I still haven’t had time to do my post on the Australian election yet, as there’s so much I want to say on it, and I’ve become very busy with other things. And sadly, that isn’t the only thing I haven’t had time to do—there won’t be any sexy Bible reading this month, or for the immediate future. When you’ve been banned by all the major social networking sites as I have been, it is very difficult to get much traction on the internet these days; my videos are now only getting a tiny fraction of the views they got when my YouTube channel was publicly available. So as they aren’t reaching a very wide audience, I’ve made the difficult decision that it isn’t really worth my while to continue doing them until I can find a way for them to reach more people. And when you’ve been censored by all the major sites on the net, the only way I can see to achieve this is to become more famous outside the net.
Hence, I have decided to refocus my efforts on my book and music projects. This blog and my sexy Bible readings have in reality been a huge distraction from these projects, and have delayed them considerably. The thing is, I really wanted to keep engaging with my fans on the internet, as I really enjoy it, and you’ve been so incredibly supportive of me. I may not have the most fans of any model, but I think I have the best fans—I don’t think any other model’s blog can compare with the level of discourse here. But the fact of the matter is, if I can make my outside projects successful, it will eventually mean I will be able to devote much more time to my internet activities than I can now. But to get there, I have to wind them back for now.
I probably won’t be able to stop myself posting articles here every now and again, as there’s just so much I want to say about what’s going on in the world, and I will continue to respond to everyone’s comments. But my pace of posting will probably slow down; indeed, you’ve probably noticed that it already has to a degree. I have every intention of returning to my sexy Bible readings when the time is right—I basically just need to find a way for me to reach a wider audience. If by some miracle they suddenly become an internet hit for some reason (even without a public channel on YouTube), I will restart them as soon as possible. I still strongly believe that the approach I use in these videos is one of the most effective ways of dealing with this issue, and I really think I can make a significant impact if I can just reach a wide enough audience.
In fact, a recent study of religious knowledge in the US has further reinforced my belief that the best way to tackle religion is to give people more knowledge of it. It is very hard to fight religious faith with scientific facts and ideas alone, because faith by its very nature ignores logical analysis, and encourages blind belief in spite of the facts. But when people learn more about what they think they believe in, they start to see the problems with it, which plants the seeds of doubt—and that in turn makes them open to accepting the facts. A common misconception among theists is that atheists “don’t care”, but in reality, most of us care very much. Most of us have arrived at our position by studying all the alternative belief systems very carefully, rather than just blindly sticking with what we were brought up with (the most reliable indicator of a person’s religion is what culture they were born into). This is borne out by this study, which shows that atheists have the greatest knowledge of religion in the US, while those from the “Bible Belt” know the least. Surprise surprise surprise…