If you’re a skeptical atheist in search of a new YouTube channel, but looking for something that isn’t heavy on mockery or debate – one that offers great conversations with a touch of class and humor – then Doug’s YouTube channel, PineCreek, is for you. He doesn’t have a ton of subscribers yet, but he probably should. His videos do tend to run long, but they’re great to listen to and he has some well known guests like Richard Carrier, Paul from Paulogia, Greg Locke and James White (though White’s comments were prerecorded). Doug has satisfying conversations with all of them about their beliefs.
Sometimes his interviews are about religion, and not just with Christians. He interviewed several pagans on his channel. Sometimes it’s about the shape of the Earth, as he has a number of videos with flat-earthers as guests. There’s a recap of the Robert Price VS Bart Ehrman debate along with other reviews of videos posted to YouTube. And he answers comments. So do some of his guests, so be prepared for a response if you post comments about anyone he’s interviewed. If you catch his videos live, you can even participate in live chats with him and his guests.
I believe doubt is a virtue that can lead to humility and certainty can lead to arrogance.
Note that Doug’s videos can run for more than two hours, so if you can only stand small soundbites, this might not be for you. I often take them in pieces, not always listening to them in full at one sitting. But some of them are half-an-hour or less. He goes through some of his longer videos and breaks them down into chapters so you can advance through them, one subject at a time, using links in the description below his videos.
Here are some recommendations if you want to get started with Doug’s channel. I hope you’ll give it a try.