Bill Maher has upped the anti-religion ante by calling God a psychotic mass murderer.
Maher talked about why conservative Christians are so upset about the movie Noah:
Because this made up story doesn’t stay true to their made up story. The thing that’s really disturbing about Noah isn’t the silly. It’s that it’s immoral. It’s about a psychotic mass murder that gets away with it, and his name is God.
Genesis says God was so angry with himself for screwing up when he made mankind so flawed, grr, that he sent a flood to kill everyone. Everyone. Men, women, children, babies. What kind of tyrant would punish everyone just to get back at the few he is mad at? I mean, besides Chris Christie.
Hey God, you know you’re kind of d–k when you are in a movie with Russell Crowe, and you’re the one with anger issues. You know, conservatives are all going on about how Americans are losing their values and their morality. Maybe, it’s because you worship a guy who drowns babies.
This is where I always groan when Maher starts in on one of his anti religion rants. People like Bill Maher can be just as closed minded as the religious extremists that they criticize. The debate surrounding religion is a discussion of beliefs, which means that neither side can ever convince the other that they are right.
For those of us who believe that people are free to believe or not believe in whatever they choose, the whole exercise is an endless, pointless, circular waste of time. Not all believers or non-believers, depending on which side of the fence you are on, are bad.
I am sure it made Bill Maher feel good to know that he made some Christians angry by calling God a psychotic murderer, but don’t we have more important things to talk about?
Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asked President Obama to come up with a five year plan to combat child poverty. Sen. Sanders said, “This is not only a moral issue of whether or not we protect the most vulnerable people in our society – the babies, the children, our future – but it is also an economic issue. What kind of future will America have if a substantial number of our children grow up in poverty poorly fed, poorly housed, poorly educated?”
Isn’t this more important than some philosophical debate about religion? Are we really that well off as a country that we can afford to sit around and discuss the motives of God? I don’t think we are.
When conservatives try to use the Bible as a basis for public policy, that is when the separation of church and state must be defended. As a country, we have a lot of work to do, and I find it disappointing that, with all of the problems facing the nation today, Bill Maher decided to use his ample platform to indulge himself with yet another rant about God.
When Maher goes off like this, it is a reminder to the folks at home of just how good it is to be Bill Maher. As a millionaire, Maher doesn’t have to worry about having to put gas in the car. He probably doesn’t wince when he sees that his grocery bill has gone up again this week because food prices are rising. He doesn’t have to worry about the things that keep most people awake at night.
I am happy for people who are in those positions. Good for them, but whether not God is a mass murderer falls pretty low on the list of priorities if you don’t have a job, or your kids are going to bed hungry tonight.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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