My new religion,
There’s only one commandment –
“Don’t Be An Asshole”
YouTube video: “Bill Maher – Religulous”
Here’s a partial transcript of [a Bill Maher Monologue from a clip now removed]:
According to a recent poll, seven in ten say it’s important to have a president with strong religious beliefs. The other three couldn’t take the poll because it was Friday night and Yahweh wouldn’t let them answer the phone.
But, fair is fair. So, for myself and the other 15-20% of American who the majority call “non-believers,” but who I call “rationalists,” here is our religious test for office: if you believe in Judgment Day, I have to seriously question your judgment.
If you believe you’re in a long-term relationship with an all-powerful space-daddy–who will, after you die, party with your ghost forever–you can’t have my vote, even for Miss Hawaiian Tropic.
I can’t trust you at the levers of government because there’s an electrical fire going on in your head.
Maybe a president who didn’t believe our soldiers were going to Heaven might be a little less willing to get them killed.
And the good news is, a recent poll found 20% of adults under 30 say they are rationalists and have figured out that Santa Claus and Jesus are really the same guy.
Now, 20% is hardly a majority, but it’s a bigger minority than blacks, Jews, homosexuals, NRA members, teachers or seniors. And it’s certainly enough to stop being shy about expressing the opinion that WE’RE NOT THE CRAZY ONES!
“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day;
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime;
give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish.”