Ricky Gervais Doesn't Believe In the Supernatural

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Comentarios • 116

  • cdh79
    cdh79 Hace 2 meses

    got tickets to his show in Amsterdam.. am looking forward to it :)

  • NexisFilms
    NexisFilms Hace 3 meses

    1:30 I've never seen a photo with 13 people in it, and only 1 being fuckable . ;)

  • Kathi
    Kathi Hace 3 meses

    Legend.

  • Larry Larrabee
    Larry Larrabee Hace 3 meses

    Ricky has the most infectious laugh, I love it when other comedians make him cackle!

  • blupunk01
    blupunk01 Hace 4 meses +1

    It was one of the things that made his XFM show with Merchant and Pilkington so great was that Karl basically believed EVERYTING with seemingly no critical thinking ability and it just drove Ricky crazy.

  • Tanujaa Ravikumar
    Tanujaa Ravikumar Hace 4 meses +9

    He's brilliant 😂😂

  • wayne montgomery
    wayne montgomery Hace 4 meses

    love his show

  • Skankhunt42
    Skankhunt42 Hace 4 meses +1

    Were these 2 clips the whole interview? Is it worth my time finding the episode?

  • Manuel H.
    Manuel H. Hace 4 meses +5

    no sane person believes in supernatural crap

  • mike wood
    mike wood Hace 4 meses +2

    He looks grim (I typed “trim” in on my iPhone just now and it was autocorrected to “grim”).

    • Bill Garthright
      Bill Garthright Hace 4 meses +1

      That's a pessimistic phone you've got there. Have you been spending too much time watching the news? :)

  • Andrei de Los Santos
    Andrei de Los Santos Hace 4 meses +2

    "They're lovely whoever they are" lol

  • Mr. Wig.
    Mr. Wig. Hace 4 meses +1

    Awesome video you all just have a look at my videos they are really good Lol..

  • VHS Archive
    VHS Archive Hace 4 meses +1

    Can't believe he didn't make a Dickensian joke about his nieces and nephews, but I'm American, so maybe that just seemed too obvious to him.

  • Caffeinated Nation
    Caffeinated Nation Hace 4 meses +1

    (Sam and Dean pop their heads in)

    • Caffeinated Nation
      Caffeinated Nation Hace 4 meses

      @Agent Washington ....
      Well, of all the gin joints in the world...howdy, stranger 😊

    • Agent Washington
      Agent Washington Hace 4 meses +1

      ( Dean has a slice of pie in one hand )

      " Hey, Sam. Look at this goof; he thinks the Supernatural isn't real ! Ha ! "

  • willisverynice
    willisverynice Hace 4 meses +17

    I've always believed that the existance of a God would make the universe far less beautiful.

    • Great White
      Great White Hace 3 meses +2

      @Gary Payne chill, mate. capital g or lower case g who gives an eff?
      and where is your proof of a single god vs billions of gods? and if you look at my few posts here, i don't cap anything.

    • Gary Payne
      Gary Payne Hace 3 meses

      @Great White Well, you're just talking about the Christian 'God' - note the use of a capital 'G' - which is often, dare i say usually, used by religions when talking about 'their' god - but the actions of the Christian god (or any other god) have nothing to do with what I was trying to say.
      The point I was trying to make (poorly it seems, since all subsequent comments have missed it) is that 'a God' refers to a single god, the only god that you could believe exists (or doesn't) and that when talking about such a world-encompassing topic, maybe a simple spell-check is not enough. Now read my original comment again and take note of the presence and absence of capital letters.

    • willisverynice
      willisverynice Hace 4 meses +2

      @Gary Payne it's not about God being bad, it's just that I find the natural emergence of life in the universe to be a much more beautiful reality than one with a concious creator who engineered it.

    • colbfan report
      colbfan report Hace 4 meses

      @Great White Yeah but you already live your life they way you want to so he isn't exactly a dictator :)

  • New Message
    New Message Hace 4 meses +83

    "Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
    - Douglas Adams

    • Elias Mako
      Elias Mako Hace 3 meses

      I came to post this comment and this was the top one. Love this quote!

    • shiva1008
      shiva1008 Hace 4 meses +1

      yawn..I'd rather think for myself thankyouverymuch.

  • saimcheeda93
    saimcheeda93 Hace 4 meses +3

    I thought for a second he was going to talk about the show Supernatural

  • Danny Dorko
    Danny Dorko Hace 4 meses

    we get it, you're an atheist and you only wear black.

    • Bill Garthright
      Bill Garthright Hace 4 meses

      That's not required, actually. As an atheist, I can wear scarlet, too, if I want.
      Scarlet or black, though - those are my only two choices as an atheist. The dress code is a killer! :)

  • Victor A
    Victor A Hace 4 meses +13

    He should have done something like this years ago. Its really good.

    • Gary Payne
      Gary Payne Hace 4 meses

      @Great White I'm assuming Victor was referencing 'After Life', Ricky's new series on Netflix which this round of chat-show appearances is promoting; he's right, it is really good.

    • Great White
      Great White Hace 4 meses +2

      have you not seen his stand up on the bible and noah's ark?

  • parKb5
    parKb5 Hace 4 meses +21

    Here in Japan people believe in ghosts and I keep telling them that ghosts make no sense. We live in a world with more than 7 billion people and I can’t go two feet without bumping into another person. Well, more than 100 billion people have lived and died on the Earth. If ghosts existed, there would be like 10-15 ghosts haunting each and every person on the planet 24/7.

    • Nem0
      Nem0 Hace 4 meses

      @parKb5 I have never been convinced, but also never discredited people who said they believed in them. However, last summer, my girlfriend and I were at a historic battle site and we did both experience something neither of us could explain in any way, and it was genuinely terrifying. Whether I am convinced I don't know. But it did test me. ✌️

    • parKb5
      parKb5 Hace 4 meses +1

      My thoughts exactly. It’s insane too think that anyone can exist without a brain or body. It’s childish and embarrassing that so many adults still think this is possible. I wonder if they all still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy because ghosts make about as much sense as they do.

    • Bill Garthright
      Bill Garthright Hace 4 meses +4

      The whole idea of a disembodied mind - whether it's a ghost, a soul, or a spirit - is contraindicated by the evidence. Every mind we've ever known has been linked to a flesh-and-blood brain. And brain damage through injury, drugs, or old age can change or destroy everything that makes us who we are - our memories, our personality, our perception, our beliefs, our thinking ability, up to and including unconsciousness and death.
      Given all of that evidence, it's just silly to think that we don't really need a brain at all. I really don't understand how people can think so. Well, it's just the power of wishful-thinking, I suppose.

    • Babylauncher3000
      Babylauncher3000 Hace 4 meses

      @parKb5 That's going on the assumption even 1 in 1000000 become ghost.

    • parKb5
      parKb5 Hace 4 meses +1

      Right, but ghosts haunt populated areas typically where they died. With a population of 100 billion, everyone would see at least 1 ghost a day somewhere on the planet.

  • enx
    enx Hace 4 meses +9

    This was an amazing interview!

  • strzaskany alf
    strzaskany alf Hace 4 meses +41

    Sam and Dean would disagree....

  • Jim Morgan
    Jim Morgan Hace 4 meses +19

    Why would anyone believe?

    • Bill Garthright
      Bill Garthright Hace 4 meses +2

      When you're a child, you typically believe whatever your parents tell you. So you believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and God. You pretty well _have_ to give up three of those as you grow up, but you're actually _encouraged_ to continue believing in the fourth.
      Personally, I don't understand it, because I don't remember believing in 'God' even when I still believed in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. (After all, there was _evidence_ that they existed - not good evidence, as it turned out, but hey, I was just a little kid.)
      All the time I grew up (and this was many decades ago), I didn't know a single other person who wasn't a Christian. I didn't understand that, but I thought it was harmless. Now I know better!

    • Tony Hacker
      Tony Hacker Hace 4 meses

      5 dried grams in total darkness was what did it for me. Hail Odin 👌

    • Babylauncher3000
      Babylauncher3000 Hace 4 meses +4

      Generally speaking I believe is a fear of being powerless. Fear of the unknown. Why else would the afterlife be paradise yet nobody wants to die.

    • laalki80
      laalki80 Hace 4 meses +4

      Their parents unknowingly lied to them when they were receptive and trusting. That's pretty much it.

  • tenacious645
    tenacious645 Hace 4 meses +51

    It's sad how many people still lean so heavily on their god fairytales and super natural nonsense.

    • Troll 'Em All
      Troll 'Em All Hace 4 meses +7

      @PEPSEP Just to name the things that came to my mind within two minutes: Suicide bombers, genocides, religious wars, institutionalized child rape, homophobia, anti-semitism, fight against women's rights, spreading of diseases because of anti-vaxxers, restriction of freedom of thought/ speech, it's totalitarian, holding back progress because it's at odds with scientific inquiry, promotion of superstition/ miracles/ lies in general, promotion of slavery, lying to people - especially children - and threatening them with eternal torture, absolving people from personal responsibility (forgiving any sin), stealing from the poor.
      Religion is institutionalized evil, it holds back the progress of any society that gives authority. Religion wouldn't be a problem if it was only a private believe but it necessarily influences the role a person plays in society and tries to spread its inherent superstition and bigotry.

    • supershinigami1
      supershinigami1 Hace 4 meses +2

      Well people who insult religious people with comments like that surely won't change anything

    • PEPSEP
      PEPSEP Hace 4 meses +3

      Why? Like give me an exact example in your life where it has had some negative effect on your life? Not just you don't like it and you are so enlightened that you have it all figured out. I mean an actual intense where someones religion has done something to you personally.

    • Oh Aww Geez
      Oh Aww Geez Hace 4 meses +3

      tenacious645 yeh bru like stop shoving your mythical book down our throats.

  • waxed link
    waxed link Hace 4 meses

    Sad. How does he work out right from wrong?

    • Bill Garthright
      Bill Garthright Hace 4 meses +1

      _How does he work out right from wrong?_
      How do _you_ work out right from wrong? I guarantee that you're more moral than the Bible!
      You would be the worst monster in the world if you followed the Bible (all of it, not just the pleasant bits). Have you even bothered to _read_ it? It's almost certainly crazier than you think!

    • AJD09FB
      AJD09FB Hace 4 meses +6

      Is slavery right, or wrong? (Jesus seemed to think that it was okay.)
      Is genocide right, or wrong? (God seemed to think that it was okay.)
      Is it right, or wrong, to consider women an inferior creation, and the property of men? (God seems to think that they are.)
      Is it right, or wrong, to condemn people to eternal suffering and torment? (Christianity and Islam seem to think that it is okay.)
      All morality is subjective. The extent to which religious belief is moral, is the extent to which it has been tamed, or replaced, by secular morality.
      Do you not find it strange that the more literal-minded a believer becomes, the more they tend to be the most bigoted and immoral within society?

    • pjm jiminie
      pjm jiminie Hace 4 meses +2

      @waxed link well then how do you explain the existence of decent atheists?

    • waxed link
      waxed link Hace 4 meses

      @Turbo Nerdo with Jesus' help I'm not.

    • Turbo Nerdo
      Turbo Nerdo Hace 4 meses +6

      If you need a magical genie threatening you with eternal torture and promising you eternal happiness to be a moral person, then you are an immoral person.

  • Deus Costa
    Deus Costa Hace 4 meses +5

    hitler aids?
    *sounds aggressive*

  • SCJ TV Worldwide
    SCJ TV Worldwide Hace 4 meses +2

    If anyone loves Christ Jesus (S U B S C R I B E) me

    • enx
      enx Hace 4 meses +3

      omg this is peak internet

    • Mister Precocious
      Mister Precocious Hace 4 meses +6

      Go back to your crayons.

    • kessler003
      kessler003 Hace 4 meses +5

      Nah...

    • EAW
      EAW Hace 4 meses +9

      Piss off, wankstain.

  • zizinnnn
    zizinnnn Hace 4 meses +8

    PLATYPUS CUSTARD

  • shiva1008
    shiva1008 Hace 4 meses +7

    I get your point, Ricky.
    But you also strike me as a kid that just discovered Santa is not real, and can't stop running around telling everyone about it, feeling so proud he's a grownup now, while he's just starting adolescence..
    You talk about the miracle of nature? You have seen nothing yet!

    • Bill Garthright
      Bill Garthright Hace 4 meses +2

      The problem with faith-based thinking is that it's destroying my country and my world. Santa doesn't do that.
      Here in America, the modern Republican Party is the result of intentionally wooing white racists (their notorious "Southern strategy"). But they became faith-based at the same time. (Yeah, it turns out that racists have other bad qualities, too. Surprise, surprise, huh?)
      Reality doesn't matter to Republicans, because they just believe whatever they _want_ to believe. That's been a disaster here. Now, religion isn't the _only_ example of faith-based thinking, but it's easily the most widespread.

    • Turbo Nerdo
      Turbo Nerdo Hace 4 meses +2

      Except everyone already knows that Santa isn't real, and that false belief is only preserved due to tradition and its connection with the innocence of childhood. Neither are analogous to religion, so your analogy falls apart completely. In this analogy, the majority of the world believes in Santa, and they will vigorously defend that belief and morally condemn you for challenging such demonstrably false claims.

    • shiva1008
      shiva1008 Hace 4 meses

      @tenacious645 and I seem to have hit a nerve there too...Recognize yourself, maybe? :)

    • Kapil Sethia
      Kapil Sethia Hace 4 meses

      No, you didn't.

    • tenacious645
      tenacious645 Hace 4 meses +15

      You said that already. It seems like you have this pseudo spiritual horseshit ready to go at a moment's notice.

  • J Jim
    J Jim Hace 4 meses +7

    I don’t believe in Ricky Gervais,

    • J Jim
      J Jim Hace 4 meses +2

      Bill Garthright here we go, “round earthier”

    • Bill Garthright
      Bill Garthright Hace 4 meses +1

      _I don’t believe in Ricky Gervais_
      Of course not. There's actual _evidence_ that Ricky Gervais exists. Why in the world would you believe something with evidence backing it up, right? :)

    • willisverynice
      willisverynice Hace 4 meses +2

      I dont believe in proper punctuation

  • Brendan Mohan
    Brendan Mohan Hace 4 meses +128

    He’s an atheist? I’ve never heard him bring it up before.

    • Gary Payne
      Gary Payne Hace 4 meses

      @Finger Prince I'm assuming you meant to type 'can't ', because saying 'most can' on a social media platform in reference to the ability to identify sarcasm would just be naive. That said, many people can spot sarcasm in social media, even when it's mis-directed.

    • Gary Payne
      Gary Payne Hace 4 meses

      He never used to, but interviewers repeatedly mined it for questions and gags, and audiences always applauded it; so I guess he figured it was an angle worth monetising.

    • megha singh
      megha singh Hace 4 meses +1

      @shiva1008 you really don't know much about anything, do you? Except you bullshit your way out very well. So you can definitely be one of those scammer gurus who're all about spirituality not religion.

    • claude ghendrih
      claude ghendrih Hace 4 meses +1

      @L.P Moonstone Not quite , cant quite remember the joke about his Mum believing god was the cheapest baby sitter and how his older brother ruined that scheme for her

    • Turbo Nerdo
      Turbo Nerdo Hace 4 meses +2

      @shiva1008 "I am saying the god you don't "believe" in (as if your believe or lack of it is of any consequence whatsoever) is not the real God."
      Atheism by definition means the lack of belief in ANY gods. If you believe in a different God to everyone else, you're still not an atheist. If you're going to redefine the term to something which the term does not refer to, why use that term?

      "I am saying that atheism is an adolescent state of human development. "
      It's not a stage, it's the default. Your santa analogy fails because in that analogy, everyone knows that Santa isn't real and belief is only preserved due to tradition and the way which that false belief is linked to the innocence of childhood. The same cannot be said for Gods which the majority of adults still believe in and defend their existence rigorously.

      "I am saying that there is a whole lifetime of human experience waiting for anyone who cares to grow beyond the first glimmers of intellectual awakenings at the beginning of adolescence.'
      Care to list said observations, since you're arguing that there is actual evidence for your claims in some deistic being?

      "I am saying that anyone who seriously looks at Reality, of which nature is a part, will discover that IT is an absolute mystery"
      To quote Tim Minchin in his beat poem Storm

      "Life is full of mysteries, yeah
      But there are answers out there
      And they won't be found by people sitting around looking serious and saying 'Isn't life mysterious?'
      'Let's sit here and hope.
      Let's call up the fucking Pope.
      Let's go watch Oprah interview Deepak Chopra.
      If you wanna watch tele, you should watch Scooby Doo.
      That show was so cool because every time there was a church with a ghoul or a ghost in a school
      They looked beneath the mask and what was inside?
      The fucking janitor or the dude who ran the waterslide.
      Because throughout history every mystery ever solved has turned out to be
      Not Magic."

      "and IT IS Conscious."
      So, that which can be determined to exist is part of an electro-chemical process within a sufficiently evolved brain? Are you saying the entire universe is nothing more than a dream within another entities brain? If so, some evidence would be nice. Oooohhh, wait, I forgot that I was dealing with a dishonest person who doesn't like using actual definitions. Sorry, let's start this again. Define what you mean by "consciousness". I think you'll find the actual phenomenon is a lot less impressive than your New Age woo version of events.

      "So why not call it "God"?"
      Because a God is an anthropomorphic, supernatural being. So, as you have defined this phenomenon of the entire universe being "consciousness" it is not anthropomorphic, and you're at least pretending that this isn't supernatural, even though since you've proposed no mechanism it actually does fall under that definition.

      "Or is there an issue with authority at play with all those self proclaimed atheists? "
      Again, as you've defined it this phenomenon you've attempted to call God is deistic at best, so how can it be called an "authority" in any sense? How does the entire universe have "the power or right to give orders"? But no, atheists have no issue with authority regardless. I think you'll find bringing this out of your abstract definitions and back to the majority claims made by most religions, atheists have an issue with totalitarianism. Because it is immoral. Having a functioning moral system to stand up to self appointed dictators is not childish, unlike how you frame it.

      "An issue with authority typical for adolescents?"
      So, using a failed analogy and misrepresentation of the position, you've created a strawman by which all atheists are immature man child's who are intellectually inferior to you. In actuality, the vast majority of them are fully functioning adults, and you pretending to be intellectually superior is just a mask to pretend that your claims aren't anything more than New Age psuedo-science.

      "What IS the sun, by the way?"
      Big ball of plasma undergoing nucleosynthesis and held together by gravity. Did you miss high school physics?

  • Jim Fabian
    Jim Fabian Hace 4 meses +4

    LOVE Ricky!!!
    Wait... first?!