Progressives hate Catholics and love Bill Maher.
Progressives are allowed to hate Catholics in PC America. It's the only form of bigotry allowable under Law ( not covered by any Hate Crimes - the ACLU does not aid Catholics or take up Catholic Civil Rights) and Custom. It is as American as defending Flag Burners and Late Night TV Monologues.
Bill Maher is not witty or really all that funny, but he is outrageously loud.
"I have hated the Church way before anyone else. I have been pounding religion for nine years on this show."
"... I offer this modest proposal that the Catholic Church just drop the pretense and just go gay. Just come out of the confessional. Preach the sermon on the mountain. Embrace it. Let the straight people be Baptists. It's high time you gay Catholics stood up and announced to the world, 'We're here, we're queer, get Eucharist.'"
That's a giggle? Billy. A bit puffed-up with smarmy self-importance, but not much funny. Now get this.
Bill Maher hated the Catholic Church before any one else.
Really? More than Oliver Cromwell? Who, when asked if Catholic children should be burned along the with the adults in Drogheda Cathedral in 1649, answered, 'Nits breed lice.' Oliver Cromwell would have been a great help to the Japanese during the Rape of Nanking. It was Cromwell who sent the thousands of Irish Catholics to the Caribbean as slave; hence all the Islanders with names like Patrick, Desmond, and Colin - Mahn. As James Joyce said in Ullyses, "What about sanctimonious Cromwell and his ironsides that put the women and children of Drogheda to the sword with the bible text God is love pasted round the mouth of his cannon?"
Sanctimonious Bill Maher, you hated the Catholic Church more than Pastor Charlie Chiniquy? More than the only American Apostate Charles Chiniquy who blamed Lincoln's assasination on the Jesuits? He would have fit in on Real Time. Check Chuck out!
"Long before I was ordained a priest, I knew that my church was the most implacable enemy of this republic. My professors … had been unanimous in telling me that the principles and laws of the Church of Rome were absolutely antagonistic to the principles which are the foundation stones of the Constitution of the United States of America." Charles Chiniquy 1809-1899
Here's more Maher-bles that Billy lost:
"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."
"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."-MSNBC's Scarborough Country interview with Maher
"For those who did not make the funeral, the Vatican has asked that in lieu of flowers, just stop touching your d---."
"People waited in line for 24 hours to see the pope's body and when they got to see the pope, they smelled worse than he did."
"And it's easy to start a religion! Watch, I'll do it for you: I had a vision last night! A vision! The Blessed Virgin Mary came to me - I don't know how she got past the guards - and she told me it's high time to take the high ground from the Seventh Day Adventists and give it to the 24-hour party people. And what happens in the confessional stays in the confessional. Gay men, don't say you're life partners; say you're a nunnery of two. 'We weren't having sex, officer, I was performing a very private Mass, here in my car. I was letting my rod and staff comfort him. Take this and eat of it, for this is my roommate Barry. And for all those who believe, there is a special place for you in Kevin.'"
"You can't be a rational person six days of the week and put on a suit and make rational decisions and go to work and, on one day of the week, go to a building and think you're drinking the blood of a 2,000-year-old space god. That doesn't make you a person of faith ... that makes you a schizophrenic."
"...UFOs are a lot more likely than a space god [that] flew down bodily and you know who was the Son of God and you know had sex with a Palestinian woman..."
America is a tolerant land. This punk still has his teeth.
Bill Maher is what being an asshole is all about.