Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais), who is well known to be an atheist, had something to ask God (Twitter user @TheTweetOfGod) on Father’s Day and he got a good reply too. Then Twitter users were treated with some hilarious dialogues by him and Him.
Just in case you didn’t get that, Gervais is talking about the FIFA World Cup match between Italy and England.
So, who won? Well, both were equally funny. Maybe you should be the judge. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Image Source: Ricky Gervais Facebook page
Haha :D thanks for this post :D
Oh, silly me for missing the deep theology of this whole thing! I just thought this was funneh!
Sure the Bible is the book of contradictions. But Atheist are the Gods of contradiction and are idealogist-no-i-mean-idiots. Nothing matters, because you are insignificant. Why the hell (or no-hell) do you bother convincing someone there is no Santa Claus. Let them be. Whatever floats anyone’s boat, let them be. Nothing matters, we are insignificant. If you tell me otherwise, then you are not an aetheist.
Well, nothing matters *objectively,* but *subjectively* a whole hell of a lot matters!
At any rate, most people who believe in Santa Claus don’t go around trying to get the rest of us to follow Santa’s rules and believe in Santa’s version of history, so they’ve got that going for them. And most of them still have a vested interest in keeping the world functioning, since they don’t go around thinking it’s all going to burn anyway.
But yeah, I don’t go around telling people who derive comfort from a quiet, personal belief in God to stop believing. I reserve that for the people who think gay marriage laws have more to do with natural disasters than global climate change.
Haha. Hilarious :D
As a devout – yet dyslexic-atheist: Dog is God!
What exactly has believing got to do with anything? Believing is default not knowing. You can believe anything, but so what, it doesn’t make anything true! Don’t get me wrong, believing is a useful tool for shortcutting all kinds of options that would require us to think trough every question, dilemma, problem the world presents on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis. And it gives us personality, character and individuality, but it does not give us the truth. Simply stated there is NO GOD. Never was and never will be. God is an act of collective imagination, delusional imagination that probably has a evolutionary root, in that this belief engendered a higher success rate in human survival. Whether that holds true for the future is a moot point!
“I think the Bible ought to be ceremoniously and reverently burned every Easter. We need it no more, because the “Spirit” is with us. It’s a dangerous book, and to worship it is of course a far more dangerous idolatry than bowing down to images of wood and stone. Nobody can confuse a wooden image with God, but you can very easily confuse a set of ideas with God, because concepts are more rarified and abstract.”
Seems to me that TheTweetOfGod and Ricky Gervais both need to go easy on the taketh away.
If anyone here would like to know what it’s like to be an athiest, here’s a way to understand what it’s all about. Imagine that there was a TV show you watched growing up. You liked it. It seemed like an awesome show and your friends and family watched it. You had fond memories of that show. Then, you outgrew that show. You realized you were too old for it. There were plot-holes galore. The acting was cheezy. Whatever. Yet everyone kept watching it and talking about it. You decided it wasn’t for you and moved on to other things. Now, here’s the twist: Everyone thinks the show is REAL.
you say atheism is no belief but let me tell u sth brother u believe in the non-existence of God and u believe in sicience or fiction ect. so u believe in sth… dont lie to yourself and accept that fact first…and let me tell u sth if u believe in sicence u have to (not saying must) believe in God because ı see everything in Kuran that sicence prooves and that makes my belief stronger…and ı have tattoos ı am not in turban and ı sometimes drink alchol by the way…if u say these are sins in the rules of religion yes ı know that but God is fair and he gives the less attention to them than u kill someone or u are being unfair to someone or u steal or u lie etc…dont be afraid of him and dont stuck into symbols God loves everyone
But will you eat pork?
I believe in grammar.
So you believe in the non-existence of Zeus? Do you also believe in the non-existence of Odin, or the thousands of other gods that have been worshipped since the dawn of Man? What about Santa Claus, the tooth fairy and the easter bunnu, do you also believe in the non-existence of them? If so, you have a lot of belief. Or do you simply not believe in their existence? If so: Congratulations, you’re an atheist. You just lack belief in one less god than me.
There is a difference between believing something does not exist, opposed to not believing something exists.
Bill Maher – Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position
Ridiculous and so very false equivalence between atheism and religion repeated ad nausea by half educated morons.
Normally, when I meet an atheist, the first thing I like to do is to congratulate him and say, ” My special congratulations to you”, because most of the people who believe in God are doing blind belief – he is a Christian, because his father is a Christian; he is a Hindu, because his father is a Hindu; the majority of the people in the world are blindly following the religion of their fathers. An atheist, on the other hand, even though he may belong to a religious family, uses his intellect to deny the existence of God; what ever concept or qualities of God he may have learnt in his religion may not seem to be logical to him. my first question to the atheist will be: “What is the definition of God?” For a person to say there is no God, he should know what is the meaning of God. If I hold a book and say that ‘this is a pen’, for the opposite person to say, ‘it is not a pen’, he should know what is the definition of a pen, even if he does not know nor is able to recognise or identify the object I am holding in my hand. For him to say this is not a pen, he should at least know what a pen means. Similarly for an atheist to say ‘there is no God’, he should at least know the concept of God. His concept of God would be derived from the surroundings in which he lives. The god that a large number of people worship has got human qualities – therefore he does not believe in such a god. Similarly a Muslim too does not and should not believe in such false gods.
If a non-Muslim believes that Islam is a merciless religion with something to do with terrorism; a religion which does not give rights to women; a religion which contradicts science; in his limited sense that non-Muslim is correct to reject such Islam. The problem is he has a wrong picture of Islam. Even I reject such a false picture of Islam, but at the same time, it becomes my duty as a Muslim to present the correct picture of Islam to that non-Muslim i.e. Islam is a merciful religion, it gives equal rights to the women, it is not incompatible with logic, reason and science; if I present the correct facts about Islam, that non-Muslim may Inshallah accept Islam.
Similarly the atheist rejects the false gods and the duty of every Muslim is to present the correct concept of God which he shall Insha Allah not refuse. THEORY OF PROBABILITY
In mathematics there is a theory known as ‘Theory of Probability’. If you have two options, out of which one is right, and one is wrong, the chances that you will chose the right one is half, i.e. one out of the two will be correct. You have 50% chances of being correct. Similarly if you toss a coin the chances that your guess will be correct is 50% (1 out of 2) i.e. 1/2. If you toss a coin the second time, the chances that you will be correct in the second toss is again 50% i.e. half. But the chances that you will be correct in both the tosses is half multiplied by half (1/2 x 1/2) which is equal to 1/4 i.e. 50% of 50% which is equal to 25%. If you toss a coin the third time, chances that you will be correct all three times is (1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2) that is 1/8 or 50% of 50% of 50% that is 12½%.
A dice has got six sides. If you throw a dice and guess any number between 1 to 6, the chances that your guess will be correct is 1/6. If you throw the dice the second time, the chances that your guess will be correct in both the throws is (1/6 x 1/6) which is equal to 1/36. If you throw the dice the third time, the chances that all your three guesses are correct is (1/6 x 1/6 x 1/6) is equal to 1/216 that is less than 0.5 %.
Let us apply this theory of probability to the Qur’an, and assume that a person has guessed all the information that is mentioned in the Qur’an which was unknown at that time. Let us discuss the probability of all the guesses being simultaneously correct.
At the time when the Qur’an was revealed, people thought the world was flat, there are several other options for the shape of the earth. It could be triangular, it could be quadrangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, heptagonal, octagonal, spherical, etc. Lets assume there are about 30 different options for the shape of the earth. The Qur’an rightly says it is spherical, if it was a guess the chances of the guess being correct is 1/30.
The light of the moon can be its own light or a reflected light. The Qur’an rightly says it is a reflected light. If it is a guess, the chances that it will be correct is 1/2 and the probability that both the guesses i.e the earth is spherical and the light of the moon is reflected light is 1/30 x 1/2 = 1/60.
Further, the Qur’an also mentions every living thing is made of water. Every living thing can be made up of either wood, stone, copper, aluminum, steel, silver, gold, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, oil, water, cement, concrete, etc. The options are say about 10,000. The Qur’an rightly says that everything is made up of water. If it is a guess, the chances that it will be correct is 1/10,000 and the probability of all the three guesses i.e. the earth is spherical, light of moon is reflected light and everything is created from water being correct is 1/30 x 1/2 x 1/10,000 = 1/60,000 which is equal to about .0017%.
The Qur’an speaks about hundreds of things that were not known to men at the time of its revelation. Only in three options the result is .0017%. I leave it upto you, to work out the probability if all the hundreds of the unknown facts were guesses, the chances of all of them being correct guesses simultaneously and there being not a single wrong guess. It is beyond human capacity to make all correct guesses without a single mistake, which itself is sufficient to prove to a logical person that the origin of the Qur’an is Divine. allow me to apologize for infringing on your time.
An atheist is, most generally, one who lacks belief in any gods. Do you have to define zarflarp to not believe it exists as a deity? If you were to say, “zarflarp does not exist,” you’d be making a positive claim, and would have the burden of proof. However, your lack of belief is pre-existing until such time as it is defined AND demonstrated with compelling evidence. Until then, the rational, skeptical position is to withhold judgment. And, so do the majority of atheists. A minority, a subset, may assert a god’s nonexistence, and those atheists (more specifically, and for the sake of clarification, referred to as anti-theists) possess the burden of proof for their positive claim. But, by not being convinced by anybody’s arguments (and certainly not by the overwhelming dearth of evidence) regarding the existence of any gods as defined by those who claim them to exist, the skeptic – the atheist – has no burden of proof. What burden of proof is there for “you have failed to convince me?”
i guess there’s an invisible sky wizard who cares if i speak the magic words while kneeling down facing a certain city however many times a day and will presumably send me to a dimension of pain and BDSM torture for all eternity if i don’t mutilate my baby son’s genitals, wipe out all the other people who don’t follow the exact same set of rules as me and treat all my female friends and acquaintances as second class citizens.
I also guess that the middle east, specifically iraq used to be the most enlightened and scientifically advanced place in the world for a time during the middle ages and all the facts in your block of text were well known at the time of the writing of the Qur’an but unfortunately Islamic clerics like Al-Ghazali destroyed it in the name of their sky wizard. Probably indirectly making areas of the middle east easy prey for the insanity of the Crusades, another bunch of magical sky wizard worshiping psychopaths.
I was going to vote for Richard Dawkins for GOD until I read this, now I don’t know who to vote for. And does anyone know who does the official counting and when, cuz I really want to know who wins.
Hilarious! I love it.
I don’t understand why jesus bought his dad a necktie. I mean, all the guy ever wears is robes. Who wears a tie with a robe? Now, a shirt, maybe that I could understand. You know what I think god would like? A squirting flower to put in the buttonhole of his robe. You know, a boutonnière.
Maybe that’s why he was so disappointed.
The gift was sunconsciously a suppressed anger, Oedipal thing. Methinks?
Ricky Balboa, winner by tko in Round 2014 (AD – allegedly)
That can’t really be God to whom hell-bound Ricky is talking, otherwise He would know that British band Argent released ‘God gave rock’n’roll to you’ in 1973, followed by American Christian rock band Petra (twice) in 1977 and 1985, still well before the men in make-up released a cover in 1992.
No, that can’t be God because God doesn’t exist.
God gave Mankind the gift of music, for his pleasure. God makes music through mankind, even all these new boy bands unfortunately lol Chill everyone, everything is going to work out just fine
We all won because we got to enjoy the conversation. Great fun.
Ricky is real. God is a character in a book. Ricky has compassion for animals and is endearing. The book character asks people to sacrifice animals and wants people to fear him. No matter what conversations take place on twitter – RICKY IS THE REAL WINNER.
Ricky Gervais Cracks. Me. Up.!
If today was yesterday, what would tomorrow be? Answer: Today. But time is irrelevant, its only light and dark.
No. Atheism is the lack of belief. With the prefix a- meaning not/no, and ‘theism’ meaning belief, the word quite literally means “no belief”. Nice try though.
Also, I’ve counted five grammatical errors in your sentence.
This posted on the wrong comment; my apologies. :)
As a former atheist I must confess that I realised atheism is a believe to and now I ended up between these halfgods damn.
“Former atheist”? How does that even happen?
I’m really interested to know how one becomes a former atheist…
I have always suspected that @TheTweetOfGod is Ricky Gervais’s parody account, it has to be! :)
Tweets of god just squeaked it for me with the reply of what they got as a father’s day present….and then being silently disappointed yet again. Love it :D
I love Ricky Gervais. He’s my favorite atheist.
Clearly @TheTweetofGod is the son of @rickygervais. @Rickygervais is the Father of the Father of the Son who is the Father.
So Say We All
It should be noted that @TheTweetOfGod is done by Comedy Central writer David Javerbaum (The Daily Show).
Cant believe Ricky said that God was English lol, do you even know a bit of the Bible.
It was clearly a joke……
It was a joke…. If God exists, he certainly doesn’t have a nationality. So I hope you aren’t thinking he does
Ricky is referencing Bertrand Russel by saying God is an Englishman.
Gasp! Don’t let Mrs Queen hear your blasphemy! The bible all happened in Bonny England. The kind bits. OK, or Texas.
As a fellow Atheist it’s hard for me to say this, but I’m going to have to go with God on this one.
I saw the tail end of that on twitter. I didn’t realize the conversation had been going on for a while. Hilarious!
Who is the funniest?
Well, initially I was going to go for the omnipotent, bearded master, revered by millions around the globe, but then I changed my mind and went with God. I mean, his joke about making the world in seven days and shlt is still a classic.
It was a draw on account of them both being cunts
i enjoy following both these accounts. gervais is comedic genius and God, is just, God…really. was reading the banter live yesterday, and yes some hilarious tweets have been ommitted. none-the-less all good. keep it up.
Thanks for the comment. :)
Who “won?” It was an exchange, for Christ’s sake. We’re all winners.
Well. These are competition days…you know….the world cup and all…..so was just wondering who is winning here. But you are right, we are all winners. :) Thanks for the comment.
I’m sure there’s some missing, I’m sure @TheTweetOfGod alluded to the enjoyment Ricky would receive from being on his knees and accepting the love of god in his mouth
Yeah. That was there too. But I didn’t find it afterwards for taking a screenshot. I believe @TheTweetOfGod removed it. He removed most of His other tweets as well.
Well, we all know he giveth and he taketh away. He says its because he recycleth.