David Mitchell is one of my favourite comedians. I see quite a bit of myself in him if I’m honest. When people discuss religion in the pub I find myself engaging in a very similar manner by trying to unpick what people are saying and see if there is much within that can be held together rationally. I much prefer his style of engagement to the blinkered sledge hammer of someone like Tim Minchin.

For many years I’ve suspected that David Mitchell was a reasoned agnostic. In this clip he gives a very good account of his position and why he is unconvinced by aggressive atheists.