Bill O’Reilly has a new book out, Killing Jesus, which purports to tell the real story of the gospels. And he was guided in this process, he claims, by the holy spirit him/her/itself. It all came to him in a dream, you see. A very fortuitous dream.
It was the Holy Spirit who directed Bill O’Reilly to write his latest book, “Killing Jesus,” he tells Norah O’Donnell in his first interview about the upcoming work. Though the book is not religious and its contradictions of biblical descriptions may upset some, the Fox News anchor and best-selling author believes that in writing it, he is using God’s gifts in a positive way…
“All of the ideas come to me in the middle of the night and one night, I just woke up and I went, ‘Killing Jesus,’” he tells O’Donnell. “And I believe because I’m a Catholic that comes from the Holy Spirit. My inspiration comes from that…so I wrote “Killing Jesus” because I think I was directed to write that.”
The inspiration doesn’t make him special or a chosen one insists O’Reilly, it’s part of God’s plan for him, he says. “I’m just one of many who have been given gifts. I can write. I can bloviate on TV. So I’m trying to use the gifts in a positive way. And I believe that’s all directed and that’s why I’m here on the planet,” says O’Reilly.
Let me suggest an alternative explanation: If there is a God, perhaps he put you here for us to laugh at? Or maybe you just ate some bad falafel and imagined it all.