Brian Keith Dalton is creating The Mr. Deity Show and The Way of the Mister
418

patrons

$1,580
per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
For the last eight years, I've been creating episodes of "The Mr. Deity Show," which is a satirical look at God and Religion. The show is my attempt at using humor to concretize the abstract concepts and ideas which people of faith say they believe in, but may not have given much thought.
   People thank God when their sports team wins the big game — as though God specifically took time out of his day to assure that victory. Meanwhile, thousands are starving all over the world, and God clearly can't be bothered. They'll say that they look forward to Heaven, but don't realize that such a place cannot exist without everyone there losing the free will they've come to treasure in this life. Or, they'll say that "everything happens for a reason," without noticing that such a declaration makes the horrific, genocidal murder of millions (among other atrocities) all part of God's plan.
   For those of us who believe that the scientific worldview and the values of liberal, secular, pluralistic democracy have lead to an unprecedented period of societal, educational, economic, and moral progress, people who still embrace the thinking of the bronze, Roman, and early Dark ages present a serious problem. And while there are many ways to combat the intransigence of religious devotion and magical thinking, my contribution to that struggle has been a humorous one.
   I believe deeply in the power of humor, and it's ability to make people think — particularly about things like faith and religion, where people are so heavily invested. Having been deeply religious myself, and having left a religion that was, at the time, my entire world, I understand how hard it is to get people to reconsider something in which they've invested their entire lives and sense of meaning.
  To me, nothing provides a better port of entry to new ideas than humor. When you can make someone laugh and think at the same time, you open a door that might otherwise have forever remained closed. Humor can make people think about things when a more direct confrontation would cause them to shut down entirely — it's difficult to marshall your defenses when your laughing your ass off.
   So, I would like to find patrons who can help me continue making episodes of The Mr. Deity Show, as well as my other series, The Way of the Mister, which does the same thing, but a little more directly and without the fictionalized characters and heavenly setting. I would also like to finally produce the series I've been writing (and speaking about) for years called, "The God Distraction: I don't care if God exists, and neither should you." This is a new approach to Atheism that doesn't get bogged down by the fruitless, distracting, and ultimately unanswerable question of God's existence. Rather, this new approach (which I call "Practical Atheism") asks, "if God does exists, what can we reliably know about such a Being — His will and character, in particular?" This forces believers to focus on what we can actually, practically, and reliably know about God, which, by the way, is absolutely nothing.
   If you can become a patron and help me continue to produce these videos, I can guarantee you a better world, filled with laughter, contemplation, and the occasional pun. And if you've read all the way to here, I can say only, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
247 patrons
Blessings!
When you become a patron of The Mr. Deity Show and The Way of the Mister, blessings will rain down upon you. First, you'll have the blessing of knowing that you're supporting the production of quality content which you can proudly share with family, friends, and random strangers. Second, you'll experience the blessing of knowing that you're making the show freely available to everyone including our younger audience members who are often in no financial position to help out, but in desperate need of such resources. Finally, you'll be blessed in gloriously random ways at random times. So, the next time something really good happens to you, you can rest assured that it's all due to your generous patronage of The Mr. Deity Show and The Way of the Mister. If there's a better, more rewarding feeling in life, I'm sure I don't know what it is.
Pledge $10 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
50 patrons
Lottery Numbers!*
*These are not necessarily winning lottery numbers. In fact, these are not the lottery numbers for any particular lottery in any particular state/nation at any particular time. But they are randomly chosen numbers providing you the same exact chance of winning as any set of numbers you might have otherwise chosen. Please play responsibly.
Pledge $25 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
6 patrons
Secret Handshake (and my new name)!
You will be given specific instructions on how to perform the often rumored, much coveted, Mr. Deity secret handshake — or sure sign of the boss. With this handshake, you’ll be able to test the devotion of other Deity patrons while out in the lone and dreary world. You'll also be able to prove your superiority to those who are not yet “in the know." Finally, this handshake will give you immediate access to the Mormon heaven should that possibility present itself in another life. Just make sure to tell them that Moses sent you.
Pledge $50 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
2 patrons
Magic Underwear!
With a $50 per video patronage to Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister, your ordinary, everyday underwear* will be made magical. Just stand in front of the mirror** in the underwear you’d like to enchant, raise your arms above your head, and while dropping them slowly, repeat the phrase “Pay le Deity” (which is French for “Blessed be the Lord) three times.
OPTIONAL: For an extra $25 per video, you can enchant your Speedo® too!!!
*Teddies, thongs, and boy shorts not included.
**Doing this in front of the mirror will help you realize how silly this is.
Pledge $100 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
1 patron
Indulgences!!
With a $100 per video patronage to Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister, you will be granted preemptive forgiveness of any theological (read: theoretical) sin* in the category of your choosing. Choose sexual redemption and fornicate to your heart’s content — guilt-free (other organ's contentedness not guaranteed)! Choose heresy redemption and blaspheme freely against the Holy Ghost! Choose sabbath redemption and enjoy your entire weekend! And again… all... entirely... GUILT-FREE!!!
*Not valid on sins which may harm yourself and/or others, or damage property not owned by you. May not be appropriate for small children, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Bryan Fischer. Void where prohibited.
Pledge $200 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Blanket Redemption!!!
With a $200 per video patronage to Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister, you’ll receive an all-encompassing blanket redemption, guaranteeing your complete and utter victory over sin and death*. Simply confess yourself a sinner, ask forgiveness, tell Jesse/Jesus you believe in his entirely mythical death and resurrection, and you’re covered!!! For those requiring that extra dose of redemption, be sure to invite Jesse/Jesus into your heart, life, apartment, condo, or single-family dwelling, letting Him know that He’ll be both king of the castle and your personal Lord and Savior. Then, be sure to end your supplication with the phrase, “In Your Holy Name.” It’s just that easy (according to one of the the three Abrahamic Faiths).
*Possible Jihad/Crusading required. Victory over death as yet pending. Batteries not included.
Pledge $325 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Front Row Seats to the Apocalypse!!!!!
If you haven’t yet taken advantage of our blanket redemption offer and been raptured already, this $325 per video patronage will put you right in the middle of the action — all in the luxurious warmth and safety of box seats! Whether you’re an Amillennialist, Postmillennialist, or Historic Premillennialist, you’ll watch in awe as the four horsemen (original cast) make their triumphant debut in the Valley of Jehosephat. Then, at the end of the seven year period (the prophet Daniel’s seventieth week), you’ll be up close and personal as the Anti-Christ is revealed in the Temple, darkening the sun, and turning the moon a beautiful, romantic, blood red — complemented with an outpouring of God’s wrath as the second half of the Tribulation begins. If you enjoy being a part of history and a surveyor of human misery, this is the patron package for you!
Pledge $400 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Executive Producer!!!!!!!
For those of you who can afford to dig down really deep and help our shows with a minimum of $400 per video ($800 per month), you’ll be credited as and Executive Producer in the end credits of each and every episode of Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister during the tenure of your patronage. Think of how incredibly sexy, powerful, and financially interesting you'll appear when you tell people you're an "Executive Producer." That kind of cachet simply can't be bought. And all for a mere $400 per video!!!
Pledge $500 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Dinner and a Show (not it that order)!!!!!!!!!!
Is there anything better than someone unhooking that velvet rope and welcoming you backstage? That's exactly what you're get when you become a $500 per video ($1000 per month) patron of the Mr. Deity show. So long as you can find your way to the movie capital of Los Angeles. and the home of Warner Bros. Studios — Burbank, CA — we'll welcome you onto our set as we breath deeply, focus our energy, remember our lines, and shoot an episode of Mr. Deity. Then, when the hijinks are over and our first AC has yelled, 'That's a wrap!", you'll be whisked off to dinner with the cast for more fun than is legally allowed by the state of California. But don't worry, if you're caught, we'll pay the fine. *Travel to and from Los Angeles not included.
Goals
$1,580 of $3,200 per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
Your patronage will pay for writing, pre-production, direction, lighting, shooting, acting/performing, editing, sound mixing, visual effects, scoring, props, wardrobe, makeup, craft services, shooting permits, insurance, and posting of the various videos associated with The Mr. Deity Show and it's sister productions, The Way of the Mister, and The God Distraction.
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For the last eight years, I've been creating episodes of "The Mr. Deity Show," which is a satirical look at God and Religion. The show is my attempt at using humor to concretize the abstract concepts and ideas which people of faith say they believe in, but may not have given much thought.
   People thank God when their sports team wins the big game — as though God specifically took time out of his day to assure that victory. Meanwhile, thousands are starving all over the world, and God clearly can't be bothered. They'll say that they look forward to Heaven, but don't realize that such a place cannot exist without everyone there losing the free will they've come to treasure in this life. Or, they'll say that "everything happens for a reason," without noticing that such a declaration makes the horrific, genocidal murder of millions (among other atrocities) all part of God's plan.
   For those of us who believe that the scientific worldview and the values of liberal, secular, pluralistic democracy have lead to an unprecedented period of societal, educational, economic, and moral progress, people who still embrace the thinking of the bronze, Roman, and early Dark ages present a serious problem. And while there are many ways to combat the intransigence of religious devotion and magical thinking, my contribution to that struggle has been a humorous one.
   I believe deeply in the power of humor, and it's ability to make people think — particularly about things like faith and religion, where people are so heavily invested. Having been deeply religious myself, and having left a religion that was, at the time, my entire world, I understand how hard it is to get people to reconsider something in which they've invested their entire lives and sense of meaning.
  To me, nothing provides a better port of entry to new ideas than humor. When you can make someone laugh and think at the same time, you open a door that might otherwise have forever remained closed. Humor can make people think about things when a more direct confrontation would cause them to shut down entirely — it's difficult to marshall your defenses when your laughing your ass off.
   So, I would like to find patrons who can help me continue making episodes of The Mr. Deity Show, as well as my other series, The Way of the Mister, which does the same thing, but a little more directly and without the fictionalized characters and heavenly setting. I would also like to finally produce the series I've been writing (and speaking about) for years called, "The God Distraction: I don't care if God exists, and neither should you." This is a new approach to Atheism that doesn't get bogged down by the fruitless, distracting, and ultimately unanswerable question of God's existence. Rather, this new approach (which I call "Practical Atheism") asks, "if God does exists, what can we reliably know about such a Being — His will and character, in particular?" This forces believers to focus on what we can actually, practically, and reliably know about God, which, by the way, is absolutely nothing.
   If you can become a patron and help me continue to produce these videos, I can guarantee you a better world, filled with laughter, contemplation, and the occasional pun. And if you've read all the way to here, I can say only, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
247 patrons
Blessings!
When you become a patron of The Mr. Deity Show and The Way of the Mister, blessings will rain down upon you. First, you'll have the blessing of knowing that you're supporting the production of quality content which you can proudly share with family, friends, and random strangers. Second, you'll experience the blessing of knowing that you're making the show freely available to everyone including our younger audience members who are often in no financial position to help out, but in desperate need of such resources. Finally, you'll be blessed in gloriously random ways at random times. So, the next time something really good happens to you, you can rest assured that it's all due to your generous patronage of The Mr. Deity Show and The Way of the Mister. If there's a better, more rewarding feeling in life, I'm sure I don't know what it is.
Pledge $10 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
50 patrons
Lottery Numbers!*
*These are not necessarily winning lottery numbers. In fact, these are not the lottery numbers for any particular lottery in any particular state/nation at any particular time. But they are randomly chosen numbers providing you the same exact chance of winning as any set of numbers you might have otherwise chosen. Please play responsibly.
Pledge $25 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
6 patrons
Secret Handshake (and my new name)!
You will be given specific instructions on how to perform the often rumored, much coveted, Mr. Deity secret handshake — or sure sign of the boss. With this handshake, you’ll be able to test the devotion of other Deity patrons while out in the lone and dreary world. You'll also be able to prove your superiority to those who are not yet “in the know." Finally, this handshake will give you immediate access to the Mormon heaven should that possibility present itself in another life. Just make sure to tell them that Moses sent you.
Pledge $50 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
2 patrons
Magic Underwear!
With a $50 per video patronage to Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister, your ordinary, everyday underwear* will be made magical. Just stand in front of the mirror** in the underwear you’d like to enchant, raise your arms above your head, and while dropping them slowly, repeat the phrase “Pay le Deity” (which is French for “Blessed be the Lord) three times.
OPTIONAL: For an extra $25 per video, you can enchant your Speedo® too!!!
*Teddies, thongs, and boy shorts not included.
**Doing this in front of the mirror will help you realize how silly this is.
Pledge $100 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
1 patron
Indulgences!!
With a $100 per video patronage to Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister, you will be granted preemptive forgiveness of any theological (read: theoretical) sin* in the category of your choosing. Choose sexual redemption and fornicate to your heart’s content — guilt-free (other organ's contentedness not guaranteed)! Choose heresy redemption and blaspheme freely against the Holy Ghost! Choose sabbath redemption and enjoy your entire weekend! And again… all... entirely... GUILT-FREE!!!
*Not valid on sins which may harm yourself and/or others, or damage property not owned by you. May not be appropriate for small children, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or Bryan Fischer. Void where prohibited.
Pledge $200 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Blanket Redemption!!!
With a $200 per video patronage to Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister, you’ll receive an all-encompassing blanket redemption, guaranteeing your complete and utter victory over sin and death*. Simply confess yourself a sinner, ask forgiveness, tell Jesse/Jesus you believe in his entirely mythical death and resurrection, and you’re covered!!! For those requiring that extra dose of redemption, be sure to invite Jesse/Jesus into your heart, life, apartment, condo, or single-family dwelling, letting Him know that He’ll be both king of the castle and your personal Lord and Savior. Then, be sure to end your supplication with the phrase, “In Your Holy Name.” It’s just that easy (according to one of the the three Abrahamic Faiths).
*Possible Jihad/Crusading required. Victory over death as yet pending. Batteries not included.
Pledge $325 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Front Row Seats to the Apocalypse!!!!!
If you haven’t yet taken advantage of our blanket redemption offer and been raptured already, this $325 per video patronage will put you right in the middle of the action — all in the luxurious warmth and safety of box seats! Whether you’re an Amillennialist, Postmillennialist, or Historic Premillennialist, you’ll watch in awe as the four horsemen (original cast) make their triumphant debut in the Valley of Jehosephat. Then, at the end of the seven year period (the prophet Daniel’s seventieth week), you’ll be up close and personal as the Anti-Christ is revealed in the Temple, darkening the sun, and turning the moon a beautiful, romantic, blood red — complemented with an outpouring of God’s wrath as the second half of the Tribulation begins. If you enjoy being a part of history and a surveyor of human misery, this is the patron package for you!
Pledge $400 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Executive Producer!!!!!!!
For those of you who can afford to dig down really deep and help our shows with a minimum of $400 per video ($800 per month), you’ll be credited as and Executive Producer in the end credits of each and every episode of Mr. Deity and The Way of the Mister during the tenure of your patronage. Think of how incredibly sexy, powerful, and financially interesting you'll appear when you tell people you're an "Executive Producer." That kind of cachet simply can't be bought. And all for a mere $400 per video!!!
Pledge $500 or more per writing, directing, shooting, acting, editing, composing, etc...
0 patrons
Dinner and a Show (not it that order)!!!!!!!!!!
Is there anything better than someone unhooking that velvet rope and welcoming you backstage? That's exactly what you're get when you become a $500 per video ($1000 per month) patron of the Mr. Deity show. So long as you can find your way to the movie capital of Los Angeles. and the home of Warner Bros. Studios — Burbank, CA — we'll welcome you onto our set as we breath deeply, focus our energy, remember our lines, and shoot an episode of Mr. Deity. Then, when the hijinks are over and our first AC has yelled, 'That's a wrap!", you'll be whisked off to dinner with the cast for more fun than is legally allowed by the state of California. But don't worry, if you're caught, we'll pay the fine. *Travel to and from Los Angeles not included.