Quick Responses to Bad Memes #2 (Ricky Gervais Version)

Welcome to “Quick Responses to Bad Memes #2” i.e. “the Ricky Gervais Version” i.e. “the meme + video version” i.e. “Don’t get your theology from a comedian #2.”

If you see this meme…


Reply with this meme…


In early February, Some people got excited that Ricky Gervais (atheist) and Stephen Colbert (Roman Catholic) had a short (very short) debate about the existence of God on Stephen’s show (Watch the clip here).

In my opinion, even a short debate on primetime TV about God is a good thing. But neither man really said much, and based on how atheists are sharing the clip (and applauding Gervais in the video), they seem to think Gervais won the “debate.” Though what Gervais said certainly sounded clever, he really didn’t say anything at all.

Feel free to use the following memes in reply to the primetime “debate”…



Sincerely, God From the Machine

Quick Responses to Bad Memes #1 – Click Here.

11 thoughts on “Quick Responses to Bad Memes #2 (Ricky Gervais Version)

  1. Oh, I love the “response” where you compare the comment on 3000 gods to 3000 people getting a math problem wrong. Your comparison is a blatant false equivalency (a logical fallacy), because there is an actual, demonstrable, PROVABLE answer to a math question. There is no proof at all of ANY deity ever existing. If 3000 people claim that 2+2 = 5, that in no way demonstrates that 2+2 doesn’t equal 4. We can prove that 2+2 DOES equal 4. Period. End of story. No matter how many times someone claims their god exists, they have NEVER been able to prove it.

    And, look, I say this as a Christian. I believe in that one God. But one of the many reasons nonbelievers mock Christians is because Christians choose to make blatantly ignorant and nonsensical statements like that in the meme response you’re touting. You can’t use ridiculous logical fallacies in defense of your belief, and then believe that you’ve made some kind of profound statement. All you’ve done is demonstrate that you are exactly what the atheists believe you to be: an arrogant and deluded person too ignorant to even grasp the basics of intelligent thought.

    • Oh, I love your response too. You bring up a good point but it still stands that just because people get something wrong a lot it doesn’t necessarily mean there is no correct answer. Further, I disagree that there is no evidence (I’ll use “evidence” as opposed to your use of “proof,” since proof is a tricky word) of the God of the Bible. I’d pit the arguments for the existence of my God against Zeus, Krishna, or the 3,000 other gods any day. Why would you believe in a God if you believe there’s no evidence? You’re demonstrating that you are exactly what the atheists believe you to be: an arrogant and deluded person too ignorant to even grasp the basics of intelligent thought. Maybe you should also review what Scripture says about the fruit of the Spirit, speaking truth in love, and not being a clanging gong. And, look, I’m saying this to you as a fellow Christian.

  2. It’s funny how you get so upset because someone doesn’t believe in your fairy tale. Read your Bible. I bet you haven’t actually read it yourself. And read about the history of it. The God in the Bible is a psychopath. But you “cherry pick” the “nice” passages, and quotes from the Bible. While ignoring all of the nasty stuff. Most atheists know the Bible better than you do. In fact, for many of them, that is exactly the reason they are now atheists.

  3. Your logic is the one that is wrong. And what he is saying is going over your head. He’s saying that all of those thousands of gods were believed to be real by people that believed in them just as much as you believe in yours. So what is it that makes you think that YOU are right? There is ZERO proof of any god. Whether it be yours, or the thousands of others. Your comparison to a math problem does not work. That is something entirely different. A math problem has a correct answer, that can be proven to be true. It has nothing to do with faith. Faith is believing in something with no evidence.

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