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Ricky Gervais And Stephen Go Head-To-Head On Religion

September 4, 2019


>>Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY,
WE’RE HERE WITH RICKY GERVAIS. WE WERE TALKING BEFORE, ABOUT
THIS TWEET BEFORE, THAT YOU LIKED THIS TWEET THAT WAS
TALKING ABOUT HOW YOU WERE GOING IT TO GO TO HELL, THAT IT SHOULD
GET A KNIGHTHOOD. DO YOU HAVE ANY INTEREST IN A
KNIGHTHOOD? BECAUSE A LOT OF– A LOT OF
BRITISH PERFORMERS END UP, LIKE, GETTING A KNIGHTHOOD FOR SERVICE
TO THE COMMUNITY OR DRAMA. DOES THAT INTEREST YOU?>>IT’S NOT LIKE IT WAS IN THE
OLD DAYS. IF IT PLANTE I COULD GO DOWN THE
STREET ON A HORSE WITH A SWORD KILLING PEOPLE, THEN, YES. BUT IT’S NOTHING. IT’S NOTHING– GIVE ME A BIG
SWORD AND A HORSE, AND THEN I’LL TAKE IT. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?>>Stephen: TALKING ABOUT HELL
BEFORE, ABOUT THIS TWEET ABOUT YOU GOING TO HELL. AND I KNOW THAT YOU’RE AN
ATHEIST, CORRECT?>>YEAH.( APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN
DEBATING– THAT’S THE DEVIL WAITING FOR YOU IN HELL, BY THE
WAY. DID YOU WANT TO DEBATE THIS? SO RICKY GERVAIS, WHY IS THERE
SOMETHING INSTEAD OF NOTHING?>>THAT’S– THAT’S– THAT MAKES
NO SENSE AT ALL.>>Stephen: YOU HAVE TO ANSWER
MY QUESTION.>>THAT’S NOT THE TWO CHOICE S.>>Stephen: THOSE ARE THE
CHOICES I’M GIVING YOU. I’M THE HOST. ( LAUGHTER ).>>WELL, I DON’T —
>>Stephen: DO YOU WANT TO CONCEDE THE DEBATE. WHY IS THERE SOMETHING RATHER
THAN NOTHING?>>WHAT DO YOU MEAN OUT OF
NOTHING?>>Stephen: WHY IS THERE
SOMETHING INSTEAD OF WHY IS THERE NOTHING? WHY DOES THE UNIVERSE EXIST AT
ALL? WHY IS THERE SOMETHING?>>BUT SURELY THE QUESTION IS
NOT WHY BUT HOW? WHY IS IRRELEVANT.>>Stephen: ANOTHER FINE, HOW
IS THERE SOMETHING? IF YOU THINK OF GOD AS THE PRIME
MOVER,.>>I DON’T.>>Stephen: IS THERE A PRIME
MOVER. IS THERE A DEMI-URGE THAT
STARTED EVERYTHING.>>OUTSIDE OF SCIENCE AND NATURE
I DON’T BELIEVE SO. SO THE INTERESTING THING IS–
THAT’S THE THING I’M AN AGNOVELTYIC ATHEIST. AGNOSTIC MEANS NO ONE KNOWS IF
THERE’S A GOD. EVERYONE IS TECHNICALLY AN
AGNOSTIC BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW. AN AGNOSTIC ATHEIST IS SOMEONE
WHO DOESN’T KNOW THERE IS A GOD–
>>YOU’RE NOT CONVICTED OF YOUR ATHEISM.>>I AM. ATHEISM ISN’T A BELIEF SYSTEM. ATHEISM– SO THIS IS ATHEISM IN
A NUTSHELL. YOU SAY, “THERE’S A GOD.” I SAY, “YOU CAN PROVE THAT?”
YOU SAY, “NO.” I SAID, “I DON’T BELIEVE YOU
THEN.” SO YOU BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, I
ASSUME.>>Stephen: UHHH, IN THREE
PERSONS, BUT GO AHEAD. ( LAUGHTER ).>>OKAY, SO YOU BELIEVE– OKAY. BUT THERE ARE 3,000 TO CHOOSE
FROM, YOU KNOW, OF PEOPLE –>>Stephen: I’VE DONE SOME
READING, YEAH.>>SO BASICALLY, YOU BELIEVE
IN– YOU DENY ONE LESGOD THAN I DO. YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN 2,999 GOD. AND I DON’T BELIEVE IN JUST ONE
MORE.>>Stephen: RIGHT. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: DO YOU DO YOU DO
YOU EVER HAVE A FEELING OF GREAT GRATITUDE FOR EXISTENCE?>>OF COURSE,.>>Stephen: DO YOU EVER HAVE–
>>I KNOW THE CHANCES ARE BILLIONS TO ONE THEY AM ON THIS
PLANET AS ME AND NEVER WILL BE AGAIN.>>Stephen: I KNOW I CAN’T
CONVINCE YOU THAT THERE IS A GOD, NOR DO I REALLY WANT TO
CONVINCE YOU THAT THERE IS A GOD. I CAN ONLY EXPLAIN MY EXPERIENCE
WHICH IS I HAVE A STRONG DESIRE TO DIRECT THAT GRATITUDES
TOWARDS SOMETHING OR SOMEONE.>>OF COURSE,.>>Stephen: ASK THAT THING IS
GOD.>>WE WANT TO– WE WANT TO MAKE
SENSE OF NATURE AND SCIENCE. IT IS TOO UNFATHOMABLE–
EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE WAS ONCE CRUNCHED IN SOME SMALL
ATOM —
>>Stephen: BUT YOU DON’T KNOW THAT. YOU’RE JUST BELIEVINGLY STEPHEN
HAWKING AND THAT’S A MATTER OF FAITH IN HIS ABILITIES. YOU DON’T KNOW IT YOURSELF. YOU’RE ACCEPTING THAT BECAUSE
SOMEONE TOLD YOU.>>WELL, YEAH, BUT SCIENCE IS
CONSTANTLY PROVED OVER TIME. YOU SEE, IF WE TAKE SOMETHING
LIKE ANY FICTION, AND ANY HOLY BOOK AND ANY OTHER FICTION, AND
DESTROYED IT, OKAY. IN 1,000 YEARS’ TIME, THAT
WOULDN’T COME BACK JUST AS IT WAS. WHEREAS IF WE TOOK EVERY SCIENCE
BOOK AND EVERY FACT AND DESTROYED THEM ALL, IN 1,000
YEARS THEY’D ALL BE BACK BECAUSE ALL THE SAME TACKLES WOULD BE
THE SAME RESULT.>>Stephen: THAT’S GOOD. THAT’S REALLY GOOD.( APPLAUSE )
THAT’S REALLY GOOD.
>>SODON’T NEED– I DON’T NEED–
I DON’T NEED FAITH IN SCIENCE. I DON’T NEED FAITH TON PROBABLY
IF I JUMP OUT OF A WINDOW, EVERY OTHER TIME SOMEONE JUMPED OUT OF
A WINDOW THEY SMASHED TO THE GROUND BECAUSE OF THIS THING
CALLED GRAVITY.>>Stephen: AND THEN SATAN
WOULD BE RAPING YOU.>>THIS IS WHY I’M A GOOD BOY.>>Stephen: RICKY, PLEASE COME
BACK AND DEBATE SOMETHING EVEN MORE IMPORTANT. “DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD”
IS ON NETFLIX FEBRUARY 10. RICKY GERVAIS, EVERYONE!

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  1. If i told you that my fancy car was created by a collision between group of metals and plastic, will you ever believe me?! of course not!!
    How can you then believe that a creature as complicated as a human being was created without a creator !!

  2. One of these two believes in a book that has dragons, unicorns, "demons", etc. in it, and the other one does not believe in that book……one is clearly insane.

  3. I am still waiting for atheists to create something. Religion made us who we are today, atheism did not.

  4. I also consider myself an agnostic, but I think Ricky is missing the point when he says 'prove to me god exists'. There can be no proof, and believers know this too. It's why belief in a god is called 'Faith'.

  5. There's no point arguing since religious don't question. And if they do, they're not religious! See the irony? There's no point even trying telling your facts to a religious if you haven't broke that barrage first! The real question is why not question! There are many religions. But try to burn the bible to find out if it's really so holy as it says it is! Because if it is, it won't burn! But personally a person that threatens me with hell, is already my enemy! Sure you want to be still friends with your evil religion?

  6. Ricky Gervais. A voice of reason among a crowd with ignorant ancient ideas. Wake up people. Don't let fear rule your lives.

  7. I know Steven Colbert is a comedian and wants his audience to laugh but its funny how his jokes conveniently come when he lacks a logical response. Make them laugh and suddenly they all act like sheep.

  8. Gervais: "Science constantly proves (itself) all the time." That's not exactly true. More often than not, science disproves preceding science. Example, how much theory that was taken as scientific fact in 1819 is still taken as fact today? Very little, because intervening years of science have upended or disproven it. It is logical, then, to ask "how much theory that is taken as scientific fact today, will still be taken as scientific fact in 2219?" My guess? Very little. Therefore, how much 'faith', for lack of a better word, should be placed in science, and is it worth it, or even sensible, to place the fate of one's immortal soul (if there is one) in it? That's a question that, I think, merits consideration.

  9. 2 atheists debating about religion lol how pathetic , im a regular christian and i could have gave him good answers that would blow his mind

  10. I dont think anyone alive today is qualified to say that God does or doesn't exist, because no one alive today has actually you know, died, I mean you can look at physics or the holy texts but at the end of the day no one has any idea, just a feeling, so science cant decide if God does or doesn't exist and everyone just needs to accept that they dont truly know and can't know until they die

  11. I believe Science and Spirituality are not against each other, they go hand in hand. We just haven't properly discovered yet that it's the case. Spirituality is kind of static I think, we have beliefs from 3000years ago still kicking. Science books in school are re-printed all the time because of new discoveries. I'm positive that bridge between Science and Spirituality will get clearer and clearer with time.

  12. Rickey stupid simple would love other things but won't love the person who created him science doesn't proves shit ppl so stupid its unbelievable ppl would literally trust anything be sides God some these ppl need to stop waking up then they would understand to appreciated Jehovah an his love an kindness

  13. He who relies on self relies on a fool to guide him.
    But he who relies on the Lord God relies on the spirit of truth to guide him.
    Where it is to, "Always treat others as you would like them to treat you." and "Love your neighbour as yourself."

  14. [Ricky] Everything was once crushed into an ato…..
    [Colbert (interrupts)] But you don't know that, your just believing everything Stephen Hawking…
    CONVERSLEY:
    [Colbert] God created everythi…….
    [Ricky] But you don't know that, your just believing everything………fairy book says
    I rest my case…!

  15. ,,That there is a God, then, is no matter of doubt to those who receive the Holy Scriptures, the Old Testament, I mean, and the New; nor indeed to most of the Greeks. For, as we said, the knowledge of the existence of God is implanted in us by nature. But since the wickedness of the Evil One has prevailed so mightily against man's nature as even to drive some into denying the existence of God, that most foolish and woe-fulest pit of destruction, whose folly David, revealer of the Divine meaning, exposed when he said: ,The fool said in his heart, There is no God' so the disciples of the Lord and His Apostles, made wise by the Holy Spirit and working wonders in His power and grace, took them captive in the net of miracles and drew them up out of the depths of ignorance to the light of the knowledge of God. In like manner also their successors in grace and worth, both pastors and teachers, having received the enlightening grace of the Spirit, were wont, alike by the power of miracles and the word of grace, to enlighten those walking in darkness and to bring back the wanderers into the way. But as for us who are not recipients either of the gift of miracles or the gift of teaching (for indeed we have rendered ourselves unworthy of these by our passion for pleasure), come, let us in connection with this theme discuss a few of those things which have been delivered to us on this subject by the expounders of grace, calling on the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

    All things, that exist, are either created or uncreated. If, then, things are created, it follows that they are also wholly mutable. For things, whose existence originated in change, must also be subject to change, whether it be that they perish or that they become other than they are by act of wills. But if things are uncreated they must in all consistency be also wholly immutable. For things which are opposed in the nature of their existence must also be opposed in the mode of their existence, that is to say, must have opposite properties: who, then, will refuse to grant that all existing things, not only such as come within the province of the senses, but even the very angels, are subject to change and transformation and movement of various kinds? For the things appertaining to the rational world, I mean angels and spirits and demons, are subject to changes of will, whether it is a progression or a retrogression in goodness, whether a struggle or a surrender; while the others suffer changes of generation and destruction, of increase and decrease, of quality and of movement in space. Things then that are mutable are also wholly created. But things that are created must be the work of some maker, and the maker cannot have been created. For if he had been created, he also must surely have been created by some one, and so on till we arrive at something uncreated. The Creator, then, being uncreated, is also wholly immutable. And what could this be other than Deity?

    And even the very continuity of the creation, and its preservation and government, teach us that there does exist a Deity, who supports and maintains and preserves and ever provides for this universe. For how could opposite natures, such as fire and water, air and earth, have combined with each other so as to form one complete world, and continue to abide in indissoluble union, were there not some omnipotent power which bound them together and always is preserving them from dissolution?

    What is it that gave order to things of heaven and things of earth, and all those things that move in the air and in the water, or rather to what was in existence before these, viz., to heaven and earth and air and the elements of fire and water? What was it that mingled and distributed these? What was it that set these in motion and keeps them in their unceasing and unhindered course? Was it not the Artificer of these things, and He Who hath implanted in everything the law whereby the universe is carried on and directed? Who then is the Artificer of these things? Is it not He Who created them and brought them into existence. For we shall not attribute such a power to the spontaneous. For, supposing their coming into existence was due to the spontaneous; what of the power that put all in orders? And let us grant this, if you please. What of that which has preserved and kept them in harmony with the original laws of their existence? Clearly it is something quite distinct from the spontaneous. And what could this be other than Deity?"
    ,,An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith" Book I Chapter III
    by Saint John of Damascus

  16. only with religion a civilization (like rome, egypt, inca and so on) became resilient, and would gather it`s folks for war (if their belief was opposed)

  17. Rickys statement is weak.

    Its irrelevant weather one believes in 1 or in 1 B Gods,its still the belief that a Creator(s) made this whole existence.

    Rickys argument is that there is no Creator,no cause for the beginning of the universe,none.

    Now,he used a analogy that is best suited for a monotheistic theists against a Polytheistic theists.

  18. … If you took every holy book, every holy book there’s ever been, every religious book, every bit of spirituality, and hid them or destroyed them…

    then you took every science book and destroyed that, in a thousand years’ time, those science books would be back exactly the same, because the tests would always turn out the same.

    Those religious books would either never exist or they’d be totally different, because there’s no test.

  19. Science is experimenting on the facts. We all have the same facts. Facts to hypothesis to theories to law. Scientists interpretations of those facts vary based on assumptions. Those assumptions are based on presuppositions or axioms.
    Take Uniformitarianism versus Catastrophism for instance.
    Can you look at both theories with a scientific mind that tries to prove the theories wrong or do you want one to be right?

  20. The Big Bang is complete nonsense, conjecture and erroneous mathmagical speculation and misinterpretation of astronomical data.

  21. I understand why people believe, but I don't understand how any intelligent species could believe in a God.

  22. To still believe in 'gods' in 2019 just proves how simple creatures we are.

    Remove all books for a thousand years will produce new gods and scriptures, but science will be the same again. Why is that? (Rhetorical question)

  23. Ricky didn't really answer his first question. But at the same time the interviewer let his side slip with the whole "there's only one" retort. weird debate

  24. “You don’t believe in 2999 Gods, I don’t believe in 1 more.”
    Look, we actually don’t believe in 2999 different interpretations of that same God. There’s only 1 God and you disbelieve in that 1 God in the only one.

    “If we burnt all holy books, they would never come back.”
    Islam would though, because the majority have memorized most of the the Qur’an off the top their heads and some even got the whole thing memorized.

  25. Is this Stephen Covey for real here, or is he just playing Devil's Advocate (no pun intended)? This snippet seems a little off. It's the British guy who is rationally iconoclastic and the American, born to a culture that rebelled against monarchy and empire more than two centuries back, who seems backwardly repectful of what they stood for.

  26. "Why is there something rather than nothing?" Why should there be nothing?
    BTW, something obviously came from nothing, as if it came from something else, you'd ask what that something came from. But if something came from nothing, you wouldn't ask where that nothing came from! So the infinite regression is terminated.

  27. I thought Colbert was an atheist… Hmm. He asked the right question and Ricky responds to the question "Why does anything exist," with a non-sequitur, "that's not the only two choices," wait what? No choices were offered. Ricky just answer how something comes from no space, no time, no matter, no energy, no laws of physics. This is the first question the atheist needs to answer and he seems unprepared to engage. Almost as if his atheism is completely uninformed.

    At 1:54 Ricky defines himself as an "Agnostic Atheist." Which is as coherent as a married bachelor. An atheist affirms the knowledge claim, "There are no gods or anything like God." An agnostic claims, " I have no knowledge whether or not there is a god or gods." The first is a knowledge claim that has to be defended, the second is not a knowledge claim whatsoever.

    He mentions that he believes there is nothing outside of nature in the etymology of the universe. This runs opposite of science that suggests that both this universe had a beginning from nothing, and if a multiverse exists, it too had to have a similar beginning a finite time in the past. No science disconfirms either of those claims according to Alan Guth, father of inflationary cosmology!

    2:04 Ricky claims that not only does he not know but that no one can know if there is a god. This is strong agnosticism indeed. So although he is unfamiliar with the most basic of the cosmological arguments for the existence of God, and therefore most likely ignorant of the two dozen lessor known arguments, he claims, having done zero (I mean really…one can gain understanding of Leibniz or Aquinas or other versions in five minutes), to have plumed the depths of what all people can know on the matter. The self-delusion is incredible.

  28. It's a flashy argument, but that logic is flawed. About the same science coming back eventually. Science is not a mechanical process, it's a creative process and requires imagination. Which means, yeah the data is the same, but who's to say we're gonna make the same hipothesis on that data? who's to say we're gonna come up with the same theories? There's about a thousand ways to explain many natural processes and none of them is absolutely the best. Most theories that are accepted as the most plausible, it's because they either fail less to predict certain events or cover a broader spectrum of natural events, and because they haven't been proven wrong so far. I'm an atheist as well, but that argument is not solid.

  29. 2:12 "Atheism isn't a belief system," and so apparently we are not going to answer the key universal religious questions!

    On atheism:

    What is the meaning of life?

    No meaning, we are a collection of physical matter no different than dirt.

    We have no more purpose than dirt.

    We have no moral obligations because we are just dancing to our DNA. So rape and incest, child abuse and people like Jeffrey Epstein and Adolph Hitler are not wrong or evil on atheism because there is no such category on atheism. They are just out of fashion with their culture.

    Where does Ricky go when he dies? No where, he just non exists.

    So he espouses a view of where we came from, blind change and evolution, how we should live our lives, as if all morals were just a matter of subjective opinion, how we should treat others, Ricky, if he were consistent would say there is no standard whatsoever since morals can't be objective. And he would then have us believe, "Atheism (by which he means strong agnosticism) is not a worldview)!

    This guy should be hosting "The View." He is boldly spewing out false ignorant statements faster than the camera can record them. Reminds me of Bill Maher, or Penn Jillette, George Carlin (probably the first popularizer of appeals to verbosity as a defense of atheism), Paton Oswald, or actor Stephen Fry. Rants, non-sequiturs, equivocation of terms, strawman attacks, sweeping generalizations, snob appeals, mob appeals, are the bumper-sticker defenses common to their worldview defenses. It's like they didn't graduate from high school. Oh wait, most didn't.

  30. Atheist are just idiot ignorant, I can demonstrate Mathematicaly to this arrogant Gervais that the non existance of God is untrue (and then his existance is true)… And when I talk about God I don't mean Jesus.

  31. This ignorant Gervais does not know what is God, he was thought about an hypothetical false god and he just doesn't believe in this folkloric god. If he learns what's really God he will change his mind.

  32. Atheist keep using the argument of "if you burned all the Bibles it wouldn't come back". You can't prove your point by what ifs 1000yrs into the future. People everyday, now and before the Bible was even created, have been experiencing God. This is happening all over the world. Just because you haven't experienced something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. If you've never had a migraine, you wouldn't just assume migraines don't exist. Two ppl love each other and you don't love either of them, doesn't mean their love for each other isn't real.
    I do thank God for atheists though, because it's so beautiful when one has witnessed the presence of God.

  33. Ì think if all scientific and religious knowledge were destroyed, plenty of the religious knowledge will come back.
    It will be reasonable to think that the world is flat.
    It is reasonable to think the earth is the center of the universe and the sun moves across the sky.
    When we see how life is created we can assume that the origin was a supercreator.
    When we hear thunder, we will assume a superperson is making the noise in the sky… maybe because he is angry… so the supercreator is male.
    Since there is so much to do and the world is so big, we can assume the supercreator will have managers and assistants… demigods, angels, fairies, etc.
    If you take a handful of dirt and throw it in the sea it will sink, but the land we stand on does not sink… because something in the sea is holding it up… most likely a whale, as it is the biggest thing in the sea. Sometimes the whale will become agitated and hence we get earthquakes.
    It is reasonable to think the moon produces light.
    It is reasonable to think the sun, moon and stars are high in the sky, and you can reach with a long ladder.
    It is reasonable to think the sun is small enough to fit in a child’s mouth.
    Etc.
    Then with all these reasonable assumptions, the people in charge can enhance the beliefs to be beneficial to their group at the expense of the masses.

  34. So Colbert basically tries to flip the burden of proof and uses arguments from ignorance amd wishful thinking. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE Colbert, especially during his CANDY/DAILY/COLBERT days. But he's simply wrong here.

  35. The only part of science that is infallible is mathematics…………………because scientists are still making discoveries it's an open book and not limited to the junk science of Darwinism as so many have accepted lock stock and barrel……………the scientific argument for creation is far easier to follow than the argument for evolution.

  36. I think there a lots of Atheists in America, but they're afraid to "come out" simply because the fundamentalists will make it their lifes work to try and "convert" them. Sometimes the safest option is to just adhere with the status quo. I certainly do not believe that "all" the U.S Presidents believed in "God", it was just the prudent thing to do, in pretending that they did.

  37. Dear friends,

    I hold a bachelors in philosophy and I am a licensed attorney, so I feel academically fit to tell you that after reading the Bible, I can tell you that God is real and Jesus Christ is real.

    Please read throughly and praise our God, Yeshua (Jesus).

    The Kingdom of God and the kingdom of satan & Salvation through The Messiah, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, The Holy One of God.

    The Kingdom of Heaven-

    There are two kingdoms at hand, on one hand The Kingdom of God, that through Jesus Christ brings salvation to many. The Kingdom of God is ruled by The Almighty God, The Great I am, The Alpha and The Omega. In God there is no darkness for he is The Perfect Father. “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.“ 1 John 1:5.
    “I am your PERFECT FATHER, the one you always wanted to have …” Matthew 5:48.

    Because of the mercy and grace that God had for us, He sent his only begotten Son to teach us how we should live our lives and to bring salvation for our souls by giving up his life for the ransom of many. “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7).

    the kingdom of this world

    The kingdom of this world is ruled by an evil entity spirit whose name is Satan. The Bible refers to him as “the serpent” (revelation 12:9), this evil entity literally poisons the minds and hearts of humanity, by tempting them to sin and depart from the truth, which is in Christ Jesus. “…He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Jesus Christ, The Living God. (John 8:44.)

    As a serpent is sneaky in its ways, it attacks the heart of humankind when we get close to reading The Word of God. “In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4.

    Accordingly, when Christ came to this world he explicitly and specifically warned us about the two kingdoms at hand. “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” Jesus Christ, The Living God, (John 18:36).

    Christ spoke to us in parables so that the humble in heart may understand The Truth.
    Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Jesus Christ, The Living God; (Luke 10:21.)

    If you want to come close to God, you must repent from your sin, make peace to the people that you have sinned against, read the Word and believe that Jesus Christ was crucified for your sins and has risen from the dead for the sake of humanity. Let’s pray wholeheartedly the following prayer:

    “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” Mathew 6:13, Jesus Christ, The Living God.

    Father I ask you to forgive my sins, and to make me humble in heart so that I may get to know your Son Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who was raised from the dead, Glory to Christ, my Lord and my savior. Amen.

    Explaining who Jesus is:
    https://youtu.be/YV2GzSyCixU

    Atheist comes to know God
    https://youtu.be/YbEojX4iaGQ

    Muslim man has face to face with God: https://youtu.be/vXHKkr-XG6M

  38. He says that atheism is not a belief system. He then goes on to say that he does not believe in God. So it is a belief system.

  39. Everyone is born a non-believer, born without the belief of a god. Belief of a creator comes later after your family and community has had a chance to indoctrinate you into whatever religious tradition you have the misfortune of being brought up in.

    Did you know, I can more times than not, accurately predict your religion based on your geographical location that you were brought up in?

    Religion…nothing more than an indoctrinated cult…a myth that has zilch, nada, zero, not one shred of tangible evidence to support it.

    Modern man is 200,000 years old, yet modern day deity based religion appeared only about 2000 years ago. Why? Because it wasn't until man garnered the communication skills, and the intellect to ask the proverbial question of all time, "Why are we here?". Without the science and knowledge of the cosmos we have today, through attrition, they only understood one answer…creation. They then deemed there must be a creator, and poof…god was "born".

    This belief system went uncontested for thousands of years…thousands of years of parents indoctrinating children into this belief of a god. This is why this belief system is so entrenched in our society.

    Now, specifically within the last 100 years, we have a wealth of knowledge of the cosmos, and the earth, and their beginnings. We now know the earth is 4.5 billion years old. We now know life is some 3 billion years old, and all the life on the planet, past and present, evolved over this time. We also now know how the universe began, and that there are a minimum of 100 billion galaxies in the universe.

    Creation is on the fast track of being out, and the numbers prove it. Just like 600 years ago, every educated person on the planet thought the earth was the center of the universe, and everything revolved around it. Equally, hundreds of years from now, humanity will look back and laugh that some people believed an invisible magician who lives in the sky made everything from nothing with a nod of his head.

    I simply choose the overwhelming and abundant scientific evidence that outweighs the (zero) evidence, that a magical man who lives in the sky who "made" everything.

    We no longer need a god to justify our existence…science explains it all.

    It is obvious…god(s) did not create man, rather god(s) were created by man.

  40. The phone in my hand wasn't created on a production, it just appeared out of nowhere. I do not have faith in the claim that someone actually designed it and then it was put together and sold in shops.

  41. Last warning
    Please read, understand, thinking!
    Final warning to Jews, Christians and Muslims,
    Similar verses are found in many places in the Torah, the Psalms, the Bible, and the Quran.
    Those who violate these verses will never attain salvation.
    The Supreme Creator never compromises on this, he shows no tolerance!

    (Pure solid uncompromisg monotheism.)
    You will have no gods but me.
    ___
    "Thou shalt not make unto thee any idol, any image of anything in heaven, on earth, or in the waters under the earth.
    Please read, understand, thinking!
    ___
    Thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor worship them;
    Exodus 20: 2-4
    ___
    (Pure solid uncompromisg monotheism.)
    Quran 72:18
    All places of worship (synagogues, churches, masjids, inner and outer areas, the whole world) are for God, and all worship is due to Him alone, so you will never pray to anyone but God and beg for help.

    Quran 9:30
    30 The Jews say, "Ezra is the son of God"; and the Nazarenes say, "The Messiah is the Son of God." This is what comes out of their mouths.
    ________
    They repeat the words of those who were unbelievers before them. God destroys them. How misguided they are!
    _____
    31 They took their rabbis, their monks, and the Messiah, son of Mary, as lords who were not of Allah, when they were not ordained, but to worship one God.
    _______
    There is no god except him! Glory to Him far beyond what they associate with Him!
    ______
    Isaiah 43: 10-11
    The Lord says:
    Before me, there was no other god
    _____
    and there will never be another after.
    _ – _
    I, only me, is the Lord,
    ____
    Only I can save you.
    ___
    Quran 42:31
    You will not be able to oppose [His power] on earth, and besides God you will have no other protector or rescuer.
    ___
    Jews, Christians, and Muslims accepted Moses, Jesus Muhammad, and their religious leaders as gods and saviors.
    _____
    The overwhelming majority of people exhibit the same behavior is never proof that they are on the right track.
    Matthew 7: 13,14
    Enter through the narrow door; For the gate is broad, and the way is broad, that leadeth to destruction: and many enter in;
    _____
    And because the gate is narrow, and the way in life is narrow, and there are few that find it.
    ____
    The Quran 6: 116
    If you obey most of the beings on earth, they will lead you astray from the path of God, because they profess no more than conjecture and do nothing but make up lies.

    Quran / Joseph 12: 106)
    The overwhelming majority of people do not believe in God unless they connect divine characteristics with God to other beings.
    Quran 4: 122
    Whose word may be more accurate than God's word?
    Quran 3: 73
    …. "Surely the right way is the way God has shown."

  42. "FAITH IN SCIENCE" Nobody has "faith" in what a scientist says if he/she doesn't have proof. I didn't know Colbert was such an idiot.

  43. His definition of atheism doesnt make sense. There is no need for a new definition of atheism. Just pick up an old dictionary.

  44. A comment to the gentlemen that have replied to me……… as I mentioned to Ryan, I am an old woman and in very poor health…..believe it or not the fact that you guys even responded to my original comment was a boost to me. Thank you all.

  45. Science doesn't explain anything with certainity. People were sure universe was expansion was getting slower till they found in 80s , it was actually getting faster. They thought our galaxy was thought to be flat but recent research showed it'snot. Science constantly changes because it will be never done.
    The "gravity" Ricky Gervais ignores is still yet to explained. Yes there's gravity, but why?
    Watch Neil Tyson Brian Greene discussing it

  46. Religion has no explanatory power, it just kills the curiosity by putting all the unanswered questions into a GODDIDIT basket… That's why it took us Soo many years to realize that witches don't exist, slavery/child marriage/marital rape are bad , eclipses don't mean shit etc etc

  47. "But you don't KNOW that, you're just believing Stephen Hawking and that's a matter of faith in his abilities, you don't know it yourself, you're accepting that because someone told you."
    Stephen, you're putting your faith in an old book about someone walking on water.

  48. A better argument against that is: How come God gets to arbitrarily exist but universes cant arbitrarily exist. Who created God? and…and as for the feelings of Awe and gratitude as a human being, well…dopamines? seriously… havn't you read a neurology book? the book, its about you

  49. My view is there's as much proof or evidence for a god or other as there is against so it's a question of faith nothing else and if you were able to answer all the questions of life the universe and everything you'd be God .

  50. But in Buddhism, we don't believe in an almighty god. Our own actions will have consequences… That's natural order in a way 🙂 And btw we all will be born again… Even it's scientifically proven; such as states of universe, galaxies were told by lord budhdha 2500 years ago, while we learn about that now in Modern Science

  51. That host is a total metal case. Are we not amazed that their is a man with clear mental problems hosting a prime time tv show?

  52. Ricky is just citing recycled arguments from Dawkins and others like him. His interpretations of Science and Physics are quite misguided.

  53. Personally I believe religion was just written as a way for humans to understand the world and help give basic principles in living life by writing stories that are used to teach life lessons. Somewhere along the way people started believing the made up stories, hence the amount of extremely religious people now.

  54. Gervais won't go to Hell, just to a place where there is nothing. If you don't believe, you won't get there until you do believe when you're there.

  55. ,,If we took all religious books…"
    That is not true. There are some people who memorize them.

  56. Atheists: Faith is theory without evidence.
    That's not true. That's a false definition of faith.
    Faith is loyalty to someone or having faith in someone.
    ,,I have faith in my friend."
    I don't have blind faith in my friend. I have faith in him because he showed me many times I can trust him.
    Also, people who mock the Bible:
    Bible is a book with many confirmed historical events. Old atheists liked to challenge it with ,,Events in the Bible are not proven." But later, they were silenced a little.
    King David, Philistines, Sheshonq's invasion of Jerusalem, Maccabees, Herod the Great, Pontius Pilate Jesus (yes, He existed (Gospels were written VERY early)) and apostles, all these are confirmed. Even Exodus, that you atheists like to call made up, has real history behind it:
    https://reformjudaism.org/exodus-not-fiction, https://www.quora.com/Why-doesnt-the-Book-of-Exodus-name-any-of-the-three-Pharaohs,
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gotquestions.org/amp/Pharaoh-of-the-Exodus.html AND
    https://crossexamined.org/ancient-israel-myth-or-history-part-3c/.
    And it is not comparable to Quran or Book of Mormon.

    Muhammad wrote the Quran by taking local Jewish, Christian and gnostic legends and while adding them in Quran, he couldn't tell true from legend, so he took old Jewish legend of how God saved Abraham from fire, he wrote Moses and Jesus (between whom there is 1500 years gap) are uncle and nephew, that between Abraham and Solomon there were only 40 years (and in reality there were 1000 years) and that Alexander the Great was Muslim who obeyed Allah.
    Joseph Smith claimed he found Book of Mormon on golden plates that were written in some unknown language, that supposedly only he could translate and then gave them to Angel Moroni. So no golden plates. Then Book of Mormon mentions cities and nations that are never discovered and Nephites, supposedly more advanced than Greeks, left nothing behind them.

    Bible is nothing like this.

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