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An Evening with Dusty Smith and the Cult of Dusty

An Evening with Dusty Smith
The most controversial comedian on planet earth!

Dusty Smith is the founder and leader of the "Cult of Dusty". He has created over 160 YouTube videos that promote freethought and skepticism with humor, logic, and the liberal use of profanity.

Banned in 47 countries, marked for death by Muslim extremists, and hated by billions of Christians all over the world... he must be doing something right!

After spending the first 30 years of his life as an evangelical Southern Baptist, Dusty began to research Christianity in order to prove its veracity to an atheist friend. He would later say his faith was "crushed by the evidence against it." Soon after, he started the Cult of Dusty YouTube channel with the aim of mocking religion and promoting atheism and rational thought. The Cult of Dusty is currently one of the most popular atheist channels on YouTube, with tens of thousands of subscribers and millions of video views worldwide. Watch here. WARNING... X-rated rants, not appropriate for children and adults who dislike vulgarity.

In addition to his achievements as an atheist activist, Dusty is the author of the award winning novel "7 Deadly Sins", and lead singer of the alternative/rap group "Eliterate Einstein". For more information about Dusty, visit his website.

Dusty still holds a bit of a grudge against those who indoctrinated him into the "Southern Baptist Cult" as a small boy in Mississippi. During our evening together he will entertain us with the story of how he freed himself from the grasp of the Southern Baptists and embarked upon his mission to "mock religion to death". The highlight of the evening will be watching several Cult Of Dusty videos — specifically selected for the San Diego audience — complete with live commentary from Dusty. You will also see the videos recently endorsed and shared by Richard Dawkins on his website and on Twitter.

Our evening raps up with Q&A, and then... the After Party (details to be arranged).

Your RSVP for this event is confirmed only when you buy a ticket through this LINK: Tickets are $10 each, $15 at the door.

This is an event sponsored (led and paid for) by the San Diego Coalition of Reason. HFSD is supporting SDCoR by posting the event, and it is hoped that some of our members will find it entertaining.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    While I like what Dusty Smith had to say about religion, I think he went too far with an overall tone that spilled into literature. Perhaps if that negativity was restricted to the bible as literature it would have been acceptable, but the tone seem to extend to literature in general. I must remind everyone that the arts are a foundation of being human and that extends to literature. Indeed, I asked about the Iliad and the Odyssey. those stories were full of foolish people doing violent thing, but is accepted as the foundation of western literature. One might mentioned the Epic of Gilgamesh as the source of many of the biblical stories, why are not lambasting Gilgamesh? Indeed the writing of Shakespeare is filled with foolishness and blood. We need to be care to not throw out the baby (literature) with the bathwater (religion). I believe Dusty Smith was endanger of doing both. If we do so, we would be left with nothing but technical writing and the weed that would make it palatable.

    August 4, 2013

    • Ann

      We're not lambasting Gilgamesh because, except for perhaps some obscure corner of the world / internet, no one is using Ishtar as a reason to not sex ed to be taught in schools. No one is invoking the will of Zeus to get underage women to sleep with them. No one is using Aphrodite's awarding of Helen to Paris as a model for how to seduce women. No one is using Gilgamesh to write foreign policy or energy policy or science policy. These well crafted tales, despite having that in common with the Bible, are not what the Bible is to modern society. Outside of the ivory towers of academics, however, people treat the bible as a history book and a guideline for morality. When the masses stop doing that - when Dusty no longer has material based on ministers telling young women that Jesus wants them to sleep with them, when chairs of congressional science committees no longer believe that evolutionary theory is of the devil - then let's talk about the Bible as literature.

      4 · August 5, 2013

    • Robert (Rob) H.

      Hooray for Humbaba

      August 6, 2013

  • Debbie

    I had sooooo much fun. The highlight of the evening was hanging out with fellow atheists/humanists/skeptics... ETC. These are people that get the same jokes... laugh at the same religious references that I find so amusing... AND, there were Peanut M & M's.

    2 · August 5, 2013

  • Robert (Rob) H.


    2 · August 5, 2013

  • Taylor

    Thank you Dan, Debbie and of course Dusty. What a great m*********ing time! I spend an embarrassing amount of time watching atheists, skeptics, scientists and humanists on YouTube; but none was funner than this. Hilarious, thoughtful, emotional, educational and hilarious atheist/skeptic/humanist videos - all with the guy that made them introducing and explaining them to you live. Most importantly, as Dan alluded to below, the absolute thrill of having over 100 like-minded people filling a room with laughter, tears, cheers and more laughter - right there with you. As a cherry on top, Dusty ended-up being just a genuinely fun and nice guy. What an experience. Thank you.

    2 · August 5, 2013

  • Dan F.

    I (selfishly) got what I wanted out of this event. I wanted to watch Dusty's favorite, funniest videos with other atheists and have the experience of laughing together with others, changing the usually solo YouTube activity into an atheist shared, communal event. I laughed my ass off with my atheist friends, for me, the very definition of a great time! Thanks Dusty, SDCoR and to all who helped make this event happen!

    2 · August 5, 2013

  • Debbie

    Watch a Cult of Dusty youtube video:

    June 23, 2013

    • Maria

      OMG! That was soooooo hilarious!

      August 2, 2013

  • lynn


    August 1, 2013

  • Gary Z.

    Going out of town

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am bummed that I have to be out of town and miss this.

    July 26, 2013

  • Tony C.


    1 · July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I'm not in town then, I'll cancel out to open up the spot.

    June 25, 2013

    • Debbie

      This RSVP does not get you a ticket, so no need to cancel this reservation.

      July 8, 2013

  • Karl A.

    I just LOVE Dusty Smith. I bought my ticket as soon as they were available, and I can't wait for the event!
    I consider myself an intellectual, so I don't mind the intellectual debates and lectures that seem to be the mainstay of humanist/atheist events, but I also like to laugh, be entertained, riled up!
    I am more than happy to support all of the diverse events out there.
    Thank you to Dusty, Debbie, Dan, and whoever else is responsible for bringing Dusty to San Diego!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe Julie will come. Not sure if she can appreciate (if that's the word) the coarse language, etc.

    June 27, 2013

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