Bill Maher: Man of Faith

 

by Allan Erickson 10.5.08

Although he doesn’t know it, Bill Maher is a man of faith.

He has faith his audience will sustain him no matter what comes out of his mouth on Friday nights.

He has faith his money will be good at the Playboy mansion.

He has faith his brain stem will continue to regulate his metabolism, blood flow, respiration, brain function.

He has faith Time Warner and HBO will protect him from the Catholic Church.

He has faith Todd Palin is not vindictive.

Bill has faith people will forget his crude remarks about 9/11.

He has faith no one of significance will hold him accountable for his seditious lies.

Bill Maher has faith there is no God, and if it turns out there is, Bill has faith he won’t be held accountable.

Bill has faith his movie will have an impact but the statistics so far contradict that faith, indicating Bill is only preaching to the choir. *

He has faith when he dies, that is all there is to it, there is no hell.

When Jesus Christ asks him, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?”, Bill has faith that Christ is wrong, he will not lose his soul.

Yet, even if one removes eternity from consideration, the faith of Bill Maher remains entirely self-centered, belying an immaturity and self-focus which are entirely antagonistic to a sense of community, the idea of people working for the greatest good for the greatest number.

Good luck with that faith of yours, Bill.  You’ll need it, or not.  Believe it or not, many people of faith are praying for your soul, praying you’ll turn before God runs out of patience.

* “An American Carol” – Weekend box office $3.8 M, 1,639 theatres, viewer grade “B”, released Oct. 3, cost to produce $20M

“Religulous” – Weekend box office $3.5 M, 502 theatres, viewer grade “C”, released Oct. 1, cost to produce information not released

“Fireproof” – Total box office thus far, $12.5M, 839 theatres, viewer grade “B”, released Sept. 26, cost to produce, $500,000

http://www.boxofficemojo.com

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6 Responses to Bill Maher: Man of Faith

  1. Good point. As something I read the other day said, “”Bill Maher is just as religulous as the rest of us.”

  2. morsec0de says:

    “He has faith his audience will sustain him no matter what comes out of his mouth on Friday nights.”

    No, he has the evidence of his weekly ratings.

    “He has faith his money will be good at the Playboy mansion.”

    No. He has experience using money. And evidence that everyone accepts it.

    “He has faith his brain stem will continue to regulate his metabolism, blood flow, respiration, brain function.”

    No. He has the evidence of it having done so in the past, and no symptoms of any problems.

    “He has faith Time Warner and HBO will protect him from the Catholic Church.”

    No. He has the evidence that these organizations have never surrendered their freedom of speech, so why should they start now?

    “He has faith Todd Palin is not vindictive.”

    I don’t think he gives a fig about Todd Palin. And he has security, as most celebrities do, in the event that a crazy person wants to attack them physically.

    “Bill has faith people will forget his crude remarks about 9/11.”

    Given the fact that he has never denied saying them, and still stands by them, this one is just plain wrong.

    “He has faith no one of significance will hold him accountable for his seditious lies.”

    He has read the 1st amendment, and notices that the country still adheres to it.

    “Bill Maher has faith there is no God, and if it turns out there is, Bill has faith he won’t be held accountable.”

    He has specifically says that he holds to doubt, not certainty, as you imply.

    “Bill has faith his movie will have an impact but the statistics so far contradict that faith, indicating Bill is only preaching to the choir.”

    He has stated in several interviews that he doesn’t expect the movie to convert anyone.

    “He has faith when he dies, that is all there is to it, there is no hell.”

    No. He acknowledges that no one has given any good evidence for hell or heaven, and so doesn’t worry about it any more than he might worry about leprechauns or dragons.

    Sorry, but your blog is completely, entirely false.

  3. Allan Erickson says:

    Dear morsecOde,

    You obviously have a good brain (a gift from God) and you express yourself well.

    Three things: great article here:

    http://barrywallace.wordpress.com/2008/10/05/is-bill-maher-religulous/

    Great book for you: I wonder if you have the courage to read it:

    “A Shattered Visage: the real Face of Atheism,” by Ravi Zacharias,
    Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1990

    Psalm 14:1 and John 14:6

    God bless.

  4. Allan Erickson says:

    http://salvomag.typepad.com/blog/2008/10/bill-maher-is-a.html
    Thanks Barry. Maher routinely sticks his foot in it…

  5. ohu2awp says:

    Bill’s religion is secularism and he is a “Zealot.” He believes it so much he wants to impose his views on everyone else. He will mock you until you, “convert” to his way of thinking.

  6. Allan Erickson says:

    And!!! He does not have a sense of humor about himself, a sure sign of arrogance run amok. Fortunately, Sarah has a sense of humor about herself, a sure sign of humility, which most often comes from a certain kind of faith!

    http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/gov-palin-cold-open/773761/

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