Bill Maher: God is a “Psychotic Mass Murderer Who Drowns Babies”
In a segment on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the late-night comedian and political pundit told his audience that the most disturbing thing about the upcoming film “Noah” is that God is a “psychotic mass murderer” and accused Christians of worshiping a “guy who drowns babies.”
Discussing Christian groups’ outcry over what they called historical inaccuracy in the upcoming Russell Crowe film, Maher stated that the “thing that’s really disturbing about Noah isn’t the silly, it’s that it’s immoral. It’s about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it, and his name is God. What kind of tyrant punishes everyone just to get back at the few he’s mad at? I mean, besides Chris Christie.”
Maher continued his rant, adding “Hey God, you know you’re kind of a dick when you’re in a movie with Russell Crowe and you’re the one with anger issues. Conservatives are always going on about how Americans are losing their values and their morality, well maybe it’s because you worship a guy who drowns babies.”
He added that he believes the whole story of Noah doesn’t make any sense, saying “God’s plan after the flood was to repopulate the planet with the same assholes who pissed him off the first time only to incur another devastation.”
“If we were a dog, and God owned us, the cops would come and take us away,” Maher added.
Turning solely to religion, Maher pointed out that the real problem isn’t the government restrictions conservatives decry but the religious restrictions they place on themselves. “I’m reminded as we’ve just started lent,” Maher said, “that conservatives are always complaining about too much restraining regulation and how they love freedom, but they’re the religious ones who voluntarily invent restrictions for themselves.”
As one can imagine, Christian groups are up in arms over Maher’s comments. Of course, Maher has often incurred outcry from Christian groups after making the Oscar nominated anti-religion documentary “Religulous.”