Well, rumour has it that the good Doctor is going to finally come out atheist this evening on the season premiere of the eighth season.
As if to underscore the point, “Doctor Who” proves plenty frisky itself in the wake of its own 50th anniversary last year. After years of speculation, the Doctor unceremoniously outs himself as an atheist in the premiere, though a creepy epilogue suggests the reveal is part of a larger arc for the season.
If I can see how watching the wonders of the universe through Doctor Who and Cosmos contributed to my disbelief in a 2,000 year old book of stories, then it only stands to reason that a Timelord who's literally seen it all wouldn't fall for any god belief at all.
It's also no surprise to anyone who's watched either the current or classic series. I mean, they even had Richard Dawkins do a cameo.
I'd love to watch this tonight to confirm, but I'm still terribly behind. I stayed up last night to 11:30pm (late for me) and got just past the halfway mark on season 7 -- thanks to US Netflix. So, I don't think I'll make up enough to be caught up by this evening. Perhaps in a week or two.