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Bill Maher Rips Child Molesting Christians for Using Jesus as a ‘Short Cut to Forgiveness’

Real Time host Bill Maher went after Josh Duggar one more time on his blog, slamming him and other Christians for using Jesus as a “shortcut” to forgiveness since Jesus always gives it and one doesn’t need to do anything to earn it.

“The idea that Jesus forgives your sins is a real cop-out, and dangerous,” Maher wrote. “Real forgiveness happens between the person who did wrong and the person they wronged. There is no middle man. There is no pixie dust. The idea that you can simply pray on it and ask Jesus for forgiveness — which he never turns down, cause he’s Jesus — is a total short cut, and not what forgiveness actually entails. If you’ve done something as awful as molest a bunch of girls, the only people you can ask for forgiveness from are the bunch of girls you molested.”

The comments were aimed at Duggar, who previously wrote that he “asked Christ” for forgiveness and is “so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”

“Jesus is just an easy and convenient way to exonerate yourself by receiving absolution from an imaginary man in your head,” Maher wrote.

Maher also discussed the Duggar scandal earlier this month on his show:

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