Bill Maher on Religion
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.