Over at Strange Herring. Funny stuff.
He doesn’t believe in God. He just doesn’t. And he doesn’t care who knows it. Ricky Gervais, the often brilliant writer-actor-director of such TV series as the original Office and Extras, is an outright, no-hedging atheist. Not a fuzzy-wuzzy agnostic. An atheist. As far as he is concerned, and should you be interested, he believes there is no God. Or he does not believe that there is a God. And that doesn’t make him some kind of New Agey World-Spirit type, either. There is nothing but what you can see. Once you’re dead, you’re dead. That’s it. Nothing else. No afterlife. No Final Judgment. No Heaven. No Hell. Nothing. Because there’s no God. Whom he doesn’t believe exists. Not even a little. Because Ricky Gervais, catch this now, is an atheist. That is “a” — as in “without” — theist — as in “god.” “Without God.” Not just a personal God who knows the number of hairs on your head and answers prayer. There’s no Uncaused Cause deity either. No giant clockmaker in the sky who wound the whole universe up and then let it wind down according to pre-established laws. No. Ricky Gervais doesn’t believe in that kind of god either. Because, you see, Ricky Gervais is an atheist. . . .