Dave Young, a fellow non-believer, has kindly transcribed the episode of Fundamentally Flawed that $ye has chopped up –
In the interest of fairness, balance and saving Sye’s immortal soul from the hellfire of eternal damnation for ignoring God’s commandment to not bear false witness – that means lying, Sye – the transcript of the podcast this edited excerpt is taken from is as follows:
00:00 – (Title Music)
00:13 – Jim: Well I just want to make it absolutely clear that the only reason I’ve agreed to do this is because last time we spoke via e-mail you said you would be in touch when you had some objectively valid evidence for the basic existence of Yahweh. So, have you actually got that?
00:28 – Sye: Well the thing is, you understand that…
00:31 – Jim: …its a yes or no question, Sye.
00:33 – Sye: I’ve had it from the beginning.
00:35 – Jim: Ok. Well let me just..I’ve got some things I want to say first otherwise this isn’t going to happen. I do not give my consent for any part of this debate to be used for commercial purposes either by Sye Tenbruggencate, Eric Hovind or any third party associated with any religious ministry of any kind whatsoever. This includes the use in YouTube videos which may be part of a Google ad sharing revenue scheme. Do you understand what I’ve said so far, yes or no?
01:01 – Sye: I understand what you’ve said.
01:03 – Jim: The second reason I’ve agreed to do this is that when we spoke last time you said that you would be presenting some objectively valid evidence for the basic existence of Yahweh. Do you plan on doing that in this particular conversation?
01:13 – Sye: Well that depends on your view of evidence but sure, I’ll do that according to my worldview. Whether you accept it or not, I mean, that’s what’s going to be up for debate.
01:21 – Alex: Ok. Right, well, I think those two little bits at the beginning actually seem to make quite a good introduction to the podcast altogether anyway, so I’ll introduce everybody, obviously myself here, you’re listening to Fundamentally Flawed, obviously anybody who’s listening knows that because they’ve downloaded it. Slightly redundant intro from me but myself, Alex Botton, Jim is here, hello Jim.
01:44 – Jim: Hi.
01:45 – Alex: Kat is listening in but possibly may jump in, may not. Kat’s my wife, you’ve not met Kat before, Sye. And we’re joined by Sye Tenbruggencate who is….
01:57 – Jim: …on the explicit understanding that if he intends to use the same arguments that he used before this podcast will be over before it’s even begun.
02:03 – Sye: Well then it’s over right now, Jim. It was nice talking to you.
02:05 – Jim: See you later then, Sye. Bye.
02:06 – Sye: See you later, Jim.
02:08 – Jim: And that was another episode of Fundamentally Flawed in the can.
02:11 – Alex: That was a very short one. I was hoping that there’d be a bit more argument there, Sye. He’s gone.
(At this point the conversation continues for another few minutes but as Sye had already hung up and played no further part there is no need to continue the transcript)
Obviously Sye’s 33 second version has been heavily edited before being posted to his YouTube account. Curiously, he has edited out the specific objection to any part of the debate being used for commercial purposes which is interesting because the version he has posted has been,
“used for commercial purposes [either] by Sye Tenbruggencate”
and has also been,
“[used for commercial purposes by a] third party associated with any religious ministry of any kind whatsoever”
Congratulations, Sye, you’ve successfully overturned the DMCA takedown notice. Now if only there was a way to overturn the fact that your a liar and a cheat who’s sole motivation is how much money he can make from the innocent people who haven’t yet worked out how your cheap little scam works.
The full and unedited podcast can be found at:
Anyone who is considering purchasing Sye Tenbruggencate’s “merchandise” may want to think about making a donation to UNICEF instead. Given the choice of helping a starving child or sending money to a dishonest, middle aged Canadian I think it’s pretty clear which option Jesus would approve of……