Bill Maher’s New Rules Segment

If you missed Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, you must see the video of his New Rules segment. Or download the podcast on Tuesday.

It was about atheists. And magical underwear. And Sherri Shepherd. Religion was discussed :)

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say onegoodmove will have it up before anyone else.

I’ll be gone tomorrow, but if anyone sees the link to the video, please post it in the comments!

***Update***: I *so* called that one: Watch the segment here! The essential part starts a little before the halfway mark (Caption: Articles of Faith)


[tags]atheist, atheism[/tags]

  • John

    Rationalists. I like that. Hard to argue with a Rationalist. By definition, you would be an Irrationalist!

  • Andrew

    As much as I want to cheer at what Bill Maher says here, I just can’t do it. Why? Because Bill Maher is NOT a rationalist.

    Check this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYUGTTY_wCI

    The good stuff starts about halfway through the clip. Bill Maher tells Charlie Rose all about the irrationality of religion, then he tells Charlie how bad America is (“What have we done lately?”), and he tops it off by telling Charlie that he doesn’t believe in MODERN MEDICINE! This AFTER he tirades about stem-cell research! Apparently, Bill has a Holistic doctor and believes that it is true medicine (despite the negative findings of thousands of studies…).

    When I say I am a rationalist, I am a rationalist. I don’t dismiss holistic medicine because it is Eastern. I dismiss it because science says its horseshit, and at best it’s a placebo. Bill Maher is a hypocrite.

  • Crystal

    yeah, he does sound like a hypocrite. He also sounds like in this segment he’d have no problem discriminating against religious people and he thinks they’re all crazy.

  • Aj

    Even if 20% are nonbelievers, I’m pretty sure that many of them wouldn’t call themselves rationalists let alone me thinking they are.

    and he tops it off by telling Charlie that he doesn’t believe in MODERN MEDICINE! This AFTER he tirades about stem-cell research!

    I think holistic medicine is a load of bullshit too, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t say the things you are accusing him of saying, at least not in the interview you linked to. It’s a bit rich calling himself a rationalist when he goes to a holistic “doctor”.

    in this segment he’d have no problem discriminating against religious people

    I got that impression when one of the first things he said was that no one should be disqualified for their religious beliefs. Oh wait, that would give me the opposite impression.


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