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megimoo
03-21-2010, 07:55 AM
"Oh My GOD are these People Ignorant !!"

The way Bill Maher sees it, resistance to ObamaCare is all God's fault. Why? Because so many people believe in this "schmuck" who lives in the clouds...and this belief, in turn, intensifies opposition to ObamaCare.

This leftist social critic, anti-Christian crusader, and HBO comedy show host warned God at the end of last week to back off, to allow smart people like himself and Barack Obama and the New York Times editorial board to push the God-fearing "ignoramuses" aside this week and take control of the nation's health care.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/bill_maher_to_god_stand_aside.html

wilbur
03-21-2010, 08:21 AM
A couple Catholic groups have come out in support of the bill, surprisingly enough. I don't know how much or how little stature they have, but FWIW:

http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/catholic-nuns-endorse-healthcare-reform/
http://www.chausa.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=2147484553
http://ncronline.org/print/17396

Lager
03-21-2010, 09:41 AM
Maher is one of the most ignorant examples of a liberal human being that I've seen in the media. I don't even understand what his claim to fame is. He's not even remotely funny to me, and I'm not a religious person, so it's not his constant tirade against religion that causes me to come to that conclusion.

The way that attitudes like his have come to represent the left side of politics, clearly exhibits the downfall and decimation of a once worthy party. Can they not see why the spoiled, pompous attitudes of him and others in his cabal, turn off average, middle class hardworking Americans?

I do not have any issue with his, or anyone else's decision to not believe in a God. It's the snarky, arrogant mocking of those who do, that alienates his kind from me. To come to a personal conclusion that God does not exist is one thing, but it shows a high level of conceit and willful ignorance to refuse to acknowledge the peace, the strength or the benefits that those who do believe, receive. Or the power of good that can come from that belief. His nescient attitude is no different than that of Marie Antoinette, who when told that peasants were angry because they had no bread, wondered aloud why they didn't just eat cake.

FlaGator
03-21-2010, 02:12 PM
Maher is one of the most ignorant examples of a liberal human being that I've seen in the media. I don't even understand what his claim to fame is. He's not even remotely funny to me, and I'm not a religious person, so it's not his constant tirade against religion that causes me to come to that conclusion.

The way that attitudes like his have come to represent the left side of politics, clearly exhibits the downfall and decimation of a once worthy party. Can they not see why the spoiled, pompous attitudes of him and others in his cabal, turn off average, middle class hardworking Americans?

I do not have any issue with his, or anyone else's decision to not believe in a God. It's the snarky, arrogant mocking of those who do, that alienates his kind from me. To come to a personal conclusion that God does not exist is one thing, but it shows a high level of conceit and willful ignorance to refuse to acknowledge the peace, the strength or the benefits that those who do believe, receive. Or the power of good that can come from that belief. His nescient attitude is no different than that of Marie Antoinette, who when told that peasants were angry because they had no bread, wondered aloud why they didn't just eat cake.

I have wondered if he suffers form some type of border line personality disorder. He viciously attacks any point of view that does not agree with his own. Often the intensity of the attack is no warranted by the object of his attack.

Speedy
03-21-2010, 02:28 PM
I find hilarious the atheists who try so hard to mock a God they deny exists in the first place.

wilbur
03-21-2010, 03:09 PM
I find hilarious the atheists who try so hard to mock a God they deny exists in the first place.

Can you describe a concrete example of atheistic God mockery? I don't think I've ever seen it and I find myself drawing a complete blank when I try and picture it.

I certainly have seen many atheists mock religious people, religious beliefs, or religious mythology.. but none of those things are equivalent to "God", now are they?

Speedy
03-21-2010, 03:15 PM
I certainly have seen many atheists mock religious people, religious beliefs, or religious mythology.. but none of those things are equivalent to "God", now are they?

Aww! You guys and your semantics are just sooo cute!

FlaGator
03-21-2010, 03:16 PM
I believe this is an example of an atheist mocking God.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re-8MeEBUJ8

FlaGator
03-21-2010, 04:18 PM
I believe this is an example of an atheist mocking God.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re-8MeEBUJ8


Bueller? Bueller?

wilbur? wilbur? :D

wilbur
03-21-2010, 04:35 PM
Bueller? Bueller?

wilbur? wilbur? :D

I just don't even know what to say - if she doesn't actually hold it as true in her head, that God and Jesus are real, then she inst actually mocking them. She's mocking the people, who at awards shows, feel the need to thank their deities profusely when they win. To claim that she is mocking God, is to make unwarranted assertions about her internal mental life, which you cannot possibly know.


Not sure why this is so hard to grasp.

FlaGator
03-21-2010, 04:38 PM
I just don't even know what to say - if she doesn't actually hold it as true in her head, that God and Jesus are real, then she inst actually mocking them. She's mocking the people, who at awards shows, feel the need to thank their deities profusely when they win. To claim that she is mocking God, is to make unwarranted claims about her internal life, which you cannot possibly know.


Not sure why this is so hard to grasp.


It is like I thought. You'd spin it someway to avoid having to say "You know your right. I missed that one."

Lager
03-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Admit it Wilbur, what you really mean is that since God doesn't exist, no one can mock him. You said that you know of no atheist who mocks God, and FlaGator found an example and now you back pedal.

Big Guy
03-21-2010, 04:43 PM
I just don't even know what to say - if she doesn't actually hold it as true in her head, that God and Jesus are real, then she inst actually mocking them. She's mocking the people, who at awards shows, feel the need to thank their deities profusely when they win. To claim that she is mocking God, is to make unwarranted assertions about her internal mental life, which you cannot possibly know.


Not sure why this is so hard to grasp.

Of course you can't believe your lying eyes and your lying ears if they contradict you current argument. You need HALDOL or something, go see a friggin shrink.

wilbur
03-21-2010, 04:48 PM
It is like I thought. You'd spin it someway to avoid having to say "You know your right. I missed that one."

What, you think I have had any shortage of exposure to such comedy?

Again, if she doesn't actually believe in God, then who is she mocking? The answer: Christians. She's not trying to offend or put on a show for a being that she doesnt believe is real. Its for your benefit and mine.

Hey, maybe she does really believe and is lashing out in anger at a God she actually believes in deep down - but again these are mightily large, unjustified, presumptions to make about someone's mental life.

megimoo
03-21-2010, 05:56 PM
What, you think I have had any shortage of exposure to such comedy?

Again, if she doesn't actually believe in God, then who is she mocking? The answer: Christians. She's not trying to offend or put on a show for a being that she doesnt believe is real. Its for your benefit and mine.

Hey, maybe she does really believe and is lashing out in anger at a God she actually believes in deep down - but again these are mightily large, unjustified, presumptions to make about someone's mental life.You would have made a great Pontius Pilate with your discourse on what is truth !You could go on for hours holding forth and saying nothing of worth .