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Bill Maher: Christians have neurological disorder
WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 18, 2005 | Unk

Posted on 02/18/2005 8:16:23 AM PST by RobinOfKingston

Bill Maher: Christians have neurological disorder Says parents 'drill' religion into kids' heads using biblical 'fairy tales' Posted: February 18, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern

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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 County" 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."

The former host of "Politically Incorrect" said the lack of enlightenment of so many Americans means the nation actually has more in common with its enemies than one might think.

Said Maher: "When you look at beliefs in such things as, do you go to heaven, is there a devil, we have more in common with Turkey and Iran and Syria than we do with European nations and Canada and nations that, yes, I would consider more enlightened than us."

Maher explained that he was not singling out evangelicals, but was targeting all "religious" people.

"I think the vote in Missouri [rejecting same-sex marriage] and a lot of other states is because people are religious," Maher said. "They don't have to be evangelical, but they're religious. They believe in religion, which as – I think it was Jesse Ventura who had that quote about religion is a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers."

The television host told Scarborough he was convinced evangelicals' influence will wane.

Said Maher: "When people say to me, 'You hate America,' I don't hate America. I love America. I am just embarrassed that it has been taken over by people like evangelicals, by people who do not believe in science and rationality. It is the 21st century. And I will tell you, my friend. The future does not belong to the evangelicals. The future does not belong to religion."

Later in the interview, Maher returned to the childhood-religion theme, comparing fairy tales to Bible stories:

"When you were a kid and they were telling you whatever you believe in religion, do you think if they had switched the fairy tales that they read to you in bed with the Bible, you would know the difference?

"Do you think if it was the fairy tale about a man who lived inside of a whale and it was religion that Jack built a beanstalk today, you would know the difference? Why do you believe in one fairy tale and not the other? Just because adults told you it was true and they scared you into believing it, at pain of death, at pain of burning in hell."


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Discussed persecution at Bible study last night. Up pops Bill this morning.
1 posted on 02/18/2005 8:16:25 AM PST by RobinOfKingston
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To: RobinOfKingston

No, people who watch Bill Maher do.


2 posted on 02/18/2005 8:17:13 AM PST by day10 (Rules cannot substitute for character.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Earlier, identical thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1345866/posts


3 posted on 02/18/2005 8:18:10 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: day10

He should have a new show called "Intellectually and Morally Incorrect,"


4 posted on 02/18/2005 8:19:32 AM PST by verity (The Liberal Media is America's Enemy)
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To: RobinOfKingston

Maher ought to stop practicing medicine, and pretend he's a comedian.


5 posted on 02/18/2005 8:21:02 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: RobinOfKingston
I saw Bill Maher on Larry King the other night and it sure looked like(IMO) Bill has a case of full-blown AIDS!

What a LOSER!
...all we can do is hammer the advertisers that support this asshole!

6 posted on 02/18/2005 8:21:08 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: MineralMan

Earlier, identical thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1345866/posts

Thanks. I meant to search, and forgot.


7 posted on 02/18/2005 8:21:25 AM PST by RobinOfKingston
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To: day10

This rant is coming from a guy who physically/mentally abused his girlfriend!!!


8 posted on 02/18/2005 8:21:52 AM PST by Stellar Dendrite (Douche-ocrats.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

"....by people who do not believe in science and rationality."


And how are you rational Bill? Man, you think you are so good looking when, in fact, every time I see that thing on top of your neck taking up space, it makes me want to vomit.


9 posted on 02/18/2005 8:22:09 AM PST by CouncilofTrent (Quo Primum...)
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To: RobinOfKingston
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.

Doesn't seem to work very well. I wonder if Bill just stopped thinking?

Is it possible that atheism is a neurological disorder that stops people from thinking???

10 posted on 02/18/2005 8:22:18 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RobinOfKingston
I think that religion stops people from thinking.

That goes double for secular religions like liberalism. ;)

11 posted on 02/18/2005 8:23:41 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves
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To: Stellar Dendrite

I was channel surfing and caught him saying Christians have a neurological disorder! My thought was why is he on these shows like he has some field of expertise in anything but comedy and he isn't even funny. He is very full of himself (as well as full of something else) and I had to change channel quickly so I didn't kick in tv screen!


12 posted on 02/18/2005 8:26:46 AM PST by LYSandra
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To: RobinOfKingston

Christians: Does anyone care what a washed-up has-been like Bill Maher thinks?


13 posted on 02/18/2005 8:26:49 AM PST by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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To: TexasCajun
Bill Maher: Christians have neurological disorder

This, coming from a queer too stupid to understand the relationship between female parts and male parts?
Bwahaha!

Who cares?
14 posted on 02/18/2005 8:27:46 AM PST by Griptilian
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To: RobinOfKingston
sounds like bill is doing the nazi trick of accusing the other people of what he is up to himself!

One also wonders where he got his degree in psychology or psychiatry and what evidence he has that can justify making such definitive statements?

15 posted on 02/18/2005 8:28:12 AM PST by NoClones
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To: Brilliant

Bill's was removed at birth.

16 posted on 02/18/2005 8:30:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (Washington DC RINO Hunting Guide)
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To: RobinOfKingston

I have a "fairy tale" for Bill. It's posted in another thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1345979/posts?page=34


17 posted on 02/18/2005 8:30:55 AM PST by joedownthestreet
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To: RobinOfKingston

Can you say another TED TURNER? Watch his career fall off the cliff! What a Moron!!


18 posted on 02/18/2005 8:31:49 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: NoClones

Someday he will get the opportunity to explain his statements to the Lord personally. I hope I am there to witness it...


19 posted on 02/18/2005 8:32:16 AM PST by Russ
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To: RobinOfKingston
Speaking as a person who holds no religious beliefs, I think Bill Maher is an intolerant, elitist snob, whose contempt for people he disagrees with has retarded his rationality.

Sadly, there are too many hate filled people like him who give nonreligious people a bad name and who are rewarded for their extremist views by being given free air time.
20 posted on 02/18/2005 8:33:18 AM PST by spinestein
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