The first shot has been fired in the war on Christmas. Bill O’Reilly became Bill O’Really? yesterday by proclaiming that Christianity is not a religion – it is a philosophy.
“It is a fact that Christianity is not a religion, it is a philosophy,” the Fox News host declared confidently. “If the government was saying that the Methodist religion deserves a special place in the public square, I would be on your side.”
Silverman said he would be just as upset if a public figure promoted atheism.
“Jesus Christ,” O’Reilly said, then apologized. He added that Christmas trees had nothing to do with Christianity and were a secular symbol.
Isn’t there something about taking the Lord’s name in vain in the Bible book?
And then there’s the judge not stuff.
O’Reilly said Silverman’s views were “insane” and that he should get his “merry band of fascists” together to “re-vote” on Christmas being a federal holiday. After Silverman objected to being called a fascist, O’Reilly again reiterated the point by saying he was a fascist because he wanted to banish Christmas.
And if Christianity is a philosophy, not a religion, then we can tax it. Right?
I’m cool with that.
Thanks to Brian for the heads up.