I would have preferred that Bill Maher had taken on the Christian Coalition's Ralph Reed over the fact that he's a huge flaming hypocrite, a con-man and a crook on this Friday's Real Time, but the audience got to watch the two of them spar over religion and whether the Bible ought to be interpreted literally instead.
If Reed would like to know what's wrong with America's "moral ills" all he needs to do is go take a good long look in the mirror to find out.
They went back and forth over what’s to blame for America’s moral ills before Reed said that religion provides comfort and moral guidelines to people. Maher agreed, but said that religion is “just something people pulled right out of their ass.”
Maher argued that religion has done much more bad in the world than good, and when Reed brought up homeless shelters and charities, Maher shot back, “But you can do those things without believing in magic.”
Maher then went down a list of things the Bible condones, like slavery, to make a point about how Biblical literalists aren’t really literalists. Reed attempted to explain off some of the more egregious passages, but Maher asked, “If the Bible’s a perfect book written by a perfect guy, why is this in there?”
Bill Maher wrapped up this Friday's Real Time by taking down these so-called Christian conservatives, who are more than happy to justify cutting food stamps for the poor, or leaving messages to waiters instead of tips during his New Rules segment. Read more...
After Mitt Romney went pandering to the right-wing during his commencement address at Liberty University earlier this week, Bill Maher took his a few shots at the school during his New Rules segment on Real Time this Friday.
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