Are Christians Morons?

I watched Bill Maher (pictured here) call all Christians "morons" on The O'Reilly Factor. Maher said: God wrote the Bible, right? If it's your perfect Holy Book written by God, then why is there stuff in it that is wacky, immoral untrue and makes no sense?

O'Reilly said: It's allegorical and meant to teach you a higher truth.

Maher was shocked because he thinks being a person of faith means you check your sense of reason at the door and believe absolutely everything in the book.

Maher promptly questioned the verse that says: if you see your neighbor working on a Sunday, you should kill him. O'Reilly: I am a Christian and I believe in the New Testament.

Maher said: "All the Christians wana get behind the happy half of the Bible."

It's kind of a shame when political guys debate Christianity and (sometimes vice versa). You wanna jump in.

I decided to write the show, cause we're here to impact pop culture, right? Here's my note to the Factor. See if it's on tomorrow night (Friday, Oct. 1, 2010).


Maher might be credible if he actually knew what the Bible is.

It is two agreements. In the Old Testament God made a deal to relieve the effect of sin on people. In the New Testament, He obliterated the effect of sin thru the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The old shows what sin demands: death. The new supersedes the old and gives grace and forgiveness (from sin and death) for those who believe.

I suppose you didn't say this because you knew Maher's head would explode.


168 Writer-Filmmaker Summit in NY & LA

168 Writer-Filmmaker Summit
Oct. 9th 10:00 AM-1:00 PM PT (1-4 PM ET)
Live from the Showbiz Store and Café (in L.A. & NYC)
LA: 500 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049, (877) 320-8011
NYC: 19 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010 (866) 605-7006

The 168 Writer-Filmmaker Summit is a bi-coastal info-edu-networking event designed to connect the left or right coast without using airplanes.

Janet Scott Batchler

168 welcomes special guest Janet Scott Batchler (writer, "Batman Forever" USC Writing Professor), who will discuss "Pitching to Hollywood." Wisdom from a veteran “in the room” is CRUCIAL to writers and filmmakers!

Our Partner Showbiz Store and Cafe will host simultaneous meetings at their stores in Los Angeles and New York. The LA meeting will be simulcast in NY. If you can’t come for in-person networking, feel free to interact with attendees via the online chat room. Tune in to the excitement and join a world-wide audience at Minglemediatv.com. Register for the event at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/890829495.

Writers, Filmmakers, Actors and other film personnel will discover opportunities for cast and crew in the 168 Film Project (Signup Deadlines: Int'l-Jan 31st, USA-Feb. 6th, 2011) and Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition (Signup Deadline Oct. 11). Door prizes at BOTH NY & LA locations: Showbiz Budgeting Software (value $400 each) and two Showbiz Labor Guides (value $60 each).

Agenda: (Note: this is Pacific Time. Eastern Time is 3 hours later!)

10-10:30 Mingle and nosh on snacks and coffee, Videos of 168 BTS & Clips
10:30-11:00 168/Write of Passage Overview
11:00-11:45 Janet Scott Batchler, special guest speaker
11:45-12:15 Questions, Pitch Critique of volunteer pitchers
12:15-1:00 Door Prize Drawing and closing remarks