Ricky Gervais Slams Arrogant Actors Who Thank God

Jan 12, 2012 Full story: TV Squad 65

In a new interview with Esquire ahead of his Sunday turn as Golden Globes host, Gervais says his barbed words toward his fellow celebrities have both populist and religious merits.

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“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#63 Jan 23, 2012
Hmmmm wrote:
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You fail to realize one thing: that religion, Christianity particularly, is vital to the human race. While it may not always result in perfection,(the Crusades, jihad, etc,) it represents at its core a human race struggling to do right by each other by establishing an overarching moral code. Many of the biggest charity organizations, such as the Salvation Army, were founded by Christians; charities are some of the most beneficial organizations in the history of man. Look at all they have done over the ages: disaster relief, homeless shelters, etc. You might say you're all for moral codes, but without the religious doctrine. But it is the doctrine that holds it all together.
There is not one bit of moral code that can be proven to have originated from any one religion.

Many of the biggest charities are secular: Doctors without Borders, Red Cross, etc.

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Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#64 Jan 23, 2012
Hmmmm wrote:
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You fail to realize one thing: that religion, Christianity particularly, is vital to the human race...... But it is the doctrine that holds it all together.
Seriously? Xianity is not even a majority, world-wide!

And? It's on a serious decline, again world-wide.

I think not.
Skeptic

Enfield, UK

#66 Jan 29, 2012
Hmmmm wrote:
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You fail to realize one thing: that religion, Christianity particularly, is vital to the human race.
Actually, scientific medicine is vital for the human race.
Hmmmm wrote:
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While it may not always result in perfection,(the Crusades, jihad, etc,) it represents at its core a human race struggling to do right by each other by establishing an overarching moral code.
The problem is that religious people have a really f*cked up view of what constitutes right and wrong.

Its based entirely on an imaginary being so great job there religious folks... How to live in the real world, based on the teachings of a fictitious magician...
Hmmmm wrote:
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Many of the biggest charity organizations, such as the Salvation Army, were founded by Christians; charities are some of the most beneficial organizations in the history of man.
Religious charities only claim to care about people because they selfishly fear they will not get into heaven and want to be seen to be doing good. They also brainwash susceptible people when they "help" them. A real scummy way to build up cult numbers.

Non-religious charities are wholly sincere with their motives and help people without any threats on their afterlife - truly independent compassion.
Hmmmm wrote:
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Look at all they have done over the ages: disaster relief, homeless shelters, etc. You might say you're all for moral codes, but without the religious doctrine. But it is the doctrine that holds it all together.
The doctrine of caring ONLY because you fear an imaginary good will send you to hell unless you show that you caring.

Take the religion part out if you want to prove to us that you really care about these desperate people, you savages.
that_girl

Canada

#67 Jan 29, 2012
Skeptic wrote:
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Actually, scientific medicine is vital for the human race.
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The problem is that religious people have a really f*cked up view of what constitutes right and wrong.
Its based entirely on an imaginary being so great job there religious folks... How to live in the real world, based on the teachings of a fictitious magician...
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Religious charities only claim to care about people because they selfishly fear they will not get into heaven and want to be seen to be doing good. They also brainwash susceptible people when they "help" them. A real scummy way to build up cult numbers.
Non-religious charities are wholly sincere with their motives and help people without any threats on their afterlife - truly independent compassion.
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The doctrine of caring ONLY because you fear an imaginary good will send you to hell unless you show that you caring.
Take the religion part out if you want to prove to us that you really care about these desperate people, you savages.
Actually, there is really no such thing as a charity that 'cares' as they are only bound by law to give 1% of all their donations to the actual charity. This kind of thing happened with donations to Haiti. If you want to make a difference seek a family in need yourself, get their adress, and write checks to them every month, at least that way you know the middle man isnt spongeing any off for himself.
Zeke

Hommachi, Japan

#68 Dec 16, 2012
The thing about Ricky, and I should know, because I shared a room with him, and a bed, at the University of London, is that he remained a firm Christian, and still does to this day. His search for fame drove him to say what he says on chat shows, but in truth, he is one hundred percent Christian.

Zeke.

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