Examples of Ridicule

Recently I've defended the use of ridicule. Good ridicule must be based on some truth, otherwise it wouldn't be funny. It must also bring home an important point. Some of it is gentle humor while some of it is quite mean-spirited. Some people focus on ridicule while others focus on elaborately reasoned arguments. If you think ridicule is unbecoming of an atheist, or anyone for that matter, then you cannot like the comedy style of Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, or even Jay Leno or David Letterman. Look at the following good examples and then try to honestly tell me ridicule has no place in our cultural wars. [Click on the tag "Ridicule" below for more on this topic.]

1) My favorite is Bill Maher's mockumentary Religulous.

2) George Carlin: Religion is Bullshit:

3) Julia Sweeney: Letting Go of God.

4) Jeff Foxworthy said, "You might be a redneck if.." Well You Might Be a Fundamentalist, if...

5) Penn & Teller: Creationism

6) Mr. Deity:

7) DarkMatter2525:

8) NonStampCollector:

9) Edward Current:

10) Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian:


2) Song: "Dear God" I like this song a lot!