[[caption-width-right:280: T.J. in his natural habitat]]

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

Thomas "The Amazing Atheist" Kirk (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. That hasn't stopped him from making quite a few enemies, especially because of his strident anti-radical-feminism. 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.

!!Notable Tropes Invoked by the Amazing Atheist:

%% * {{Angrish}}: Plenty of it in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXcHV_zTNBs this video]].
* 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.
%% * ArtisticLicenseHistory: Invoked in his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEEwwJGyCZg Redneck History of America]].
* 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.
* 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 ''Creator/{{Pixar}}''."
* BrickJoke: 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. Also his end card: "I'm The Amazing Atheist, peace the fuck out!"
* CausticCritic: His Distressed Watcher material is caustic even by Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses standards.
* CountryMatters: Is not averse to this, though his usage of it is comparatively fewer and farther between than with other words.
* 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.
* 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".
* FanDisservice: Any time he pulls up his shirt to reveal his man tits.
%% ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpq0JbdTUi8 FAT MAN TWERKING]].
* FatBastard: Has more-or-less referred to himself as this on a few occasions.
* ForcedMeme: He has tried to make his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvHe7-NHJ4Q "Blueberry Pie"]] video the new Rickroll. It failed.
%% * 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..."
* 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.
%% * RebelliousSpirit
* SanitySlippage: Happens over the course of his review of ''Film/BallisticEcksVsSever''.
* ScrewYourself: He has expressed interest in having sex with a clone of himself a couple of times.
* 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]].
* 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.