Thursday, November 29, 2012

In his never ending crusade against the so-called "War on Christmas" Bill O'Reilly decides to claim that Christiantiy is not a religion. Wait, what?

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!


  1. It's O'Reilly's show, so he can say all of the stupid shit that comes into his mind.

    I still enjoy his show about once a week or so. It gives me a chance to work on my eye-rolls. "Some say" that it prevents the ol' wonky eye.

  2. Boscoe5:47 PM

    LOL Christianity is a "philosophy". O'Rielly is such a towering douche nozzle... Yet seemingly typical of the people who espouse love fro the constitution even while denying what it actually says.

    I've been saying it for years; conservatism is a mental illness.

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  6. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Bill O'Reilly is such an ass. Anything for ratings.

  7. Anonymous6:41 PM

    I wondered just what the Fox channel would air, after the election. After all, it was merely one long campaign ad for Republicans, for the last couple of YEARS.

    Who would have guessed it would be doubling down on all the batshit crazy crap of the President sneaking into the nation's homes, stealing Christmas trees and guns.

    You'd think that even the looniest rightwingnut, would tire of such tripe. Maybe the feeling of getting scared, like we pay money to have happen in circus funhouses and horror movies, is what keeps the rubes coming back for more.

  8. Christians say stuff like this a lot. "It's not a religion, it's a relationship."

    Which raises the question: A relationship with whom? Somehow even though it's a relationship with god (and they want YOU to have a relationship with god as well) they will still say it's not a religion.

    I don't get it either.

  9. Christianity is not a religion. Roman Catholicism is a religion. Islam is a religion. Judaism is a religion. Buddhism is a religion. Or rather these, and other true religions should be called religious practices.

    The rest, that kind of icky, generic, protestant-style "christianism" is what it is currently, a "religious" gloss over various groups who appeal to the lowest urges of human nature. The appeal is mostly for money.

  10. O/T but Baldy related...Just took a ride over to the Asylum and they are working themselves up into a sweaty lather over there!

    Let me be the first to predict that Baldy/RAM will have a FB post up about this very subject sometime in the next few days.

    Apparently the NUTS are upset that the President is taking a "4 Million vacation to Hawaii"...instead of staying at the White House to fight with Boner over the Fiscal Cliff!

    Ummm...didn't they complain about this same shit LAST YEAR! What a bunch of doo doo birds! LOL!!!

    Okay read it here first....get on it!


    1. Gosh, wouldn't it be great if in some future century, a means to communicate in real time over long distances could be devised?

      We could call it "telephoning" or "texting" or "email" perhaps. Maybe all three will be invented some day! (rolls eyes)

      And maybe people will be encouraged to learn how to "multi-task." And people with high-level executive positions will routinely find ways of combining leisure time with remaining on top of ongoing situations.

      And maybe some day these clowns will find something real to complain about.

  11. Anonymous8:04 PM

    Well then I guess all of those churches owe the federal government a lot of back taxes.

  12. Anita Winecooler8:05 PM

    Speaking of blathering idiots, what happened to The Donald? He's been a bit too quiet lately.

    Ohhh that's right. He's gotta ask for disaster relief money from big govmint for his properties in Atlantic City and New York - nevermind!!!

  13. Anonymous12:49 AM

    Tell Bill O that yes, because of science, we do know why the tide goes in and out. It's because of the gravitational pull of the Moon, Bill.


  14. Randall2:41 AM

    "Christianity is not a religion - it's a philosophy..."

    I'm having trouble deciding if that statement is merely intellectually dishonest or totally morally bankrupt.

    ...perhaps quite a bit of both?

    And one more thing:
    I also wonder if Bill O'Reilly has gotten to the point where he doesn't realize he's lying anymore?

  15. Anonymous6:32 AM

    Bill O'Reilly has the biggest ego of any of em' and he really thinks he's the oracle of christianity?

    First off, the way Christmas today, in the West, is celebrated, IS purely pagan. It is a mixture of a variety of old European beliefs, of winter solstice celebrations, with Old Saint Nick thrown in the mix. It just barely covers the birth of Christ. The western celebration of Christmas is an excuse to just have a big consumer-spending holiday. It's a nice holiday, but it's just that. Some denominations may have mass, services on the 25th of December, which is not historically the correct birth of Christ, but the theory was that one of the first Popes decided to officially commemorate that day in order to appease unbelievers who celebrated pagan celebrations.

    The whole premise of Jesus, the Son of God, does not correlate with the hedonistic celebratory ways in which we indulge. What would Jesus do if he happened to arrive on earth now during the crazy mall madness? What would he think about Santa doing his reindeer run only in wealthy nations; no run in the horn of Africa? This whole idea has nothing to do with serious spiritual salvation. In fact, the Kings who went to Bethlehem bearing gifts were giving to the parents of Jesus, expensive oils and perfumes that would sell for a nice price. This was a gift to the Savior, not to each other. The Christmas western tradition is an opulent display of taking gifts for ourselves, not being in thankful mode for the gift of salvation.

    That's my rant. And, Bill'O calls christianity a philosophy? He doesn't get it either. Silverman understands it more.


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