Monday, December 20, 2010

Why Ricky Gervais is an Atheist

Just found this article by Ricky Gervais of the British "Office" fame. Take a look; it's pretty good.

“Do unto others…” is a good rule of thumb. I live by that. Forgiveness is probably the greatest virtue there is. But that’s exactly what it is -­‐ a virtue. Not just a Christian virtue. No one owns being good. I’m good. I just don’t believe I’ll be rewarded for it in heaven. My reward is here and now. It’s knowing that I try to do the right thing. That I lived a good life. And that’s where spirituality really lost its way. When it became a stick to beat people with. “Do this or you’ll burn in hell.”
You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway.

1 comment:

Carla said...

Awesome quote. I love Ricky.