It’s no secret that religion is a heated topic in our world that has spawned countless hate crimes and wars. It’s rare to see two people from completely opposite ends of the spectrum sit down and have a civil conversation about their stances on God.
But when self-proclaimed atheist Ricky Gervais took the hot seat on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Christian host did not miss his chance to bring up matters of faith.
“Do you wanna debate the existence of God?” Colbert asked the comedian shortly into the interview.
Willing and ready to defend his position, Gervais agreed to tackle the topic head on.
Colbert opened the discussion in asking, “Why is there something instead of nothing?”
Affirming first that the “how” is bigger than the “why,” Gervais added, “You don’t believe in 2,999 gods—and I don’t believe in just one more.”
Watch how the rest of this God debate unfolded below: