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Bill Maher: Strawmanulous

Bill Maher has made a movie called “Religulous,” juxtaposing the beginning of the word “religion” with the end of the word “ridiculous.”  This juxtaposition sums up his thoughts on religion, as does his comment in an interview, in which he says that he preaches, “the gospel of ‘I don’t know.'”

My question is this.  Why does he not really want to know?  If he really wanted to know, then he would not interview his mother, his sister, a crazy guy in Florida who claims to be the second coming of Jesus, and the guy who plays a dancing Jesus at a theme park in Florida, as if these people are experts in religion. 

Why doesn’t he go to Minnesota and interview John Piper?  Why doesn’t he go to Kentucky and interview Albert Mohler?  Why doesn’t he go to California and interview John MacArthur?  Why doesn’t he go to Florida and interview R.C. Sproul?

The answer?  He doesn’t want to know the truth.  He is dead in his trespasses and sins.  He is hostile to God.  He suppresses the truth.  His deeds are evil and therefore he loves the darkness more than Jesus Christ, who is the Light of the world.

He has legitimate questions, but he counters any attempt at an answer to his questions with an unrelated question.  If he really wanted answers, then he would not make a movie out of his straw man understanding of Christianity.  He would take one issue, find what an expert on that issue has to say and study both sides.

As it is, his beliefs and his movie are nothing but a straw man.

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October 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I have not seen this movie, nor will I see this movie. I did see an interview with Maher on Huckabee. Huckabee did a good job answering Maher’s questions, but it seemed to me that Maher didn’t want to listen to him at all or he just made excuses as to why that was wrong.

    I wrote a post earlier today and mentioned the same thing about Maher discussing these things with people like Piper and MacArthur. Your post makes alot of sense. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Comment by mybloggerings | November 3, 2008 | Reply


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