Friday Funny: Ricky Gervais

by Jesse Galef –

Is there a better way to end a workweek than with a video of a Ricky Gervais stand-up routine on religion? (No, no there is not.) Since going to the Creation Museum, these jokes strike a different chord for me. They’re even funnier reflecting on how silly the stories are, but I’m also reminded that there are people who take Genesis as literal truth.

I only did a cursory search and don’t think Hemant has put this up before, but if he has – take this opportunity to watch it again!

I used to think we evolved from apes – Darwin’s theory of evolution from natural selection seemed pretty watertight. But in doing research for the show I came across a theory that deviates from Darwin’s, and I believe it. I just found it in a dusty old book in the library – it’s called the Bible… and… Darwin was wrong. We didn’t evolve, God made us.

Some of the things you’ll hear do sound a little bit far-fetched, I admit that. I thought it was, but then I found out that the other name for the Bible is the gospel – so it is all true. Luckily, the clue is in the title.

Hilarious. Have a great weekend, everyone!

About Dr. Denise Cooper-Clarke

I am a graduate of medicine and theology with a Ph.D in medical ethics. I tutor in medical ethics at the University of Melbourne, am an (occasional) adjunct Lecturer in Ethics at Ridley Melbourne, and a voluntary researcher with Ethos. I am also a Fellow of ISCAST and a past chair of the Melbourne Chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality. I have special interests in professional ethics, sexual ethics and the ethics of virtue.

  • http://criticallyskeptic.blogspot.com Kevin

    Haha, that was great. Thanks for the laugh, Jesse.

  • Ashley Moltzan

    Thanks. I am headed to work in half an hour and that was definitely a good way to start the last day of the work week. :D

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff

    Really really funny.
    This is the way bible study should be.

  • Revyloution

    I loved this clip, definitely worth a re-watch.

    I still think the funniest bit is when he looks at the back of the room and says ‘Lock the doors’

  • LK

    Gervais is even cooler to me now.

  • http://www.banalleakage.com martymankins

    I love it. I think this is the accuracy that bible fans are looking for.

  • bigjohn756

    I have watched this innumerable times. Over and over again I have been subjected to this same clip. Watched all the way through again, didn’t I.

  • Lynet

    Actually, it has been featured on this blog before. I know because for a while there I kept going back through really old posts to find it so I could watch it again :)

  • Spurs Fan

    If church was like this, I might actually attend!

  • Eliza

    What a handsome guy. Funny fuck, too! ;)


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