Andy Rooney in an interview with the Humanist Hour podcast in 2008.
This just blows my mind because I responded to a written piece attributed to Andy Rooney on prayer that promotes prayer at public events, etc. Now I'm finding, from this link, that he never wrote it! http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/dubiousquotes/a/Andy-Rooney-On-Pra... I'm speechless! Now, seeing this video, I am stunned that I was duped by the phoney essay. Wow, just wow.
Wow, I had him pegged wrongly, too... maybe for the same reason. Shoot, I didn't like him much, but now have new respect for him. Otoh, too bad he didn't publicly attack religion. (Or did he?)
Here's another Andy Rooney quote:
“There was some recognition in 1989 of the fact that many of the ills which kill us are self-induced. Too much alcohol. Too much food, drugs, HOMOSEXUAL UNIONS, cigarettes. They’re all known to lead quite often to premature death.” (emphasis mine)
I always just figured he was an atheist… how could he had be right about so many things yet had been wrong on religion? Andy is a true American hero. He fought the Nazis in WW2. His career in journalism has set the standard the very few will ever reach. He will be missed.
I always liked his little "Did ya ever" segments on 60 Minutes. He was an insightful individual and I must admit I did not know of his atheism until now.
Cheers to a good long life Mr. Rooney!
I'll be flippant for a second and point out that Andy Rooney's eyebrows are proof there's no god. Goodbye, Andy, and thanks for being honest and vocal about your nonbelief during your sunset. Cheers, brother.
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