I started a YouTube channel! Only fitting for an out-of-work screenwriter, right?
While I’m definitely not one of those people that scours YouTube for the funniest or most popular videos, I got bit by the muse after watching this bit of well-made propaganda from Tim Minchin. I realize that a great many people are on YouTube, and that amidst all the flame and mockery, some genuine (a)theist discussion goes on there. Sometimes, thousands if not millions of people see a video. There is really a tremendous potential for cross-marketing here. I thought, “Maybe I can make myself a few funny little videos, thereby attracting people into the ‘serious debate’ that goes on here?” I’ve definitely got some ideas brewing, and I think it would be fun to utilize a visual medium again. I love writing blog posts, but I miss writing TV and putting video together. So far, the only thing I’m fairly certain of is that I want my content to be fun. At least, the bulk of it. Also, I want it to be short and sweet. Thing is, I’m not exactly sure what to do in terms of content, and that’s where you come in.
Some of my ideas involve poking fun at various atheists, but if I do it, I want to do it in a way that remains respectful of their humanity, as opposed to the outright debasing that often accompanies that strategy. I’d want to be more like Bill Cosby than PZ Myers, if you catch my drift. Where does the line fall between tactful jesting and hurtful slander?
Can you point me to some (a)theism-related YouTube content you enjoyed or benefited from?
What types of content do you find persuasive or comedic?
What types of content do you find kitzche or annoying?
Is there anything (a)theism-related that you think YouTube lacks?