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February 19, 2005

Bill Maher: Christians have neurological disorder

Topics: Faith

I don't think this is going to have my Christian readers running to their neighborhood neurologists, after all, consider the source. Having read the entire article my take on Bill Maher is that he's not a terribly religious fellow.

Television personality Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," says Christians and others who are religious suffer from a neurological disorder that "stops people from thinking."

Appearing as a guest on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" this week, Maher told host Joe Scarborough:

"We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion. I do believe that. I think that religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies. I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder. If you look at it logically, it's something that was drilled into your head when you were a small child. It certainly was drilled into mine at that age. And you really can't be responsible when you are a kid for what adults put into your head."

And there's more ...

I'm not sure this guy has any idea of what he's talking about. Perhaps I should have entitled this post "Rants of Bill Maher."

Posted by Hyscience at February 19, 2005 8:39 PM

Bill - from one writer to another,

I cannot imagine, nor justify any religion that raises children to believe that destruction and hate (such as Islamic terrorists) for any reason is acceptable behavior, much less encouraged.

However, I find your take on Christianity to be deeply disturbing. Wile surely no man (or woman) can measure up to Jesus Christ- our savior... what's wrong with emmulating the only man to walk the Earth that caused no pain, no suffering, no hatred or ill-feeling towards another human being? Though we all fall short, I can't imagine a greater life than one spent trying to mimick the life that Jesus lived- praying for our enemies, loving one another, etc. What's "neurological" about that?

I have no judgement for you dear friend. My only hope is for you to see how evil and corrupt the world has become- increasingly so in the past decade- and strive to be more like Christ. As we all should.

Continued prayers for Terri Schiavo in this heartbreaking time in America,

Scott M.

Posted by: Scott at March 29, 2005 2:56 PM

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