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08 January, 2011

There must be a god because I don't know how things work.

There must be a god because I don't know how things work.

That is Stephen Colbert's assessment of Bill O'Reilly's reasoning for why there must be a god.
O'Reilly had this guy on to complain about a billboard in Alabama that said "You KNOW it is a SCAM" with icons for the 5 biggest religions.  He considered this an insult.  Silverman from was trying to explain that these words were their opinion and is not insulting to the people who are members of these religions.  Is it insulting to the religious to say their religion is a scam?  The statement isn't directed at the people themselves, just the institution of religion.  But that doesn't matter I guess.  People invested in their religion are insulted if their religion is criticized.  I  guess they are going to have to learn that all thoughts are open to debate.  There are no privileged ideas immune from criticism.  Not to mention no one has the right not to be offended.

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