Top Leaderboard, Site wide
May 25, 2015
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!

Maggie Winner Banner

Rising Temperatures Mean Fewer but Fiercer Hurricanes




On the Move
How to Clone a Mammoth


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
A/V Booth
Print this item

Maher Mocks Catholicism, Argues Religion Is ‘Like Wikipedia’

Posted on Mar 24, 2013
Screenshot

Comedian Bill Maher slammed the Catholic Church during the “New Rules” segment on the latest episode of “Real Time.” Among his complaints, Maher, who was raised Catholic, says he’s tired of the media fawning over everything newly elected Pope Francis does.

“I have just about had it with the press squealing in delight at every mundane thing the new pope does. ‘Oh, look, he walked across the street! He picked the name Francis! He shook hands!’ Oh, fuck, he’s a 76-year-old executive who got a promotion; they act like he’s a baby who just made a boom-boom,” the comedian said on his show Friday night.

Turning his attention toward the religion as a whole, Maher compared the church to his HBO program. Citing several examples of Catholic doctrine not found in the Bible, Maher claimed that the rules were being made up as the religion went along. 

“The Catholic Church has basically always done what we do here at ‘Real Time.’ It’s a bunch of guys sitting around making up new rules.”

He concluded, “I tell you, religion, it’s like Wikipedia. Anyone can write something in.”

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

(h/t The Raw Story)

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

 


New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook