Uygur is a Turkish-American radio and television radio talk show host and political commentator on MSNBC cable television. He is the main host and co-founder of liberal talk radio show 'The Young Turks'.
In a video where Uygur responds to Bill O'Reily's challenge to David Silverman about the tides, he states: "And if you're religious, one of the things you get brainwashed into is your particular religion. And that's why kids who are born Muslim wind up being Muslim. Kids who are born Christian wind up being Christian. It's because they got they got taught that, right? That doesn't make you stupid. All that I would ask you, as an agnostic, is that you, when you're an adult, is that you think about that and you say "hey, does that make sense? Does it make sense that I eat with a fork? Yeah, okay, that makes sense. Being nice to other people? Yeah, that makes sense. Believing in a sky-God who walks on water and controls the tides?" Just think about it is all I'm saying. (at 3:44 )
On a 3 hour interview with Sam Harris, Cenk Uygur made statements...
"I'm against religion, you're against religion. I'm against all the religions."
"I left Islam" - Cenk Uygur
Cenk agreed with Sam Harris that "we're both atheists."