I thought to relate that the reason that won’t be on an Atheist’s podcast is because the Atheist doesn’t want me on the podcast and here’s why.
Now, since this discussion too place behind the scenes, I won’t divulge who it is nor the name of the podcast.
I simply noted, “I am a Bible believer and have written some contra Atheism books: I wondered if you may be interested in having me on as a guest (not to sell books, just to have a discussion).”
The entirety of the reply was, “No thank you. Not our format” (even though the show description includes that issues discussed are “religion” and “skepticism”).
I replied, “Appreciate you letting me know. So it is more about Atheists speaking to Atheists about Atheism without being challenged in public?”
The reply began with “Honestly, I recommend you listen to a show before you ask to use someone else’s platform.” Yet, whoever said that formats are written in stone? I thought to nudge them outside of their in-house comfort zone.
The rest of the reply was:
Having you on doesn’t offer us or our listeners anything I find compelling and doesn’t benefit my show since you appear to have limited reach of your own.
That you are unfamiliar with the show and you are still trying to be a guest tells me that your goal here is to use my platform and audience as a shortcut to broadcast your message, and that you are too lazy to bother researching our shows format and style before trying to use our reach for your benefit.
Your books on Amazon have very few reviews, the same is the case for Goodreads. If my reach surpasses yours, you have to offer me something compelling to gift you access to my platform. You didn’t do that.
It’s not that I am concerned about being publicly challenged, it’s that you’re trying to use my public in the absence of your own to do so.
You jumped to a conclusion of what my goal is based on my limited reach so when you positively affirm that I am trying to use your public in the absence of my own you are playing mind reader.
You are literally claiming to know things you simply do not know–I suspect that is a window into why you converted to Atheism.
How about this: have me on as “Anon” and don’t share my website or any contact info?
I figured that would solve all of the invented problems, right?
Not quite because since I received no reply, I thought to contact them again to, or so it seems to me, pinpoint the one remaining problem, “Well then, I will, sadly, conclude that it is a case of you not wanting your views challenged in public.”
And that, as they say, was that.
For more details, see my relevant books.
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