Bill Maher Back in My Sights

@debrakcarey (19887)
United States
April 28, 2013 9:10pm CST
It's no secret to some of you on here that I am no fan of Bill Maher. I'd like your reaction to his reaction to Christian extremism being viewed as the same thing as Muslim extremism. video and text: http://www.ijreview.com/2013/04/47883-for-kira-maher-video/
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@crossbones27 (48660)
• Mojave, California
29 Apr 13
It figures since he makes sense. Extremism is extremism, no matter what religion you are. People should not worry so about what other people believe in as long as their beliefs are not harming other people's lives. Extremist just seem to hate people who beliefs don't match theirs. That is the problem with the world right now we keep trying to tell people how to live. I could care less how people live as long as it is not effecting my families and friends lives in a negative way.
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@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
29 Apr 13
I could care less how people live as long as it is not effecting my families and friends lives in a negative way. So it's ok if it happens 'over there' and not on your door step? Wonder if that is how the citizens of Boston felt before the Marathon bombings?
• United States
1 May 13
Cross, that is a libertarian ideology that the right wingers HATE, because they feel that we need big government to regulate our morals. Many on the right claim to support libertarians, but they really only tolerate them so they will vote for the republican candidate. This is what happened at the RNC, and it should be used an example of how republicans really feel about libertarians.
• United States
2 May 13
@crossbones27 I'm afraid I have to disagree. Killing a crowd of folks, or sawing off someone's head (which takes 3 or 4 minutes) is way different than being a Bible thumper even though they can be annoying and downright obnoxious seeming when they try to 'save' someone from perishing (or worse I guess). Even the ultra conservatives which would just as soon have government make laws on morality, aren't anywhere near as annoying as someone coming at you to lop of yer head.
• Canada
29 Apr 13
I wouldn't necessarily say all extremism is the same in terms of religion. If I had to choose who I was captured and taken hostage by, a christian extremist or a muslim extremist, then the answer to me is pretty obvious.
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@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
29 Apr 13
Haven't heard of any Christian or Jewish 'extremists' taking hostages, but ok...I get your point.
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@flowerchilde (12529)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Oh man! What ignorance!! Like Bill Maher's not the one who's an extremist!! Most christians are pretty easy going, that's why people feel so free to insult them so often!
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• United States
2 May 13
@thegreatdebater At the risk of coming off as intolerant.. most protestant Christians do not consider Catholics with their priests, etc, to be the same 'religion'.. I suppose in a way it is.. I figure pedophiles go where there are kids, and if they are priests (or even pastors) I view them as counterfeit.. even counterfeit Christians.. Doesn't take away from the faith, but someone looking on from the outside wouldn't understand.. as the faith is viewed as the people who make it up (I suppose). I'm not sold completely on the idea that Islam is a religion of peace.. Just saying it doesn't make it so, and I don't see how anyone could equate even a Bible thumper as obnoxious as they can be in trying to 'save' folks from perishing, compares at all to someone sawing upon some poor saps neck for 3 or 4 minutes.. Or strapping a bomb to their son or daughter and sending them into a crowd. Or even simply applauding it. No not all Muslims approve of such, but a whole lot do.
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
3 May 13
@thegreatdebater Christians do NOT support hypocrisy. If you were to enter just about any congregation you'd hear sermon after sermon preaching against it. Left wing progressives on the other hand seem to thrive on it and encourage it, ever read Sal Alinsky's Rules for Radicals? An entire book on how to be a hypocrite effectively.
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
3 May 13
@flowerchilde Penn Jillette, of Penn and Teller said just about the same thing, he said a person who REALLY believes they are trying to save someone from hell was more honorable than those who believed in hell, yet never warned anyone of the consequences of not believing.
@artemeis (4194)
• China
29 Apr 13
Nothing is good when they go to the extreme. Habits turning to addiction, religion turning to radical and so on. I don't know what it is but I suppose it is human where we will loose our own sense of balance, objectivity, sanity or the right frame of mind even. All these only goes to show how fragile weak we are and can be. I am with you that extremism between religions are not the same and never will be. Like IRA and Al Qaeda I have to say that they are worlds apart.
@mariaperalta (19073)
• Mexico
29 Apr 13
I have seen him here in mexico. hes just ok for me. I will try and watch more of him now. See if I can get into his show more now.
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@robspeakman (1700)
29 Apr 13
Any Extremism that is based on a religious belief is all the same regardless of which religion. Cherry picking the more acceptable forms of extremism to make one religious look better than the other does not create a scale of extremism. What you need to understand about Bill Maher is that he is a pr1ck and a smug basturd. He believes that his point of view is the only acceptable. Christian Extremism, Islamic Extremism or Jewish Extremism are all the same.... NUTTERS
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• United States
30 Apr 13
As a matter of fact, Maher is certainly quite the extremist himself1 which may account for his seeing christian folks as an enemy, and one as bad as jihadists.. if not worse
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
29 Apr 13
I have yet to hear of Christian or Jewish 'extremists' beheading or crucifying Muslims. Or of Christian or Jewish 'extremists' killing those who convert out of either of those religions. All the same, I think not. Nutters? Pretty tame designation for those who promise to kill those who won't submit to Islam.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Maher was actually sticking up for Christians in the video in a roundabout way. He wasn't attempting to compare Christians to Muslims. Quite the opposite.