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Ricky Gervais on atheismMay 29 2009

A quote attributed to Ricky Gervais about his atheism.

It annoys me that the burden of proof is on us. It should be: you came up with the idea. Why do you believe it?

(via cyn-c)

Gary Wolf talks to three prominent atheists (Oct 26 2006

Gary Wolf talks to three prominent atheists (Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett) and concludes that "the irony of the New Atheism -- this prophetic attack on prophecy, this extremism in opposition to extremism -- is too much for me".

Interview with writer Sam Harris on "whyJun 26 2006

Interview with writer Sam Harris on "why religion must end". "People have morally identified with a subset of humanity rather than with humanity as a whole."

Sociology study indicates that atheists are theMar 24 2006

Sociology study indicates that atheists are the least trusted group of people in America. "Researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, homosexuals and other groups as 'sharing their vision of American society.' Americans are also least willing to let their children marry atheists." Also, "those surveyed tended to view people who don't believe in a god as the 'ultimate self-interested actor who doesn't care about anyone but themselves.'" (via dg)

Penn Jillette on why he believes "there is no God".Dec 07 2005

Penn Jillette on why he believes "there is no God".

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