He dubbed religion “unacceptable” and said that over time it would be thought of as being “like racism”.
He also said that someone would have to be “crazy” to believe in God, and that religious groups are like a “weird cult”.
(Expert tip: Obviously imagine all of these comments said in his adorable/sexy Irish accent – it just makes the whole thing even better.)
In an interview with GQ magazine, O’Dowd revealed that while he respected other people’s religious beliefs when he was younger, he has become less tolerant over time.
“For most of my life, I’ve been, ‘Hey, I’m not into it, but I respect your right to believe whatever you want’. But as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!’” O’Dowd said.
“There’s going to be a turning point where it’s going to be like racism,” O’Dowd said. “You know, ‘You’re not allowed to say that weird s**t! It’s mad! And you’re making everybody crazy!’”
The actor continued, “And you know, now America can’t have a president that doesn’t say he believes in God. So we’re f**ked! Like, they f**ked everything! You wanna go and live in your weird cult and talk about a man who lives in a cloud, you do that, but don’t. I mean, you really think that Barack Obama believes in God? No way!””
GQ did not approach either God or Barack Obama for a comment. Or, for that matter, God.
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