Bill Maher is right about religion: The Orwellian ridiculousness of Jesus, and the truth about moral progressThis isn't an original SALON article, it's an excerpt from Shermer's new book The Moral Arc. (When he's not attacking religion, Shermer writes books like Why People Believe Weird Things about pseudoscience, and books about Darwin.)
"Most religions were pulled into the modern Enlightenment with their fingernails dug into the past"
By Michael Shermer, January 18, 2015
On my first Tonight Show I said I was half Jewish and half Catholic, so I used to bring a lawyer into confession. “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I think you know Mr. Cohen.” Johnny Carson loved that.But if you search for Maher and Muslim, or Maher and Islam in Salon's archives, or Maher and Islam, you get pages of stuff not saying "Bill Maher is right about religion", but going on about how secretly nice Muslims are, and how evil Maher is for criticizing them, and finding some Muslim journalist or spokeman to say it.
That is part of one page of Salon on Maher on Islam.
November 1, 2010
September 30, 2014
October 9, 2014 There are six words that sum up Bill Maher's basic case against Islam: “I'm the liberal in this debate.” No, unfortunately, Maher was not the liberal in that debate.
October 10, 2014
November 1, 2014
November 3, 2014
November 16, 2014
November 13, 2014 It's true, parts of the Quran may condone violence. Does Maher want other books and media held to this standard?
December 5, 2014 The host of "Real Time with Bill Maher" is unapologetic when it comes to his comments about Islam.
So what does atheist Maher have to do to get any respect for his hatred of religion from Salon? He has to attack Christianity. See Salon's articles tagged "Christianity" and my article “Christophobia”—The Prejudice That Barely Has A Name.