Monday, January 7, 2008

Anti-Catholic Alert: Bill Maher

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The World...IMHO

Bill Maher is an ignorant, hateful jerk.

On the January 4 edition of the NBC show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” Bill Maher commented on a remark about religion that was allegedly made by presidential contender Mitt Romney. In the course of his comments, Maher said the following:

“You can’t be a rational person six days of the week and put on a suit and make rational decisions and go to work and, on one day of the week, go to a building and think you’re drinking the blood of a 2,000-year-old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith…That makes you a schizophrenic.” I have to admit that I previously underestimated Maher's hatefulness. But ignorant statements like that make it clear

O’Brien, looking a bit uneasy, then asked Maher whether anyone who is religious is schizophrenic. To which Maher replied, “Well, yes, sort of, because they have walled off a part of their mind.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue jumped on this today: Go get'em Bill!

“There is no bigger anti-Christian bigot in the entertainment business than Bill Maher; he has shown that over and over again. While he may not like any religion, he has a special place in his portfolio of hatred for Christians, especially Roman Catholics. In Maher’s twisted mind—which has long walled off rationality, to say nothing of decency—the mere mention of religion sets off a tirade against Jesus. We’ll take the backhanded compliment.

“Unlike most non-believers, who are generally content to respect the right of most Americans to believe in God, guys like Maher want a brawl. He should be careful what he wishes for because there are those who pine to deliver.”

If Maher had insulted any other group like he has Catholics, the media would be demanding he be fired and/or apologize. But as long as he's insulting Catholics, he gets a pass....

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Julie D. said...

We stopped watching him long ago, just as we stopped listening to Garrison Keillor long ago. About the same time, when conservatives were elected to a majority in government, both of them went from being amusing to being hateful to many groups of people. They lost their sense of lightness and substituted mean cynicism for humor. Too bad as both are genuinely talented but can't see how biased they are.

EC Gefroh said...

People like him get away with it because they preface their hateful spew by stating they were brought up Catholic.

Jonathan Carpenter said...

Mr. Maher proves that Anti-Catholicism is no longer just "The pornography of the Puritan."

Anonymous said...

Mahar is ignorant and hateful and proves it every time he opens his mouth and I feel sorry for him. He is doomed to the same hell he lives in today, unless he opens his eyes and sees the truth.Lets pray for his soul that he does.

JOHN said...

I read Roger Ebert's review of Maher's new movie, and was shocked to see that (I am paraphrasing) Vatican priests "dissolved" in laughter re: issues Maher proposed. Like hell.
Is this true?
If it is, then who is the ignoramus? And who were these guys anyway?