Bill Maher, of course, who reduces the truth claims of Christianity to flinders with his Herculean intellect:
Maher said: “We are a nation that is unenlightened because of religion…I think that religion stops people from thinking. I think it justifies crazies. I think that flying planes in 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.”
“When you look at belief in such things–as do you go to heaven, is there a devil–we have more in common with (Muslim countries) Turkey and Iran and Syria than we do with European nations and Canada and nations that, yes, I would consider more enlightened than us.”
Maher subscribes to what I call The Stupid Evil Genius Theory of History. Somehow, those fiendishly clever early Christians invented a religion capable of deceiving millions of people for two thousand years (including hundreds of thousands with scholarly credentials almost as imposing as Maher’s ego who have actually studied the evidence)–yet at the same time so pitifully moronic that truly “enlightened” people such as Maher can see through it without breaking a sweat.
This is the same theory, by the way, that leads Democrats to believe that George W. Bush and his conservative supporters are functional illiterates who somehow managed to seize control of the most poweful and technologically advanced nation in the world.
Cognitive dissonance. It burns.
Thanks to Stacy at Media Soul for catching this one.