TV host takes on religion
Comedian/talk show host Bill Maher has the religious crowd rather upset. Of course that’s not hard to do. People are war with reality can get upset easily.
Now the Jesus platoon tends to think that they can say anything they want about anyone but criticism of them is automatically evil. Watch how quickly they whine about discrimination when someone stands up to them. Meanwhile they demand the right to discriminate against others (which I’m happy to grant them). But they also want to force others to be the same bigots they are. For instance many of the absurd marriage amendments they are pushing forbid private companies from giving benefits to gay couples. Typical hypocritical actions from the Religious Right.
Maher, according to the Miami New Times, said “The Bible is an old book of Jewish fairy tales.” “I’m against what religion is: made-up stories meant to scare people about what happens when you die. It’s a corrupt bureaucracy between man and God that takes advantage of people’s fears, mostly of the unknown, that corrupts people in ways that are unimaginable.”
He also is quoted as saying that “religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies.” Now that is entirely accurate.