Ricky Gervais and Piers Morgan on Atheism, Religion, Twitter

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Ricky Gervais sat down with Piers Morgan for an extended interview Friday night, talking about everything from his atheism to the newly controversial issue of gun permits for blind people. But they began by talking about Gervais’ weight.


Morgan congratulated Gervais on being “thinner than ever,” and even showed before and after photos to prove his point. A conversation on health quickly turned to religion. “You’re a pathological atheist,” Morgan said, “and so the thought of death is very final for you.”

“For me it’s the end of something glorious, so I have to pack it all in,” Gervais explained. “But, you know, I’m not depressed about it. I don’t want to die any more than anyone else, and I think it’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for.”

Written By: Matt Wilstein
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  1. I think it’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for.”

    I think that is very well put!

  2. If you outlaw blind people having guns, then only blind outlaws will have guns (at least among the subset of blind people). What about blind drunks having guns? This madness has got to stop, I tell you.

    What about deaf people owning guns (did you hear that they passed a law that deaf people can’t own guns? Neither did the deaf people). But what if someone says, “Don’t shoot, I’m (a policeman, the piano player, your birthday party stripper…). This could be serious .

    • In reply to #4 by mordacious1:

      If you outlaw blind people having guns, then only blind outlaws will have guns (at least among the subset of blind people). What about blind drunks having guns? This madness has got to stop, I tell you.

      We could sell them blanks, (sorry, I could not stop thinking that)

  3. You gotta love this guy. He doesn’t try to impress anyone and has such a cool open-minded outlook on things. He has a knack for getting his message across without being shrill. But most of all, he has a great sense of humor and an irresistibly infectious laugh. Kudos to you Ricky.

  4. I personally have no problem with mystery, in fact I find it exciting, and since I was about twelve or thirteen dispensed with pretending to know stuff that I didn’t, and started to try to understand that which is known to be true; not always successfully of course but I’ll keep trying.

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