Ricky Gervais: ‘There is no God,’ calls Twitter user a ‘dopey c**t,’ deletes


Classy. As Twitchy readers know, Ricky Gervais, comedian and co-creator of the British “The Office” lets his idiocy show on Twitter and then swiftly deletes the evidence. Alas, Mr. Gervais, the internet is forever. He should learn to let people just think he’s a fool, rather than tweet and remove all doubt.

Earlier, he deleted several tweets, again spewing out “dopey cunt,” and declaring there is no God.



No God. Gervais has spoken.

That’s not allowed, as Gervais soon makes known.


Ah, tolerance bullies! He wants to express his non-beliefs freely, but if you express your beliefs? Name-calling.


This Twitter user still continues to try to engage Mr. Gervais.







Sigh. This Gervais fan just doesn’t get it.

The irony, it scorches!

But this one makes an excellent point.


Atheism has become its own religion, full of militant zealots. The lack of self-awareness is staggering. But, hey, we suppose we should give Gervais credit, at least, for not calling Obama his “Lord and savior.” So, there’s that.

Stay classy, Gervais.

  • b_truit

    One day, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is lord…

    • b_truit

      For people like Ricky I simply say, ok if when I die I was wrong about GOD?.. Ok no big deal, but the more important question is..Ricky what then if your wrong..

      • erehwon

        That reasoning is called ‘Pascal’s Wager’ and is a morally reprehensible way to hedge your bets. I think it was John’s Revelations (3:15–16) where he wrote, “I know thy works, that thou are neither cold nor hot. I would thou wert cold or hot. So, then because thou are lukewarm, and neither hot nor
        cold, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” (KJV)

        The point being, claiming to be a Christian because it is the ‘safer bet’ is not really all that moral or believable.

        • b_truit

          You made the assumption I am Luke warm. Which I am most certainly not. I used laymens terms to help the ignorant understand.
          That being said when most people start thinking of turning to God it’s not always because they want to seek a personal relationship with GoD but more so to not go to hell. It’s not till after they accept him that they begin to realize the importance of maintaining a relationship with GOD.

        • SanDiegoSteve

          Yeah, uh, that’s not what he said at all. Your analogy is flawed.

          • lhogan

            Hey erehwon, b_truit – your death and what happens thereafter, or your belief or non-belief, has nothing to do with His Existence. He Is, and that’s all there is to it.

        • http://www.cscyphers.com/blog scyphers

          Erehwon has provided the classic rebuttal from a Christian point of view. Another rebuttal to Pascal’s Wager goes like this:

          “What if, when you die, you find out that not only where you wrong, but it’s Allah [or Buddha or Confucius or Odin] that’;s the Supreme Being, not Yahweh. What then?”

          • Adam

            Pascal addressed this point almost immediately in his Pensees. The claim that I could be just as easily wrong about the Christian triune God as I could be wrong about Zeus is a false equivalence. If Zeus is supposed to live on Mt. Olympus and Mt. Olympus is scoured for evidence of his abode and none is found, then that is evidence of absence. Pascal specifically addresses Islam (if I remember correctly); Buddha and Confucius never claimed to be deities (to my knowledge) and Odin (from my little knowledge of him) was supposed to a corporeal superbeing who lived in a fjord. Once a person has decided there is a God or gods, it would be pretty simple to reasonably discard most of the deities humanity has worshiped or believed as not being Aristotle’s Unmoved Mover.

    • TonyMontana3

      Or not.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Mmm. Mmm-hmm. Deep. Profound.
        Or not.

    • SanDiegoSteve

      Don’t confuse people with the truth. They can’t wrap their closed minds around the concept. Just let them be surprised to find out they were wrong all this time.

  • Karla M

    It feels like atheists are trying to convince themselves that they believe in nothing by this constent anger, malicious anger towards religious people. If you do not believe in God that is your prerogative but why repeat all the time you are an atheist? Who does not know Gervais is an atheist? Why keep repeating it

    • Bill Gryan

      Atheists are bizarre evangelists. They accept with “blind faith” that there is no God, then they set about converting the rest of the world to follow their religion, with more zealotry than you’ll hear from a devout Christian. It’s laughable. The comment about them lacking self-awareness was right on the money.

      • Jens Christian

        Atheisim is a religion and is more screwed up than any religion out there. They hate it when you tell them that but it’s tue. Too bad as they don’t have a frigging holiday maybe that’s why they’re so constipated all the time.

        • ejlawyer

          They have a holiday – April 1st – better known as “Fool’s Day!”

          • waltzingmtilda


        • TexSizzle

          They do have a holiday; it’s April first. Psalm 53:1 — The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

      • yestradamous

        You talk about faith like its a bad thing. Good for you, bad for him?

        • Bill Gryan

          No, I didn’t talk about faith like it’s a bad thing. I put “blind faith” in quotes because that’s the term that atheists use. They don’t realize that their assertion that “there is no god” is just as faith-based as the assertion that there IS a god. They are no different from a religious zealot, yet they’re filled with anger, and hell-bent on converting people. It’s that combination of hypocrisy and anger that beclowns them.

          • http://www.cscyphers.com/blog scyphers

            Bill: The assertion “there is no god” is only faith based if you assume perfect knowledge of all aspects throughout the universe is required to make a complete proposition. It is a reasonable accommodation to interpret such a statement with a bit of charity in that “there is no god” is roughly equivalent to “based on all the available evidence and all the available methods by which such evidence can be collected, there is insufficient evidence to support the idea of a god,” just in shorthand.

          • Bill Gryan

            Ok, so we agree that there is insufficient evidence to support the idea, and insufficient evidence to deny the idea. I’m agnostic, so I’m 100% on board with that idea.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

            But… don’t atheists already assume perfect knowledge of all aspects of the universe?

          • R0nin

            Except that position isn’t descriptive of Atheists at all. There _is_ evidence, but it is ignored or discounted in order to produce the desired conclusion that “there is no god”.

            The problem isn’t a lack of evidence– it’s a lack of willingness to believe what the evidence points to. I don’t personally know any atheists who have actually examined the evidence for God’s existence (when you discuss it with them, they either admit they haven’t bothered to look at it, or where unaware of it, or that they’ve discounted it out-of-hand).

            My point is simply that Atheists cannot honestly claim that their is no evidence for God’s existence. They can say they don’t believe the evidence, or that they haven’t examined the evidence, but rarely will you find one honest enough to say that. Instead they claim there is no evidence, but I’m not going to let them get away with that; it’s much more than “shorthand”.

            What do you call an Atheist who takes an honest look at the evidence for God’s existence with an open mind and a willingness to believe as long as the evidence is there? You call them a Christian. Because that’s usually what they become.

          • FlyoverGuy

            The assertion also assumes that the existence of the Divine should be discernible through standard observation methods, which simply isn’t true.

          • yestradamous

            Not all of them are. In fact, not even very many of them are.

          • Bill Gryan

            I suppose you could be right. But it’s always the loud, evangelical atheist that you hear from, like Gerbilvais. You never hear from the quiet atheist, of course.

      • http://www.cscyphers.com/blog scyphers

        That’s one way to look at it. Another way, perhaps, is that someone who does not accept the existence of, say , unicorns, doesn’t do so on “blind faith” (to use your quotes), but rather a lack of evidence supporting said unicorns actually walking around. That sounds rather less like faith….

        • Bill Gryan

          So you must believe that there is no life on other planets. You never saw an alien, and years of SETI research has yielded nothing. So by your logic, it must be the case that life on other planets does not exist. That’s “science” I guess.

          • thefosterdad

            Yes. And EVERYBODY else MUST also believe that life on other planets does NOT exist in any way, or they are ignorant fools. And I hate those aliens anyway.

          • Skeeps

            Actually, it’s scientifically possible for life to exist on another planet. Science has never proven otherwise, and we are very much in agreement that it is perfectly possible. All you need is water, not magic. Water exists, we’ve seen proof of it right here on Earth. Don’t use analogies you don’t know anything about, it makes for a very weak argument.

          • Bill Gryan

            Not sure who your responding to. If you’re responding to me, I encourage you to read the thread before responding.

            Like you, I believe it is possible for life to exist on other planets. My argument is intended for those people who have a very simplistic position that something must be seen in order to be believed.

        • FlyoverGuy

          Your argument assumes one should observe clear evidence of a divine being. But, if the Divine being wished to maintain some doubt as to his/her existence — perhaps because certainty about his/her existence would impede free will — then one should not expect direct evidence of the Divine.
          In contrast, if unicorns existed, one would expect that they would be as discernible as any other large mammal.
          So, we can take the absence of evidence for unicorns as evidence of absence but we cannot take the uncertainty about the existence of a God as evidence against His/Her existence.

    • TonyMontana3

      Why religious people keep repeating they’re religious? Why keep repeating it?

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Mm. Mmm-hmm. Deep. Profound.
        Or not.

    • lhogan

      There’s no such thing ans an Atheist

    • AlmaAlma

      Exactly! WHY does it bother them so much that others believe??? They keep complaining that people of faith are imposing their beliefs on them, but that is a lot of garbage. Like what? Making sure everyone is loved and fed and clothed? For Pete’s sakes atheists, get a life!

  • matt

    twitchy is bril.

  • Noah Nehm

    The atheist creed: There is no god, besides, I hate him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dale.putman Dale Putman

      IF God does not exist then what are the athiests afraid of. They are so stupid they Bad mouth something they believe is not there.

    • waltzingmtilda

      Yea, this has always confused me…if they don’t believe in God, what skin is it off their ass if someone else does? Why are they so obsessed?

      • Skeeps

        Well, probably because so much of what happens in the world is influenced by people’s belief in a god. I’m agnostic, but I can see why they would want to convince people who blow themselves up, start holy wars, don’t allow women to use birth control, don’t teach kids proper sexuality which results in abhorrent teen birth rates, etc etc that the entity they do it for doesn’t exist. Yes, other people’s belief in a god does affect them. I can’t blame them for being vocal about it.

        • waltzingmtilda

          Interesting reply!

      • el_polacko

        why do ‘believers’ go into such a tizzy every time someone says that they are NOT a believer ?

        • waltzingmtilda

          Woops! Totally misread your comment!

          So answering your actual question…ya got me. I’m not one of those who worries about other souls. God’s business, not mine.

        • waltzingmtilda

          I should further clarify…I do pray for non-believers, but I don’t preach to them. I just try to live the best life I can and if people ask me about my faith, I share it.

  • S H

    I don’t have twitter but I’d love to ask why it is God’s fault he doesn’t donate ALL his money and free time to charity and helping these children he is talking about. God clearly gave him enough of both to make a difference in many poor people’s lives….

    • TonyMontana3

      Why doesn’t God help the poor people? Why does he give the money to Ricky Gervais and not the poor people? Can you answer that?


        God doesn’t “give” money to anyone. Money is something invented by humans.

        • SpinMeNot

          Matt. 22:21 “Caesar’s,” they said to Him.
          Then He said to them, “Therefore give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

          God doesn’t give money, or wealth, or any material goods to any of us. God gives us His Grace and Enduring Love. He is the perfect parent,
          allowing us to stray, but welcoming us back with open arms when we see that we have wandered from the path and then return to it.

          But like all atheists, you reject even the most basic messages of the Judeo-Christian scripture and simply dismiss it out of hand.

        • SpinMeNot

          Emerged — sorry about that … I thought I was replying to the atheist, not you. Apologies — as you can, I agree with you 100%.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Mmm. Mmm-hmm. Deep. Profound.
        Or not……

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        I don’t know, why did Job have to suffer all he had to suffer? Oh, you might not know about all that. Ever hear of generational Luciferianism? It’s better to be poor, in God’s eyes, than it is to be rich… The poor will inherit the Earth… The love of money is the root of all evil. God’s ways are not our ways… It’s similar to saying that we expect (should aliens exist, which I don’t believe they do, at least, not in the way everyone has portrayed them, I prefer to think of them as part of the angelic host that fell, and is deceiving humankind) that aliens SHOULD think/feel/believe as we humans do, simply because WE know better… lol.

        I find it amusing that people feel God should be as they are, instead of the other way around. Trying to fit God into one’s own perception of things will cause one immense grief in the long run. Just look at poor Tony, here. He has no concept of why God might do what he does, and if it doesn’t fit in with Tony’s idea of what God should be, Tony is offended. God doesn’t care if you’re offended by his actions, by the way.

      • SpinMeNot

        You apparently have never read even a small portion of the Bible. It is the responsibility of a Jew or a Christian to help those that need it. It is not the job of the state.

        And God doesn’t give money to anyone. A person earns it, and then we see the content of their character by what they do with that money. Now on the other hand, you are liberal-progress puke buddies just take money/property away from people that earn it and give it to folks to make yourselves feel better. Look at BHO, JB, NP, and HR … check out their donations to charity.

        I pray that one day, God lifts the scales from your eyes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/oscar.furter Oscar Furter

        Not all Christians will be rich or poor. The true rewards for the poor children etc are in heaven. I would would want riches over a eternity rather than over 70 years on earth. In the meantime the Christians that do have should share with people that don’t have anything. I would not expect an atheist to share anything. From people like Ricky G only expect insults and condescending remarks to Christians and the poor.

  • http://twitter.com/themikereda Mike Reda

    If you people are so upset with his tweets, don’t follow him. If you have the freedom to quote scripture and talk about believing in god, he has the right to talk about how he DOESN’T believe in god. He’s not calling you on the phone and telling you to listen to him. If you don’t like it, don’t follow him.

    Erika May seems to think that Atheists are angry about something. We’re not angry and we don’t have anger toward religious people. It’s quite the opposite. Religious people cannot fathom why we don’t feel the same way as they do. Gervais called someone a “dopey c**t” because SHE was following him and complaining about his tweets. Had nothing to do with religion.

    Noah Nehm, the Atheist creed is more accurately: I want to enjoy my life now because you only get one. When I die, I won’t go spend eternity in the clouds with “god” and all of my other dead loved-ones. It will probably be JUST like it was before I was born. I won’t physically be there, but hopefully my friends and family will remember me and keep me in their hearts.

    “Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.”

    – George Carlin

    • GaryTheBrave

      So why, Mike, do Atheists run to court whenever a religious organization puts on an event? Christians don’t sue to stop Atheists from practicing their religion, but if a Christian denomination wants to build a church Atheists head to court and the city council to stop it.

      I have seen and heard of Atheists file complaints against churches that rent a storefront to congregate, against neighbors who let their church use their pool for baptismals, against a church that advertised in the local paper they were going to have a Week of Revival (as it was called).

      Your argument that Atheists do not get angry at religious people is a lie. Maybe you don’t, but Atheists generally do.

    • GTFOBigGovt

      That’s not what happened though.

      The tweet that set him off was from an agnostic band The Toi. They were simply saying it was BORING to see his anti religious stuff.

      And see, you’re all mad. Because you want these stupid, uninformed, unintellectual, unsophisticated religious people to only say their crap in PRIVATE and PRETEND/APPEAR to be LIKE YOU.

      Not even a Xmas tree is ok if it’s *gasp* in public. I’m not even religious and object to all of that. BUTT OUT.

      • TonyMontana3

        Gervais got mad because people are following his tweets and then complain about his tweets. They could just not follow him anymore.

        • Emily B

          This subject seems to be upsetting you. How about you go away and stop reading Twitchy??

        • auntgiddy

          …life is full of criticism… if he can’t take it… he should stop tweeting…

    • Bill Gryan

      Right. And there must be no life on other planets because, after all, I never saw it. That’s “science” according to an atheist.

    • Howzah123

      Who is upset? The entire premise of your post is a strawman. Atheism has become a cult that attacks religion. It’s the Atheists who become upset at any mention of God, any public display of God, ect.

    • werewife

      The alternative to the paint being wet is the paint being dry. Simple.
      The alternative to the universe having a sourcepoint and trajectory is…?

  • http://twitter.com/Right_InTune Right In Tune

    It must be exhausting to be an athiest. Spend their whole life desperately trying to prove that there’s no after life. #God

    • TonyMontana3

      Who’s trying to prove there’s no after life?

  • Elu Thingol

    Gervais has never said an interesting or original thing on the subject of religion, and simply won’t shut up about it. This guy is a foul-mouthed ignoramus whose basic reason for getting up in the morning appears to be to create legions more profane British guttersnipes like himself. He’s a professional troll with precious little real talent, having produced not a single thing of enduring worth in his entire career. Does he imagine that his half-literate swearing and grunting will be remembered even forty years from now as anything other than the snarls of an unjustifiably stuck-up purveyor of trashy schoolyard humor?

    Never in the whole history of the British Isles has there been less pressure on men like Gervais by religious authorities, or by religious believers in general, than there is today. He can go through his entire life without having one meaningful encounter with a person of religious faith, without learning a single solitary thing about the God of Christianity. He is as free as he can possibly be to produce as much soulless, smutty garbage as his heart desires, he is as free to ignore utterly any moral constraints on his behavior, free to ignore or deny altogether any religious creed. He need not encounter it a single time, and if he watches television 24 hours a day, he won’t.

    And yet he lashes out viciously, stupidly, and unceasingly at religion and at religious people, as though he’s afraid that someone, somewhere might mistake him for anything other than what he is. He pretends that Great Britain is anything less than the most aggressively atheistic society in the whole of Europe, as though religion exercises any authority whatsoever either in the public square, or in the hearts of the British people. What, after all, is this man so in a rage about? The fact is, he’s just a bully kicking at puppies, secure in the knowledge that there is ZERO chance that he’ll suffer any social, financial, or professional consequences.

    So keep up the act, big man. Nobody with half a brain believes for a second that you’re anything other than the snickering adolescent you play on television so convincingly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kenna.neel Kenna Neel

      Bravo! Well said!

    • TonyMontana3

      if you hate him so much then don’t read this tweets. It’s simple.

      • Bill Gryan

        We can read what we want, we can respond to what we want, we can debate what we want. It is indeed simple. If you don’t have anything to add to the discussion, go find a good TV show.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Mmm. Mmm-hmm. Deep. Profound.
        Or not….

      • http://www.planetpeschel.com Bill Peschel

        Except that if you don’t respond to his idiocy, you leave him with the field and the microphone. Better to slap the idiot down as the intolerant bigot that he is.

      • Elu Thingol

        I don’t read his tweets.

      • Sage McLaughlin

        And I don’t hate him, either, incidentally. But I don’t have any illusions about what kind of man he is, and nor should you.

      • Semper Fi

        If you love him so much go read some more of his tweets and let the grown-ups talk.

    • werewife

      Unfortunately for him and his countrymen, he’ll probably have to learn an awful lot about the god of Islam sooner than he plans to…

  • GaryTheBrave

    Great! Another actor I don’t have to worry about finding out when his next film comes out.

  • Sisserydoo

    I find that Jamie kid especially amusing. He seems to think Gervais is trying to have a “reasonable debate”!

  • Howzah123

    It’s cool and hip to trash God in today’s culture. Hollywood, the MSM, Academia has told these morons for decades that it’s not “cool” to believe in God so they blindly follow like Sheep to their own damnation.

    • TonyMontana3

      It’s not cool to have imaginary friends when you’re a grown-up.

      • Howzah123

        I agree which is why I don’t share your opinion in regards to the existence of God.

        Your mocking and humiliation tactics have no effect on my soul. Only your own.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Mmm. Mmm-hmmm. Deep. Profound.
        Or not.

        • Howzah123

          Obvious troll is obvious

      • auntgiddy

        …imaginary friends don’t harm others… muz zie terrorists do…

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Psst… God has already shown me he’s not ‘imaginary’. I’m sorry you’ve not been blessed with the same experience of having a relationship with him.

      • TocksNedlog

        If you believe that the current President of the United States is ANY kind of savior, then Yes, you DO believe in “imaginary friends”.

  • http://profiles.google.com/segesta65 A Smith

    Humans are petty, thoughtless, grouchy, and self-absorbed. Some choose to exhibit this through religion, and some through atheism.

  • TonyMontana3

    I used to have imaginary friends too. Then I turned seven.

    • Bill Gryan

      And how about those crazy people that believe there might be life on other planets? Man, talk about imaginary stuff. Everyone knows that for something to exist, you have to be able to SEE it, right?

      The other day some guy was trying to tell me there’s something called “infrared light”. Can you imagine that? I never saw it.

      • SanDiegoSteve

        The sarcasm is strong with this one.

    • Klawnet

      Oddly enough, repetition did not make this mot any more bon.

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      I seriously doubt you have any flesh-and-blood friends now.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Mmm. Mmmm-hmmm. Deep. Profound.
      Or not.

    • FlyoverGuy

      So, you gave them up last year?

  • yestradamous

    You know for a bunch of religious people, you sure talk about atheists a lot.
    Works the same way in both directions. How about that.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Well, that’s what this thread is about. I’m more amused at the atheists who obsessively talk about something they don’t believe in. That would be like me jumping into every thread and randomly talking about how stupid the NFL and football fans are.

      • brianmacker

        The religious claim that their opinions on many matters are the final word based on the authority of God. So of course, since that is baloney, it will be questioned on many topics. You are going to get called stupid for arguing from authority based on an imaginary being when you use it to impose your beliefs on others. Beliefs like, telling us how to practice birth control, marry, date, drink, what days of the week we can work, etc. Thankfully most of these moronic rules have been rolled back in the US but it is a constant fight.

        Even with football there are religious morons who think an all powerful being cares which side wins. So you guys pollute everything with your nonsense long before you are ever called on it.

        • FlyoverGuy

          In a democracy, the people often make laws with which I disagree. These laws usually rest on subjective values or beliefs with which I disagree or reasoning that is simply wrong.

          I don’t see religious people telling me what light bulbs to use or how big a soda I can buy or whether I can buy health insurance with a high deductible or whether I can hire an unpaid intern or that I have to join a union to work or that I can’t have more than 10 bullets in my gun or smoke a cigarette or with whom I can sleep or that I can’t raise prices on generators after a disaster or that I have to meet race/sex quotas in my business…

          Democracy is messy. I don’t see religious people infringing on freedom much. I see people who are functionally atheists — whether they call themselves that or not — doing it all the time.

    • brianmacker

      Funny thing is there are way fewer atheists. So why the disproportionate concern on the part of theists with atheists?

      • FlyoverGuy

        Who started the argument? Ricky Gervais? Is he a theist? I didn’t think so.

      • SpinMeNot

        Because atheists want to remove all religion from all aspects of life in this Nation. Whereas, the average Christian that has studied scripture takes the attitude of “Doesn’t hurt me one bit at all for you to have your opinion, just let me keep my faith.”

        “Preach the Gospel at times, when necessary, use words” — often attribute to St. Francis of Assisi, however there is nothing to support the claimed attribution.

        This nation was born out of the toils, tears and blood of people looking for freedom of religion. The left perverted that into “Freedom From Religion”. The 1st amendment says nothing about separation of church and state, it does say: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
        prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of
        speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to
        assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

        We are concerned, because the Atheists don’t want those of Faith spreading that Faith. And an activist judiciary aides and abets that behavior.

    • aegean1

      That…doesn’t make sense at all. Religious people don’t deny the existence of atheists. Aren’t the religious supposed to try to convert people? So why wouldn’t they talk to and about atheists?

    • TocksNedlog


  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Funny, really. Those that believe in God show love to those who don’t, and those that don’t believe in God hate people for believing. I think that’s proof enough.

    • Bill Gryan

      I’m agnostic, but if I had to be stranded on an island of atheists or and island of religious people, I’d choose the religious people in a heartbeat, precisely for the reasons you provide.

      • FlyoverGuy

        I agree. I don’t think that the Earth is 6,000 years old and I think that people who do think that are a little nutty but they are often extremely generous and decent. I will take decent and slightly nutty over correct and nasty every time.

      • Skeeps

        You guys seem to forget “religious people” like, oh, you know, Muslims or those Westboro baptist church when you when you talk about being stuck on an island with them. I’m agnostic, but I’m sorry, I would rather be stuck on an island with John Lennon than a Hamas leader.

        • Bill Gryan

          I’m getting the impression that you’re poorly educated. I was speaking more in terms of a general rule. Your extreme example is an exception and I agree that John Lennon would be a better choice than the Hamas leader. Especially if he brought along his multi million-dollar Park Avenue condo and all the trappings inside. All we are saying is give wealth redistribution a chance, man. Would love the chance to spend a lifetime with a real hypocrite.

  • SDN

    Michelle, the term you want is “anti-theists”: people who not only don’t believe but want to force you not to.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    “There is no God.”
    –Ricky Gervais

    “There is no Ricky Gervais.”
    — God

    • aegean1

      “WTF is going on?”



  • Drummer77

    It always cracks me up that atheists spend so much time railing against an entity they do not believe exists. Another word for that is delusional.

  • lhogan

    I don’t believe in Martians and I don’t talk about them at all. Well, maybe in context of some dumb movie or something.

  • LochGates44

    A real atheist isn’t going to care about other people believing in something they don’t think exists.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      I hate golf, know nothing about golf and have no interest about golf why would I post on golf sites. Why are all these hateful atheists on the internet posting about God when in their minds there is no God

  • The_Original

    I didn’t know he was until you described him.

  • georgianeighbor

    Tell me again – who is ricky gervis, gerbin, gerbil, berble, ricky who?

  • DG1965

    Ricky mans depravity is the cause of many of the suffering of children in this world. God warned us against greed. You might need to take a trip to Africa and take a look at the richest natural resource continent, then look at her own people who force their countrymen into slavery, or kill them to gain access to said resources that bring about riches. Blaming God who warned us of the outcome of these very behaviors says to me that you need to look at your fellow man not his creator. Lets take a trip to Africa and visit the Orphans who will tell you it is not God that brought death and horror to their live but man himself. Why does God need to fix the devastation caused by sinful nature, It is the job of those who serve Him. By belief we serve the world not ourselves. A true believer in Christ does not waste time blaming man, he serves his community, country, and world by sharing the Word of God and utilizing the resources that God has blessed him with.

  • Conrad2010

    Atheist are a strange lot.
    For they spend their entire life.
    Fighting a God they believe doesn’t exist.

  • Todd Amend

    never heard of him. sounds like a real jackass. doesn’t sound as if he amounts to much.

  • irishgirl91

    I have met some wonderful atheist, they have been accepting and kind. I have also met some SOB “christians”. It is the people not the faith they profess (or don’t).

  • http://www.facebook.com/dale.putman Dale Putman

    Ricky, Yo are a moronic Muslim/Mexican Illegal Obama Dick Sucking offspring of SATAN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.vogl.12 Linda Vogl

    To quote Brad Stine, “Who’s more irrational – the guy who believes in a God he doesn’t see, or a guy who’s offended by a God he doesn’t believe in?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    i wonder if he had tweeted “there was and is no allah” if he would be sitting in a jail cell as we speak.

  • Az_A

    The problem of how to reconcile human suffering and the existence of a loving and all-powerful God is as old as Christianity itself. Augustine and Aquinas wrote about it, and yet small minds like Gervais always act like they just discovered the debate, and expect to be congratulated for their brilliant insights.

    I’ve never ever heard a Christian state a belief that God should stop all suffering. It is the greatest of all straw man arguments, mocking a version of Christianity that doesn’t even exist in the real world. Stick to television, not theology, Ricky.

  • littlerippah

    What a comedian!!!

  • John (it true me am)

    While I’ve never cared for The Office, either version, or Ricky’s other TV shows and singular movie endeavor, I have to admit I absolutely love his podcast and An Idiot Abroad. But then that is more about Karl Pilkington than Ricky.

    Anyway, anyone who is familiar with his podcast knows Gervais fancies himself a George Carlin figure, a comic spokesman for Atheism, and its associated “reason” and “enlightenment”. What always makes me chuckle is when Karl, who is the butt of Ricky and Stephen Merchant’s jokes as a “simple minded moron” hits closer to the truth on certain issues than the pseudo intellectualism of Ricky and Stephen(to a lesser extent, he shares the same opinions as Ricky but is not a jerk about it).

  • AlmaAlma

    Gervais said he was being facetious. No he wasn’t. He does like all good atheists do. Raise their fists at God for all the bad in the world. You know, that God that doesn’t actually exist, according to them and therefore couldn’t possibly be to blame.

  • Jason

    Wish someone would stick these two thoughts to Ricky: Atheists don’t believe in the concept of a virgin birth. Fine. But what would you call the idea of an entire universe exploding into existence from nothing and for no reason at all? A virgin birth, maybe? Here’s another one: Atheists claim morality can exist without God, but then turn around and say that if he DOES exist he sure made a messed up world. Which is it? Are we moral or messed up? If you say we’re a little of both you doubly contradict Charles Darwin, who said that we are neither good nor evil, but pitilessly indifferent.

  • http://amillennialist.blogspot.com Santiago Matamoros

    Gervais admits his own belief in God, for no one can rage at that which they believe does not exist.

  • BeeKaaay

    If there was no God there is nothing to atheiate against :)

    Brilliant observation by Peter Kreeft.

  • http://kevincdavis.net Kevin Davis

    I’m thinking the Atheists are really insecure about their beliefs. That is I think they are being an ass.

  • Samh09

    This makes me think back when Dinesh D’Souza told me in an e-mail, that he considers the Bill Maher’s and the Penn & Tellers of the world are the retail sellers of atheism. As to where the Hitchens and the Dawkins of the world are the wholesalers of atheism.” I would definitely lump Ricky Gervais in with the retail sellers of atheism in the world.