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The comedian also criticised those who misconstrue atheism for arrogance.
Ricky Gervais has never been shy about discussing how he doesn’t follow religion or believe in God, and now he’s taken down some of the biggest misconceptions about atheism in a new interview.
According to the Independent, in the Q&A session with journalist Nicky Clark, the comedian, writer and actor criticised people who misconstrue atheism for arrogance, before turning the claims of arrogance back on those with religious beliefs.
Gervais claimed believing that a god could be responsible for good things that happen even as tragedies continue to take place across the world is the ultimate form of arrogance. Shots fired!
He went on to list some of the biggest misconceptions about atheism, adding:
From equating it with Satanism to subtle confusions like ‘atheism is the belief there is no God’ as opposed to ‘atheism is the lack of belief in a God.’ A particularly annoying one is that atheism is smug or arrogant. What can be more arrogant than believing that the same God who didn’t stop the holocaust will help you pass your driving test?
Gervais then took to Twitter to expand on his thoughts, and gave his followers a brief lesson in the differences between atheism and agnosticism. https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/668066713393606660?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
This isn’t the first time Gervais has had to defend his atheist beliefs against claims of arrogance. Hey, the man just loves his science, okay?
Stephen Colbert interviewed Jaws The Revenge star Michael Caine on Friday, and to hype up the meeting The Late Show put out this video of Michael Caine doing his best, nearly perfect, almost identical impression of one Michael Caine. You likely remember the scene from The Trip featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon where each does their best impression of Caine, attempting to one up the other with their Caine-isms.
Now it is the genuine article’s turn and the results? Not bad. He could smile a bit. Maybe get a little bit of energy into the entire showcase. I don’t really feel like he’s lecturing me about “blowing the bloody doors off,” but instead he’s just kinda reading the lines. I do like how he goes to A Bridge Too Far andHannah And Her Sisters as his filmography. I’d likely lean more towards The Man Who Would Be King or Zulu for his war films, Get Carter is also a good one.Muppet Christmas Carol, maybe? Screw Hannah, though, and all of her sisters.
Later in the interview, Caine talked a bit about his new film Youth and his own thoughts on aging. As part of it, he dropped a great line about what he thinks about getting older:
“He said, ‘How do you feel about getting older?’ I said, Well considering the alternative, fantastic.”
Perfect. He also talked a bit about what it is like being a knight for the Queen, laughing at the idea of her telling him to do anything. I’d likely just hang out with her Corgis if I were a knight. That’s the way to live.
Most men have been shaving a few times each week since puberty. Which results in plenty of practice at dragging that sharp blade across their face. But that doesn’t mean they’ve gotten any better at it. And couldn’t we all use some improvement? It starts with choosing the right tools. In a blind study, an independent research company asked a few hundred men to compare razor blades. Not only were Gillette razors rated higher overall, but men also found Gillette blades to be smoother and more comfortable than the others. Herewith, five other ways to improve your daily shave and prevent the most common blunders made at the bathroom sink.
Originally designed to fill the underserved void between inexpensive MGs and Triumphs and the expensive Mercedes 300 SL, the BMW 507 was made from 1956 through 1959. However, due to higher than expected costs, the project was shelved with a scant 251 models actually made. Rarer still are the Series II 507s, with total production of only 217 models. Luckily, one of these Series II 507s will be hitting the auction floor next month at the Design by Disruption at RM Sotheby’s in New York City. Finished in black with red interior and complete with the graceful yet aggressive lines that would later inspire the BMW Z8, this particular 507 is expected to fetch north of $2 million.
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