Now I will start off saying, before today I had no idea who Bill Maher was. I never even heard of him. Well, since one of my incisions (gall bladder surgery) has decided to give more trouble, I was catching up on some old shows from “The View” while resting in the recliner.
Hmmmmpf…. I should have just skipped this one unfortunately. They had Bill Maher on as their guest. The ladies were talking to him about the election and somehow got on religion. Well obviously he does not believe in religion. Again, I did not know this. He was making fun of how we all could believe the story about Noah’s Ark, and then had the nerve to say anyone that believes in religion is just “dumb and young”.
Excuse me??? Now, for one I do not put religion down anyone’s throat. I just don’t think that is the way to do it. You need to be positive and careful of what you say to others while trying to witness to them. But, for someone to tell me I am dumb and young because I believe in the word of God. Ummm NOPE. I will not stand for that at all. Evidently, “The View” was left with their mouths open as well when he was going on and on and they hurried and went to commercial. I just don’t understand how he can sit there and have a clear conscious of putting people down like that.
I actually see myself as a great educated mother, that cares and understands a lot about religion. My faith in God has got me where I am at today. The last two years has been one more roller coaster for our family, and without God I firmly believe we would be off a cliff right now literally. So you can imagine how this really hurt my heart, my feelings, and just left me sitting there disgusted that I was put down by this human being. Talk about first impression… the first time I ever see the guy on TV and this is the way he acts???
I truly think he needs to come back onto the show and give a public apology for what he has said and how he portrayed himself. Will it ever happen? I will not hold my breath!!
I saw a portion of that segment on youtube or something and was appalled – and doubly appalled that two of the view hosts were nodding their heads in agreement and giggling at his comments.
I felt bad that the one gal (forgive me – I don’t watch the show and don’t know their names) who quickly said she believed the Noah’s Ark story was completely shut down – he wouldn’t let anyone get in a word edgewise.
An apology – no way. From what little I know of him – and it’s very little – I get the impression he’s still laughing about it and saying the same thing somewhere else. And cashing his huge checks for each appearance.
There’s a reason I don’t have a television! LOL – I think I’d have an ulcer if I did!!
That said, I believe the story of Noah and the Ark is 100% true and factual. Call me crazy if you want!
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casual friday everyday says
I suppose he is entitled to his opinion and some people really feel that way. It is offensive to belittle people who believe what’s in the Bible, but honestly it makes me more sad than anything. Because, as someone who believes in God and the Bible, I can’t hear someone say they don’t believe in God and not feel sorry for their soul.
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workout mommy says
I agree, he was very rude! He’ll never apologize though (that definitely isn’t him) but i wonder if they’ll ever invite him back?
Thanks for sharing this, Jen. I hadn’t heard about this incident. I’ve never really cared for Bill Maher anyway, now I REALLY don’t. I’m with Nell on this one. He IS entitled to his opinion…..(even though it’s crap, lol) and I too feel sorry for his soul. We all have our own beliefs or disbeliefs. It’s one thing to disagree with a person’s belief’s…..that’s acceptable….but demeaning them because of them is absolutely not. I’ll be including him in my prayers tonight. Such a shame.
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Acai Berry says
I’m glad I’m not the only one! He is dispicable at times!
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Acai Berry says
Wow I can’t believe he did that. I feel your pain, I am fully disgusted by him too. Glad to see that I am not alone there!
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