Christianity: It's a Philosophy, Not a Religion -- says Bill O'REALLY?

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    Dec 04, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    Courtesy of the man who reminds you, "It's not a democracy. It's a republic!"

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/11/28/bill-oreilly-christianity-is-not-a-religion-its-a-philosophy/

    Not a religion? Well, this will be welcome news over at the Internal Revenue Service!
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    Dec 04, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    lol wow he is an idiot isnt he? well that was a great laugh, i wonder what his point was? seriously this will not go over well with his followers.
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    Dec 04, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
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    I guess pastors are philosophers.
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    Dec 04, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    Uh oh. My mom's head is going to explode. She believes everything Bill O'Reilly says. She also believes everything she hears in church. This could get messy.
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    Dec 04, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
    snowman3 saidUh oh. My mom's head is going to explode. She believes everything Bill O'Reilly says. She also believes everything she hears in church. This could get messy.


    i agree but its going to be oh so much fun haha
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    Dec 04, 2012 9:32 AM GMT
    I'd agree its a philosophy...Ideas to live your life by

    Love one another
    Love your neighbour (who ever they may be)
    Love your enemys
    Do to others as you'd have them to do others.

    The religion OF Jesus rather than a religion ABOUT Jesus.icon_biggrin.gif

    You don't have to believe in any "God" to do that, and to be honest, its probably what J-C had in mind more than a religion which worshipped him.
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:37 AM GMT
    dayumm saidCourtesy of the man who reminds you, "It's not a democracy. It's a republic!"

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/11/28/bill-oreilly-christianity-is-not-a-religion-its-a-philosophy/

    Not a religion? Well, this will be welcome news over at the Internal Revenue Service!


    He's wrong... It's a Cult.
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:41 AM GMT
    Philo Sophia


    don't ever insult it again with bullshit dogma
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:43 AM GMT
    the art of wisdom
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    dayumm said
    Not a religion? Well, this will be welcome news over at the Internal Revenue Service!


    That is what I was thinking. Tax the assholes! Get this country out of debt real fast.
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    and Rowing ant


    I find it cumbersom that you shorten JC and ignore G-d. JHVH

    no traditionalist in their right mind would ever write the word G-D
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:48 AM GMT
    Jod He Vod He
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:51 AM GMT
    Good luck with your deities of war.
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    Dec 04, 2012 12:28 PM GMT
    O'Reilly is a boob for entertainment. In the context in which the remark occurs it is notably clueless but am sure Bill thinks that's edgy.

    I'm gay, and Christian (although I was not for many, many years). I am a member of a progressive Baptist church with all sorts of folks in it and I have seen my congregation openly, verbally welcome even those who're outcast by the outcasts.

    That said, I have no problem with any of the anti-religion and/or religion v. philosophy comments in the thread. The only thing I would say to those who are as angry as I have been in my life about "Christians" and things they do in the name of Jesus is that no matter what you believe let it come from within you, from the heart (so to speak) and don't let anyone stand in the way of your spiritual birthright.
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    Dec 04, 2012 12:41 PM GMT
    It can be a philosophy. It can be a religion.
    It can be applied to help make the world a better place.
    It can be applied to make the world a horrific hell.

    Like a car, it depends entirely on the driver. icon_wink.gif
  • PIccadilly

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    Dec 04, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    meninlove said It can be a philosophy. It can be a religion.
    It can be applied to help make the world a better place.
    It can be applied to make the world a horrific hell.

    Like a car, it depends entirely on the driver. icon_wink.gif


    This! Couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Dec 04, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    Jon Stewart had an awesome take down last night, comparing Socrates to Jesus. "After they died, one got better..."
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    Dec 04, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidJon Stewart had an awesome take down last night, comparing Socrates to Jesus. "After they died, one got better..."


    Also: "We bestowed ONE of them TAX EXEMPT STATUS." **applause**

    Also: "You just handed that atheist ANOTHER thing he CAN'T BELIEVE!" icon_lol.gif

    Also: "...I like a lot of Jesus' 'philosophy.' Love your neighbor, a little cheek turning, stone not casting -- it's very nice. But, while I can get an 'A' in (h)is philosophy class, I don't get to go to the Afterparty. Ya get what I'm sayin' here, Bill?" icon_cool.gif


    That's where I saw it when my jaw reached the floor, too. The look on the atheist guy Silverman's face as O'Reilly started his lecture was perfect. He had to be thinking, "If I didn't believe in Christmas, I'd think you were handing me a Christmas gift!" icon_lol.gif

    Oh, and btw, atheists aren't atheists, as per Mr. O'REALLY... they're fascists!

    PatheosO’Reilly: You and your merry band of fascists —

    Silverman: Fascists?! Fascists.

    O’Reilly: You get [Christmas] revoked!

    Silverman: You called me a fascist!?

    O’Reilly: Absolutely!

    Silverman: I am a patriot, sir!

    O’Reilly: You are a fascist.

    Silverman: I am a patriot who is taking the crazy notion that everybody in this country is equal and that the government has to treat everybody fairly. That’s fascism?!
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    Dec 05, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    meninlove said It can be a philosophy. It can be a religion.
    It can be applied to help make the world a better place.
    It can be applied to make the world a horrific hell.

    Like a car, it depends entirely on the driver. icon_wink.gif


    A very clear and correct statement. icon_smile.gif
  • Machina

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    Dec 05, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    I can always count on Mr. O'Reilly and his ilk to provide my "gaffical entertainment"
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    Dec 05, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    I can't listen to that reilly asshole for more than 3 seconds but, when was the last time any particular school of philosophical thought tried insisting on government preference in utilizing public space to throw their holiday display in everyone's face?

    Oh look, there's yet another plastic baby Plato. Haven't seen one in 3 blocks, since the firehouse.

    Cleary in this regard, a religion is a religion for religious purpose. It's philosophical merits are of no concern to this issue.