My new one is “The Johnny Knoxville of atheism.”
That’ll make more sense after you see this video, featuring the aftermath of his “conversion” to Mormonism.
There’s the part where he apologizes to people on behalf of the Mormon church for offending them (I love the reaction from the anonymous guy at the 1:37 mark when Mike explains that the Mormon church didn’t allow black people to become priests until 1978).
There’s the part where Mike pours water on graves in a cemetery because Mormons believe you can baptize the dead.
And there’s the part where he sets up shop in front of a Mormon temple and tries to sell underwear with a picture of Brigham Young on it.
Is it Jackass-y? Dickish? Offensive? All of the above?
Probably. But, at the same time, he’s simply stating the facts about the Mormon faith and some of its beliefs. And it’s hard not to watch the video… so he succeeds in a “Blasphemy Challenge” sort of way.
Side note: I’m really curious if pouring water on a grave constitutes vandalism since… you know… it’s just water.