Mythcon 2017 Conference

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At Splice Today, Dylan Green wrote about the Mythcon 2017 Conference and the atheist movement: "If there’s a point in time where atheism’s cold war of progressive versus reactionary flavors came into being, it would be the day when Mythcon was held."[1] At Mythcon 2017, Carl Benjamin and other anti-progressive YouTube atheists spoke which upset many progressive atheists.[2][3] See also: Western atheism, schisms and political polarization

Shortly after the conference, the progressive atheist PZ Myers wrote a blog post entitled Time to nuke the fault line and split the rift deeper[4]

During their interview/exchange at Mythcon 2017 the progressive, atheist interviewer Thomas Smith became very agitated and very angry at Carl Benjamin and he castigated/berated the audience who occasionally cheered for Benjamin (He referred to Benjamin's supporters as "deplorables").[5]

On the whole, Thomas Smith performed very poorly in the exchange and near the end of the exchange he angrily left the stage.[6]

Thomas Smith and Carl Benjamin interview/exchange - video

Christian commentary on the Thomas Smith vs. Carl Benjamin exchange

The Christian apologetics blog My Apologetics wrote about the Thomas Smith vs. Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad) exchange at the Mythcon 2017 Conference:

The art of debate has now been replaced with the art of the snarky retort....

At the heart of Sargon’s sense of injustice was the attempt to have him de-Platformed. At the heart of Thomas’s outrage was his absolute disgust of Sargon, The only thing clearer than their hatred for each other’s ideological positions was how much they clearly detested each other. At times the referee had to step in to stop the two men from their endless bickering. It was soul destroying to watch two adults acting like spoilt children crying over who pulled whose pigtail. “You are bad”, “No, you are bad” is not an argument. It is white noise. So bad was the contempt for each other, that the bickering even started up again during the Q&A sessions. (Several times). If this was brightest and best of the intellectual YouTubers then the bar was set very low indeed. Only the referee had sense enough to bring the ugly street brawlers back to caring what the audience wanted. ie: Answering their questions.

So bad was the contempt for each other that they even started bickering during the Q&A sessions. (Several times). If this is brightest and best of the intellectual YouTubers then the bar is set very low indeed. Only the referee had sense enough to bring the ugly street brawlers back to caring what the audience wanted. ie: Answer the questions....

The farce climaxed when Thomas Smith declared that his time was up and promptly left the stage. Sargon looked both stunned and delighted by the cowardly retreat and was left to answer further questions alone. Poor Thomas, letting outrage get the better of him may prove to be Meme fuel...

Thomas Smith baited Sargon of Akkad with taunts and insults but Sargon foolishly jumped at the bait and responded in kind. [7]

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