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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:12 PM
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Bill O'Reilly: God causes the tides not the moon
Bill O tells the head of American Atheists David Silverman that he knows god exists becuase of the tides. Yep, the tides. I guess he has never heard of the moon or gravity.

Full video at the link.


http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2011/1/5/933554/-Bill...


OReilly: Ill tell you why not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a
miscommunication. You cant explain that. You can explain why the tide goes in...

Silverman: Tide goes in, tide goes out...?

OReilly: Yeah, see, the water the tide comes in and it goes out, Mr. Silverman. It always goes in...

Silverman: Maybe its Thor up on Mount Olympus whos making the tides go in and out...

OReilly: No no, but you cant explain that... you cant explain it...
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:18 PM
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1. Dumbass! Everyone knows that it's
the giant Octopus God at the bottom of the ocean that creates the tides. Sheesh!
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:22 PM
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2. You mean the FSM of the Deep?
:rofl:
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:29 PM
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3. Holy crap!
I thought this was going to be a joke.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:45 PM
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6. Oh no, its no joke.
And what is even less funny is how many of his viewers also think that way.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:33 PM
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4. silly Mr. O'reilly
Doesn't he know that it's Poseidon's tide fairies that make the tide go in and out every day?
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:34 PM
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5. I don't think O'Reilly even believes what he's saying.
If he does, he's lost it.
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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 06:45 PM
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12. If that is the case, then he really is a dispicable human being. Even worse than we thought.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-11 10:01 AM
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16. He's paid to generate controversy and emotional kneejerks
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 12:53 PM
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7. If someone had done that as a satirical skit
nobody would have found it believable.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 01:04 PM
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8. So that's not the moon we see up there, it's a god?
Well, I O'Reilly is in the good company of many who have worshiped the moon as a god. ;-)
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 08:16 PM
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15. Selene is quite the goddess, indeed. It's on her account we have
mo(o)nths, Mo(o)nday, Selenium, weeks (which come from the quarters of the moon) and the date of Easter.

Nothing to do with tides, tho, I guess. :)
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 01:19 PM
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9. who's a pinhead?
o'really is the pinhead.
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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 01:19 PM
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10. OLiely is a
creationist without the smallest understanding of science.
The no-nothings leading the clueless. Welcome to Fox's America.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 05:28 PM
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11. He's done this before
From 2007 interview with Richard Dawkins. He thinks it's a trap because when the godless atheist responds that tides are caused by the Moon, then he can launch into a well, where did the Moon come from, where did the Sun come from, and eventually arrive a gap for his god. Typical creationist debating tactic...

O'REILLY: I think it takes more faith to be like you, an atheist, than like me, a believer, and it's because of nature, you know, I just don't think we could have lucked out to have, the tides come in, the tides go out, the Sun go up, the Sun go down. Don't think it could have happened.

DAWKINS: We have a very full understanding of why the tides go in and the tides go out, about why the continents drift about, why life is there, science is ever more piling on the evidence, piling on the understanding -

O'REILLY: But it had to get there, I understand that, you know, the, uh, physiology of it, if you will, but it had to come from somewhere. And that is the leap of faith that you guys make. That it just happened.

DAWKINS: Well, a leap of faith. You don't actually need a leap of faith, you're the one who needs a leap of faith, because you are actually, the onus is on you to say why you believe in something. There's an infinite number of Gods you could believe in, I take it you don't believe in Zeus or Apollo or Thor, you believe in presumably the Judeo-Christian -

O'REILLY: Jesus! Jesus was a real guy, I can see him -

DAWKINS: Yeah -

O'REILLY: You know, I know what he did. And so I'm not positive that Jesus is God, but I'm throwing in with Jesus, rather than throwing in with you guys, because you guys can't tell me how it all got here. You guys don't know.

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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 06:48 PM
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13. Ahh, so he was just baiting him?
I guess Silverman was ready for it and thats why he didn't challenge him, just made the "WTF" face and let the absurdity stand on its own.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-11 12:58 AM
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24. Yeah, his snarky remark about Thor causing the tides from Mount Olympus was amusing. n/t
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-11 08:09 PM
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14. Fucking magnets, how do they work?
GODDIDIT. The answer that has satisfied incurious and simple minds for millenia.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-11 10:49 AM
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18. Is the world round? Is it flat?
How come no one can tell me that?

Thanks for reminding me of that SNL gem.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/143249/saturday-night-live-ou...

What the fuck is a clock?
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Silent3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-11 01:46 PM
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21. +1
Hadn't seen that before! :)
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-11 12:48 PM
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19. Or SATIN!
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-11 10:42 AM
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17. Colbert did a whole routine on it last night...
Sorry I can't copy the link on my work computer, but you can find it @ ColbertNation.com....worth watching, it's hilarious. He got Neal DeGrasse Tyson of the NY museum of Natural History to be the voice of science and reason.

I don't know what O'Liely really believes, but MY firm belief is that bastard should be behind bars for Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the Dr Tiller shooting!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-11 01:36 PM
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20. Here you go
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Silent3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-11 01:48 PM
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22. God had to take over the job of making the tides work...
...after we bombed the moon! ;)
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-11 04:37 PM
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23. Brilliant segment on Colbert.
It also shows that O'Reilly has said this before (May 2007) in a completely serious manner.

Don't miss this clip. It's great!

O'Reilly "proves" God's existence.

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