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Bill Maher On Oppressed Christians

" I know George Bush says Jesus changed his heart but, Dick Cheney changed it back." and what's with the "christians turning water into whining".


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Bill Maher serves as television's sole secular voice, and does it confidentally.

If only the great mass of the washed, brain-washed, that is, could see the show. Today's religious leaders become offended simply because they don't have 100% control over America? Thank god for that. Our duty is clear. Time to tax all church organizations and their "ministers". Property tax, income tax, sin tax, and more.

any person against Bush is a friend of mine. Hi friend.

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Whatever the value of Maher's observations, I'd find him more listenable if he was funny. He used to be, in the "Politically Incorrect" days, but not so much anymore. Righteous indignation unleavened with humor = just another hack not making the laughs.

El Doctor please tell us you're not just a christian with no sense of humor.

I almost stopped watching last night what with Erica Jong's condescension regarding undocumented workers and Dana Rohrabacher - his 'defense' of Bush, Iraq & the 7-minute sitting spell on 9/11 was despicable. However things got a bit heated with Rohrabacher's comments so I hung around for 'New Rules' and the spiel....that was worth it. I always enjoy Bill's take on religion & the religious.

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Very good clip

Thanks for showing it

I usually watch real time every week but I was forced to miss it this week. I am very thankful to this site for allowing me to at least watch some of the new rules.

As always I pretty much agree with bill Maher completely when he deals with issues of religion. Religion has become a backward moving force in this country. It is used by “pseudo-Christians” as bill Maher put it to push agendas that goes against freedom and progress. With out religion there would be no debate on gay marriage. There would be no debate on what should be taught in science class. There would be no debate on stem cell research. Our country have become one of the worst in graduating science majors and I think the anti-science stand religion have taken is part of the problem.

To get to the point, all us people (atheist or religious) that let logic and true moral’s (not just what religion say is moral and not) guide us should be the people showing our outrage and making our voice loud not these “pseudo-Christians”. We should be trying to take our country back from these “pseudo-Christians”.

As bill Maher have said in the past we need to get angry and stop letting the religious right and republicans being the only angry ones.

Hey this ties right in with Pastor Rick Scarborough's analogy of Tom DeLay to Jesus of Nazareth.. Good old Pastor Rick, how about the Rev's funky analogy of DeLay to Jesus of Nazareth?

"I believe the most damaging thing that Tom DeLay has done in his life is take his faith seriously into public office, which made him a target for all those who despise the cause of Christ," Scarborough said in introducing DeLay at the conference. When DeLay finished, the host reminded the politician: "God always does his best work right after a crucifixion." Are you ready to puke? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WASHINGTON -- There are those who would say Tom DeLay lost his job as House majority leader because he was indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of money laundering and conspiracy, or because of his extensive ties to lawbreaking lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

But they would be wrong.

In fact, the Texas Republican fell from power because he is a Christian. That, at least, is the view of Rick Scarborough, convener of a conference this week called "The War on Christians."

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Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. Omar Bradley

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If all religon was banned on the planet -in 2 generations-sex crime would be history! eh Bill,keep on top of the ?????

funfinder, you might want to back that up, since it's one of those unfounded, mindless statements that you probably accuse neo-cons and republicans of spewing.

now the man definitely has a point in defining pseudo-christians, and Jesus' stands on war, torture, and hatred.

yet religion as a completely backward force?

first off, stem cell research has, at this point, been completely fruitless past theory. it can and is done in other nations that are better at science.

i believe the point should be a redefinition of morality, rather then an elimination of a moral standard. moral standards are not constrictions upon individualism, but simply a standard to measure your beliefs and capabilities with

“i believe the point should be a redefinition of morality, rather then an elimination of a moral standard. moral standards are not constrictions upon individualism, but simply a standard to measure your beliefs and capabilities with”

I don’t think Bill Maher or a single person that made comments here ever said we should not have moral standards. What we do say is that there no need for religion in order to make moral standards. Actually I go one step beyond that and say religion often make it more difficult to come up with a good set of moral standards.

Religious people like to try to make it sound like moral and religious beliefs are the same thing. In reality many times religious beliefs are used to defend the less moral stance.

Every sane person want moral standards for society but some of us believe that we could come up with better moral standards if religion stayed out of it.

hey yea tax the church makes great sense. oh...wait seperation of church and state. hmm too bad. tard. and the church isnt refusing water to illegal immigrants. congress put forward legislation to make it against the law to provide aid to illegals. cardinal mahoney of L.A. responded saying that he would tell his bishops to continue to give them aid.

I'd just like to point out that the separation of church and state would actually advocate the taxation of the church; that is to say, by denying theocratic validation or any legislative link between church and state, the church becomes no more than any other private interest group. There is no valid reason why ministers, priests, and churches should not be taxed like any other citizen or organization. The fact that they aren't is a clear example that the tenet of separation of church and state is not being observed.

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"oh...wait seperation of church and state."

Funny how religious people say that when it benefits them but when we talk about a issue like teaching creationism in school they claim the constitution never said anything about separation of church and state.

He had me until he sold out to Jesus. Jesus never had a good word for war? Give me a break. Ever heard of the Apocalypse? Pseudo-Christians? Please. These are real, honest-to-Jehovah Christians.

To Hellbound Alleee:

Apocalypse??? Oh yeah, from the Bunk of Revelations. Written, as I recall, some centuries AFTER the time Of Christ. So, what does THAT have to do with J.C. and war? As I remember Him, He said," Love One Another.",,,,with NO EXCEPTIONS.

By the way, Alleee, didn't we share a bucket on the way down, once???

Funny how religious people say that when it benefits them but when we talk about a issue like teaching creationism in school they claim the constitution never said anything about separation of church and state.

Although the Constitution does not include the phrase "Separation of Church & State," neither does it say "Freedom of religion." However, the Constitution implies both in the 1st Amendment. As to our freedoms, the 1st Amendment provides exclusionary wording:

"Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

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