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Bill Maher slams guest for comparing Islamic violence to Christanity

April 20, 2013

 What is going on with Bill Maher lately?

Last month Bill Maher complained that his taxes were too high and admitted the rich do in fact pay their fair share after all:

Pointing at Virginia’s former Republican Congressman Tom Davis, Maher said, “You know what? Rich people – I’m sure you’d agree with this – actually do pay the freight in this country.”

“I just saw these statistics,” he continued, “I mean, something like 70 percent. And here in California, I just want to say liberals – you could actually lose me. It’s outrageous what we’re paying – over 50 percent. I’m willing to pay my share, but yeah, it’s ridiculous.”

  That seemed to come out of left field–pun intended–after years of claiming the rich needed to pay higher taxes; perhaps when he noticed his tax rate was going to go up he finally realized he was one of the very people he had been complaining about for so long. Funny how a person’s perspective can change when the policies they support adversely affect themselves, isn’t it?

    He warned the liberals that they could actually lose them–as if that were some great tragedy–and now yesterday he did it again, defending Christianity from someone who tried to compare Islamic violence to Christian violence. Here is what he had to say:

You know what, yeah, yeah,” Maher said. “You know what — that’s liberal bullshit right there … they’re not as dangerous. I mean there’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So you know, I’m just saying let’s keep it real

  And he didn’t stop there:

I am not an Islamophobe,” Maher replied. “I am a truth lover. All religious are not alike. As many people have pointed out — ‘The Book of Mormon,’ did you see the show? … OK, can you imagine if they did ‘The Book of Islam?’ Could they do that? There’s only one religion that threatens violence and carries it out for things like that. Could they do “The Book of Islam” on Broadway?”

Levin said “possibly so,” to which Maher seem dismiss his entire argument going forward.

“You’re wrong about that and you’re wrong about your facts,” Maher said. “Now, obviously, most Muslim people are not terrorists. But ask most Muslim people in the world, if you insult the prophet, do you have what’s coming to you? It’s more than just a fringe element.

    That is coming from the same man that once said this about Christians and home schoolers:

But I bring up the old tale of the poisoned apple — no, not “Snow White,” that’s a fairy tale – because the Adam and Eve story is taken literally by half the country and it’s no coincidence that the type of tree which god forbade Adam and Eve eating from was the Tree of Knowledge. Rick Santorum homeschools his children because he does not want them eating that f–king apple. He wants them locked up in the Christian madrassa that is the family living room not out in public where they could be infected by the virus of reason. If you’re a kid and the only adults you’ve ever met are mom and dad, and then they’re also the smartest adults you’ve met, why not keep it that way? Why mess up paradise with a lot knowledge? After all, a mind is a terrible thing to open.

  And this:

Not that the bible itself isn’t a bunch of bronze age malarkey

  I asked the question above, what is going on with Bill Maher. Has he actually seen the light and is he moving to the right? I wouldn’t count on it but it is interesting to see this sudden transformation of sorts.


16 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2013 4:39 pm

    Maher’s wrong to take credit, as an individual wealthy person, for the fact that a high percentage of the nation’s tax receipts comes from the wealthy. What’s raising the ire of so many isn’t that percentage, it’s the realization that so many of the wealthy actually pay their taxes at a lower rate than the middle class, because they’re exempt from most payroll tax, and much of their income is taxed at a lower rate. And the fact that they earn more suggests that they’re more able to afford a higher tax rate.

    As to Islam, I’ve never gone along with the popular notion that all religions are somehow morally equivalent.

    Take good care, and may God bless us all!



    • April 20, 2013 7:02 pm

      I understand why people are upset about the lower rate the rich pay, but we know what the theory behind it is; these people are supposed to be the job creators and if they have more money they can create more jobs, whether they actually invest that money in jobs creation or not is another subject. People like Maher, athletes, and Hollywood are not in the same category in so much as they are not in charge of entities which would be considered job creators, I just find it ironic that after all this time Maher has the gall to complain about paying higher taxes.


  2. LD Jackson permalink
    April 20, 2013 4:39 pm

    I wouldn’t go so far to say Bill Maher is changing his stripes, but he does have a tendency to be brutally honest about his views. He knows full well that equating Christianity with Islam is a bunch of hooey and he isn’t bashful about saying it out loud.


    • April 20, 2013 7:04 pm

      No he isn’t changing his stripes, he is an atheist who really doesn’t care for religion at any level, but it is interesting that he is admitting that Christianity isn’t as bad as he claimed it was in the past.


      • Mikal permalink
        June 2, 2013 9:46 am

        I don’t think Maher IS admitting that Christianity isn’t as bad as he claimed it was in the past. He said then, and I imagine would say now, that Christianity is malarkey; he didn’t say then, and isn’t saying now, that contemporary Christianity is the source of large amounts of religiously-based terrorism and violence, as Islam unfortunately has become. One gets a very rare murder of a doctor who provides abortion by a lone wolf, or dubious cases like the Aryan Nations in the 1980s, but there is no contemporary Christian equivalent to al-Qaeda nor to the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, and the Inquisition (the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) does little more hostile these days than issuing reports reprimanding American nuns.


  3. April 20, 2013 5:43 pm

    He had Keith Ellison on last year and slapped Islam around then as well. He’s apparently not a fan of those that would infringe on his free speech. Maybe one day he’ll put 1 & 2 together and realize what proponents of the 2nd Amendment are feeling.


  4. MaddMedic permalink
    April 20, 2013 5:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….


  5. April 20, 2013 6:33 pm

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.


  6. Petermc3 permalink
    April 20, 2013 8:57 pm

    Maybe Billy Boy’s supposed pragmatism for the truth has opened his squinty eyes to the reality that should the world wide jihad succeed, the necks of his ilk will be the first to hit the chopping block. Or maybe he’s just having an epiphany about the disappearance of 50% of his wealth while those he supposedly fights the good fight for pay either nothing or a hell of a lot less than he and his rich peeps. So much for his idealism.


    • April 21, 2013 8:10 am

      Is it possible he is changing? More likely he is just trying to make headlines to keep himself and his show in the news.


  7. Petermc3 permalink
    April 21, 2013 8:39 am

    Youre probably right Steve. People don’t change so he’s not unlike a bratty kid biting the hand that feeds it for attention. It is rare indeed that a liberal changes his perspective since that would require recognizing and facing the truth head on.



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