View Full Version : Who Is Stephen Roberts?

3rd January 2008, 06:33 AM
I posted this on the Atheism community of LiveJournal:

"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."
- Stephen Roberts

I consider this to be one of the most pertinent quotes in support of atheism. It is quoted all over the place, and I have quoted it myself. I personally think that the third sentence is the most important - and the one most frequently left out. But I am at a loss as to finding out who Stephen Roberts is (or was...).

Wikipedia has only two entries:

Stephen Roberts the rugby playerhttp://i.ixnp.com/images/v3.8.1/t.gif (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Roberts)
Stephen Roberts the film directorhttp://i.ixnp.com/images/v3.8.1/t.gif (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Roberts_%28director%29)

Neither of whom appear to be the source of the quote. Curious.

Who is (or was) Stephen Roberts?

I received a reply from someone who claimed to be the original Stephen Roberts! ("http://community.livejournal.com/atheism/1582248.html?view=35377320)