Andy Rooney in an interview with the Humanist Hour podcast in 2008.
Tags: andy, atheism, government, politics, presidential, More…race, religion, rooney
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.
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Sunday School July 27th 2014
Sunday School July 20th 2014
Sunday School July 13th 2014
Started by Unseen in Small Talk. Last reply by Logicallunatic 17 minutes ago.
Started by Unseen in Small Talk. Last reply by Belle Rose 3 hours ago.
Started by Stephen Gunn in Small Talk. Last reply by Unseen 15 hours ago.
Started by Fragile in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists. Last reply by Unseen 15 hours ago.
Started by Belle Rose in Atheist Parenting. Last reply by Belle Rose 16 hours ago.
August 15, 2014 at 5pm to August 17, 2014 at 6pm – Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast
Posted by Carol Foley on July 31, 2014 at 11:02pm
Posted by Scott Kaelen on July 31, 2014 at 2:26pm
When you drink water, how is it distributed around the body?
We are in love with our Amazon
Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!
Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com
In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media
© 2014 Created by Dan.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.