Essay: Attention atheists: You don't own the internet
On October 24, 2011, which was near peak of the New Atheism movement, the atheist YouTube channel Cult of Dusty produced a profanity laced video entitled Atheists Own The Internet! The video received over 100,000 views.
Since this time, internet atheism has seen a marked decline (see: Internet atheism web traffic volume). In addition, YouTube atheism has seen a big decline (see: YouTube atheism). Furthermore, Social Blade, a website which estimates the money value of YouTube channels, gives the CultofDusty YouTube a grade of merely a B as of May 15, 2017. The content produced at this atheist YouTube channel is definitely not A material!
The Cultofdusty Youtube channel encouraged people to join the atheism bandwagon during the video Atheists Own The Internet!, despite the fact that global atheism was losing global market share at the time the video was produced (see: Global atheism statistics). From a global perspective, the CultofDusty is so small that Conservapedia does not even list it in its atheist cults article.
In June of 2016, American Interest reported about religion in Unites States:
|“||First of all, religious belief is still very powerful and widespread, and there is nothing inevitable about its decline. In fact, the proportion of people who say they believe in God actually ticked modestly upward, from 86 percent to 89 percent, since Gallup last asked the question in 2014.||”|
- Atheism is Rising, But…, American Interest