Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bill Maher Smearing Christianity Again

Bill Maher is again using the media to push his anti-Christian views. From the Culture and Media Institute:

It’s no secret that Bill Maher, the host of the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, loathes religion. He came under fire earlier this year for slandering Pope Benedict XVI. On Tuesday night, CNN’s Larry King gave Maher another chance to smack Christianity, which Maher called “detrimental” and “the ultimate hustle.”

Maher was on Larry King Live to promote his latest vehicle, the film Religulous, which is due to open October 3. Religulous, which reportedly takes aim at all religions, was supposed to be released around Easter of this year. It had been called a documentary previously but Maher is now selling it as a comedy. Larry King opened his interview with Maher by praising the movie but noted that it will offend people.

KING: OK. It's no secret that you deal with religion a lot. And you have a new movie coming called Religulous. I saw that movie. It's really well done. Now, it will offend -- I think it will offend the deeply religious people. Those on the border -- certainly, agnostics are going to love it. Atheists are going to love it. But there's a lot of open religious people who would just appreciate it as a very funny movie.

MAHER: Right. You don't have to agree with it, I think, to laugh.

Maher loves to laugh at religion and religious believers, especially Christians. In his one-hour interview with King, in which he talked about politics and religion, he commented repeatedly on the recent presidential forum hosted by evangelical pastor Rick Warren on August 16.

MAHER: … certainly in political life (religion has) had a terribly detrimental effect. I mean, did you see the Rick Warren thing?

KING: Sure. And we had him on last night.

MAHER: Yes, right. And by the way, let me just preface this by saying I'm asking people for perspective. I have it also. Rick Warren, big improvement over Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. If we have to have a pope of the super Christ-ies, I'd rather it be him. He's got good ideas about actually, you know -- actually helping people. Because you know, one thing I don't like about religion is that, you know, ask any of the truly devout. It's not mainly about doing the right thing or being ethical. It's mainly about salvation. It's mainly about getting your butt saved when you die. And that's why I think they're less moral than ethicists.

Click here to read the full article by Kristen Fyfe of the Culture and Media Institute. Bill Maher is the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. Both HBO and CNN, home of Larry King Live, are owned by Time Warner. When will Big Media (aka mainstream media, or MSM) realize the fact that the foundations of America are based on the Word of God? I usually do not give stock advice on this blog, but if you own Time Warner stock, I advise you to sell it NOW as a protest vote against the forces who are smearing Christianity.

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