During an interview last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, comedian Ricky Gervais talked about how he interacts with people on Twitter — an unusual move for a celebrity — and how his atheism, more than anything, really gets people worked up.
That’s not a problem for Gervais, however, since he can just tweet back some snappy responses.
… When people find out I’m an atheist, they just question me and they ask me, “How can you not believe in God?” and I say, “How do you not believe in Zeus?” Like that…
One of my favorite tweets. Someone said, “Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, so shut up about your atheism.” Which I thought was pretty good.
And one tweet I got from someone, it said, “Would you come to the hospital and tell a dying child there was no Heaven?” And I just sent back, “Is this a paid gig?”
If you want to have some fun, read through this list of the times Gervais has mentioned God on Twitter.