Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Steve Harvey's Barometer Must Be Broken...

Longtime comedian turned relationship "guru" Steve Harvey has been touring to promote his new book, titled Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, but he's also been offering his opinion on atheists and their morality in the media during the recent months.

His first comment(video below, link
here) came on a March 24th appearance on the Tyra Banks Show, where he stated, "You sittin' up here talkin' to a dude and he tells you he's an atheist, you need to pack it up and go home!" while doling out relationship advice to a receptive crowd. There was some backlash in the atheist community, but Steve Harvey isn't a household name outside of the black community, so it wasn't such a big deal.

However, during his appearance on CNN's Larry King Live(hosted by Joy Behar on this particular evening) he decided to go into greater detail about atheists. Let us all bask in Steve's wisdom:

Charming. I find it interesting that Harvey chooses the word idiot to describe atheists. When you say things like "this spun out of a gastrous(?) ball, and then all of a sudden we were evolved from monkeys, why we still got monkeys?..." and "...if you don't believe in God then where is your moral barometer?" you have very little room to insult the intelligence of others.

And in the very small chance that this actually gets to Mr. Harvey's eyes, stop calling it a moral barometer. The term I think you're looking for is moral
compass. A barometer measures atmospheric pressure and is therefore an ill fitting comparison for morals. A compass works as a much better example because it can point you in the right direction.

Invisibly yours,
The Invisble Pink Unicorn


  1. Hey I saw your video on youtube and thought I’d check out your blog as well. I guess I initially heard of you from your call to the AtheistExperience.

    Is this guy some sort of celebrity? He looks awfully familiar. It is odd how he calls atheists idiots for not believing that the world exists because of a god, yet his explanation for everything must be “god did it” instead of actually thinking for himself.

  2. Yes, Steve Harvey is a comedian and actor. He hosted Showtime at the Apollo for a while, was one of the four comedians on the Kings of Comedy movie, and had his own sitcom. He now hosts a nationwide radio show called the Steve Harvey Morning Show.

    He is very popular in the black community. I personally have never found him funny.

  3. It seems odd he could be considered intelligent enough to call atheists dumb. But I guess if you’re telling the public what they want to hear…

  4. I'm pretty sure you spelled "gastrous" perfectly! Jeez, the stupid is strong in Steve Harvey.

    Good work on your ripping in to Ray recently, I personally can't be bothered hating him but I understand exactly where you are coming from...

  5. Steve Harvey is rocketing stupid! It sickens me that so many African American’s love this ignorant clown!!! Check out my blog series entitled, “I’m coming out.” Great blog btw, I’m gonna follow.

  6. Thanks man. Between coaching my 9 year old's soccer and basketball teams and the new baby, my hands were full. Luckily, the coaching stuff is done in a few weeks and I can get back to this blog and some of my other pursuits.

    I checked out the blog, and the first post hit on two things that have become really big for me recently: The Avengers and comic books in general. I will definitely sit down tomorrow and read it.