We Know Bill Maher is an Atheist, but does he have to be a jerk?

Denver Bronco Tim Tebow’s team lost the game on Sunday, and Bill Maher took to his twitter account to be a jerk. The linked story includes the details, but the big question is why does Maher think he has to go so far to show his disdain for anything associated with the church. it really is not funny. We live in a free country where you can believe in God if you choose to or not believe if you choose not to. Rarely if ever do you hear Christians mocking the unbeliever. Sure they will try to witness to the unbeliever, but they (most) don’t go off the deep like this.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Comedian-Bill-Maher-creates-firestorm-with-profane-tweet-about-Denver-Broncos-QB-Tim-Tebow-122711

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  • tony krekeler  On December 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Bill Maher slips more into irrelevancy each day. He has to say outrageous things so he can try to capture a nanosecond of the quickly fading limelight. He is comparable to the aging Hollywood starlet whose body carried her through her career, only to find that as time passes by, she has become a B movie supporting actress at best. That’s Mr. Maher. He’s just trying to hang on – running his mouth to help pay the light bill. Don’t give him a second thought. What can someone with no skills do – other than run his mouth more and more outrageously.

  • Bill  On December 28, 2011 at 1:27 am

    Bill Maher is an enfant terrible. If he gets no attention for outrageous antics, he gets no attention at all. We all contribute to this bad behavior by just commenting on it.

  • elogam  On December 28, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Maher is a coward. Really. He shoots his mouth off to get attention, as has been pointed on on this topic and on previous topics involving him. He ONLY regularly targets groups that cannot or will not verbally or physically pummel him. He NEVER, EVER ventures into the dangerous waters of conservative talk radio, meanwhile spewing hate and ignorance on his “Politically Incorrect” show surrounded by his mesmerized supportive fans. Never fear the Chihuahua that yaps incessantly from behind it’s picket fence, but will not go out beyond it’s safe borders.

  • Mo Rage  On December 28, 2011 at 3:27 am

    If you don’t get it, you don’t get it.

    That said, here goes: If you wear your religion on your sleeve, so to speak, as Mr. Tebow does, then you open yourself up, also, for criticism and critique, especially since, as I pointed out here before, the Bible says don’t be obnoxious and pray in public. (Matthew 6:5).

    Bill Maher is being outrageous. It’s Hollywood. Did he get people’s attention? Yes, he did. Are you talking about him? Again, obviously, yes. This works, folks. If you’re in front of people in media, it’s successful. He said outrageous things partly for effect and partly so he’d be in the limelight. It worked. The fact is, you helped it.

    If you don’t get Bill Maher, don’t watch. The fact is, he makes very salient points about the gross unfairness and inequality of and in America and he’s even fighting for what’s right for you, the lower and middle classes. Relax. Don’t get your panties all in a twist.

    • elogam  On December 29, 2011 at 2:57 am

      Here we go again. Mo Rage tosses out one of the few scriptures he knows–without understanding a WORD of it in context–and that’s the basis of his argument. Tebow didn’t ASK anyone to mimic his prayer stance. He’s not doing it to be seen by them. Cameras seek him out. If he was trying to do it to attract attention, then you would have a point. you find it obnoxious because you just don’t like that some people find comfort in their faith. You really should be more tolerant of people who’s views are different from yours….

      Mo, we get it. We just don’t find it funny. You are correct, however about Maher desperately seeking attention. He can’t get it by being funny, so he gets it by being cruel. We used to call people like that “bullies”. You call them “crusaders for the lower and middle class”. Funny, I thought all those 1%ers were all selfish and evil…?

    • LPM  On December 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

      “If you don’t get Bill Maher, don’t watch.”

      Oh, I DO get Bill Maher, and that’s precisely why I DON’T watch. Don’t assume that because we don’t like or agree with him, we don’t “get” him.

      • musesofamom  On December 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

        Excellent point. It is not we don’t get or understand his humor we simply don’t like it. He is one of those people that seeks to appear tolerate but the fact is he is Mean-spirited, unfunny hack.

  • liftingasweclimb  On December 28, 2011 at 3:50 am

    I agree that Maher is a jerk but must respectfully disagree about Christians making antagonistic remarks about nonbelievers. Extremists like the Westboro church and mainline pastors like Rev. Franklin Graham have made comments just as hateful, if more politely.

    We rarely hear African American pastors or pundits making these kind of remarks but I’m not prepared to say those sentiments don’t exist. They rarely get the national mic.

    • elogam  On December 29, 2011 at 3:02 am

      >>mainline pastors like Rev. Franklin Graham have made comments just as hateful, if more politely.<<

      Would appreciate if you could provide a few examples please…? And remember, just because they something you may not like or agree with, does not make the statement "hateful".

    • musesofamom  On December 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

      That’s why I said most. Westboro promotes hate and that does not reflect Christianity.

  • musesofamom  On December 30, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Just a reminder we can disagree without being disagreeable. Let’s refrain from name calling.

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