After some initial friction between the creationist Garrison and atheist Dawkins, a romantic interest soon develops.
During their date, Dawkins refers to religion as an argument from ignorance, and Garrison announces that she is now an atheist.
I wouldn't have minded so much if only it had been in the service of some serious point, but if there was a serious point in there I couldn't discern it." In a Q&A session at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Dawkins said: "I would have thought they could at least have got an actor that could do a proper British accent.
Now, if only I could be offered a cameo role in The Simpsons, I could show that actor how to do a real British accent." When asked about the episode in a 2012 interview with Playboy magazine, Dawkins, who said it was the only episode of South Park he had seen, thought the fighting among the different atheist sects had "a certain amount of truth in it" and harbored a greater potential for satire.
The episode is the first in a two-part story arc, which concludes with "Go God Go XII".
In "Go God Go", Cartman is unable to wait the three weeks until the Wii video game console is released, and attempts to freeze himself to get closer to the release date, but accidentally ends up much later in the future, in the atheistic world of 2546.
The UAA commander contacts yet another faction, the Allied Atheist Alliance (AAA), who are made up solely of highly evolved sea otters.
Cartman ultimately remains frozen for over five centuries, until being discovered and thawed out by members of the Unified Atheist League (UAL).They spoke about how difficult it is to make such a subject humorous without seeming "preachy".For a time, the episode actually did end up feeling "preachy" because too many ideas and statements were present.In an attempt to enter cryonic suspension, he buries himself in the snow at the top of Mount Elbert, with help from Butters. Garrison resists being forced to teach the school's evolution curriculum.In response, the school hires evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to present the evolution lesson.In the year 2546, the entire world is atheistic and dedicated to rationality and science. These factions are at war with each other over who has the right answer to "the great question".Cartman is informed of the possible presence of a Nintendo Wii at the Museum of Technology in New New Hampshire.However, they had essentially forced themselves to create another episode, which they partially disliked because it meant they'd have to write more material that concerns atheism when they felt they had done enough.Several aspects of both "Go God Go" and "Go God Go XII" pay homage to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, a science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios.However, they mention that before they are willing to take him there, they require some information alluding to a person they believe he knew in his time: the founder of the UAL who helped initiate a great event that made the entire world atheist.Suddenly, the UAL comes under attack from a rival group, the United Atheist Alliance (UAA), and Cartman is taken captive aboard a UAA ship.