Dumb hot girl says Steven Hawking is an idiot and that "YOU ATHEISTS" have been beating your chests about this. Was there a door-to-door "knock knock you are stupid" campaign you guys put together that I didn't know about? Listen, please respect the "spiritual" view of the universe that this dumb hot girl made up.

Comment by Sassan K. on May 20, 2011 at 11:10pm
I don't like the title to this post; it sounds like initially that you are stating that he is an idiot.
Comment by Michael Andrews on May 21, 2011 at 12:08am
She seems to be slightly giddy when, at 1:33, she mentions "and sometimes murder the masses!":^)
Comment by Nick Lavalley on May 21, 2011 at 12:23am
Maybe I'm reading into her tone too much, but it seems she's lumping all atheists in a group with the religious fundamentalists by saying we push our ideals on other people whether or not they want to hear it, thinking that we're right all the time and everyone else is wrong.  If that's what she was implying, I gotta say that I seriously disagree; most atheists tend to be more reserved and don't really argue the point unless provoked by others.  That's just my view on the other atheists that I've met.
Comment by Matt on May 21, 2011 at 2:00am

I find it hard to believe that hoards of atheists think they've won the battle because stephen hawking called heaven a fairytale.  What I know about "you atheists" is that "you atheists" tend not to hero-worship, and though it's nice see a comment like this from such an intelligent guy, I find it hard to believe any of "you atheists" read that and said "SEE?  WE WON! I TOLD YOU WE WERE RIGHT." His comments didn't sway my views at all nor give them credence.  I honestly don't give a fuck what he says from his twitchy cheek.  

 

Anybody else get bored when this turns into a "everybody is entitled to their opinion" debate?  Of course everyone is entitled to think whatever they want, and Hawking didn't say they weren't.  I'm ALLOWED to think the "spiritual" world view this girl has is shallow, and I'm allowed to think SHE is shallow for not examining her own existence with any rational thought.  But I'm not part of this atheist club she's talking about who jumped on some sort of Hawking bandwagon, and I'd never use the phrase "YOU CHRISTIANS" in the tone she used.  It's fine that she thinks there's something bigger in charge of everything that science hasn't come close to understanding, but if you're going to start throwing around names like "idiot" and lumping atheists into that category, you should be ready to man up and defend YOUR world view.  All views are not the same.  

 

Green is the best color and if you red-ists think differently, then you're entitled to your opinion.  That's different than "this is how I think the universe works, let's just agree to disagree."  It's not a matter of opinion, and you can't just make shit up and expect your idea to be treated with respect.   Wut up FSM?

 

I know I don't know, and I think nobody else does either.  And if they think they do, I listen.  If there's anything I know for certain as an atheist, it's that I'm not making anything up.  I know that for a fact.

Comment by Matt on May 21, 2011 at 2:06am
And Sassan, not to be rude, but read the comments before you post.  SHE titled this video "Stephen Hawking is an Idiot," not me.  I thought it was important to keep HER title, as her arrogance adds context to the video.  It's the icing.
Comment by Kieran Salsone on May 21, 2011 at 2:13am

I don't mean to be flippant about this, but the way she says 'You Atheists' seems a little forced to me, almost self-parodying. Is this a regular thing she does or was this a one-off vidcast?

 

Comment by Michael on May 21, 2011 at 2:24am
You are entitled to your opinion, and I am entitled to say it's dumb, silly, dangerous, or downright crazy. Show us evidence of your "spiritual element" (whatever that means) and Dr. Hawking will be the first to express interest.
Comment by Matt on May 21, 2011 at 2:36am
Kieran, there's no satire or humor in this.  I've been subscribed to this girl's YouTube channel for about three years, and it's usually sidewalk interviews with New Yorkers about current events with the occasional vanilla commentary about her views.  This video is entirely serious.  She has never been riveting, but she has also never been this cursory and offensive with uninformed, blanket statements about non-believers.  Needless to say, I broke up with her YouTube channel.  It just wasn't working out.
Comment by Matt on May 21, 2011 at 2:54am

In her defense, the video description says "I keed! But you atheists who are using his latest interview as support to call spiritual folks idiots ARE idiots. Because at the end of the day, none of us are going to know what happens when we die til we die."  I assume "I keed" might mean "I kid" which might mean "I'm just joking," and I don't know whether that was there from the start or added after her video got negative feedback and caused a lot of folks to unsubscribe from her mundane videos.  


But for what it's worth, I'd never throw a statement out there calling "spiritual" PEOPLE "idiots," but I'd call their "spiritual" BELIEF "idiotic."  You can take that to the bank until someone shows me evidence of such magic.

Comment by Sassan K. on May 21, 2011 at 3:11am

"Because at the end of the day, none of us are going to know what happens when we die til we die."

I do, you die and that's it. That's called logic and not basing your life and belief system based on irrational superstitious beliefs.

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