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Last night, Bill Maher closed his show blasting the Noah's Ark story for being fantastical.


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Kit B (276)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 9:50 am

Huh oh! This was listed with correct title for the Preview.

Bill Maher attacks Noah's Ark story

Last night, Bill Maher closed his show blasting the Noah's Ark story for being fantastical.

But the thing that's really disturbing about Noah isn't the silly. It's that's it's immoral. It's about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it, and his name is God. Genesis says God was so angry with himself for screwing up when he made mankind so flawed rrrrr that he sent the flood to kill everyone! Everyone! Men, women, children, babies. What kind of tyrant punishes everyone just to get back at the few he's mad at? I mean, besides Chris Christie. (audience laughter and applause)
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Arielle S (313)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 1:38 pm
This was a very powerful (and truthful) rant. This is a very vengeful and jealous God....I always felt sorry for Moses, leading everyone out of Egypt and for a second of doubt, he's never allowed to see the Promised Land?
Jonah gets tested and Lot's wife turned to salt and then there's all that smiting ....

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 2:38 pm
Not only is this a "stupid country, as Mahr points out, but the Koch Bros., the Teasuckers and the entire GOP leadership,, and more, count on it.
I was at the movies last night, and saw the previews for that movie, as a rather captive audience, and felt my ire rising at how so many myths are based on fairy tales, or, to be kind, perhaps metaphors.
I call it "Mythicism," and a piece of it is coming up tomorrow: St.Patrick rid the Emerald Isle of snakes? I believe that it has been established that Ireland had no snakes, in the first place.
I mean no offense to any Irish, at all. All cultures have their defining myths. One of ours is that the Founding Fathers really meant equality for all, that the colonials were a united, classless people.
My issue is that "We the people," allow ourselves to be led by the nose by the myths, which tend to serve the ruling interests, be they the religious, or the political parasites.
John McCain lambasted his party the other day, for not being "Reagan Republicans,": There was a myth maker- still waiting for my "Trickle Down." The myth of the Welfare Queen" helped that jackass get elected!

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 4:42 pm
Thanks, Kit. Another great one from Bill! No one in my house has any intention of seeing this movie. My prediction is that it will be a multi-million dollar FLOP.....better suited for the "religious channel" on TV.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 4:50 pm

The first story was about the Gilgamesh Flood about 2,500 BCE, Noah's Flood comes later and though both are similar they are also slightly different to accommodate the different people, languages and customs. That people in the year 2014 CE make the choice to believe these myths speaks more to our culture than those who wrote the myths.

Hey, did Noah grab some insects while he was rounding up the animals? Just wondering.

JL A (281)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 5:03 pm
Making me think of the story about religious education in Portland during normal school hours where dinosaurs are on the ark...

Sheila D (194)
Monday March 17, 2014, 9:36 am
Sorry, Kit, can't give you another star, or three.
As far as Noah and the flood go...the religious zealots don't speak for all the faithful...especially when it comes to changing the Bible to suit their illusions of grandeur. The truth is out there some place, but doubtful the masses will ever see it. It's probably hidden in those deep vaults of the Catholic Church, or was burned as heresy.
Then there's the insects. Who in their right mind would let cockroaches, fire ants, flies, ticks, and bedbugs on the ark...they were stowaways.

Kit B (276)
Monday March 17, 2014, 11:13 am

Dinosaurs on the ark? Well that must have been crowded.

Sheila D (194)
Monday March 17, 2014, 5:15 pm
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Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:07 am
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