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Bill Maher on Religion

You know what's hostile. When so many people preface everything they say, as so many do now-a-days, with "Well I'm a Christian". As if they have the moral high ground. "Please, I'm a Christian so I have the moral high ground here!" They think that's what I'm hearing. They think I'm hearing "I'm a better person", but really what I'm hearing is "You have a neurological disorder." Same is with "Jesus is always with me" Okay, I'm hearing that's called an imaginary friend. Which is okay when you're a child. When your child its okay to believe in myths and fairytales to settle unsettling questions in your mind, but when you get older you have to kind of look at it again. Yes, it's not your fault, I'm not being hostile I'm just trying to find a way to understand how otherwise bright people can believe in stuff that is nonsensical and spiritually unnecessary.

And the reason is they did it to you when you were a kid. I also was raised Catholic. Adults put stupid shit in kid's heads. The don't do it just mentally, they do it physically. When i was a kid they drilled mercury into my cavoties. Which we now avoid even in fish. even in trace amounts and they drilled it right into my head. But when I got older I had it drilled out and you can do the same thing with catholicism.

Does anything make people do stupidier things than religion? The Supreme Court this year heard the case about the Ten Commandments. One of the Ten Commandments is "Don't worship statues." So in Alabama they made a statue of the Ten Commandments and worshipped it. Wow! That's powerful stupid.

And besides the fact that you shouldn't drag the Ten Commandments in front of your courthouse because it might show that you're a little preducial to one religion. Did anyone notice that amoung the Ten Commandents hardly any one of them are laws. If anything doesn't belong in front of a courthouse it should be the Then Commandments. They're not laws. "Don't curse" Not a Law. "Honor your mom and dad" Not a Law. "Take Sunday off" Not a Law. "Don't fuck around on your wife" Not a Law and "Don't worship statues" Not a Law and obviously not understood in many parts in the country. Now only two of the Commandents are Laws "Don't steal" and "Don't kill". Couldn't we all have just gotten together and agreed on that without all the bells and whistles. Couldn't we all have just gotten together and said "Look I won't slaughter you and don't take my shit!"

These are troubled times we have to think our way out, we can't faith our way out. But religion stops people from thinking because they think all the answers are in that one book. It impedes progress. It justifies crazy people. Flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. Matters of otherwise, common sense become points of debate; Like gay marriage. Would we even be having this discussion about wheither gay people could marry except for religion. Of course, the Catholic Church doesn't want gay men to marry half the priesthood would walk out the door the first day and marry the UPS driver.

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If you liked that you'll love this one. Bill Maher on Creationism.

From Bill Maher: You don't have to teach both sides of a debate, if one side is a load of crap.

Now, President Bush recently suggested that public schools should teach intelligent design, alongside the theory of evolution. Because, after all, evolution is quote, "just a theory." Then the President renewed his vow to drive the terrorists straight over the edge of the earth.

Now, here is what I don't get. President Bush is a brilliant scientist. He's the man who proved you can mix two parts booze with one part cocaine, and still fly a jet fighter. And yet... yet he just can't seem to accept that we descended from apes.

It just seems pathetic to be so insecure about your biological superiority, to a group of feces-flinging, rouge-buttocked monkeys, that you have to make up fairy tales. Like we came from Adam and Eve, and then cover stories for Adam and Eve like, intelligent design. Yeah, leaving the Earth in the hands of two naked teenagers. That's a real intelligent design.

I'm sorry, folks, but it may very well may be that life is just a series of random events. And that there is no... master plan. But enough about Iraq. Let me instead restate my thesis. There aren't necessarily two sides to every issue. If there were, the Republicans would have an opposition party.

And an opposition party would point out that even though there's a debate, in schools, and government, about this, there is no debate among scientists. Evolution... is supported by the entire scientific community. Intelligent design is supported by guys online to see "The Dukes of Hazzard."

And the reason there is no real debate, is that intelligent design isn't real science. It's the equivalent of saying that the thermos keeps hot things hot and cold things cold, because it's a god. It's so willfully ignorant you might as well worship the U.S. Mail. It came again! Praise, Jesus!

No, stupidity isn't a form of knowing things. Thunder is high pressure air meeting low pressure air. It's not God bowling. Babies come from storks is not a competing school of thought... in medical school. We shouldn't teach both.


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Bill appears to be an atheist, but he claims to be a deist, I think... From the way he speaks about religion and god, I would have to say he is basically mildly atheistic. In positions like Bill's, people sometimes have to pretend they're something they're not to avoid pissing people off, or losing ratings. Fortunately there are the select few that are not too affraid of what some people will think and just say whats on their mind. A good example is Penn and Teller from Showtime's Bullshit series. However, I am glad that Bill speaks out as much as he does. I like alot of his political views, and I watch his show all of the time... I just wish he would stop pretending to believe in a god. Well he may actually believe in a god, but as far as I have seen, it appears he doesn't.

"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan


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Both of those are fantasic. Although not 100% of what he says is true, he still makes some very good points. Here here!

Wilson: "We were afraid that if you found out you solved a case with absolutely no medical evidence you'd think you were God." House: "God doesn't limp."