Describing God as “a psychotic mass murderer” and a baby killing tyrant, Bill Maher went on an epic rant Friday night, declaring the story of Noah to be not only “silly,” but also “immoral.”
Noting that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true, Real Time host Bill Maher explained that God supposedly became irate after realizing his creation, humanity, was flawed, and so sent a flood to kill everyone, including babies:
“Genesis says God was so angry with himself for screwing up when he made mankind so flawed that he sent the flood to kill everyone. Everyone: Men, women, children, babies. What kind of tyrant kills everyone just to get back at the few he’s mad at? I mean, besides [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie (R).”
Maher quipped “Hey god, you know you’re kind of a d*ck when you’re in a movie with Russell Crowe, and you’re the one with anger issues.”
And, “If we were a dog, and God owned us, the cops would come and take us away.”
This is not the first time Maher, a vocal atheist and anti-theist, has claimed God is a “psychotic mass murderer.” In July of 2013 Maher angered conservatives when he said:
Explain to me how a book that’s written by God who’s perfect has so much – it’s pro-slavery, pro-polygamy, it’s homophobic. Yeah, God in the Old Testament is a psychotic mass murderer. You know, this, I mean, there’s so many things in it. And I always say to my religious friends, you know, if a pool had even one turd in it, would you jump in?
In Friday night’s rant Maher despaired that despite the fact that the world is now four centuries removed from the scientific revolution, many still believe the Noah’s ark story to be true.
“Isn’t life hard enough without making shit up out of thin air to fuck with yourself?” he later asked of religion’s arbitrary rules about food, clothing, and other material goods.
Maher also said the new Noah movie “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”