Ricky Gervais has always been one of our favorite comedians. His subtle cringe-style humor lies so deep beneath the surface that you really have to scope it out with a fully-developed adult consciousness. So whenever he sits down for an interview, we always listen.
Appearing in Piers Morgan’s show this Friday night, Gervais talked about everything from his “pathological” atheism to the bizarre new legislation that allows blind people to own guns.
Starting off on the subject of religion, Morgan wasted no time. “You’re a pathological atheist, and so the thought of death is very final for you,” Morgan said.
“For me, it’s the end of something glorious, so I have to pack it all in,” Gervais replied. “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.”
Gervais went to explain how much religious intolerance annoys him, along with the “arrogance” of “arguing over who’s god is right.” He then explained how religion takes advantage of the human condition’s natural seeking out of spirituality, and then uses it for power and corruption.
Watch the segment in the video below, via Mediaite.