Eddie Izzard will run for London mayor as fearless atheist


American politicians who aren’t religious may claim they are, out of fear or pandering. But comedian Eddie Izzard will run for mayor of London an an atheist, and he expects no fallout.

That’s because Brits aren’t so religiously punishing to candidates now, partly because World War II killed millions of people and many people’s faith, Izzard said.

“We had a Second World War happen on our land mass. Of the 50 million that died, probably about 35 million died” in the region, he said. “And I think we noticed God wasn’t there or didn’t care.”

What happens when atheists (including me) don’t believe in deities?

“We still believe in people. I believe in human beings. Whenever there’s a disaster, human beings stand up. (Charities) stand up,” Izzard said. “Zero gods have ever stood up for a disaster.”

This BBSNews article was syndicated from Home, and written by Shakak Manteq. Read the original article here.

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Shakak Manteq

Shakak Manteq is from Tehran, Iran and is the founder of Iranian Atheists & Agnostics.