American Atheists’ President David Silverman appeared on Fox News Channel yesterday to discuss the recent billboard placed by an 85-year-old man in Janesville, Wisconsin reading “Enjoy Life Now: There Is No Afterlife”:
Silverman, not surprisingly, approved of the message, adding that it was a good legacy for future generations: “Take care of your fellow man because, of course, God is not going to do it.”
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, having no sensible response, only responded with insults. Because that’s the language he speaks.
Gretchen Carlson: If you’re a Christian, Bill, you want to live every day to the fullest and be good to your fellow man, right?Donohue: Absolutely.
Carlson: … But you also believe that there’s a higher life and a higher being that’s going to be there when you pass.
Donohue: Right. Usually, intelligent people normally do.
Silverman: Oh, you’re going to insult my intelligence now?
Donohue: … I don’t know how much intelligence you have to insult.
Silverman: I didn’t know that intelligent people believed in an invisible man in the sky.
Donohue: You have to understand tolerance, sir.
It’s amazing how Silverman insulted religious people for believing in a higher power… yet it went virtually unnoticed because Donohue was too busy talking over him, coming up with even more dickish things to say.
It’s hard to make the Catholic Church look even worse than it already does, but Donohue makes it look easy.