Stephen Colbert and comedian Ricky Gervais are known to get into deep debates about God and on Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show,” the host opened a discussion on faith.
Gervais, an atheist, was on the show promoting his new Netflix series, “After Life,” and his new stand-up “SuperNature” but after a few minutes in, the conversation turned to faith.
“Is magic and faith the same to you?” Colbert, a Catholic, inquired at one point of the interview. “Because they’re different things to me.”
“I don’t believe in anything without evidence,” replied Gervais. “That’s it. That’s all they have in common. And I have no problem with faith or spirituality — I feel it in different ways. I feel it when I see nature.”
The United Kingdom native described his feeling as being in “awe” of nature.
“I don’t believe someone made it, that’s all the difference between me and you,” the popular comedian explained. “We know how amazing nature is and how good people are and how amazing dogs are, dogs are amazing. However, I just don’t think there was a will to it.”
“I absolutely have no problem with faith or anything like that,” Gervais added.
Colbert, who regularly talks about God on his program, proceeded to answer his own question about faith and magic.
“I have a problem with magic, I don’t have a problem with faith,” Colbert interjected. “I have a somewhat anemic faith — it comes and goes.”
“I have firefly of a faith, it comes and goes, it shows up ever so often,” he continued.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law