Bill Maher: C’mon, Obama’s obviously an atheist

posted at 6:41 pm on June 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a palate cleanser and … this is sort of cleansing, I guess? Skip to 3:00 for the key bit. I’m tempted to say it proves Gary Oldman’s point that Maher and Jon Stewart get away with stuff that would give the left a collective outrage-aneurysm if it came from anyone else, but eh. Not really. We already know from Obama’s gay marriage “evolution” that he’s willing to lie, repeatedly and in major public forums, about his morals in the name of getting elected. He’s a stereotypical ivory-tower liberal; of course he’s always supported gay marriage, and lefties knew it. If Maher wants to go one step further and draw a conclusion about O’s religious beliefs from that same stereotype, they’re in no position to get huffy now. I’m not even sure Oldman’s right that being a comedian is what earns Maher his license to say things that would draw liberal ire otherwise. He’s not joking here, after all. There’s no way to spin this as some over-the-top exaggeration in service to a gag. I think he gets a pass (most of the time) because he’s consistently willing to be vicious to the right, such that when he screws up occasionally and says something “outrageous” about the left, they’re inclined to give him a break to keep him in the game. Being a comedian is just the fig leaf by which that break is given.

Anyway, two things. One: Maher’s not the first to speculate that Obama joined Rev. Wright’s church for political, not religious, reasons. Look no further than Wright himself for that:

In speaking about Barack and Michelle Obama, their longtime pastor, the Rev. Jermiah Wright said, “Church is not their thing. It never was their thing.”…

Wright continues, “ … [S]o the church was not an integral part of their lives before they got married, after they got married.”

Klein says, “But the church was an integral part of his politics?”

Wright says, “Yeah.”

O wanted to get into politics but may have feared, not without reason, that his black “authenticity” would be challenged at some point. It was, in fact, challenged later when he ran against former Black Panther Bobby Rush in a House primary, as he was savaged by opponents for being “not from the ‘hood” and a “white man in blackface.” Joining Trinity may have been his way to build racial and religious credibility among an important constituency. Whether that personal ambition justifies smiling through a “God damn America” sermon or two or 20, I leave for you to judge. (Hint: It doesn’t.)

Two: I’m not sure where Maher’s getting the idea that atheists are America’s largest minority. As a member of the non-tribe I have every reason to back him up on that except that, as far as I can tell, it’s simply untrue. It may be true that religious “unaffiliateds” are America’s largest minority, but just because you’re unaffiliated doesn’t mean you don’t believe in God. In fact, according to Pew’s survey in 2012, 68 percent of unaffiliateds say they believe. The true atheist minority is … a bit smaller:

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There’s a big, big minority of Americans who don’t associate with any particular faith, but if you’re a politician looking to get elected in a country that’s 77 percent Christian, why would you want to identify with a group like that?


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Is that what they are calling it these days?

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

He has some kind of religion. It certainly isn’t Christianity.

22044 on June 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

I expect Obama will “evolve” and either come out as Islamic or Atheist soon enough. Right when he orders Christians to be placed at the top of the “terrorist” list whilst knocking Al Qaeda and Isis off of said list.

Those Amish and Presbyterians are soooo obviously died in the wool killers, dontcha know.

Vanceone on June 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Nah, he is a Muslim…

OmahaConservative on June 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Atheist > Muslim

The Atheism defense.

portlandon on June 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

It’s kind of funny watching progs project onto each other.

Flange on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

The only thing Obama worships is Obama. That should be pretty obvious to everyone by now.

climbnjump on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

No he isn’t. Atheists don’t believe in God. Obama believes He is God.

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Is that canned laughter?

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Oh, and when do we get the Cochran smackdown thread AP?

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM

C’mon, Bill Maher’s obviously an idiot driven by two issues – a hatred of faith and an infatuation for Rousseau’s totalitarianism.

Athos on June 24, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Yesterday Muslim. Today Atheist. Tomorrow Devil Worshiper? haha.

coolrepublica on June 24, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Agree with Maher. No way Obama is religious.

forest on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

He just doesn’t expect any kind of retribution on the other side. In short, he doesn’t care about much. Not even things he purports to care about. He, like many of his kind, live in the moment never considering long-term. Just like the Mooch.

Judge_Dredd on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

who is bill maher?

rightside on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Hah, nobar has it right. I’m… not sure what kind of religion to call that, actually. Selfism? Ah, that’s it: divine narcissism. The church of Narcissus.

Who, also like Obama, was pretty dumb. Think about it–he had Artemis, the virginal goddess (and exactly how many of them were there around in a mythology that had Zeus, the prototype of Bill Clinton[further thought--Hera as Hillary suddenly makes a lot of sense]) and she was willing to change said virginal status with him… and he couldn’t bother to look away from the pool long enough to see her.

That’s Obama to the core.

Vanceone on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

He’s given a lot of deference to Islam. A lot of my friends think he’s Muslim but that’s confusing to me, it would be in conflict with his Marxism. OTOH, a lot of Marxists have used Christianity to their advantage so I guess Islam can be used too.

Shay on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

The One has no religious beliefs, other than himself. He IS God.

vnvet on June 24, 2014 at 6:51 PM

No he isn’t. Atheists don’t believe in God. Obama believes He is God.

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

.
Winner

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 6:51 PM

I don’t know if Obama is not an atheist but if he does believe in God is in the Oprah type of way – everyone goes to Heaven and whatever you believe is ok…….which is not much different than “religious zealot” George Bush.

terryannonline on June 24, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Could Maher be any bigger an ass? Yes. He apparently owns part of the Mets.

Bmore on June 24, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Atheists, agnostics, people who believe in saving all their hair and toenail clippings, still make up less than 20%, and yet, we are supposed to bow to their needs.
All I know is…..Obama is a crappy president, not a leader, and he eats dogs.

HornetSting on June 24, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Nah, he is a Muslim…

OmahaConservative on June 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Do you honestly believe that lazy f**k would actually take the time to pray towards Mecca 5 times a day? Get off that. He may be a muslim sympathizer but he has no use for a God. Period.

Judge_Dredd on June 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Whether that personal ambition justifies smiling through a “God damn America” sermon or two or 20, I leave for you to judge. (Hint: It doesn’t.)

Those sermons were just the icing on the cake.

rbj on June 24, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Do you honestly believe that lazy f**k would actually take the time to pray towards Mecca 5 times a day? Get off that. He may be a muslim sympathizer but he has no use for a God. Period.

Judge_Dredd on June 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

He’s about as observant as the Saudi Air Force guys were in the ’90s.

He is either a Muslim or they are the luckiest people on Earth b/c EVERY judgement call Ogabe makes winds up aiding Radical Islam.

harlekwin15 on June 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I am torn between thinking 0′s only god is himself and wondering if he is a closet Muslim, and if so Sunni or Shia.

(Even with Hot Air being the referring website, I am NOT going to increase that evil man’s [Maher] viewership, so I am commenting on the main issue rather than the video.)

Kevin K. on June 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Nope,….Hopey/Changey is a Shiite:

Baghdad Scuttlebutt: Pssst! Obama’s a Shi’ite
By Bobby Ghosh / Baghdad Tuesday, Dec. 02, 2008
***********************************************

When he learns that I live in New York, Ridha Mohammed leans toward me and lowers his voice to a conspiratory whisper. “I will tell you a secret that the Americans don’t know,” he says. “Their next President is a Shi’ite.”

It’s not just right-wing kooks in Middle America who believe Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim:

conspiracy theorists across the Middle East have embraced the idea with the same fervor they bring to other bizarre notions. I am not a bit surprised when, later in the conversation, Mohammed assures me that Israel was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and that Saudi Arabia had agreed to bail out the U.S. economy in exchange for an American invasion of Iran.

A Pew opinion poll a month ahead of the Nov. 4 election showed that 12% of Americans still thought Obama was a Muslim. There are no reliable statistics on how many in the Middle East believe that, but there’s some anecdotal evidence that the notion is especially popular among poor, undereducated Shi’ites in Iran and Iraq.

Ridha Mohammed is an exception, however: he trained as an engineer at Baghdad University and owns a flourishing plumbing business. He lives just outside Sadr City, Baghdad’s giant Shi’ite slum, where preachers at several mosques routinely assure their congregants that Obama is a fellow sectarian. “When Obama won,” says Mohammed, “it was a big day in Sadr City. Many people felt, Now we have a brother in the White House.” (Sadr City — estimated pop. 2 million — is a bastion of anti-Americanism, where the radical Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his militia, the Mahdi Army, hold sway. Few Americans would dare visit the neighborhood without a massive military escort.)

The notion that Obama is a Shi’ite may be traced to Iran. In the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, state-run papers published articles claiming that the Democratic nominee’s paternal ancestors had hailed from southwestern Iran. In reality, of course, Obama’s father and his ancestors came from Kenya, where Shi’a Islam is rare. Most Kenyan Muslims are Sunnis and leaven their faith with pre-Islamic African traditions and beliefs. Obama himself has said he has no idea if his paternal grandfather (who converted from Christianity) was Sunni or Shi’ite.

Undeterred, some Shi’ite scholars trawled through ancient texts to find proof and came up with increasingly far-fetched theories linking the rise of Obama to important Shi’ite figures like the Imam Ali. Some pointed to a prophecy sometimes attributed to Ali that the arrival of the Mahdi — a messiah-like figure who, Shi’ites believe, will ultimately defeat evil — will be presaged by the appearance of a messenger, a tall black man who will rule the West. Others read meaning into Obama’s name. In Persian, O-ba-ma means “He’s with us,” and Barack Hussein can loosely be translated as “blessings of Hussein,” an allusion to Ali’s son, another imam revered by the Shi’ites. Obama’s strenuous denials made no difference to these theorists: they simply reasoned that he must be practicing al-Taqqiya, or dissimulation; Shi’ite jurists say believers may conceal their faith from infidels in order to protect themselves from harm.

By Election Day, these theories had become so commonplace that a prominent Shi’ite scholar based in Dubai felt compelled to issue a statement rejecting them. It made little difference.

Vali Nasr, a Tufts University professor and expert on Shi’ite history, understands why the theories are popular with some Shi’ites. Since they have historically been viewed as inferior to the dominant Sunnis, he says, Shi’ites are eager to claim ownership of “anything or anyone that can show them to be superior.” Since Obama is widely popular among Muslims, “assuming that he is Shi’ite and also the most powerful man in the world gives the Shi’ites pride and confidence,” Nasr adds.

Back in Sadr City, one community leader laughed off the Obama-as-Shi’ite theory but acknowledged it was popular. He suggested it might work in the U.S.’s favor. “The fools who believe this kind of thing, once their fellow Shi’ite is President, they will become less hostile to America,” he said.

Me, I sense the birth of a whole new conspiracy theory!
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http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1863363,00.html

canopfor on June 19, 2014 at 4:18 PM

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Nah, he is a Muslim…

OmahaConservative on June 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

At least according to Islamic tradition, this remains true due to his father.

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Vanceone on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Nice work with the original mythology.

Kevin K. on June 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Obama is a Satanist either witting or unwitting. Doesn’t really matter which at this point.

Mitch Rapp on June 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM

He’s given a lot of deference to Islam. A lot of my friends think he’s Muslim but that’s confusing to me, it would be in conflict with his Marxism. OTOH, a lot of Marxists have used Christianity to their advantage so I guess Islam can be used too.

Shay on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Plenty of Collectivism in Islam….

Libya, Syria, and Iraq all were “socialist.” to whatever degree.

harlekwin15 on June 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Iraq violence
2m
After classified briefing on Iraq, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says he’s not sure if US can wait on airstrikes – @ChadPergram
End of alert

canopfor on June 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM

The only thing Obama worships is Obama. That should be pretty obvious to everyone by now.

climbnjump on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

No he isn’t. Atheists don’t believe in God. Obama believes He is God.

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

GMTA. Thread winners right there.

And you’re correct. The One worships Himself,His self-perceived power and perfection, and His dreams of even more power. And He deeply resents people who are not worshiping Him as He deems proper.

He’s a narcissist. And a progressive, in fact the logical end-product of progressivism. A feckless nobody who imagines himself a god.

Exactly the sort of person you don’t give the football to, if you’re smart.

clear ether

eon

eon on June 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Obama worships Obama.

Tinker on June 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Oh, and when do we get the Cochran smackdown thread AP?

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Don’t forget that we need to have a Lamar Alexander smackdown thread on August 7th.

Why? He voted for Rubio’s amnesty. Enough said.

He’s also a big supporter of the leftists on climate change and Common Core. And of Obama’s EPA regulations. Insane. http://www.redstate.com/diary/jayp/2013/07/27/senator-lamar-alexanders-fishy-voting-record/

anotherJoe on June 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Do you honestly believe that lazy f**k would actually take the time to pray towards Mecca 5 times a day? Get off that. He may be a muslim sympathizer but he has no use for a God. Period.

Judge_Dredd on June 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

This is probably my conclusion.

22044 on June 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Obama’s religion is not at all what drives him. His hatred of America and his radical Marxist / Communist upbringing is what drives him.

His religion, whatever it is, and I don’t think it’s Christian or Mooslim either one (yet another sack of lies he maintains), has virtually no influence on his ideology and policy decisions.

Meople on June 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM

No he isn’t. Atheists don’t believe in God. Obama believes He is God.

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

.
Winner

listens2glenn on June 24, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Bet there is a putter on that altar.
And poodle bones.

HornetSting on June 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM

So he doesn’t believe in himself?

CJ on June 24, 2014 at 7:02 PM

The letters G O & D do have value in Obama’s life, unfortunately the word is DOG.

hillsoftx on June 24, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Oh, and when do we get the Cochran smackdown thread AP?

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM

After the polls are closed, perhaps ??
That would seem wise.

pambi on June 24, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Poll: 76% of Americans Believe That The IRS ‘DELIBERATELY DESTROYED’ Lois Lerner’s Emails

And, that includes – hold onto your hat – 63% of Democrats!

Resist We Much on June 24, 2014 at 7:07 PM

He’s given a lot of deference to Islam. A lot of my friends think he’s Muslim but that’s confusing to me, it would be in conflict with his Marxism. OTOH, a lot of Marxists have used Christianity to their advantage so I guess Islam can be used too.

Shay on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I know someone who teaches at a school which consists mostly of Muslims. He told me all of the junior high kids there are convinced that Obama is a still a Muslim, practicing taqiyya. I am not sure it’s that simple. I think President Wacko Narcissus probably believe he is some kind of Muslim/Christian hybrid, with himself being as important as Mohammed and Jesus.

Sounds implausible, but we should not forget that mentally, he is not dealing with a full deck of cards.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Yes he is an atheist. He only associated with the knuckledragging racist Jeremiah Wright for the political networking opportunities in the Chicago far-left community. In any case, Black Liberation Theology is as much about communism as it is religion.

His sympathies for islam however come from the alliance between Western communism/socialism/progressivism and islam. Which one is the useful idiot in that relationship is hard to say.

slickwillie2001 on June 24, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Would an atheist describe the Muslim call to prayer one of the prettiest sounds on Earth? Rather doubtful.

mpthompson on June 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Would an atheist describe the Muslim call to prayer one of the prettiest sounds on Earth? Rather doubtful.

mpthompson on June 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Only if you believe he meant it.

Judge_Dredd on June 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Would an atheist describe the Muslim call to prayer one of the prettiest sounds on Earth? Rather doubtful.

mpthompson on June 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

And let’s not forget his subservient bow to the Saudi king.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

He worships Obama the God King

faraway on June 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I always thought he was an atheist myself.

ojfltx on June 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Poll: 76% of Americans Believe That The IRS ‘DELIBERATELY DESTROYED’ Lois Lerner’s Emails

And, that includes – hold onto your hat – 63% of Democrats!

Resist We Much on June 24, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Thanks for the link. But I’m very sorry to say, nothing will ever come of any of the IRS Targeting. Everything going on to this point, is absolutely worthless.

Yep, the IRS are a bunch of lying, scheming, underhanded azzh0les. Who didn’t already know that? No one will be prosecuted. No one will be imprisoned. No one will even be fired. And the public at large will probably blame Bush anyway.

Yep, it’s worse than Watergate. So is Benghazi. So is Fast and Furious. So is the VA cooking the books for bonuses. It doesn’t matter. Holder will STILL not appoint a special prosecutor, on any of them. No matter how bad the scandals are.

I’m not directing this at you, RWM. I just read your post and needed to post a little bit of reality. I know I’m probably preaching to the choir here anyway.

Meople on June 24, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Joining Trinity may have been his way to build racial and religious credibility among an important constituency.

Ya think? Trinity is the biggest and most politically powerful and active church on the South Side. Obama’s “conversion” was pure politics for an outsider looking for allies in the black community.

novaculus on June 24, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I expect Obama will “evolve” and either come out as Islamic or Atheist soon enough. Right when he orders Christians to be placed at the top of the “terrorist” list whilst knocking Al Qaeda and Isis off of said list.

Those Amish and Presbyterians are soooo obviously died in the wool killers, dontcha know.

Vanceone on June 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

The report adds: “While far-right groups’ ideology is designed to exclude minorities and foreigners, the liberal-democratic system is designed to emphasize civil rights, minority rights and the balance of power.”

The report says there were 350 “attacks initiated by far-right groups/individuals” in 2011.

Details about what makes an attack a “far right” action are not clear in the report, which was written by Arie Perliger, who directs the center’s terrorism studies and teaches social sciences at West Point.

A Republican congressional staffer who served in the military told The Washington Times: “If [the Defense Department] is looking for places to cut spending, this junk study is ground zero.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/17/west-point-center-cites-dangers-far-right-us/#.UPm2XPNd3fA.gmail

davidk on June 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM

There’s a big, big minority of Americans who don’t associate with any particular faith, but if you’re a politician looking to get elected in a country that’s 77 percent Christian, why would you want to identify with a group like that?

Correction:
The USA is a country that 77 percent self-identifies as Christian.
If the USA really had that many people following Jesus,
–Abortion would be illegal,
–Homosexual marriage would be a dim leftist fantasy,
–The profanity & soft porn that now dominate our TV & film screens would be rare,
–The words “God” & “Jesus Christ” would be used reverently far more often than irreverently, instead of the other way around as it is, &
–Barack Obama would be an unknown community organizer in Chicago.

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

C’mon, Obama’s obviously an atheist

…and a liar, then.

Axeman on June 24, 2014 at 7:22 PM

He worships Obama the God King

faraway on June 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Perhaps an agnostic with Narcissistic leanings.

He’s certainly not Muslim (he doesn’t obey their Five Pillars) or Christian (for the reasons I presented at 7:20PM).

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Oof. Watching that video was a major overload of smug liberal condescension. We’re a “step behind” other countries? Really? Then move Bill. No one will miss you other than maybe Michael Moore, and a few of his wingnut followers.

Atheists are an oppressed minority? What planet is this guy living on?

At least he wasted a million dollars on Obama.

WhatSlushfund on June 24, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Would an atheist describe the Muslim call to prayer one of the prettiest sounds on Earth? Rather doubtful.

mpthompson on June 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

He says things like that for the same reason he joined Wright’s cult: politics.

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Maher’s another d*ck….so much like so many of our resident atheists.

CW on June 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM

I think Bill’s dye job has seeped into his brain.

WhatSlushfund on June 24, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Obama is little more than a political chameleon.

To Muslims, he will work to appear as if he’s practicing taqiyya. It helps him politically and fits with his comfort zone growing up in Indonesia. It’s obvious that he sympathizes with the interests and demands of radical Islam because they share his contempt and dislike for Western Civilization.

To the progressive-fascist atheists, he will remain officially uncommitted towards faith and religion. It’s the politically expedient thing to do….

…just as his two decade membership in the ‘church’ of Rev. Wright was not only politically expedient, but fed and reinforced his belief that the US is a fundamentally racist, unjust, unfair, misogynistic, and broken country desperately in the need for ‘fundamental transformation’ to deliver social justice, resolve income inequality, and right the wrongs committed by the US throughout the world.

Hope and change was the sound bite of a chameleon – and Obama is the quintessential political chameleon…. trying to be someone for everyone and fulfilling everyone’s hopes and projections.

Or as Clint Eastwood so perfectly defined him – an empty chair.

Athos on June 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

You’re discounting the fact that nearly 60% of the nation doesn’t vote.

So, you can dismiss the 77% figure if you’d like, but the fact is that right now we have a country that is currently being run, almost entirely, by a small, dumb$h!t minority.

Meople on June 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM

He’s given a lot of deference to Islam. A lot of my friends think he’s Muslim but that’s confusing to me, it would be in conflict with his Marxism. OTOH, a lot of Marxists have used Christianity to their advantage so I guess Islam can be used too.

Shay on June 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I’ve often wondered about that, too.

davidk on June 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM

obama is his own god.

(did i win the thread?)

davidk on June 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Atheists don’t believe in God.

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Some atheists phrase it like that.
The more foolish ones, however, insist that they know there is no God.
If they could search the entire universe in one moment, & see the invisible, they still couldn’t make such a silly claim…because then they’d know that there is a God.

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Global Warmist

crrr6 on June 24, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Obama is little more than a political chameleon.

To Muslims, he will work to appear as if he’s practicing taqiyya. It helps him politically and fits with his comfort zone growing up in Indonesia. It’s obvious that he sympathizes with the interests and demands of radical Islam because they share his contempt and dislike for Western Civilization.

To the progressive-fascist atheists, he will remain officially uncommitted towards faith and religion. It’s the politically expedient thing to do….

…just as his two decade membership in the ‘church’ of Rev. Wright was not only politically expedient, but fed and reinforced his belief that the US is a fundamentally racist, unjust, unfair, misogynistic, and broken country desperately in the need for ‘fundamental transformation’ to deliver social justice, resolve income inequality, and right the wrongs committed by the US throughout the world.

Hope and change was the sound bite of a chameleon – and Obama is the quintessential political chameleon…. trying to be someone for everyone and fulfilling everyone’s hopes and projections.

Or as Clint Eastwood so perfectly defined him – an empty chair.

Athos on June 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I’d agree it seems he’s empty and that everything is a political calculation with him, but then again, I think there’s more to him than that.

Since the guy’s a mental case, I don’t believe it’s always easy to be sure exactly what he believes, or if he himself even knows.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 7:34 PM

There’s a big, big minority of Americans who don’t associate with any particular faith, but if you’re a politician looking to get elected in a country that’s 77 percent Christian, why would you want to identify with a group like that?

Correction:
The USA is a country that 77 percent self-identifies as Christian.

If the USA really had that many people following Jesus,
–Abortion would be illegal,
–Homosexual marriage would be a dim leftist fantasy,
–The profanity & soft porn that now dominate our TV & film screens would be rare,
–The words “God” & “Jesus Christ” would be used reverently far more often than irreverently, instead of the other way around as it is, &
–Barack Obama would be an unknown community organizer in Chicago.

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

You’re discounting the fact that nearly 60% of the nation doesn’t vote.

So, you can dismiss the 77% figure if you’d like, but the fact is that right now we have a country that is currently being run, almost entirely, by a small, dumb____ minority.

Meople on June 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Non-voters are well-represented in pretty much all religions, including atheism.

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Just a reminder, Bill Maher has to pay for sex and he doesn’t believe in immunization.

Carry on.

frost_ on June 24, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Since the guy’s a mental case, I don’t believe it’s always easy to be sure exactly what he believes, or if he himself even knows.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 7:34 PM

That fits perfectly with Barack Obama being a sociopath.

Athos on June 24, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Non-voters are well-represented in pretty much all religions, including atheism.

itsnotaboutme on June 24, 2014 at 7:34 PM

The proportions change with every election. A clear example would be the fact that in 2008 Colorado had pot legalization on the ballot, which significantly boosted turnout in favor of that one issue, and also served to turn the state blue for Obama.

Like I said, the nation is being run by a small minority. Unless people wake up from their stupors enough to actually get out and vote in mass, we will continue this pattern right down the toilet.

Meople on June 24, 2014 at 7:42 PM

An atheist with Muslim, not Christian, affinity.

VorDaj on June 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM

That fits perfectly with Barack Obama being a sociopath.

Athos on June 24, 2014 at 7:39 PM

He absolutely is one.

Think about how much he hates being pinned down about what he thinks. His view “evolve” when convenient. He dithers as a decision maker. He votes “present.” He tries to play as many sides of issues as he can. Who is the core Obama? I doubt he knows.

non-nonpartisan on June 24, 2014 at 7:49 PM

That’s not how you spell “opportunism”!

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Barack just looks creepier and creepier every time I see him.

SouthernGent on June 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I don’t care if obama is an atheist, a muslim, a Christian or a Hindu. What I do care about is whether or not he’s willing to conform to the Constitution and the laws of the United States in the way he performs his duty. Let’s see a show of hands for who thinks he’s doing just that?

HiJack on June 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Bill Maher could also just as easily said he prefers his politicians to lie.

anuts on June 24, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Well, he’s no Christian.

NotCoach on June 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM

All progressives are atheists. Goes without saying, I thought.

BKeyser on June 24, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Bill Maher is a lapdog liberal. He gets handsomely rewarded by HBO for a show nobody watches designed to appeal to LIV dickbags like himself.
No need to consider his opinion on anything.

Also – he is not funny.

DeweyWins on June 24, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Bill Maher: C’mon, Obama’s obviously an atheist a**hole

/fify, billy

M240H on June 24, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Of course Barry’s an atheist. For evil of that degree – it takes atheism.

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Of course Barry’s an atheist. For evil of that degree – it takes atheism.

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Nope – Anti-Theism. Stalin studied for the priesthood before rising to power (know thine enemy).

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 8:33 PM

It really doesn’t matter, though. Liberals have their own form of Taqqiya. Is it Lib-Taqqiya on the Muslims or Muslim Taqqiya on the libs? In either case, they get to lie for their cause.

On RWM’s post. It would be a nice thing that 63% of Democrats thought that an office of the government staged coverup, if it wasn’t for the sneaking suspicion that a good part of the 63%, cheer it like it’s some sort of crafty play for the home team.

Axeman on June 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Nope – Anti-Theism. Stalin studied for the priesthood before rising to power (know thine enemy).

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Yes of course. As if atheists (by their very ideological nature) are really just indifferent to theism. But alas… that is never the case.

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

He may be an atheist, or a closet Muslim, but he’s certainly and autolator*, aka: arrogant, egotistical narcissist.

* self-worship

Logus on June 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

obama is his own god.

(did i win the thread?)

davidk on June 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Yep. It’s called autolatry.

Logus on June 24, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Anti-Theism is totally different to Atheism. The former accepts the existence of a god, but refuses to obey it.

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Anti-Theism is totally different to Atheism. The former accepts the existence of a god, but refuses to obey it.

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Uh-huh. Right. And as a practical matter that’s totally different than the denial of God’s existence…. how?

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Because the one works against a religion – and its god, the other couldn’t care less, since there is no god to deny – it’s a non-issue.

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Because the one works against a religion – and its god, the other couldn’t care less, since there is no god to deny – it’s a non-issue.

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Apparently you didn’t comprehend my first response to this tedious pedantic nonsense:

Yes of course. As if atheists (by their very ideological nature) are really just indifferent to theism. But alas… that is never the case.

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM

He’s something alright.

gophergirl on June 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Obama is an atheist!? Really?

How can Obama be an atheist when He is God to his followers?

WestTexasBirdDog on June 24, 2014 at 10:38 PM

No he isn’t. Atheists don’t believe in God. Obama believes He is God.

nobar on June 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Actually Obama is a Hegelian in terms of philosophy, and specifically a post-Marxist. That is, he thinks Marxism-Lenninism was a dead end. As for his narcissism, he’s actually swerving to the Nietzsche side of the post-Hegel Nietzsche-Marx split – he thinks he is the physical manifestation of human consciousness meant to lead it.

ebrawer on June 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Just cannot comprehend the difference between descriptions, can you?

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Born a Moslem and sides with them.

He’s a Moslem.

Maher may want to think about that.

formwiz on June 24, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Just cannot comprehend the difference between descriptions, can you?

OldEnglish on June 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

And as I said before:

Uh-huh. Right. And as a practical matter that’s totally different than the denial of God’s existence…. how?

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Augustinian on June 24, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Obama holds “stamps from many countries” and cherishes multiple religions, all for political purposes but has no real affiliation to any religion other than Marxism, his first doctrine.

Nobody believes he is a Christian. When interviewed by Rick Warren, he did his usual “my religion is deeply personal” shtick, which means he’s not going to tell.

The Chicago church he attended (not really) “for 20 years” is a hotbed of liberation-theology (Marxism), not a Christian church by normal standards.

He’s not a very thoughtful or curious individual and robotically returns to his little red playbook at every juncture. Such religious sentiment as he has is “for the masses”, because he knows America is unlikely to vote for an atheist.

Remember, he is “the one we were waiting for”.
He actually supposes,”If God had a son, he would look like me!”.

virgo on June 25, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Having any religious beliefs at best makes you quaint and ignorant, at worst vicious and ignorant. You need to profess religious beliefs, however, to trick the proles. But all the sophisticated people know you’re faking it, so they don’t look down on you for your dissembling. When a person of true faith appears, like a George Bush, they honestly don’t know what to make of him, and they dislike him for the simple fact that his existence convicts them of their cynicism.

I doubt there will be many politicians in heaven, and somehow I don’t feel bad about it.

Immolate on June 25, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Closet Muslim of the Sunni kind…

albill on June 25, 2014 at 8:20 AM

On July 27, 2004, Barack Obama made his famous speech at the DNC Convention. After watching that, and doing a little personal research, I came to the conclusion that he was a Muslim from Kenya. Nothing in the 10 years since then has given me any cause to doubt my initial assessment.

bimmcorp on June 25, 2014 at 8:46 AM

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