‘Happy atheist’ Ricky Gervais rewrites Pat Robertson

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On the latest edition of MSNBC’s The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell relied on some wise words from comedian Ricky Gervais to rewrite some less-than-wise words from religious television host Pat Robertson.


In a recent edition of his show, The 700 Club, Robertson accused atheists of trying to ruin the Christmas holiday:

“Well, it’s Christmas all over again. Uh, the Grinch is trying to steal our holiday… Atheists don’t like our happiness. They don’t want you to be happy, they want you to be miserable. They’re miserable so they want you to be miserable. So they want to steal your holiday away from you.”

That flies in the face of something comedian Ricky Gervais, a vocal atheist, wrote about Christmas two years back. Just before Christmas in 2010, Gervais wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal explaining his atheism.

Written By: Nick Ramsey
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13 COMMENTS

  1.  
    In a recent edition of his show, The 700 Club, Robertson accused atheists of trying to ruin the Christmas holiday:

         “Well, it’s Christmas all over again. Uh, the Grinch is trying to steal our holiday… Atheists don’t like our happiness. They don’t want you to be happy, they want you to be miserable. They’re miserable so they want you to be miserable. So they want to steal your holiday away from you.”

     

      
    The Xtians should be experts on stealing the mid-winter Xmas holiday!  After all, they stole it from the Romans (Saturnalia) and the Vikings (Yule).
    So last time around in our village, while the “righteous” were praising the Lord in the church, we “miserable lot”, were having a sing-around with the band, in the pub across the road!  (After all, Viking Yule was a beer-festival. – There is some merit in traditions!)

  2. I think that Ricky’s laugh is evidence enough that atheists can be just as happy as the next person.

    Although, in the same way, Pat Robertson is evidence enough that there is life after death – is he still around?

  3.  It doesn’t come from anywhere but his imagination. It is based on nothing but conveniently supports his pointless, factless opinion.
    Exactly as his religion is based on nothing but supports his pointless, factless opinion.

  4.  

    alaskansee
    It’s a strange accusation that “we” are all “miserable” I’m not sure where it comes from?

    It’s called backside-first theist thunkology!

    Everyone knows that comics like Ricky go around spreading misery to their audiences, while a mass in an RC church is a laugh a minute!   Isn’t it obvious!!!!!?

    (Yes I know atheists think RC fancy dress  is funny, but you don’t see the sheeples laughing!)

  5. Thank you Lawrence O’Donnell, for slamming that nasty fundy, bigot, racist, sexist, homophobe.  Thank you for promoting an Atheist as a kind, compassionate person.  It’s not easy being an Atheist in America, but when media figures like Lawrence and Bill Maher speak up for us, it can really make up for the pummeling we take here on a regular basis.  

  6. Ah I see the spirit of Xmas is getting to old Pat Face-Ache!

    “Well, it’s Christmas all over again. Uh, the Grinch is trying to steal our holiday… Atheists don’t like our happiness. They don’t want you to be happy, they want you to be miserable. They’re miserable so they want you to be miserable. So they want to steal your holiday away from you.”

    Take it easy with the mince pies Pat, we wouldn’t want any burst blood vessels, now would we? And no funny paper hats or pulling crackers please! Maybe I should send you a copy of Mr DArcy’s Christmas Quiz to cheer you up? (Hint 1st question the name of that hurricane that hit New Orleans, because of all those gays down there!) And no sneaking off into the corner with Jack Daniels or Jim Beam, you know even a killjoy atheist such as myself might consider that sinful!

    And as for stealing your holiday! HAH. Come on Pat, we all know that you will be going on permanent holiday, when you finally get to that exclusive Country Club in the sky! You know the one with the view of the Lake of Fire!   St Peter will whisk you through those gates so fast in a blacked out stretch limo, that you won’t even notice all those sinners swimming in the lake!Gosh I’m so jealous of you!

  7. It always amazes me when the “war on Christmas” whining starts.  Not because there isn’t a war, but because it’s already been waged and won by a different “ism,” called capitalism, not atheism!

  8. Why is it that artists and comedians especially, are able to see that there is no god?? 

    I enjoy comedy stand ups, and have travelled around the world to watch it, and noticed the more skilled the comedian, the most likely that they are atheists.  I am not a scientist, and i don’t understand the link, but I am sure there is a link.  someone should commission a study!

    In any case, Ricky is a good name for GOD..

    Ricky is GOD :-)

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