Well, that didn’t take long.
A week after Bill O’Reilly told Dave Silverman that Christianity was a philosophy and not a religion (which is why we should allow things like Nativity displays on government property), he recanted and admitted it was indeed a religion.
Here’s his conversation with Father Jonathan Morris (the good part begins at 6:20):
O’Reilly: “This isn’t a Catholic issues, you Protestants out there and you unaffiliated Christians, we’re all in the same soup bowl here.”
Morris: And not just Christians. Not just Christians and Catholics. People of belief.
O’Reilly: People who admire the philosophy of Christianity. But we are under siege…
Morris: The religion of Christianity. Let me correct you on that.
O’Reilly: We’re not gonna debate that now.
Morris: It’s also a religion.
O’Reilly: It’s a religion but it’s a philosophy that is being… administered by different religions. But we’ll have you back for that discussion.
Morris: I couldn’t let you get away with that.
That’s all it took? A Catholic priest says he’s wrong and O’Reilly backs down?! Dave Silverman said he was wrong and O’Reilly got all defensive. There’s a lesson to be learned in all this.
I think it’s that bullshitters will accept the truth only when it comes from other bullshitters.
Or something like that.