DID I RUN
AND AM I TIRED?
Maher's a flaming asshat on the subject of Muslims. And his point about Muslims being the only ones currently engaging in terrorism is totally, totally wrong. Christians are engaging in ethnic cleansing in Africa right now. They're busy killing Muslims and gays because God told them to. Christians attempted ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Serbia less than 20 years ago. Christians have been targeting abortion providers in this country for decades -- how many doctors and nurses have they killed in the name of Christ? I've lost count. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
I totally agree. I think if you are areal student of history, the body count racked up by "christians" is where you should place your lucky chip. He can be pretty leaden in his approach to humor. His way of keeping media numbers is to court controversy and sensationalism. I agree with him on a lot of issues, but for an example, I found his movie Religulous bordering on overkill and probably turned off more minds to his concept. I like Rushdie very much, though. A much more interesting encounter today on French TV...the mother of the Islamist who shot kids at a Jewish school in Toulouse and was subsequently killed by the police has really become a media personality in her own right. She has made it her mission to be the voice of reason and reconcilliation and she is really very good. The encounter was between her and a rabbi who is the father of one of the murdered hostages at the Kosher Market on Thursday. It was very powerful and moving and has been rebroadcast on all the networks today. I have to find a transcription of the encounter and translate it into english.
he's an asshole...being an atheists doesn't make him smart about religion.
COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."