Trey Parker on Belief and Religion

May 23rd, 2011

This NPR interview with the South Park creators about their new smash hit, The Book of Mormon, nicely summarizes my view on religion (kinda):

“I have religious friends, and they’re like, ‘Well, if you look, it’s proven.’ And you’re like, ‘No, it’s not proven.’ Don’t try to tell me that you can prove this stuff. Just say ‘I believe it,’ and I’m down with you. Don’t mix the two together. Because you can’t logically say, ‘We know that Jews came from Jerusalem and settled in America and turned into Native Americans.’ That just doesn’t make any sense. But at the same time, if you say, ‘I believe this,’ I say, ‘OK. Cool, man.’ Because at the end of the day, we all have certain beliefs and deeply held things that probably don’t make a lot of sense to anybody else.”