Andrew Klavan on Gervais’ God Joke

From imageKlavan’s (pictured) blog:

British Comedian Ricky Gervais ended his reputedly raucous evening of hosting The Golden Globes ceremony Sunday night with the mildly witty remark, “Thank God for making me an atheist.”  I can’t help but reflect that God might well respond, “No, really, Ricky, thank you.”  The atheism of someone like Gervais – a man who radiates unhappiness and self-hatred – has to be the best thing to happen to religion since the atheism of Bill Maher – a man who radiates unhappiness and self-hatred.  Every time someone like this declares himself an atheist, twenty people must fall to their knees, crying, “Jesus Christ, don’t let me become like THAT guy!”

Read the entire posting: God to Gervais: No, Really – Thank You!