Duck Dynasty star Si Robertson doubts the existence of atheists. The TV reality show star recently said that he doesn’t believe it is possible for a person to not believe in God but still use a calendar.
“There’s a lot of skeptics,” Robertson told the Christian Post. “I don’t believe there’s such a thing as an atheist. Because there’s too much documentation. Our calendars are based on Jesus Christ.”
The Duck Dynasty star alleged that atheists contradicted their supposed disbelief in God every time they used the Anno Domini dating system, which sets the birth of Jesus Christ as the first year.
“Whether you believe in him or not, every time you write down the day’s date you’re saying he’s here,” he remarked.
Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist blog was less than convinced of the alleged non-existence of his belief system.
He noted that the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world was based on the ancient Roman calendar. Many months are named after Roman gods — January for Janus, March for Mars, May for Maia, and June for Juno. Julius Caesar and his heir Augustus also each have a month named after them, July and August.
“In short, Robertson’s ‘proof’ for why atheists don’t exist boils down to: He doesn’t know any and he’s never picked up a history book,” Mehta wrote. “I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. Ignorance mixed with bullshit is his family’s currency these days.”