Mitchell and Webb: Does God Exist?

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David Axelord : If only someone could cut into a piece of fruit and answer this question once and for all...

Tom Bainbridge : I'd watch big talk if it was a real program

Bennings : This perfectly sums up religious debates on the internet

Kasey Escape : last line is brilliant

Miles Leavitt : Brilliant sketch. Too bad those in the comment section didn't quite get the point.

Luke Alexander : —Well, there is no yes-or-no answer. —What! I can think of two yes-or-no answers, just off the top of my head! This is brilliant!

Chrisfs : I was about to comment, but then realized the comments thread are an amazing extension of the sketch itself. Mitchell and Webb and not simply awesome, they are META-AWESOME!

Tim Lake : I love using that response to "There is no yes or no answer". Good one to break out in meetings, along with "Oh make the tea!" when someone just sits on the fence.

Adrian Peace : Donald Trump loves Big Talk

vonteflon : 1:08 Johnson!

Minkki82 : You can't prove a god exists or that none exist so the answer would be "we don't know for sure but there's no evidence that one exists so probably not"

Joachim Schoder : Yes/No-question #1: Are you mental?

Lookoutitsdomke : It would surely be much simpler to say that there is not a single piece of evidence to suggest that there is a god and it is just easiest to assume there isn't. Much like how we do with unicorns, fairies, and midgets.

Ian G : Captain Rik Mayall Flashard ?

Sabrina Evans : God does  exist he lives in a church down the road.. So just go knock on the door any time of day or night and he will answer it. Lets see how many angry vicars we can create by late night door knocking.

MrShepperson : Nicky Campbell take note...

David Eberhardt : Love Robert Webb, but this part should have gone to Chris Morris.

Stephen Wright : pretty hilarious that people are actually arguing does god exist underneath this comedy sketch video...

troglodyto : for the morons out there, this is a satire on televised panels

wishingwell12345 : Oh make the tea!

fishyc150 : It certainly is a yes/no answer. It's that people don't know the answer.

indiciaobscure : Is this based off an actual British host?

coolbanana165 : Probably not. :)

Chris King : answer is no. if yes, step up and claim your prize...

James Lawson Animates : IT'S IM-POR-TANT!

Knightfall8 : just checking on whether we've gotten this sorted yet

arc450 : Absolutely hilarious. Robert Webb is brilliant in this.

oilymutt : Beautiful skit about pompous TV presenters goading guests into an argument....not unlike the Yootoob comments section.

GameToon : "I can think of two yes or no answers just off the top of my head!" I've got to use that sometime

ResoundGuy : FAKE NEWS

Josh O'Brien : "OH MAKE THE TEA!" Correct response to agnostics.

reelle Zahl : +BlitzTankTV Errrm, David Mitchell IS an agnostic. He's against the angry atheist and distances himself from them. The point of this sketch ist to point out how ridiculous unenlightened (= post Kritik der reinen Vernunft, Kant) black-and-white thinking, typical of the last few instant-this-that-and-the-other generations, is.

BillHicks420 : They are wrong about what agnosticism means.

Jason : No

FunkySeeFunkyDo : Johnson!

DemstarAus : Agnostic means not knowing. If your position is that you are unsure of the exsistence of god, you are not convinced that it exists, and you are an atheist.

Christy O'Faghan : there's plenty of evidence that God exists and anyone who disagrees is being unscientific

8Rincewind : That point about "There is no Yes or No answer is perfect."

B. Hagedash : Are agnostics spineless fence sitters? I couldn't say.

andrehitsoy : I actively believe that there isn't a yellow car parked outside my house right now (not looking out the window). I acknowledge the fact that there MIGHT be, as well as cars of any colour, but I've never seen a yellow car there, and statistically there's more of a chance of the spaces being filled with silver, white and black cars, so I choose to firmly place my bets on there NOT being a yellow car there. Atheist.

Abby Ritter : God probably exists. Now stop worrying about it and get on with your lives.

Zachs Mind : There may or may not be a god. If you believe in a god that you can't prove, then your god does not exist. There may be a god of some sort out there that vaguely fits your idea of a god, but at best, you won the lottery. That's coincidence, and not prophetic clairvoyance. Based on what we currently know, any god imagined by mankind thus far is highly unlikely. So there is no reason to believe in a god.

Necrobadger : When tasked with a question based on something it's impossible to prove, you have to go with the most likely answer, regardless of anyone's feelings or ideals. So no, there is not a god, that is the absolute answer until new information becomes available. Easy.

Mantis Toboggan : this question was answered by a melon in another sketch of theirs.

Bainbow : Agnosticism for the win!

Phizzy : @Daracon75 My point is you can put any supernatural mumbo jumbo in there and say that fills in all the gaps in your reasoning. This includes the inherent "creator's creator" problem because obviously this supernatural thing has always existed and is super magic. Your god and its creation myths are nothing special. The point is we don't NEED to fill in all the gaps in our reasoning. Why does logic exist? It's irrelevant. Citing a supernatural 'world view' just makes your argument more incoherent.

Phizzy : @Daracon75 Oh dear, all of your arguments are ridiculously simple. It comes down to you saying that you need to believe in the god of the Christian Bible to understand the universe because... Because! I submit to you that you need to believe in the caramel snow faerie to understand the universe because she created the universe so that's that. I don't need to prove any of this, it says it in a book. This book that exists in reality comes from OUTSIDE REALITY and so it is BETTER than reality.

Phizzy : @marsgoon1 Agnostic just means 'without knowledge'. Saying you're an agnostic atheist means that you don't believe in any god(s) but you know that it's not possible to completely rule out their existence. It's what most people who simply call themselves 'atheist' tend to believe. The opposite of that would be a gnostic atheist, someone who claims to 'know' there is no god. A bit silly. Someone who believes in some spiritual higher power nonsense could be described as a deist.

8bitpineapple : @MrBenjamin199 I’ve never seen an atheist who holds the position you described, only atheists who dismiss specific gods as impossible. Though I have seen many gnostic theists who claim to know their God exists with 100% certainty, which is also absurd.

8bitpineapple : @pedarikarhu My point was I have never met or seen a positive atheist. The closest to a positive atheist I have seen have only dismissed specific Gods, such as one who is both good and tortures people forever for finite crimes.