes?

Frankly, I'm offended.
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#5  Postby Matt8819 » Feb 14, 2011 12:42 pm

The Gervais video isn't working for me, so here are a couple different links if anyone needs em.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pbEjOH7t0Q[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErGLS04lIAw[/youtube]


Orson Welles on cold reading!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPsnfysrp8[/youtube]
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Re: Critical Thinking Humour

#6  Postby agromenmon » Feb 19, 2011 4:09 am

George Carlin, The Ten Commandments: http://lybio.net/george-carlin-the-ten- ... wn/comedy/
Who needs ten?

Penn & Teller, The Bible is Bullshit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RV46fsm ... re=related
Starting with genesis..

Ali G, Religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9goLXFJz ... re=related
Let's talk about the MacDaddy! (like the vicar said, it's not documented by any evidence)

Bill Maher, lays waste to religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYW2xXxF ... re=related
Thank You Jesus!

QI, Christmas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSm7YPMQOSo
Mithras is just a massive coincidence.
QI, On Religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLWWwV4O ... re=related
Why Stephen Why??

Eddie Izzard, ala Religion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ope-1Zb5t-k
The gospel according to St Bastard.

Rowan Atkinson, Amazing Jesus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN-8G0HCD5U
Behold this..

Monty Python, Life of Brian: It's a movie.
(Now for something completely different)
The Holy Grail, She's a Witch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g
Burn her!!

Tim Mitchen, Ten Foot Cock and a Few Hundred Virgins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXfmjMlP ... re=related
If you're only going to watch one of these links make it this one :)
Storm is better..
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Re: Critical Thinking Humour

#7  Postby Steve » Feb 19, 2011 4:22 am

:popcorn:
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#8  Postby CookieJon » Feb 19, 2011 4:23 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWEyY0vl4-w[/youtube]
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#9  Postby paceetrate » Feb 19, 2011 4:39 am

For the people who can't watch videos at the moment: Cectic comics!
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#10  Postby kanchan » Feb 23, 2011 12:17 pm

I love the prayer and a pint sketches by Dave Mitchell (this is my fav - I love the hymn at the end LMAO!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD5PnwZM4CI
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#11  Postby farside » May 25, 2011 6:46 pm

My favorite satire is the farsidology section of wikiislam at

http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Farsideology

Sample the satire -- http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Farsideology: ... 0_-_Pagans

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#12  Postby Nicko » May 26, 2011 1:32 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZJ-_OTvsqo[/youtube]
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#13  Postby johnbrandt » Sep 08, 2011 10:43 pm

This series is good...and the song that plays in the background of the first one had me laughing until I cried. I thought it was a "standard" country christian song...until the chorus started... :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxuq1wGYaxY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e09Zleoee6Y&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlySyGKnhtI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTAhg64GIvg&feature=related
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#14  Postby Matt8819 » Oct 30, 2011 8:14 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Si425yfNc[/youtube]
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#15  Postby z8000783 » Oct 30, 2011 8:57 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwG9pDNSAXA[/youtube]
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#16  Postby Ihavenofingerprints » Oct 30, 2011 9:03 am

:lol: Thats a good one.
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#17  Postby Paul » Oct 30, 2011 9:37 am

This thread needs some Dara O'Briain. It's not just about homoeopathy, he expresses frustration with woo in general.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHVVKAKWXcg[/youtube]
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#18  Postby Paul » Oct 30, 2011 9:42 am

More from Dara

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdi_u1ZenRw[/youtube]
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#19  Postby Oldskeptic » Dec 03, 2011 3:40 am

Monty Python did it best by demonstration:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g[/youtube]
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#20  Postby Pulsar » Dec 03, 2011 1:16 pm

Still more Dara

Catholic & Protestant Mixed Marriage
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0thRUS1wUw[/youtube]

Catholicism
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUVNZFylTdo[/youtube]
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