Saturday, 3 October 2009

The invention of lying

ricky gervais new film is hilarous and also makes some interesting points. Its a film about a world where nobody can lie - until ricky gervais character discovers how to. He then tells his dying mother that when she dies she will go to heaven and suddenly a new religion is born who worship the man in the sky. It will raise some awkward questions for xians such as why nasa have never found there man in the sky, when there man in the sky is responsbile for all the good things but not the bad things, why there man in the sky only told us he exists recently rather than millions of years ago and how sitting there waiting for heaven makes you less happy than being an athest and living your life to the full. I know people like richard dawkins sell lots of books but people like ricky gervais reach new audiences that many of the other new atheists fail to reach.