God is punishing us. The devil made him do it. It’s all a false flag operation, an MK Ultra operation. We’ve heard lots of ridiculous explanations for the mass shooting in Las Vegas. But the halfwits at Fox and Friends want you to know that it’s really the fault of atheists and humanists.
EARHARDT: The president yesterday was consoling our nation, and it is so nice to hear our president quoting scripture. Because I think I agree with you, we need to go back to that as families, because I feel sorry for this guy, I know that’s awful to say, because he didn’t have God.
INGRAHAM: I know. It was some kind of deep vacuum, and without a moral center in our lives and, again, we’re all sinners. We all fall. Without that moral center, what do you compare your behavior to?
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): I don’t know. I see a lot of people that don’t go to church, never crack the Bible, who are some of the best people, and they don’t seem to yearn for anything. I know what you’re saying about going for religion, and that’s great, but there’s a lot of people out there watching that aren’tvery religious, you know? And they say that —
INGRAHAM: Well, how has that worked out for us as a country? I mean, all I would say is how has it worked out for us as a country where secular, humanism, and progressivism has supplanted the understanding that without virtue, there is no real freedom. Freedom without virtue is chaos.
KILMEADE: But there’s a lot of people that don’t go to church, and they don’t open up fire.
INGRAHAM: Obviously. People seize on that comment and say “Oh, they’re saying that people who aren’t religious –” that’s not what we’re saying. We’re talking about this individual. We don’t know what motivated him. We’re talking about in society as large, there is a vacuum in public life where everyone’s afraid to say what the truth is. The truth is there is evil in the world and the absence of a moral and virtual — virtue center, lots of bad things can happen. Not always, but sometimes.
Wow, they made a claim to dumb that even Brian Kilmeade, the 2nd dumbest man on television, wouldn’t buy it. The facts simply do not support this ridiculous claim. The United States is the only developed nation in the west that has high levels of religious belief and is also the only country in the world where mass shootings like this occur on a nearly daily basis. As the Pew Research Center notes, “Half of Americans deem religion very important in their lives; fewer than a quarter in Spain (22%), Germany (21%), Britain (17%) and France (13%) share this view…Moreover, Americans are far more inclined than Western Europeans to say it is necessary to believe in God in order to be moral and have good values; 53% say this is the case in the U.S., compared with just one-third in Germany, 20% in Britain, 19% in Spain and 15% in France.”
And yet a study of the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland found that “the United States has more mass shootings — and more people cumulatively killed or injured — than the other 10 nations combined.” And of the mass killings in Europe, most of them are carried out by religious extremists, not by atheists or humanists. So this claim that mass killings happen because of godlessness is absolutely, incontrovertibly false.