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The Rational Response Squad, or the RRS, is an atheist activism group dedicated to confronting irrational claims (often made by theists), conspiracy theories and pseudoscience while promoting reason and rational thought. The co-founder is Brian Sapient (an alias).

Blasphemy Challenge[edit]

Started on December 2006, the RRS began the Blasphemy Challenge. The Blasphemy Challenge was a Internet based project for people to record themselves on camera denying the Holy Spirit and posting it on the web. Based on the RRS interpretation of scripture, blaspheming the holy Spirit was an unforgivable sin, thus condemning all participants to the point of no return.

The first 1,001 people who participated in this challenge would receive a copy of the film The God Who Wasn't There written and directed by RRS member and former Christian fundamentalist Brian Flemming.

YouTube controversy[edit]

On March 23, 2007, the Rational Response YouTube channel was suspended but later reinstated. The reason for this was Israeli psychic Uri Geller claimed the Rational Response Squad was using his material featuring him that infringed copyright claims.

On September 16, 2007, the Rational Response Squad YouTube channel was taken down due to spurious DMCA requests from someone working on behalf of the Creation Science Evangelism ministry. The Creation Science Evangelism ministry has a YouTube channel cseministry. The RRS account was restored on September 18, 2007.

Debate with Way of the Master[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Rational Response Squad debate with Way of the Master

On May 5, 2007, RRS co-founder Brian Sapient and RRS member Kelly O'Connor participated in a live debate aired on Nightline with Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. Comfort and Cameron claimed they were able to show the existence of their god without the use of the Bible and faith (spoiler: they weren't).

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