Happy Holidays From Ricky Gervais

by Liz Colville

“’Do unto others…’ is a good rule of thumb. I live by that. Forgiveness is probably the greatest virtue there is. But that’s exactly what it is — a virtue. Not just a Christian virtue. No one owns being good. I’m good. I just don’t believe I’ll be rewarded for it in heaven. My reward is here and now. It’s knowing that I try to do the right thing. That I lived a good life. And that’s where spirituality really lost its way. When it became a stick to beat people with. ‘Do this or you’ll burn in hell.’ You won’t burn in hell. But be nice anyway.” — Errr, I don’t know, man! I still enjoy the traditions of the Anglican Church, even if I never go in it/one! Anyway, Ricky Gervais’s quite convincing essay on atheism in the Wall Street Journal.

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