Ricky Gervais Chooses Dogs Over Gods


FOLKS, MY FIRST GUEST IS AN EMMY
AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN WHO CREATED “THE OFFICE” AND
“EXTRAS.” YOU CAN HEAR HIM EVERY WEEK ON
SIRIUS RADIO. PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO “THE LATE
SHOW,” RICKY GERVAIS. ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE ) ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>WOW. LOOK AT THIS.>>Stephen: LOVELY. YEAH. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>THAT’S– THAT’S AMAZING. THAT’S AMAZING. THANK YOU. THAT’S– THAT’S–
>>Stephen: DELIGHTFUL.>>DON’T EDIT THAT AT ALL.>>Stephen: OH, NO.>>THAT’S– THAT’S THE NICEST
WELCOME I’VE EVER HAD. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THAT’S– THANK YOU.>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK.>>THANK YOU.>>Stephen: WE HAVE NOT SEEN
YOU IN A WHILE. WHAT’S KEPT YOU AWAY? WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?>>GETTING FATTER AND OLDER? ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: HOW’S THE HEALTH? HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>WELL, IT’S JUST SLIGHTLY
WORSE EVERY TIME, ISN’T IT? THAT’S WHAT IT’S LIKE NOW. I’M CLOSER– CLOSER TO DEATH. ( LAUGHTER )
EVERY DAY.>>Stephen: KEEP IT LIGHT. KEEP IT LIGHT. KEEP IT LIGHT. DO YOU THINK ABOUT DEATH A LOT?>>NO, I DON’T CARE ABOUT IT AT
ALL.>>Stephen: YOU DON’T CARE
ABOUT DYING!>>NO, I DON’T CARE ABOUT BEING
DEAD BECAUSE I WON’T KNOW ABOUT IT GR YOU DON’T KNOW–
>>THAT IS BEST THING ABOUT DEEG DEADUE DON’T KNOW ABOUT IT. IT’S LIKE BEING STUPID– IT’S
ONLY PAINFUL FOR OTHERS. SO I DON’T —
>>Stephen: I GUESS SO. I GUESS SO. I’LL BUY THAT.>>MAYBE.>>Stephen: YEAH, MAYBE.>>WE DON’T KNOW.>>Stephen: YOU DON’T KNOW. ARE YOU–
>>I MIGHT KNOW. YOU DON’T KNOW.>>Stephen: IF YOU WERE DYING.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: WOULD YOU TELL
PEOPLE, LIKE, SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE DYING TELL PEOPLE. AND OTHERS JUST SORT OF– SOME
PEOPLE, QUITE FAMOUSLY TELL NO ONE, AND THE NEXT MOMENT THEY’RE
GONE. WOULD YOU TELL PEOPLE?>>I DON’T KNOW. THAT IS MY– THAT IS MY WORST
FEAR KNOWING WHEN I’M GOING TO DIE. I DON’T CARE ABOUT DYING– WELL,
DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DIE. I DON’T WANT TO —
>>Stephen: FALL FACE-FIRST INTO A WOOD CHIPPER OR ANYTHING
LIKE THAT.>>YEAH, EXACTLY. OR LAND ON A SPIKE. IT JUST COMES… ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: WHAT’S THIS? WHAT– ARE YOU JAZZ HANDS? ( LAUGHTER )
BIG FINISH!>>YEAR, THE SHOW MUST GO ON! YEAH! NO, NO. I DON’T KNOW. BUT JUST KNOWING, YOU KNOW– I
DON’T –>>Stephen: I WOULDN’T–
>>I’VE TOLD ALL MY FAMILY INDIVIDUALLY, SECRETLY, I’VE
TOLD THEM THAT I’M GOING TO LEAVE THEM ALL MY MONEY. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: EACH OF THEM.>>EACH OF THEM YEAR,
INDIVIDUALLY, BUT TO KEEP IT QUIET UNTIL THE FUNERAL, AND
THEN I’M NOT GOING TO DO A WILL. IT’S GOING TO BE A (BLEEP)
BLOODBATH.>>Stephen: YOU CAN SAY THAT,
RIGHT? YOU CAN SAY THAT. THAT WILL BE FINE. ( LAUGHTER )
WOULD YOU– WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR OUTLOOK TOWARDS DEATH AS
STOIC?>>I JUST THINK THERE’S NO
CHOICE. I CAN’T– YOU CAN’T THINK ABOUT
IT. WE ARE GOING TO DIE. WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE.>>Stephen: IS THAT A BRITISH
OUTLOOK, PARTICULARLY BRITISH.>>I DON’T THINK SO, I DON’T
THINK SO. I THINK MOST PEOPLE IN BRITAIN–
I DON’T WANT TO DIE! I– I LOVE LIVING! IT’S BRILLIANT! IT’S THE BEST THING EVER. RIGHT? ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: YEAH. SOMETHING INSTEAD OF NOTHING IS
DEFINITELY BETTER.>>EXACTLY. BUT I MEAN– AND I THINK PEOPLE
ON TWITTER THEY KNOW I’M AN ATHEIST AND THEY SAY THINGS
LIKE, “WHAT WAS IT LIKE AFTER YOU DIE?”
AND I SAID, “WHAT WAS LIKE THE 13.5 BILLION YEARS BEFORE YOU
WERE BORN? I THINK IT’S LIKE THAT.” I THINK IT’S LIKE TOURISTS. WE DIDN’T EXIST FOR 13.5 BILLION
YEARS, THEN WE HAVE 80, 90 YEARS, IF WE’RE LICKY AND WE GO
BACK TO NEVER EXISTING AGAIN SO YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT. IT’S AMAZE, LIFE. IT’S BRILLIANT. THERE’S SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: I LIKE THE BEFORE
WE WERE HERE THE SAME AS AFTER WE’RE HERE. OH, THAT’S INTERESTING. SO YOU SAY YOU’RE AN ATHEIST. STILL AN ATHEIST? HAS THAT SOFTENED IN ANY WAY,
YOUR 80ISM.>>I ONLY BELIEVE IN THREE OR
FOUR GOD. NO.>>Stephen: AS YOU APPROACH
YOUR FINAL BOARDS AS THEY SAY, YOU DON’T SAY, MAY MAYBE I’LL
HEDGE MY BETS AND LIGHT A CANDLE.” JUST IN CASE. LIKE PASCALL’S WAGER.>>PEOPLE SAY, “WHY DON’T YOU
PRAY JUST IN CASE THERE’S A GOD.” AND I SAY, “WHY DON’T YOU HANG
GARLIC OVER YOUR DOOR IN CASE THERE’S A DRACULA.” I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH PRAYING
–>>Stephen: IF 95% OF PEOPLE
IN AMERICA BELIEVED THERE WAS A DRACULA, I MIGHT HANG A GARLIC
ON MY DOOR. IT’S NOT– IT’S NOT THE SAME.>>EXACTLY. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE
CREDIBILITY OF THE TRUTH. HAS TO DO WITH THE PLAFORT IDEA.>>Stephen: RIGHT, BECAUSE THE
MAJORITY IS ALWAYS SANE.>>WELL, EXACTLY, YEAH. ( APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: THAT’S THE HERD
INSTINCT.>>IMAGINE IF YOU WERE THE ONLY
PERSON IN THE WORLD TO BELIEVE IN GOD, IT WOULD BE ODD,
WOULDN’T IT?>>Stephen: WELL, I WOULD BE
COMMITTED. I WOULD BE COMMITTED TO AN
INSANE ASYLUM.>>AND THAT’S YOU SAYING, THAT
NOT ME. YOU DO BELIEVE IN GOD.>>Stephen: I DO BELIEVE IN
GOD, YEAH.>>EXACTLY. EXACTLY THAT. IT’S– AND THERE ARE SO MANY
DIFFERENT GOD TO BELIEVE IN.>>Stephen: YEAH. ( LAUGHTER )
IF YOU HAD TO– HOW ABOUT THIS– IF YOU HAD TO PICK A GOD… ( LAUGHTER )
IF YOU HAD TO PICK A GOD, AND HAS TO BE ONE THAT PEOPLE
WORSHIP. YOU CAN’T SAY STAN LEE. IF YOU HAD TO PICK A GOD, WHO
WOULD YOU PICK?>>THORPE. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: I SAID YOU CAN’T PICK STAN LEE. SO WHY THOR?>>BIG HAMMER.>>Stephen: IS THERE ANY PART
OF THE JESUS STORY THAT YOU LIKE?>>I LOVE JESUS. I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT. I GREW UP, I WAS CHRISTIAN UNTIL
I WAS ABOUT EIGHT.>>Stephen: EIGHT.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THAT’S PRETTY
EARLY TO TOSS OUT THE BABY JESUS WITH THE BATH WATER. WHAT– WHAT– WHAT TURNED YOU
AROUND THERE, KID?>>I REMEMBER I WAS DOING BIBLE
STUDIES AND MY BROTHER CAME IN, HE WAS OLDER THAN ME, HE WAS
ABOUT 11 YEARS OLDER THAN ME, AND HE SAID, “WHY DO YOU BELIEVE
IN GOD?” AND MY MOM WENT, “BOB.” AND I KNEW SHE WAS STOPPING HIM
TELLING ME SOMETHING. AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT, AND
WITHIN ABOUT AN HOUR, THAT’S HOW IT WORKED OUT. ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: THAT’S– OH, OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THAT’S INTERESTING.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>NO, I– I LIKE THE IDEA OF
IT. I LOVE THE IDEA OF THEM, YOU
KNOW, JESUS –>>Stephen: YOU LIKE SERMON ON
THE MOUNT.>>I LIKE JESUS, NOT BECAUSE HE
WAS HALF-GOD OR WHITEWATER?>>Stephen: HALF GOD.>>WELL, I DON’T KNOW, DO I? I DON’T KNOW. WHAT WAS HE, ALL GOD, WASN’T HE.>>Stephen: GOD FROM GOD,
LIGHT FROM LIGHT. IT’S JUST A– IT’S JUST A PARLOR
TRICK. IT’S JUST A PARLOR TRICK. IT’S A CROWD PLEASER. I DO THE NICEAN CREED TO WARM UP
THE AUDIENCE EVERY NIGHT. WE’LL DO CONFESSION OF FAITH AND
EVERYTHING.>>I LIKE THE IDEA OF IT. I LIKE THE FACT HE WAS A KIND
PERSON AND ALL THAT. BUT AS GANDHI SAID, YOU KNOW, “I
LIKE YOUR CHRIST. I DO NOT LIKE YOUR CHRISTIANS. THEY ARE SO UNLIKE YOUR CHRIST.” AND I THINK THE PROBLEM IS– DO
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, THOUGH?>>Stephen: SURE. I’M A CHRISTIAN. I’M TOTALLY UN-CHIST LIKE.>>THERE ARE GOOD AND BAD
CHRISTIANS, AND THERE ARE GOOD AND BAD ATHEISTS. AND I THINK GOD HAS NOTHING TO
DO WITH WHETHER YOU ARE GOOD OR NOT.>>Stephen: IF GOD DOESN’T
GIVE YOU COMFORT, WHAT DOES?>>DOGS. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: THAT’S LOVELY.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: I– I BELIEVE–
>>I BELIEVE IN DOGS.>>Stephen: IT’S GOD SPELLED
BACKWARDS.>>DOGS ARE AMAZING. DOGS ARE AMAZE AGO YEAH,
EXACTLY.>>Stephen: THEY ARE, THAT
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.>>YEAH. SAME AS– SAME AS YOUR GUY.>>Stephen: RIGHT, RIGHT,
YEAH. ( LAUGHTER )
>>BUT IF YOU DON’T LOVE DOG BACK, IT DOESN’T BURN YOU IN
HELL. IT STILL LOVES YOU. IT LICKS YOU.>>Stephen: IT MIGHT BE UPSET
IF IT CAN TELL YOU DON’T LOVE IT. IT MIGHT JUST BE SAD.>>A DOG– A DOG LOVES YOU MORE
THAN IT LOVES ITSELF.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>AND THAT’S WHY I WORSHIP
DOGS. ( LAUGHTER )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: YOU HAVE A NEW–
YOU HAVE A NEW– YOU HAVE A NEW– NEW? IS IT NEW THE SIRIUS SHOW?>>NO, IT’S BEEN GOING FOR A
WHILE. IT’S ME CHATTING TO– IT STARTED
OFF WITH THE HIGHFALUTIN IDEAS WHEN TALKING TO RICHARD DO,IN
AND THE ASTRONOMERS AND IT’S ME AND MY MATES.>>Stephen: IT’S CALLED
“DEADLY SIRIUS.”>>YES, AND IT’S ME AND A BUNCH
OF COMEDIANS TALKING ABOUT THE BIG ISSUES: WHY ARE WE HERE? WHAT’S THE POINT?>>Stephen: YOU TALK WITH
PEOPLE YOU ENJOY TALKING WITH, COMED EXPANSION ALL THAT.>>YES, IT’S FUNNY.>>Stephen: YOU HAVE NEVER
INVITED ME ON.>>YOU’RE WELCOME. NEXT TIME– YOU ARE VERY OFTEN.>>Stephen: HOW OFTEN DO YOU
DO IT?>>I DO ABOUT 30, 40 A YEAR, SO
NEXT TIME –>>Stephen: AND WHERE DO YOU
DO IT?>>I DO IT IN LONDON AND NEW
YORK –>>Stephen: I CAN’T DO IT.>>I CAN TRAVEL. I CAN DO IT IN NEW YORK.>>Stephen: I WOULD LOVE IT
COME ON.>>WE’LL HAVE AN HOUR DEBATE
ABOUT THE MEANING OF LIFE AND WHY WE’RE HERE.>>Stephen: OKAY, THAT WOULD
BE GREAT.>>AND WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN.>>Stephen: BECAUSE WE CAN
ONLY DO 10 MINUTES HERE, UNFORTUNATELY.>>AND THAT’S GOING TO BE CUT.>>Stephen: YEAH, WE’RE
DEFINITELY TAKING OUT THE PART WHERE THEY CHEER FOR YOU. ( LAUGHTER )
GOOD TO SEE YOU. HIS SIRIUS RADIO SHOW IS CALLED
“DEADLY SIRIUS.” RICKY GERVAIS, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH THE NEW
HOST OF “CBS THIS MORNING,” BIANNA GOLODRYGA.




Comments
  1. Stephen Colbert is the most pompous.. arrogant, condescending talk show host. He pretty much spent the entire time pounding at Ricky Gervais head about religion like a Jehovah’s Witness

  2. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God.

  3. All the comments bashing Colbert as if this is an academic debate or Colbert is really religious and hurt. It's a PROMOTION for a SHOW in which they talk about the same things. Jesus.

  4. "And that is you saying that, not me" Ricky has got him on his belief and Stephen doesn't even noticed it 🙂

  5. To all Christians: The Bible is rife with misogyny, homophobia, and genocide. The Bible condones slavery and incest. Keep cherrypicking the virtuous verses all you want, but the reprehensible ones are still there for all to see. You're a lost person who has been indoctrinated by propaganda from the dark ages of human nature and is afraid of not knowing all the Universe's mysteries. Instead, you're taking the easy way out and is gullibly believing every iota of what that heinous bible of yours is telling you on all facets of life. You don't know all the answers and don't ever claim that you have them. No one does.

  6. Jesus, that argument about 95% of the population believing something to be true then it is true because of herd instinct is so much bullshit. Time after time we've been proven wrong. We thought the sun rotated around the earth.

  7. Ricky G as Joni M penned in one of her songs 'am yor biggest fan' & 'will yu, take me azzi am?'.

    I certainly will take yu azzyu are. But wennu commin outuh dat cupboard¿ it muss be gettin crowded in their¿

  8. Stevie boy ain't anywhere near dat religious.

    Thisizz, thatizz juss part n parcell of hiz spin and spiel. IOW its fordee plebs.

    Yes
    I usedtu be more fickle, naive and gullible and didn't arks enuff question or ijuss stiff-neckedly only lookd at people and situations from a single orruh couple of angles.

    Heyho

    Njoi

  9. Mr Colbert,
    izzuh particularly 😊 lovely family man. Duh US ovv A izzuh pseudo psycho politico religious nation.

  10. No wisdom,just foolish pandering to people who never can explore outside there own narrcicism ,absolutely no inner spiritual life leads to death. I love my dogs but God is everything.

  11. The stupidest question stephen has ever asked : 4:10
    Has it softened? Either you believe in a god or you don't …. it's not like it was on a scale….

  12. When Gervais gets to the Pearly Gates, won't he be surprised?! There will stand God, and he will lean in, smile sadly, and say to Gervais: "I have just a wee thing to say, Richard – those award show insult monologues you did? They weren't very funny at all. Lazy, crude, and some of them were just plain mean-spirited. Plus you regularly stole jokes, and you deserved to win two of your BAFTAs at most. Come on in, you're OK otherwise. Thankfully, only 70% of the people here are atheists, because you guys are….just…pompous as hell."

  13. Steven Colbert used to be my hero. Now I know he believes in Catholicism, uses Pascals Wager which is utterly ridiculous if you believe there’s a god that knows everything and would know you are only believing as an insurance policy and ad populum fallacy that over 95% of people believe in something so therefore you should too… most of the world believed the sun revolves around the earth at one time. Colbert is brainwashed.

  14. Animal lover, brilliant comedian, original thinker, makes fun of Hollywood elite……What's not to like about Ricky Gervais?

  15. Yeah…Colbert is the equivalent of a flat earther talking to a sane person when he talks about religion to Gervais….😂😂😂😂

    Actually quite sad to see Colbert (probably willingly) fail so spectacularly at the simplest exercise of critical thinking…

  16. Gervais owns Colbert in so many ways, he's a better comedian, writer and thinker (intelligence) etc, i think it is all apparent in this interview in a microcosm as it were…

  17. "I think that only an idiot can be an atheist. We must admit that there is a great power or force of incomprehensible intelligence within our universe with a divine spark that got it all started in the first place"

    Christian boemer anfinsen. Biochemist and Nobel prize winner.

    Spoken by a true academic not a pseudo intellectual like Gervais.

  18. Fuck dogs, it is the cat that will never tell where you have your pot stashed.And BTW, Dionysus, who was known to be the male god of wine, grape harvest, partying, debauchery, ecstasy, ritual madness and theater was way cooler than Thor.

  19. I was christian until I was 10 almost 11, Anglican, and read about why my religion existed, so a fat drunken asshole could get a divorce.

  20. Colbert is one of those intelligent guys who turns into an absolute moron whenever god is mentioned.

  21. 3:13 “is that a British outlook?”
    That’s such a weird question. Only British people know they’re gonna die?

  22. Here is a brief idea of believing in God, in simple sporting terms;
    God exists + you believe in God = Winner
    God exists + you don't believe in God = Loser
    God doesn't exist + you believe in God = Drawn Game (you did your best)
    God doesn't exist + you don't believe in God = Match Cancelled (no one turned up)
    If I you had to put all your money on the outcome, why would you gamble on something that you are definitely going to lose on
    Your time starts now..

  23. Not that impressed with big hammers, myself. If I had to pick a "god" to worship, I'd worship the sun. Makes sense, the sun does give us energy and light and warmth and produce nearly all our food (except maybe some funghi?). And no one said I had to anthropomorphise it or believe it to be sentient. Yep. I'm not an atheist, I'm a sun worshipper.

    But I pray to Joe Pesci.

  24. It's funny, because so many people have had experiences with ghosts. People can poo poo it of course, but someone that has gone through it realizes that there is something going on. What that is..??
    When I bought my first house, a very small house, only 1040 sq. feet, 2 bed./1 bath. So, you could walk from one end to the other in like 2 seconds the way it was laid out. Two weeks after I moved in, the only things I had completely unpacked were the kitchen items, and my office. I was in the back bedroom on my computer late one night after work, and out of nowhere came this HUGE sound of glass breaking and crashing. Not just a drinking glass type of sound, but a HUGE loud crash. I thought someone had thrown something through the plate glass window in the dining room. I was scared, but got up to see what was happening…..nothing. Nothing anywhere. It was obviously from inside the house, the sound, so for two hours like a crazy person, I searched over and over again, a 1040 sq. ft. home that was mainly in boxes, for glass. I looked outside just in case. I was in a daze and in confusion for a month. I thought I was going insane.

    A month later I called the old owner at 2:00 a.m. and woke her up. I asked her what was going on in this house. She laughed (she was a real estate agent) and said, "You have a ghost. Did you hear the glass crashing sound?" For an hour she told me about everything she had experienced, which I had not…yet, and she assured me that it was just a prankster. She believed it was the man that built the little house, whom she had known since childhood, and his wife had forced him to move to Colorado in older age. He didn't want to go and died 3 years later. This is when the activity started, right after he died.
    My cats could see it in the house, I could not. They would remain transfixed for sometimes 45 minutes at a time, tails bushed out and pupils huge, but they did not run. Then, they would just get up and move on with life. Things in my curio cabinet were moved..angels playing violin (I am a violinist), all moved into groups of three touching noses. This happened over and over and over again. I had changed the locks the first day upon move in, no one had come in…many things happened, but I grew to understand that whomever or whatever this was, they weren't dangerous. After about 5 years, things still happened, but infrequently. I thought "he" was gone for the last year. I sold the house 7 years into it all, and the one thing left I hadn't packed was the curio and the figurines. It had been a few years since they had been moved, but I came home the evening before move out to pack it all up, and they were once again moved into the groupings. I just kind of chuckled, and got kind of sad actually, because if that is a human ghost, he must have been sad to see me go. I got used to him and when I shut the door for the last time, I actually cried thinking he was there alone.

    So, if you can explain all of this to the millions, if not billions of people that have had experiences with ghosts, good and evil, then you can tell me that nothing exists after death. My experiences say something different.

    What I dislike about this set up is that we don't know the absolute truths of how all this works, and it's scary to be left in limbo like that. I have always believed in God, but sometimes lately, I realize that I am angry that HE isn't seemingly bothering to care to help. Not just in my life (which has been extremely difficult for 18 years), but in other people's lives as well. Throughout history people have suffered immeasurably. It really bothers me to the core. Whatever this set up is, it seems quite cruel if you ask me, however it works.

  25. God does not force us
    to believe in him, though he could. Instead, he has provided sufficient proof
    of his existence for us to willingly respond to him. The earth's perfect
    distance from the sun, the unique chemical properties of water, the human
    brain, DNA, the number of people who attest to knowing God, the gnawing in our
    hearts and minds to determine if God is there, the willingness for God to be
    known through Jesus Christ. It's called Faith…and by setting examples of Good deeds ..by what unconditional love is.

  26. This is… the same exact interview he just did lmao. Same with a couple of interviews Stephen has done with Tig Notaro. Same questions, same responses.

  27. Yeah, That's Right mr. a, You don't even deserve the capitals. I'd hide my face as well if I were you………………………………………………..COWARD!

  28. Jesus is Lord ….also you can believe in God and have a dog don't see the problem in having to choose one of them 🤷

    PS this guy is a very respectful atheist compared to other atheists….I totally agree that many Christians are unchrist like …the world just needs more love 🙏

  29. Choose both! Dog is God backwards and God gave us these unconditional and loving animals as our best friend because that is what God represents.

  30. Faith is an unreliable method for arriving at the truth. There isn't anything that you couldn't believe on faith… If you care about believing in what is evidently real and/or true then faith is useless. Faith is for fools.

  31. I don't believe Colbert is religious anymore. I reckon he deliberately debates the issue from the pro religion side in order to create a worthwhile religious debate on TV, as you can't have a debate with two people on the same side. Its a very effective way to get people at home thinking about their beliefs without alienating or offending them.

  32. The best thing to happen to religious people is them dying!

    How amazing does it sound to 'go to Heaven'! Presumably memories and personality remain intact. That's a guess of course, but the idea those evaporate on entry kind of defeats the point it seems to me. It must be rather frustrating that the man or handful of men 'god' told he didn't care to elaborate on the process. Not that anyone's ever had an answer but I presume 'believers' have some thoughts or ideas on how the process plays out. It seems extremely strange to me that anyone who 'knows' that within a handful of decades they're going to end up at a destination but haven't given it any thought or have theories and ideas on how it works. I can't book a trip, or know that I'm going to visit a location without giving some thought as what the place is like. If I were to consider the idea of spending eternity somewhere after life I'd certainly wonder and think about it. Anyway, in the absence of a fully detailed description, and billions of people not even caring to question I've thought about the questions I would have and the conclusions I'd come based on a complete lack of description.

    So first up, what an absolutely wonderful concept. So every member of your family that's died is there to see and be with, talk to and spend time with again. Amazing. I do wonder about the logistics. With there being tens of billions of people there I presume there's a pretty robust form of organisation to finding your respective past loved ones. But not only that, you'll meet your parents grandparents, their parents, in fact you'll meet every past relative going back to… bit of a grey area here. Is heaven open to early man? Is early man, still early man or have thousands of years amongst modern intelligent recently departed teached them to communicate? Maybe there are school and university equivalents. It would make sense. With eternity on your side, there's little excuse not to teach them.

    Speaking of learning and communication I wonder what religious people think the process is for babies that died, the aborted, or those that suffered brain damage back on Earth!? Are damaged brains fixed as if nothing unfortunate happened on Earth? And about dead babies and the aborted? Do they remain that way? Are they essentially Heaven zombies, wondering about without any form of personality? Or does a new arrived dead baby effectively continue in heaven where it left off on Earth… so personality develops, and they grow intelligence and presumably are taught like a child on Earth? Presumably abortion-babies go through a similar process! Which does kind of beg the question why religious people care about abortion or brain damage, or why they even mourn death. With the average life here on Earth being just a handful of decades isn't that a blink of the eye compared to eternity in Heaven!

    So back to dead people, scientists in particular. I wonder if there's a society for them, and every new dead scientist that arrives is immediately questioned about the latest in their respective field. I presume the likes of Einstein, Newton, Pasteur, Galilei, Archimedes must be positively excited to hear the latest from new arrives! I wonder if now that they're all together, with the latest knowledge at hand what they've come up with. Maybe god is a little more present and has actually given them the lowdown on the exact workings of the universe, reality itself! And if the ability to further development the mind/intelligence is present perhaps there are past cavemen, aborted babies, children that never got to grow up on Earth that have joined their ranks and are part of heaven's science community.

    And if they're not of interest, you have every missing person, famous or not back on the radar. I wonder if someone like Amelia Earhart is sick of telling the story of her Earthly demise? You have to wonder if there's some easy form of mass communication. It would seem a rather large oversight, surely an impossibility, to put every single dead human in one place and not allow some form of easy distribution of information! It seems petty but you have to wonder about passtimes, hobbies. Forever more is a long time. And after listening to every person in history you've ever wanted to meet speak, and learning every language for the hell of it, and meeting your ancestors back thirty, forty or fifty generations, you've got to wonder what the equivalent of a weekend break is? Are dead actors and musicians still entertaining the masses? I wonder how the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, etc, has developed? I wonder if Elvis is part of a super group with Tchaikovsky and have gone in a completely new direction (I almost added Cobain, but presumably he rocking the underworld with Jackson!?).

    So many questions, yet it appears most religious people either haven't considered how the trillions upon trillions of years they'll spend there will be like. If only the reveal had bee put to someone with a least the intelligence to ask a couple of questions!! Still, it's early days yet, maybe 'god' is planning on new communication with a few more details seeing as we're a little more developed than the dessert dwellers he initially entrusted with his big secrets.

  33. At around 5:41 after he says he’d pick Thor, Stephen says “I said you couldn’t pick Stan Lee” does he realize that Thor was an actual god worshipped by Vikings and other Norse people, who idk for sure but, could still be worshipped today

  34. I won't lie, I really like seeing an Aethiest and a Christian getting along and chatting about this kind of stuff like it's nothing

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