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13 June 2006 @ 08:55 am
Hear Hear, Bill  
Remy and I found this episode of Real Time with Bill Maher not too long ago. An excerpt:

"The people who run everything can't complain that they're underdogs. To wit, this week there was a highly attended conference in Washington called 'The War on Christians' because nothing says 'I'm oppressed' quite like the opulent Regency Ballroom of the Omni Shore Hotel.

Whatever happened to that plucky cult called Christianity? Oh that's right. They're 80% of the American people and they've taken over all three branches of government, country music, public schools, the best seller list and, until recently, Katie Holmes.

You know, i dont mind you're part of a dress up cult that hates sex and worships magic. But the paranoia, that does scare me.

You know the Missouri legislature recently felt the need to propose a resolution declaring Christianity Missouri's majority religion. No kidding? Really? You mean people aren't saying 'Gosh I'd like to go to Missouri but... too Jewish.'

In Savannah, recently, a chldren's book about a baby penguin that's raised by two male penguins was removed from the library for its homosexual overtones because you know penguins in those tuxedoes, with the dreamy eyes... huge fags.

The Christian Right are now officially the party of paranoia: secularists are attacking Christmas, gays are attacking marriage, liberals are attacking values, white girls are being abducted at an alarming rate. You know if you're going to be that paranoid all the time, just get high.

And the worst part is, the people bitching loudest about being persecuted for their Christianity, aren't Christians at all.

They're demagogues and conmen and scolds. And the only thing they worship is power. If you believe Jesus ever had a good word for war, or torture, or taxcuts for the rich, or raping the earth, or refusing water to dying migrants, then you might as well believe bunnies lay painted eggs. And Jesus never said a word about gay marriage. He was much too busy hanging out with 12 guys.

Now, I know George Bush says Jesus Christ changed his heart. But believe me, Dick Cheney changed it back. You know the only thing Bush has in common with Jesus is they both went into their father's business and got crucified for it.

Thomas Jefferson called the type of Christian who trumpets his own belief in the divinity of Jesus rather than the morality of Jesus 'pseudo-Christians' and that's who's running our country today.

And since they thrive so much on turning water into whining and get off on their endless pretend persecution, this Easter season, let's give them what they want. Let's go to the zoo, get some lions and feed them Tom Delay."
a stunning paragon of nomenclaturesemperar on June 13th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
Miusherimiusheri on June 13th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yes, but so very on-topic for me in general!

// Epic Maneuvers by Riker, Geordi, Data, Picard (sorta)... I have the whole set. My life is complete
Paul Cosgrove: Objectionaniki21 on June 13th, 2006 02:16 pm (UTC)
I am so going to steal this.
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on June 13th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
By all means, steal away! The Gospel of Bill must spread. ;)
Doktor Xdoktor_x on June 13th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
And I stole it from him ^_~
Ellieellie on June 13th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
At least he doesn't lump real Christians with the pseudo-Christians, because all too often that happens and a person who is religious but tolerant gets much of the hate that is deserved for people like... Bill Frist.
Miusherimiusheri on June 13th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
*nod* That's why I liked this rant. People who follow a religion are just ducky in my book. I have a problem with the people who use religion as a tool to gain power over/manipulate others, start wars, push their own agenda on other people, and/or filch money from others.
Ellieellie on June 13th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this was a good rant. I'm glad that he was able to seperate the good guys from the bad guys. The bad guys are giving us religious people too bad of a name.
K: penguinaurra_sing on June 13th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
i saw this episode of bill!! and i HAVE that gay penguin book. lol it's BEYOND tastefully done and it's a true story LJ Entry about the book with pic
Miusherimiusheri on June 13th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
I remember that post! Cutest artwork ever! ^_^
pine_island on June 14th, 2006 06:46 am (UTC)
The self-proclaimed Xtian (versus "Christian", meaning, the ones that actually DO pay attention to Jesus's words as opposed to the banshees that merely like to pay lip service to Christ) Reich is seriously effing scary beyond words.

They ought to toss Rove into the lion pen along with Delay...but would that be cruelty to animals? (i.e., food poisoning)