Okay look I have been debating religion all of my life, and I have had some rather bizarre interpretations of the Bible and Christianity thrown at me, but I have NEVER had anybody claim that Christianity was not a religion, Never!
Now clearly O'Reilly thought this out ahead of time as he seems well prepared to offer this as his iron clad rebuttal to anything that the President of the American Atheists, David Silverman, might have to say.
However all he did was make himself look like an idiot on national television and essentially undermine over 21 hundred years of work by Christian missionaries, priests, and nuns.
Of course let's not forget that is a previous argument with David Silverman, O'Reilly defended religion with another iron clad rebuttal:
“I’ll tell you why [religion is] not a scam, in my opinion,” he told Silverman. “Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can’t explain why the tide goes in.”
Oh yeah, he's a genius this one.
By the way, just in case there is ANYBODY out there who might be stupid enough to be persuaded by O'Reilly's argument, here is the definition of religion according to Merriam-Webster:
1 a : the state of a religious
b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural
(2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
4: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
" A personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices." Gee, what does THAT sound like?
And just when I thought the people over at Fox News could NOT get any loonier!