Atheism channels

YouTube (Atheism)
Shortly after YouTube launched (14 Feb 2005) atheism channels and communities began to emerge and form, one of the earliest being The Amazing Atheist, launched in 2006.
In Hmolpedia, top YouTube atheism channels are video channels that publish or focus on atheism and or atheism-related topics.

Overview
On 14 Feb 2005, YouTube was launched.

In 2006, T.J. Kincaid launched The Amazing Atheist channel, and as of 2015 is the most-subscribed atheism channel on YouTube.

In 2008, the Texas-based atheism call in talk show The Atheist Experience, hosted by Matt Dillahunty, began to publish atheism shows on YouTube.

In 2014, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims did a top 20 countdown video, shown adjacent, of YouTube atheism channels, with over a million views, ranked by views per sup.

List | Sub Rankings | Top 10
In 2015, the following listing shows the top selection of the top ten YouTube atheism channels, at the million+ views level, that upload some debate-like videos, and or atheism discussions or topics, ranked by subs:

#
Channel
Host
About




1.The Amazing Atheist
Launch: 20 Nov 2006
201M views | 637K subs (315 v/s)
TJ Kincaid 75TJ Kincaid
(c.1979-)

2.DarkMatter2525
Launch: 17 Nov 2008
56M views | 387K subs (145 v/s)
Jon Matter 75Jon Matter
(c.1979-)

3.Thunderf00t
Launch: 20 Oct 2006
75M views | 327K subs (231 v/s)
Phil Mason 75Phil Mason
(c.1971-)

4.JaclynGlenn
Launch: 22 Mar 2011
21M views | 279K subs (75 v/s)
Jaclyn Glenn 75Jaclyn Glenn
(1990-)

5.Pat Condell
Launch: 7 Feb 2007
54M views | 224K subs (240 v/s)
Pat Condell 75Pat Condell
(c.1949-)

6.CultOfDusty
Launch: 9 Dec 2008
21M views | 192K subs (110 v/s)
Dusty Smith 75Dusty Smith
(c.1978-)

7.The Thinking Atheist
Launch: 27 May 2009
25M views | 191K subs (129 v/s)
Seth Andrews 75Seth Andrews
(1968-)

8.The Atheist Experience
Launch: 30 Sep 2008
18M views | 120K subs (148 v/s)
Matt Dillahunty 75Matt Dillahunty
(1969-)

9.AronRa
Launch: 24 Aug 2006
14M views | 117K subs (119v/s)
Aron Nelson 75Aron Nelson
(1962-)

10.The Atheist Voice
Launch: 6 Jun 2013
9M views | 110K subs (80 v/s)
Hemant Mehta 75Hemant Mehta
(1983-)


List | Views per Sub Rankings | 1M+ views | Top 25+
The following are a selection of the top ten of top YouTube atheism channels, at the million+ views level, that upload some debate-like videos, and or atheism discussions or topics, ranked by views per sub (v/s):

#
Channel
Host
About








1. Theoretical Bullsh*t
Launched: 14 Jan 2007
3M views | 45K subs (67 v/s)
Scott Clifton 75Scott Clifton
(1984-)
Has a rather peculiar and interesting atheism-identifying mental experiment upbringing, e.g. winning debates, at age 13, online, with Christian pastors. [1]
2. The Bible Reloaded
Launched: 3 Jan 2012
4M views | 60K subs (74 v/s)
Anons (Hugo & Jake) An atheist podcast in which two guys, Hugo and Jake, dissect, discuss, and dismantle the Christian Bible, highlighters in hand, via reading the entire NIV Bible, cover to cover; along the way reviewing Christian movies, such as “God’s Not Dead”, etc.
3.JaclynGlenn
Launch: 22 Mar 2011
21M views | 279K subs (75 v/s) ↑ (#8)
Jaclyn Glenn 75Jaclyn Glenn
(1990-)
A a Catholic turned Protestant turned agnostic who came out as an atheist (Ѻ) in 2012; she is LA based vlogger, who has some type of degree in biomedical science; and who, via her JaclynGlenn channel, within two years been climbing into the top ranks of YouTube atheist channels (Ѻ)(Ѻ); in May 2014, she, supposedly, resurrected the notorious Jew turned atheist turned Christian turned rabble-rousing (Ѻ) troll-like religion-twisting vlogger Shawn Karon (aka VenomFangX) turned Jews for Jesus missionary (Ѻ) back into video-making status, who made a video (now banned) ripping on her (which seemed to work), after which she comments how she “didn’t know who he was or his rep?” (Ѻ) ;
4.The Atheist Voice
Launch: 6 Jun 2013
9M views | 110K subs (80 v/s) ↓ (#1)
Hemant Mehta 75Hemant Mehta
(1983-)
In 2004, completed a double degree in mathematics and biology; began teaching in 2007; acquired master’s degree from DePaul in 2010, began teaching math at a high school in Naperville, Illinois, and resigned in 2014, to peruse “opportunities online” that “are just a lot greater right now”; a Jain turned atheist; gained notoriety for his 2007 I Sold My Soul on eBay (Ѻ), followed by The Young Atheist's Survival Guide (2012). (Ѻ)
5.Godless Top Ten
Launch: 18 Jun 2008
1.2M views | 14K subs (85 v/s) | old
Note: channel switch issue ↑↓
659K views | 15K subs (44 v/s) | new
Andre Oliver 75Andre Oliver
(c.1989-)
Noted for his 2013 autobiographical documentary Stray from the Flock: the Story of a Black Atheist (Ѻ); in 2014, owing to some type of Network vs Google Adsense switch/copyright issue, switched to doing some type of “godless top ten videos” focus.
6.Evid3nc3
Launch: 8 Nov 2007
4M views | 42K subs (97 v/s) ↓
Christopher Redford 75Christopher Redford
(c.1982-)
A Bible-thumping Christian who lost his faith as he began to study science in college; famous for his very inside-the-mind deconversion process video series; and his nodal belief structure mapping of the belief structure (see: Redford deconversion model); note: hasn't published anything in 3 years.
7.Cristina Rad
Launch: 20 Sep 2008
10M views | 102K subs (97 v/s) ↑
Cristina Rad 75Cristina Rad
(c.1985-)
A Romanian atheist vlogger and blogger. (Ѻ)
8.CultOfDusty
Launch: 9 Dec 2008
21M views | 192K subs (110 v/s)
Dusty Smith 75Dusty Smith
(c.1978-)
An American Southerner, presently in Denver, Colorado, who likes to talk fast and rant about stupid Christian idiocy. (Ѻ) (Ѻ)
9.AronRa
Launch: 24 Aug 2006
14M views | 117K subs (119 v/s)
Aron Nelson 75Aron Nelson
(c.1969-)
Quote (2011): “I don’t like being lied to. And I especially didn’t like being lied to as a child”, when queried with what drives him, in his YouTube page, or what is the catalyst. (Ѻ) (Ѻ)
10.TheVeganAtheist
Launch: 22 Jan 2009
5M views | 46K subs (119 v/s)
Vegan Atheist 75Anon
(c.1986-)
Motto: “Go vegan and let go of your supernatural beliefs”; a vegan-atheist who is passionate about animal rights, human rights and being rational.
11.FactVsReligion
Launch: 13 May 2008
3M views | 26K subs (126 v/s)
Laura Neilson 75 newLaura Neilson
(c.1983-)
Noted for her 2008 “4 Questions for an Atheist” (Ѻ), along with draw Muhammad videos, among a few other atheism videos.
12.The Thinking Atheist
Launch: 27 May 2009
25M views | 191K subs (129 v/s)
Seth Andrews 75Seth Andrews
(1968-)
A straight-up bible belter Christian, raised by theologians, who moved him and his five siblings out of public school and into a church-owned Temple Christian School, because the public school was teaching him information contrary to his family religious teachings, turned radio host (1990), who began to lose his faith when in 1997 Christian radio singer Rich Mullins died in a random gruesome car accident on his way to a benefit concert; during 9/11, he came to the view that prayer was ridiculous; in 2004, he discovered a number of Christopher Hitchens's debates on YouTube, and that became a catalyst that helped him to leave faith behind, finally coming out as an atheist to his family and friends in 2008 (Ѻ); later published the 2012 Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason about his deconversion. (Ѻ)
13.The Atheist Experience
Launch: 30 Sep 2008
18M views | 120K subs (148 v/s) ↓
Matt Dillahunty 75Matt Dillahunty
(1969-)
A Christian of 25-years who after losing his tech job, and with enough money saved up, decided to become a priest to help non-believers, and in this path, first attempted to save his atheist roommate from hell, and began to read up on apologetics, atheism, philosophy of science, etc., works, and thereby lost his own faith (Ѻ); in 1997, became the main host of the Austin, Texas based call-in cable access television show The Atheist Experience, a Q&A between mostly believers and the hosts focused on the topics are religious dogma, morality, ethics and application of the scientific method. (Ѻ)
14.DarkMatter2525
Launch: 17 Nov 2008
56M views | 387K subs (145 v/s)
Jon Matter 75Jon Matter
(c.1979-)
A seeming American who does cartoon comedy roasting religion videos with the motto “nothing is sacred, question everything.” (Ѻ)
15. Steve Shives
Launch: 20 Dec 2010
8M views | 49K subs (167 v/s)
Steve Shives 75Steve Shives
(c.1980-)
Topics: Atheism, commentary, smartassery of a generally respectable quality; joined YouTube to post in response to questions for atheists (Ѻ)
16. Netwriter
Launch: 19 Aug 2006
1M views | 7K subs (181 v/s)


17.Atheism-is-Unstoppable
Launch: Oct 2013
2M views | 13K subs | (185 v/s) ↓
icon 75 (test) Motto: “I am just a guy who saw The Life of Brian [1979] as a child, and figured it out. This isn't rocket science, people”; his MO is to upload atheism or religious subject matter and ridicule it with a kangaroo moving around the screen as his avatar; channel and channel name is a reaction to Kurt Cameron video "Christianity is Unstoppable". (Ѻ)
18.We Fu*cking LoveAtheism
Launch: 13 Oct 2012
3M views | 12K subs (208 v/s)
icon 75 (test)icon 75 (test)icon 75 (test) An extension of the popular Facebook pages: We ******* Love Atheism (Ѻ) (258K likes) and We Love Atheism (Ѻ) (29K likes) made by a community of atheists.
19.Thunderf00t
Launch: 20 Oct 2006
75M views | 327K subs (231 v/s)
Phil Mason 75Phil Mason
(c.1971-)
A British debater who has a BS (1993) and PhD (1996) in chemistry; presently a researcher in food science chemistry, who gained notoriety for a 42+ part video series entitled “Why do People Laugh at Creationists?” (2007-2014), inclusive of debates and critiques with the likes of idiocy level creationists, such as: Kent Hovind, Ray Comfort, and Casey Luskin. (Ѻ)
20.Pat Condell
Launch: 7 Feb 2007
54M views | 224K subs (240 v/s) ↓
Pat Condell 75Pat Condell
(c.1949-)
Makes short monologue videos denouncing religion, where he seems to talk endlessly and quickly about politics and religions overlaps, in a venting manner. (Ѻ)
21.Edward Current
Launch: 4 Dec 2006
21M views | 83K subs (256 v/s)
Edward Current 75Edward Current
(c.1974-)
A “not agnostic” (2007) turned “agnostic atheist” (2009) (Ѻ); who has since been using YouTube to use give subtle comedy to highlight the inconsistencies and stupidities of Christianity giving the impression, to his viewers, that he is “certainly an atheist” (Ѻ); noted for his 2008 “An Atheist Meets God” (Ѻ) cartoon. (Ѻ)
22.Atheist Digest
Launch: 19 Jul 2012
3M views | 11K subs (266 v/s)
icon 75 (test) Motto: “we invented religion to explain why we are here; but the archaic reasoning of religion needs to be eroded”; channel supplemental channel to the limited atheist presence on the Internet; mostly re-uploads of The Atheist Experience shows and some Richard Dawkins interviews.
23.The Amazing Atheist
Launch: 20 Nov 2006
201M views | 637K subs (315 v/s)
TJ Kincaid 75TJ Kincaid
(c.1979-)
The first major YouTube atheist, he vents on lot of religious idiocy, but supposedly has some type of downgrade or bad rep for misogyny postings and views. (Ѻ)
24.Tony Sobrado
Launched: 15 Feb 2012
1M views | 3K subs (343 v/s)
Tony Sobrado 75Tony Sobrado
(c.1984-)
A writer for The Huffington Post, essayist, and podcaster; channel is dedicated to skepticism, conspiracy theories, atheism and natural science from the perspective of the social sciences and philosophy of science; uploads original material, e.g. in person audio interview of the late Victor Stenger (2013) (Ѻ)
25.Fighting Atheist
Launch: 31 Mar 2007
9M views | 22K subs (427 v/s)
icon 75 (test) An American consultant noted for his 2007 “Confessions of a former Christian” (Ѻ), wherein he tells the story of how first he, and then his wife, made the transition from church-going Christians to book smart atheists, among other related videos and blogs. Not active since.
26.Cruciefiction
Launch: 2 Oct 2010
12M views | 13K subs (867 v/s)
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Armoured Skeptic | Gregory (c.1985-) (Ѻ)
Joined: 26 Feb 2014
2M subs | 69K subs (29 v/s)

The Real Black Atheist
Joined: 18 Jul 2012
2M views | 16K subs (155 v/s)

SundriedAtheist
Launched: 24 Jul 2008
8M views | 5K subs (1636 v/s)

List | 100K+ views
The following are sub million view channels:

UNCT Atheists (7 Feb 2010) 446K views | 2K subs (223 v/s)
AtheistByNature (30 Aug 2013) 258K views | 1K subs (258 v/s)
Dave Muscato | Dave Muscato (Ѻ) (17 Jun 2006) 200K views | 439 subs (455 v/s)

List | 10K+ views
The following are other recently-found resources:

AtheistMinority (16 Mar 2014) 91K views | 6K subs (15 v/s)
Kristi Winters (12 Jul 2011) 10K views | 450 subs (22 v/s)
Atheist Analysis (10 Mar 2014) 53K views | 2K subs (23 v/s)
Prototype Atheist (4 Dec 2013) 19k views | 795 subs (24 v/s)

ZombeePictureShow | Joined: 28 Dec 2009 | 15K views | 529 subs (26 v/s)
About: a self-educated person who spent his first 10-years in Mexico being educated by “retarted teachers”, as he says, and books by Einstein, Godel, Wittgenstein, Cantor, and Aristotle, thereafter getting his first degree in engineering. (Ѻ)

TGIAtheist (1 Dec 2011) 8,600 view | 265 subs (32 v/s)
American Atheists (6 Dec 2013) | David Silverman | 19K views | 512 subs (37 v/s)
That Atheist Guy (20 Jun 2014) 66K views | 2K subs (40 v/s)

References
1. (a) Scott Clifton – Wikipedia.
(b) CliftonNotes – Twitter.

External links
Atheism | Theism debates (600+) – WorldviewNaturalism.com.
Atheist videos (new) – Reddit.com.
Videos – AtheismResource.com.
List of atheistic YouTube channels – CreationWiki.


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