The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Look Up the Word ‘Puerile’ . . .

Posted on | December 21, 2010 | 11 Comments

. . . and you’ll find a photo of Rick Gervais, who is solicited by the Wall Street Journal to contribute a column, “A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m An Atheist.”

A Freudian would have a field day with a column in which Gervais rambles on and on about being an 8-year-old boy growing up in a working-class home in Reading, England. His childish rebellion, fenced around with self-justifying rationalizations, becomes the impregnable fortress of his worldview, and anyone who disagrees is a figure of ridicule, like his poor ignorant Mum.


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