Wow, Jesus just f—– #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler “Hey, Buffalo’s killing them,” Maher tweeted.
Most of the time when I see Bill Maher on HBO while channel surfing, much like some commercial I am tired of hearing the jingle or catch, I rush to change the channel as fast as I can so I don’t have to hear a word. In fact the man’s anger at almost everything is astounding. While in earlier days of his show I sometimes identified with and laughed at his liberal witticism. Those days soon ended as his continual and constant anger rants coupled with his better than anyone else attitude began to look more cliche than the ubiquitous Saran Palin patriot theme.
The recent rave about his tweet against all things religious and attack a Football player’s feeling for a need for quiet time between himself and a belief in a divine being peeked my interest. Why would this usually political pundit suddenly find the need to attack some NFL player? What is it he hated the Denver Broncos and glad to see them lose? Was it his sense of political duty?
No, I think Bill feels a little betrayed and threatened by the ability of the religious to adore attention from like minded persons. He felt the need to attack the symbol as a statement of force for his Atheist beliefs. They are in fact beliefs though he will say they are not beliefs but logic.
Atheist, like Bill, not only define themselves in the denial of God’s existence but actually believe in the non-existence of God. So fervent can some Atheist followers be that that they actively attempt to drive God from existence. There are, of course, several forms of Atheism but after viewing a few interviews of Bill you can see that his Atheism appears to be born from a violent protest against evil in the world and one that borders on the the Emancipation concepts in Atheism. (The belief that religion and concept of life ever after holds back the world and thus denies man the ability to make a better world now on earth).
The Emancipation concept in modern society produces anger at religion as a form of freedom for man to define his own destiny and subsequent happiness. This is found in Marxist and Socialist discussions in the late 1800’s. Pope Leo XIII warned in his encyclical in 1878 that socialism sought to destroy religion on the basis of making the world better for mankind
Maher’s attack on Tebow is itself against all the freedoms, Maher professes to defend as necessary. Maher often likes to quote Fathers of the American Revolution such as Thomas Jefferson on ideals yet he fails in this simple prospect to realize their wisdom in ideas that religious freedom is a basic right for humankind. (Though early US state laws outlawed Atheism as much as it allowed slavery within the law). Jefferson wrote in 1786;
…no man should be compelled to frequent or support any worship place, or ministry whatsoever…….nor shall [he -sic] otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or beliefs. .. All men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religioum
Maher’s Atheistic and angry attack on Tim Tebow’s display of private religious piety is in fact against the, God believing, Jefferson. It was in fact Jefferson’s belief in a higher nature that allowed for the Declaration of Independence itself. It was Jefferson’s belief in God that championed the requirement higher order of Freedom for man’s society and happiness.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -July 4, 1776.
Tim Tebow ignored Maher’s tweeting and rants. By doing so he probably sent the biggest message to Maher and people of like thinking. In leaving Maher to rant in his corner and show the other cheek Mr. Tebow laid truth out in front for Maher to see. He most likely did Maher the most good.
Atheism must be countered both by presenting true teaching in a fitting manner and by the full and complete life . … faith should show its fruitfulness by penetrating the whole life, even the worldly activities, of those who believe, and by urging them to be loving and just especially towards those in need – Vatican II 1965