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‘Late’ host Stephen Colbert, atheist Ricky Gervais talk faith, magic

Stephen Colbert and comedian Ricky Gervais are known to get into deep debates about God and on Monday night’s episode of “The Late Show,” the host opened a discussion on faith.

Gervais, an atheist, was on the show promoting his new Netflix series, “After Life,” and his new stand-up “SuperNature” but after a few minutes in, the conversation turned to faith.

“Is magic and faith the same to you?” Colbert, a Catholic, inquired at one point of the interview. “Because they’re different things to me.”

“I don’t believe in anything without evidence,” replied Gervais. “That’s it. That’s all they have in common. And I have no problem with faith or spirituality — I feel it in different ways. I feel it when I see nature.”

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