Ricky Gervais Slams "Prayers" for Oklahoma Tornado Victims, Urges People to Send Money

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Ricky Gervais has created quite a bit of controversy over his reaction to the reaction of other people in the face of this week's Oklahoma tornado.

The comedian - who dared to mock Justin Bieber last month - retweeted an MTV News message Tuesday that read: “Beyonce, Rihanna & Katy Perry send prayers to #Oklahoma #PrayForOklahoma."

He wrote along with it: “I feel like an idiot now… I only sent money.”

Ricky Gervais Smiling

Gervais then included the following hashtag/message on his account:

“You can support #Moore response by txting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or online at redcross.org #ActuallyDoSomethingForOklahoma.”

The comedian, a well-known atheist, drew criticism for making fun of those who were praying for the victims, but he was undeterred, Tweeting again yesterday:

“Praying for something but not doing anything to make it happen has the same effect as writing to Santa & not letting mummy read the letter.”

Gervais concluded that “the best way to help the disaster victims” was through monetary donations. Do you agree?

Which should be send to Oklahoma residents?

 

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Praying doesn't do anything. Are there actually people alive today that still believe in that type of crazy stuff? It's 2013, wake up! I swear religion is a type of mental illness.. perhaps it needs to be treated with medication?

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@ Joe

The results of prayer cannot be proven or disproven. Unless you have traveled through time and have seen the results in either case, your statement is mere opinion.

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@ spock

The fact that it doesn't do s***, is what disproves it, numbnuts.

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@ Joe

I like you. I wish more people thought like you did.

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Why is it controversial and stir up reactions when, as read from the poll, all seem to agree with him that praying isn't enough...

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@ Niklas Eklund

A poll of 500+ is hardly conclusive.

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SCURVAIS WOULD BE CLOSER TO THE TRUTH

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Two hands working gets more done than 1,000 hands praying.

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he hopes people like him after this.
DON'T COUNT ON IT WINDY ASSHOLE!!

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@ abe

You really.....don't understand satire. Ricky Gervais's genius is definitely beyond your intelligence. Ricky Gervais doesn't "hope", and he doesn't need anyone to like him, nor does he want anyone to. He's a comedian and his comedy is lost on dull and vapid minds, like yours.

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@ Jsmith

"Reverting to name-calling suggests you are defensive and therefore find my objections valid." - Spock

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