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Bill O’Reilly, well, he’s just an overheated idiot

November 30, 2005

Watching Bill O’Reilly talking-points memo this evening, he was mad at a Florida newspaper that blasphemed (or so he thought) the Virgin Mary.

The newspaper printed an editorial which took the side of a teacher in a Catholic grade school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried.  They concluded by asking if Jesus would have fired the woman, noting; “…after all, His own mother once found herself pregnant and unmarried.”

“How could they insult Mary like that?!” demanded O’Reilly.  “And the elite media didn’t even cover it!  If they’d insulted Islam, it would have been front-page news!”  He went on to say the paper was either anti-Christian or ignorant of Christian doctrine, and that “…either is unacceptable – don’t buy their paper.”

Calm down, Bill.

Even stipulating Catholic doctrine1 that Mary never had sexual intercourse, wasn’t she nonetheless pregnant – and unmarried – at one time?  Isn’t that the reason Joseph was planning to dump her, until an angel told him she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit?  Only a select few were aware of the highly unusual circumstances of her pregnancy.  Does it not seem likely that she related the experience to her extraordinary Son?

It is right in the Bible, and once again I wonder why the wingnuts apparently need an atheist to explain their own religion to them.

It is all part of O’Reilly’s big campaign to “save Christmas.”  You know, because those awful secularists at the ACLU want to stamp out Christmas and he has to save it.  Never mind that the ACLU has defended many a religious display, and only tries to stop tax-funded and government-sanctioned religious expression where it violates the First Amendment.  But I guess that wouldn’t play well to the “persecuted Christian” mentality Bill O’Reilly is trying to foster among his enormous audience.


  1. I’m not buying any of that doctrine for a second; I think she got pregnant the same way anyone does.  But that story line is the same either way; she was (1) pregnant, and (2) unmarried.
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  1. cubic rooms
    December 1, 2005 at 10:19 | #1

    and (3) a convincing liar.

  2. Fra
    December 17, 2005 at 15:10 | #2

    It seems that everyone wants to get hot over something, calm down.  Lets enlist the services of the Pied Piper, have him smoke a $20 bill while marching the ACLU into the river.  They need to be cleaned up and this is a good first step.  Let them try to invoke the 66th amendment, i.e. that they have a right to be dirty.
    Get real world, lets stop this non sense, get back to basics, tell the truth, start believing in the tooth fairy, and give praise to your conservative hero’s.  If liberals and their policies had their way bombs would be exploding in our malls and stadiums.  If this happens, idiots like Kennedy and Kerry are at fault, what say you dog?
    Merry Christmas,

  3. December 17, 2005 at 22:55 | #3

    Well, Fra; I certainly can’t argue with your logic.

    And… I have many heroes.  At least one is an archetypical conservative.

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