There’s no need for athletes to thank a god — or blame one — after a game.
They just need to be honest about how they got their abilities
(via Atheist Media Blog)
But… 3 Rec, 112 Yards Passing? Gretzky Has the Ball!
Sure, there’s no need to thank him. But you don’t wanna piss him off either.
Hilarious! Also, nomad… piss who off?
meh, I would have liked it better without the cross (they stole that from “Married with Children” btw) and the lightning.
Other than that, it was good.
Hmmm, was enjoying this clip until the lightning bolt at the end.
Awww…..the lightning bolt at the end ruined it.
No need for the ‘There is no God’ and the lightning at the end. — also common misuse of Darwin’s phrase ‘Survival of the Fittest’
— Darwin meant it as a metaphor for “better adapted for immediate, local environment”, not the common inference of “in the best physical shape”  — Wikipedia (“Stephen Jay Gould, Darwin’s Untimely Burial”, 1976;)
Yeah, the lighting bolt killed what was otherwise a clever and funny skit
the ending isn’t what i would’ve chosen, but it does show we have a sense of humor and can poke fun at ourselves *along side* believers as well as on the other side. it’s good not to take oneself too seriously.
overall i agree: instant classic.
Oh, I don’t know, the lightning bolt simply demonstrates that a vindictive God does exist in the universe of the commercial.
I would like to think he was strike for misquoting Darwinian evolution by the power of Darwin. Who apparently could cast lighting.
I realize it was a parody but is this an accurate representation of how atheists think?
If you mean that atheists properly attribute their successes to the various influences that helped them along the way, then yes.
I’m not so sure about this. Most people don’t thank god in the UK anyway. It’s really hard to mention god in politics and government as well. I think this might shock a few Americans.
Nomad: I love that you say “him”. You’ve kept the common gender placement and you’ve forgotten to capitalise. Why do I like it? Because it’s hard to take you seriously. So many different interpretations it would be hard to know how to keep this concept happy. Every one of our instincts seems wrong and bad. So, lets really not make ourselves superstitious and suffer from our own mental cage.
“nomad… piss who off?” Well. Some would suspect Yahweh. Thor. Maybe Shango. Judging from the m.o. But…
“There is no god but irony.” Or, as I like to call him, “Ironymous”.
I hope you all realize that this was not made by atheists to make fun of religious athletes. It was a parody of the apparent arrogance, narcissism, and lack of reverence that is stereotypical of atheists. It’s the old “If not for religion, this is the alternative. Which would you prefer?” straw man in the form of a sketch. I found it rather offensive.
Hahaha I agree with Aguz. That misinterpretation of “survival of the fittest” was the most offensive thing this guy said.
So good until the very last second.
I’m with Ben on this one.