I used to believe in God. The Christian one that is.
I loved Jesus. He was my hero. More than pop stars. More than footballers. More than God. God was by definition omnipotent and perfect. Jesus was a man. He had to work at it. He had temptation but defeated sin. He had integrity and courage. But He was my hero because He was kind. And He was kind to everyone. He didn’t bow to peer pressure or tyranny or cruelty. He didn’t care who you were. He loved you. What a guy. I wanted to be just like Him.
– Ricky Gervais –
Found this pretty interesting blog post over at supersimbo. In it Ricky Gervais admits he is now an atheist but opens up about his past and how he was brought up by his mother to believe in God thinking that it would keep him out of trouble.
Check out the full ‘Holiday Message’ here.