Atheist Ricky Gervais At The Golden Globes

OK, Ricky Gervais thanked god for his atheism, at the end of the Golden Globe Awards as the credits were rolling. So what? We’re always subjected to performers thanking god for their success.  Fair is fair. A little equal time is nothing to be afraid of. Well, I guess it is if you’re a Christian proselytizer or politically correct douche. The NY Daily News melodramatically summarized Ricky’s comment:

Gervais insults religious contingent: As the credits were about to hit the screen, Gervais couldn’t help but get in one last jibe. “Thank you to God for making me an atheist,” he said before signing off.

So when an atheist proclaims his lack of belief it’s an insult to all the believers in the room? Religious belief is ironically fragile –even when it’s in the majority, it still seems to feel threatened by one dissenting voice in the crowd.

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2 responses to “Atheist Ricky Gervais At The Golden Globes

  1. Nicole

    I don’t care what he believes in but I think he should have kept that remark to himself. I, as a Christian just think it was inappropriate for him to thank God for making him a athiest.

  2. thedarwinreport

    Do you think the award winners who thanked god should have kept their mouths shut? I wasn’t bothered by them. If they can voice their theism, then it’s reasonable and fair for Ricky to voice his atheism. Why should Christians have special treatment?

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