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->''"I review the previews, to let YOU know which trailers are failures!"''
-->-- '''The Distressed Watcher'''


Terroja "The Amazing Atheist" Kincaid (or as he ironically calls himself, the god of the Godless) is an atheist who has been making videos on Website/YouTube since joining the site on November 20, 2006. Although the subject matter of his earlier videos centered almost entirely around atheism and anti-theism, he rarely deals with those topics today. Instead, most of his current videos are either social commentary or purely comedic in nature.

His style is loud, boisterous, and unapologetically offensive. However, he claims that these are his honest opinions. The Amazing Atheist never has even the slightest qualm about speaking his mind, despite sounding offensive to various targets. This is precisely why he's won well over 500,000 subscribers over the course of his Website/YouTube career, replacing [[http://www.youtube.com/user/patcondell Pat Condell]] as the website's most popular atheist. That hasn't stopped him from making quite a few enemies, especially because of his [[http://manboobz.com/2012/02/08/theamazingatheists-misogynist-meltdown/ strident anti-feminism]] (though he has claimed on several occasions to only be an opponent of radical feminism, specifically when it is pro-censorship and patronizing, and argues that he is in fact a strong believer in gender equality and the freedom of choice). In recent years, he has befriended author and activist Howard Bloom, and has given Bloom the floor on several topics. He also co-hosts the ''Podcast/DrunkenPeasants'' podcast with Ben and, on occasion, his brother Scotty.

He has also written four books: ''In Defense of Evil'', ''Scumbag: Musings of a Subhuman'', ''Final Revelation'', and ''Neckbeard Uprising''. Like most of his videos, the books are part philosophical, part comedic, and part autobiographical.

When not using the Amazing Atheist moniker, he often goes by T.J., Terroja, or [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses The Distressed Watcher]]. His Website/YouTube channel can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAmazingAtheist here]]. His alternate channel, [=TJdoeslife=], where he posts off-topic videos, Q & As, and other things that wouldn't fit on his main channel, can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TJDoesLife here]]. Though he was forced to take down most of his older videos in early 2009 due to [=YouTube's=] increasingly strict censorship policies, you can watch a few hundred of them [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAmazingArchivist here]] if you are so inclined.


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!!Notable Tropes Invoked by the Amazing Atheist:

* AccentuateTheNegative: His criticism of theists. His serious moments are reserved for holier-than-thou types.
* AcceptableTargets:[[invoked]] In his own opinion, Republicans.
-->'''Terroja''': Okay, you're evil! We get it!
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]]
** He considers the relationship between [[GodIsEvil God]] and his followers to be akin to DomesticAbuse.
** He considers Pat Robertson to be a sociopath exploiting people's misery for profit.
** Has theorised that [[{{ComicStrip/Popeye}} Bluto and Popeye]] [[FoeYay are gay.]] Olive Oyl is TheBeard, and their battling is an excuse to get close to one another [[ValuesDissonance and avoid the stigma homosexuality had back then.]]
* {{Angrish}}: Plenty of it in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXcHV_zTNBs this video]]. Considering that he's feeding a troll, it's to be expected.
* AppealToWorseProblems: In his 'Amanda Todd' video, he asks those who care about the bullying problem deeply where their concern is for those who die from world hunger, war or preventable disease.
* ArchEnemy: Several.
** Christian fundamentalists [[http://www.youtube.com/user/VenomFangX VenomFangX]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/user/jezuzfreek777 JezuzFreek777]]. To a lesser extent, the Libertarian/Conservative vlogger Lee Doren, or [[http://www.youtube.com/user/HowTheWorldWorks HowTheWorldWorks.]]
** Pat Condell, though it seems he's more of an arch-rival than anything.
** As of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuLFIE8yQ_U&feature=feedu this video]], he has finally given us the name of his true Arch Enemy, one that takes many forms: Stupidity.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: In a recent video, The Amazing Atheist is mad that he never gets offered sex by [[GayConservative gay Republicans]] in the men's room.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: When criticizing Pat Condell, he said that Pat Condell was anti-freedom, Anti-American, a hate-monger, a fear-monger, a hypocrite... and that he didn't like tacos.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The "[=VenomFangX=] is a Stupid Creationist" series.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Invoked in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEEwwJGyCZg Redneck History of America]].
* AssShove: Pics of him shoving a banana up his butt have surfaced. He talks about it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu1EmF-nsBA here]].
* AtomicFBomb: From "The Diner Bizotch":
-->''She ain't no minor bitch / No, she's a'' '''MAJOR FUCKING BIIIIITCH!!!'''
* AuthorFilibuster: The entire point of the channel is to show his opinions.
* BerserkButton: He has many, but a notable one in the PWNED: Stupidest Youtuber Ever video is when he went berserk over the troll admitting that Mario was fictional but real at the same time. Other infamous targets of TJ's wrath include white supremacists, [[Hypocrite radical feminists]], Justin Beiber, and Ron Paul.
* BackstabbingTheAlphaBitch: Frequently on the receiving end of this, if he is to be believed. So far he's managed to become rivals with several former companions, including, but not limited to:
** [=FakeSagan=]
** Fissioninferno
** [=SaturnineFilms=]
** Websnarf
* BeliefMakesYouStupid
* BiTheWay: He stated on his [="TJdoeslife" YouTube=] channel that he is bisexual.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: With [=FakeSagan=]. And his brother Scotty. And Cody Weber. And Galen/Hallcyon. Hell, never mind, T.J., who besides being heavyset is 6'7"/2 meters tall, fits this trope when he's with any of his friends.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Deliberately invoked with "[=TJeatsgrapes=]", after used it as an example of a deliberately pointless idea. [[SpringtimeForHitler The fans loved it, and demanded its creation]].
* BlasphemousPraise: He once said "I'm an atheist, but if I was going to worship a god, it would be ''{{Pixar}}''."
* BrainsAndBondage: His cuffs can be seen on many [=TJdoeslife=] videos. He's talked about it a few times on Q & As and the like.
* BrickJoke / TheStinger:
** In his AprilFoolsDay video, he twice teases yelling [[{{Meme}} OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAND]]! Then, after about 20 seconds of black, he does it for those still watching.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_mugpwIByw More like a long series of "brick jokes",]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdDP7u4tZTo and in a more literal sense than usual.]]
* CatchPhrase: It's the quote for this page.
* CausticCritic: His Distressed Watcher material is caustic even by Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses standards.
* CardCarryingVillain: How he views the Republicans.
* ClipShow: This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzONy1glcDM video.]]
* CloudCuckoolander: What he thought of [[http://www.youtube.com/user/gorilla199 Gorilla199.]]
* ControlFreak: How he perceives {{Creator/AynRand}}, and the reason he wasn't too fond of her even when he was a libertarian.
* CountryMatters: Is not averse to this, though his usage of it is comparatively fewer and farther between than with other words.
* CreatorBacklash:
** In one Q&A, he said that he wished that he hadn't called himself "The Amazing Atheist" because he has since grown to hate the way it instantly labels him.
** In a milder example, he also stopped doing "PWNAGE"-videos because he disliked that it made him seem like he couldn't be engaged in a reasonable debate.
* CurbstompBattle: Often occurs in his "PWNAGE"-videos, when he obliterates the flawed arguments of, for example, {{StrawFeminist}}s and obnoxious little wannabe Republicans.
* DagwoodSandwich: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUQG9PhDNnk&feature=channel_video_title Slaughterhouse]]. A sandwich composed of the Baconator from Wendy's and the Double Down from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
-->'''Terroja''': The taste of death is sweet.
* DiscussedTrope: From the entry on the famous "remember when I promised I'd kill you last?" scene from ''Film/{{Commando}}'' in his list of the most awesome movie scenes: "'ILied!' That is the best thing ever! 'Hey, honey, remember when I promised to love, honor, and cherish you, until death do us part? Well, guess what? I lied!' Woo! That's badass."
* TheDitz: It's easier to list the characters that ''aren't''.
* DontExplainTheJoke: He spends the first part of his ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' review joking about all the characters wanting "the rod," and explains the joke at length in the second part.
* DoubleEntendre: The titles of his videos, "Penetrating Teenage Girls' Minds" and "Thrusting into Teenage Girls' Minds".
* {{Fanservice}} / [[FanDisservice Disservice]]: Any time he pulls up his shirt to reveal his man tits.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpq0JbdTUi8 FAT MAN TWERKING]], in honor of America's [[ViewersAreMorons apathy]] and [[MileyCyrus priorities]] during the Cuban-Missile-Crisis-level Syria crossroads.
* FatBastard: Has more-or-less referred to himself as this on a few occasions. Was also how he characterized [[http://www.youtube.com/user/NightVisionPhantom NightVisionPhantom.]]
* FemaleMisogynist: What he claims modern-day feminists, such as the one in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geQyrBGS_60&feature=channel_video_title this video]], to be.
* ForcedMeme: He has tried to make his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvHe7-NHJ4Q "Blueberry Pie"]] the new Rickroll. It failed.
* ForTheEvulz: His theory in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riYL_owl0yI&list=UUjNxszyFPasDdRoD9J6X-sw&index=1&feature=plcp this video]] for why radical conservatives deny gay people rights, want a christian theocracy and want women to be second class citizens.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Made up one with his friends and fellow Website/YouTube atheists a while back.
** T.J.: Phlegmatic
** [=FakeSagan=]: Sanguine
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Saturninefilms SaturnineFilms (Cody Weber):]] Melancholic
** [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TOMMYfromtheBRONX TOMMYfromtheBRONX:]] Choleric
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Since his constant struggle against trolls, extremists and stupidity in general sometimes tends to transform him from a rude but reasonable social critic into a raging {{Jerkass}}. [[http://youtu.be/eRLptlFBJoE He even made a video about exactly that topic]].
* HehHehYouSaidX: His beliefs as to why Anthony Weiner's indecent exposure scandal got so much coverage.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: There seem to be several, but TJ and his brother Scotty have remained the most constant throughout the years.
* HiveMind: His main problem with Buddhism; he sees the search for Nirvana as repulsive and collectivist. To quote him directly: "Becoming a selfless component of some vague cosmic unifier doesn't sound that [[SophisticatedAsHell fuckin']] appealing to me. If that's 'enlightenment', you can fuckin' keep it." For better or worse, the video has been removed at the time of writing.
* HumansAreMorons: His official stance on our species.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Likes to mock people who generalize atheists while at the same time makes generalizations about religious people.
* HypocriticalHumor: During his video on Justin Bieber's infamous statement that, if Anne Frank was alive, she would have been a belieber, he sarcastically reassures watchers that she wouldn't.
---> ''And I know Anne Frank, 'cause if she was alive, she would totally watch my videos''.
* InsultToRocks: When called out by a feminist for comparing feminism to the KKK, TJ issues an apology [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1paR4fFrXAo to the KKK]] for any image problems he caused them by comparing them to feminists.
* ItsPersonal: PlayedForLaughs in one video. When his debunking target asks what God has done to make him so angry, TJ responds with "He created YOU!"
* KingOfAllCosmos: When debating against the Cosmological Argument, he jokingly says that a blueberry muffin is what caused the Big Bang.
* LargeHam
* LighterAndSofter: [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses The Distressed Watcher]] is this to the Amazing Atheist.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Parodied with his character, Lance Sloan.
* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "Those who live in glass houses can't throw diamond encrusted dildos..."
* MoneyDearBoy: The Watcher said in his "Justin Bieber Trollz" video that this was his only real reason for knocking Justin Bieber, whom he doesn't genuinely care enough about to truly hate.
* MonsterFangirl: A scary RealLife example presented in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=57kf2fkRKrc Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Fangirls?!?]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The Distressed Watcher's Trailer Failure
* NeverTrustATitle: He prefaces most of his sporadic film reviews with "WORST MOVIE EVER?!" He's just as likely to give them positive or mixed reviews, however.
* NightmareFetishist: Among others.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: He more-or-less used this to describe his fiction writing style in one of his videos.
* NoodleImplements: He once got embroiled in a sex scandal involving chocolate syrup, pot coffee, and a banana.
* PetTheDog: He has said some kind things on occasion about his Website/YouTube theist enemies.
** When [[JerkAss CapnOAwesome]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaVCJRPsqdc released an old sex tape featuring himself and FakeSagan's fiancée at the time]], T.J. was the first to leap to [=FakeSagan=]'s defense-- by pointing out how tiny Capn's penis was.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV8kIXo4jQ0 Calling out Pat Condell]] for saying a Islamic community center shouldn't be built near Ground Zero.
** Literally; he likes dogs, and even has a pug.
* PetPeeveTrope: [[invoked]] Among them...
** HiveMind
** MoralGuardian
** PoliceBrutality: To the point where, while he finds the death sentence hypocritical, he thinks cops should have to sign off their lives.
** WhatAnIdiot: [[invoked]]
* RebelliousSpirit
* [[RuleOfThree Rule Of Five]]: A variation. In his "[=WTF IOWA?=]" video, he gave four well-put examples of problems with Iwoa, and followed it up with "{{Slipknot}} is from Iowa", immediately saying "Five is just such a better number than four".
* RousseauWasRight: Goes so far as thinking serial killers don't deserve to be executed.
** However, in the same video where he stated this, he claimed that it wasn't really because he "sees the good in everyone", but rather because he sees the ''evil'' in everyone, implying that he also believes HobbesWasRight to some extent.
* SanitySlippage: Happens over the course of his review of ''BallisticEcksVsSever''.
* TheScrappy: [[invoked]] In "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy4tznWObLc Youtube vs. Bob]]", T.J. considers Bob to be spammy and counter-productive toward his intended goal.
* ScrewYourself: He has expressed interest in having sex with a clone of himself a couple of times.
-->"I mean guys, go get up, look in a mirror, look at your ugly mug and ask yourself if what you really want in life is a female equivalent of THAT?!...Yeah, me too, but surely there’s normal people out there."
* SelfDeprecation: He has been known to frequently take potshots at his own appearance, political beliefs, and other facets of his life.
* SirSwearsALot: ''[[UpToEleven Especially]]'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms5bVC7woT8 this video.]]
* ShoutOut: The title of his parody Q&A series "The Wrong Advices" is from the way [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Ahnold]] said it in ''Film/PumpingIron''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: [[invoked]] PlayedForLaughs and later [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMOYdsKY_IM&feature=feedu deconstructed.]]
* StylisticSuck: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jttP0vi1a6Q Too Sxe For My Brain]]"
* TestosteronePoisoning: MAN TALK! No women allowed [[HypocriticalHumor 'cept my girlfriend 'cause she said so]].
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth:
** Told via letter in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkTJU0ZvhRA&feature=BFa&list=ULn-ew4N0J4yk this video.]] Also a case of LetThemDieHappy
** Deconstructed in his Amanda Todd video.
* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: He started uploading weekly Q&A videos, only for the majority of the questions to be either trolls or incredibly stupid. Because of it, he not only stopped doing Q&A Fridays, but also stopped updating his [=TJDoesLife=] channel at all for over a month. He would eventually start a parody Q&A video series called "The Wrong Advices".
* WorthyOpponent: His apparent attitude... at least some of the time... towards [[http://www.youtube.com/user/jezuzfreek777 JezuzFreek777]]. There have been moments when TAA has pointed out common ground between the two, such as when discussing their (somewhat) similar views on the VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto series. Also, when Jezuzfreek was going through a divorce, TAA went out of his way to say "I wouldn't beat down on you while you're already down."
** He once referred to [=JezuzFreek=] as "The Franchise/{{Batman}} to [his] [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]."
** Also toward Lee Doren of How The World Works. He sees him as a "very smart guy" despite their differing opinions.
* {{Yandere}}: Essentially what he claims JesusChrist to be in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udul9BeZkJ8&list=UUjNxszyFPasDdRoD9J6X-sw&index=3 this video]].
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Discussed in a video in which TJ talks about common phrases people use without thinking about what they actually mean.
--> '''The Amazing Atheist''': Here's something people say after some kind of tragedy or things don't turn out as planned, someone will always say, "You know, it is what it is." And it's always with that sage like tone as if we should be in awe of them for taking that common saying and infusing it with such weight and wisdom. It is what it is... yeah it is... IS what it is. '''Obviously!''' Of course it is what it is! [[ShapedLikeItself That's what it is!]] That is like saying yellow is yellow.

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