Newly-appointed Pope of the Global Atheist Church, Richard Dawkins, today announced the launch of his new satellite TV channel: "This channel will be a great discouragement to anyone seeking to deepen their faith in God and we hope it will develop an increasing sense of meaninglessness amongst all those seeking to determine the purpose of life. Because, of course, there isn't one."
Future programmes will include 'The Healing Hour' phone-in where people suffering from long-term illness will be advised to go to a doctor, 'Songs of Uninspiration', 'Futility 2013' - live coverage of the celebrations from the Global Atheist Conference at the National Secular Cathedral, 'Scripture Study' (where the Rev. Giles Fraser will lead Prof. Dawkins in a study of 'On the Origin of Species') and 'Testimony Time' where members of the studio audience will be invited to recall inspiring tales of unanswered prayers.
Pontiff Dawkins also commented "We're also hoping to broadcast programmes by Benny Hinn..."
The 'Don't Believe In God Channel' will be in direct competition with The Ambivalence Channel, a channel aimed at agnostics, and ForceTV, part of the Jedi Television Network.