Re: [humanism-174] O'Reilly vs. Silverman

From: TC3
Sent on: Thursday, November 29, 2012 1:20 PM
Yes i believe the tides thing is an act. Religion is a tool used by those in power to control the masses. They use what is proven to work by each successive generation. It's an evolving process. It seems we have reached a point where religion will no longer be needed. The religious are being depicted as nut jobs where they were once regarded as heroes. He's making them look bad intentionally. Or at least that's what I tell myself at the thought of any one person being that stupid, and being allowed on the air in the first place. lol


On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM, sheri presloid <[address removed]> wrote:
Are you saying that his audience is very smart too?  This is the same guy that didn't understand how tides worked.  Was he playing us all???



On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Greg Priddy <[address removed]> wrote:
On the contrary, Billo is very smart. He knows his audience, and he knows just what buttons to push on his guests to get the maximum reaction from his audience.

He's also a Jesuit-educated debater, so he's well-versed in how to gain the upper hand in a situation like this.

-Greg

On Thu, 29 Nov[masked]:37:31 -0500
 Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
O'Relly's "points" are of course ridiculous, except for "One doesn't have
to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas"... this is true. Silverman did
well but I prefer the "Christmas has long been celebrated as a traditional
holiday, not a religious one- and for many, Christ has no more significance
than a plastic elf or a piece of tinsel" angle.

But this angle might diminish the overall secularist argument
(pro-religionists might say "If the religious messages are insignificant,
then what is the harm?"), although it shouldn't- religious displays on
public property, or any other govt.-coerced acknowledgement of religion,
are equivalent to government establishment of religion, simple as that.
On Nov 29,[masked]:53 AM, "sheri presloid" <[address removed]> wrote:

Oh!  I cannot wait for Jon Stewart tonight!  That was just classic!
 O'Reilly is truly stupid.  wow....


On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:

American Atheists president David Silverman & Bill O'Reilly got into a
pretty good "scrotum-popper" on O'Reilly's show last night :)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/29/bill-oreilly-david-silverman-screaming-match_n_2211055.html




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