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Old 06 November 2011, 01:45 AM
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Default Was Andy Rooney an outspoken atheist?

I've just noticed people posting the following image on Facebook:



Sounds like something Rooney could have said, but... did he?

All too often, we see glurgers putting these kinds of statements in celebrities' mouths.
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Old 06 November 2011, 04:22 AM
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He was an outspoken Atheist (mostly; sometimes he described himself as being Agnostic). He was awarded the "Emperor Has No Clothes Award" by the Freedom from Religion Foundation, whose biopic page quotes from Rooney's own memoirs.

The actual quote, according to Wikipedia, comes from a Boston Globe interview printed 30 May 1982. Unfortunately, I don't want to pay to prove it.

ETA: I tried looking it up on the school's ProQuest account, but it's down for maintenance right now. CONVENIENT.
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Old 06 November 2011, 04:26 AM
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Thank you Mateus! I see so many incorrect attributions of quotes on Facebook these days that I'm actually surprised when one turns out to be accurate!
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Do you know what really bugs me about being dead? Everyone thinks your hair and fingernails are still growing when it's really just your skin receding. I hate that.

R.I.P. Andy.
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