"Though those fumbling for an excuse to discredit him may claim otherwise, these aren’t extremists or lunatics. These are for the most part sane, rational, even intelligent people who believe something which Maher believes is insane.
Maher lets these people talk, but he doesn’t let them get away with fooling anyone, including themselves. He asks about their beliefs, and then refuses to follow the cultural taboos which demand he let it go when they say something ridiculous. He talks to them plainly and without fear, asking the tough questions for which religion, any kind of religion, seems to have no answer. Some of them get angry, most of them simply, and politely, shut down; their brains refusing to go any further when he brings up a point of view which might cause them to objectively consider their blind faith. Others, unable to cope with his queries, admit to being genuinely stupid, as did an Arkansas Senator who awkwardly excuses his flawed thinking by admitting that his job as an elected official doesn’t require an IQ test. "
"It’s not propaganda, because Maher isn’t running out and finding weirdos to use in smear tactics against the devout. Typically anyone trying to make a case against God goes right to the pedophile priests and the suicide bombers, but Maher makes it a point to focus on normal, reasonably sane religious people. He’s not stacking the deck in his favor, because he doesn’t need to. He talks to truckers in a roadside chapel, he chats with random, middle-class tourists at a Christian-themed amusement park. He talks to religious shop owners, small town preachers, televanglists, Jews for Jesus, fundamentalist U.S. Senators, Vatican priests, religious scientists, secular Muslims, gay Muslims, people in America, Utah (come on, we all know it’s not really America), Europe, and even in Jerusalem. "
16% of us in this country (USA) are atheists. Do you agree with Bill Maher's statement? Lets STAND UP AND MAKE OUR VOICE HEARD before it's too late! Will Armageddon occur if atheists dont intervene?
"Religulous attempts to take the fight to those who think their religion is above scrutiny. "
hey all i respect you choice to live blind. i want you all to know im praying for you and if anyone realizes their need for Christ let me know. all right then God bless you all. and good luck on the raw diets
Glad to see a lot of Atheists/Agnostics. If your in the San Diego area (Shameless plug coming) why don't you join the Humanist Assosiation of San Diego Tuesday nights at 7 PM @ the cafe Libertalia in Hillcrest for some Coffee and Conversation