Brian Keith Dalton

is creating The Mr. Deity Show and The Way of the Mister

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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.
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*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.
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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.

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About

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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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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