Friday, February 18, 2005

Bill Maher is a prat
More proof that ‘Politically Incorrect’ wasn’t. Of course the reason he says what he does is to get a reaction from people like WND.

Part of a rebuttal from Jim Coffey:

When I was a kid we used to refer to a guy like Maher as a "silly little s*it." His remarks are jejune and totally bigoted. Maher is not very funny and not very witty. As an entertainer he is overrated. I really don't know how he got as far as he has come in show business. Nobody should take his fatuous remarks seriously, except that IMHO they are shared by too many people in this country, not just the entertainment and media elites.

Let's look at the modern secularlist impact on the world. I am going to use numbers for which I cannot give a valid source. I'm working from memory but I believe that they are in the ball park.

Hitler: a minimum of 18 million people died under Nazi occupation, including the approximately 12 million in the work and death camps, 6 million of whom were Jews. These are not direct war deaths due to combat and German bombing of Allied cities, etc. Of course Hitler's ideology could be considered pagan--therefore "religious"--but it was functionally agnostic/atheist. I think it was overtly Satanic (which makes it [ir]religious as is atheism/agnosticism).

Stalin: in addition to the estimated 20 million (a minimum no.) Soviets/Russians who died in WWII (yes, with the help of Hitler), Stalin's purges pre-WWII (not just of the military) which reinforced the Gulag system, led to at least 20 million additional deaths.

Communist China: Mao dispatched at least 30 million Chinese during his reign. This does not count the 15 million Chinese who died in WWII, most due to starvation caused by the actions of the Japanese Empire.

In almost every situation in which I have read condemnations of Christianity in general or Catholicism in particular, it is by someone playing up his Jewish background who is functionally an atheist.

I have witnessed (on TV) Maher play up his Jewish card in putting down Jesus and Jesus’ followers (he calls them freaks). You will notice that he didn't add Judaism to his list of religions. Perhaps this is because all too many Jews--of the liberal variety--may be secularists and agnostics, functionally. The Orthodox Jews in this country may be very small in nos. in comparison with the larger American Jewish population. His shots were basically aimed at Christianity.
Maher seems more Soviet than a real believer in religious liberty.

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake: rejoice and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven.
- Our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ quoted in Matthew 5:11-12, sung most Sundays in the Russian recension of the Orthodox Liturgy

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