Ricky Gervais is widely known as an agnostic atheist. Comedian and late night host Stephen Colbert is less widely known as a Christian.
This past week, Gervais went on Colbert's program to promote an upcoming special of his featuring his character from the original BBC version of The Office, David Brent.
It was then, while they were seated and chatting, that Colbert decided to poke the hornet's nest, so to speak.
Colbert said "you are widely known as an atheist." Gervais nodded.
Colbert said "would you like to have a debate?"
And debate they did!
Voices were raised. Words were stepped over. There were a couple of strong shots on either side.
In the end, Colbert seemed rather impressed by Gervais' showing, which included numerous simple arguments.
And to think, this all came from a tweet that said Gervais would be going to hell.
To see the full debate between the two comedians, click to the next page.