Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Maher on Leno: Is Faith Good?

Comedian and overall liberal douchebag Bill Maher appeared on The Jay Leno Show last night. Because he can’t go anywhere without ridiculing faith and religion, Maher cracked his usual irreverent jokes.

Why is faith good? Faith is the lack of critical thinking….Why, especially in perilous times, is that a good thing?

So, according to Maher, people who believe that the universe may have a cause and purpose for its existence lack critical thinking. Does that mean Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein lacked critical thinking?

While I do believe that religion has been responsible for many ills, and that we should be skeptical of organized religion and dogma, I still believe faith in God is a good thing. Granted, faith means believing in something without proof; but then again, God needs no proof for his existence. His existence is self-evident.

Maher claims to have liberated individuals through his film Religulous. But has he? Or has he taken them out of the frying pan and into the fryer? After all, without God, we are left with an indifferent and uncaring universe where all things good and bad happen purely by chance, and where we are nothing more than highly-evolved clumps of cells.

This is why faith is good: it gives meaning to our otherwise meaningless universe, purpose to our otherwise purposeless lives, and, most importantly, hope in otherwise hopeless times. One would think, especially in these ‘perilous times,’ that we could have hope in that, no matter how bad things get, something out there is making sure all things will work out for the best.

Obviously not Bill Maher. He just loves being a pessimist.

In closing, here’s a commentary about Bill Maher and his beliefs, a video made by my favorite columnist Jack Hunter (a.k.a.: The Southern Avenger):