Newbury Park, CAUSA 91320
July 13, 2014
Ricky Gervais - comedian, vocal atheist and animal rights advocate
"We're unsure/don't know" followed with "therefore God". Why not "therefore Leprechauns"?
This question is structured like "When did you stop beating your wife?" I never had to "admit" I was an atheist. I have always been atheist. However, I have found a better way to introduce my belief system into conversations. When the topic of "god" is broached, if I "I'm an atheist" I may be dismissed as merely a contrarian, as someone who is a "Debbie downer". However, it is very easy to say "I believe in all 2760 gods". This works because people are curious, and I don't sound like I'm shooting down their religion. If they ask me "why", I say, "They are all equally plausible." The conversations go many directions from here, but most commonly people realize that any critique of my belief system is inherently a critique of theirs.
Atheist and animal rights advocate since the early 1970's