Bill O'Reilly is following up on the success of his Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy books with another kill attempt, this time targeting the one and only Jesus Christ.
The Hollywood Reporterinforms us that the FOX news host's next tome, Killing Jesus, will be released this fall, and claims to "recount the seismic political and historical events" that surround the death of the "beloved and controversial young revolutionary."
O'Reilly had this to say about his newest, which will not only be killing Jesus, but selling him:
Jesus Christ has not walked among us physically for more than 2,000 years, yet his presence today is felt the world over and his spirit is worshipped by more than 2.2 billion people. His teachings, his legacy, his life as a flesh-and-blood man and his death created the world in which we live.
Only proves you never read any of them. Just the MediaMatters Crib notes. Pretty comical. Oh yes In one instance, the book claims Ford's Theatre was burned down in 1863 when it was actually destroyed in the end of 1862. Oh such a tragic error !!!!!
@AceLuby Actually there are no historical records at all to prove that Jesus existed. The only evidence is in the Bible and that is like saying that Harry Potter is real because it's in a book of fiction. Jesus's story is historical because he's a religious figure just like Zoroaster, Attis, Mithra, Osiris, Horus, Dionysus, Krishna and the hundreds of other charlatan man/gods that all supposedly existed before he supposedly existed that his story is derived from. Trying to argue that Jesus existed is the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence routine. Since no historian recorded any of his supposed deeds or recorded anything about a following of this man that supposedly healed the sick, brought sight to the blind and raised the dead then we have nothing to go on except blind faith which by definition is the removal of logical thought and reason in lieu of a desire to believe something that cannot be proven. Did Jesus exist? Probably not but if a guy did exist named Jesus that lead the Apostles then he was nothing more than a trickster whose fictional life is used to justify all the evil that small minded individuals do.
'Killing Jesus' HMMM.......This book sure took him a long time to write, like 2000+ years. Wonder is this is the end of O'Reilly's trilogy or is it gonna be like the 'Star Wars' trilogy and have a prequel trilogy series?
@NTBFW I believe Hunter S. Thompson was more a libertarian. "When he ran for local public office on a libertarian platform in the 70s he found himself up against a crew-cut Republican. Thompson duly shaved his own head and then referred to his Republican rival as 'my long-haired opponent'." source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2005/feb/22/le...
@Penn1699 I'll have to watch...I'm a big fan of his...never used to be, he has such a big ego, but I guess if you can back it up, it's okay with me. Also, his proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project and I am a supporter of that. God Bless our Veterans.(:
It is nice to see someone write something about Jesus Christ rather than the multitudes of insults from the Liberal left on comedy shows, movies, etc. The Liberals in the Democrat party have been trying to censor all mention of Christ from our schools, from our Government buildings, from our dollar bill, etc. They fear a faith in God because that is competition for their agenda of controlling our children's minds with political correctness. The kind of correctness where Government allows late term abortions and even forces us to pay for it. A Government that singles out the Gay agendas and constantly gives them special mention. You would think there are no other groups in this nation being insulted. A Government that twists the constitution constantly to further their agendas. We just had a supreme court justice change the words of Obamacare to find a way to get it passed. Our children are being killed by insane people and what do the Democrats try to do? Take our guns because the gun is the only weapon of death they don't like. These people are truly scary activists with the power of the left wing media on their side.
Jesus was a radical liberal, an unemployed itinerant preacher who healed the needy for free. He said nations which do not feed the hungry, house the stranger and visit the prisoner are nations he doesn't want to know. He could have turned to the sword and advocated violent revolution but he definitely did not do so. I feel that American conservatives often fail to take Jesus' own sermons into account. Maybe it's because if they actually believed the things he taught, they'd have to adjust their attitudes.
@commonsense51 He wouldn't have supported the death penalty; you may recall a famous incident where he stopped the crowd from lawfully stoning a prostitute to death. He blessed the meek, the peaceful and the suffering in his open Sermon on the Mount. He told the rich man to give away all his possessions if he really wanted to follow God. He told his disciples they shouldn't worry about how they would eat tomorrow because God takes care of things. Jesus was a mystic who didn't care about how long we live in this world half so much as he cared that we live in a good way so that our true, eternal life is in heaven -- all points that American conservatives can't stand. Seriously, have you read his sermons? I think you would hate what he has to say.
@Zazziness As usual don't address how Jesus thinks of abortion. What planet do you live on to think Liberals care for anyone but their own re election and their Socialist agenda. Compassionate Liberals? They fought tooth and nail to keep Partial birth abortions legal even after the GOP allowed life of mother exceptions. COMPASSION? Their compassion for the welfare people is their vote. If it were not for those poor people supporting the Liberal Socialist ideology and big Government control, Liberals would care as much about poor people as they do about late term Babies. The GOP has compassion for the truly needy who can not help themselves. The GOP expect able bodied people to find JOBS after 5 years. They don't like dead beats stealing welfare money from the truly needy. The GOP has compassion for those around the world who live underneath dictators who butcher the people.
@commonsense51 We can't know what Jesus would have thought of abortion -- he said nothing about it. We do know that Jewish priests at the time performed a sort of abortion. If a woman was accused of infidelity, she was given "bitter waters" which was an abortifant. If she miscarried, she was judged to have been unfaithful. As for GOP "compassion" for the poor? Jesus didn't say we should have compassion only for those who cannot help themselves. He said we should love everyone as much as we love ourselves. It's a tough order to follow but because he said it, we can be sure he wouldn't be calling anyone a "deadbeat." Seriously, read Jesus' sermons. I don't think you'll like them because you're going to find the things he actually said were very liberal. Remember, one of his last acts was to forgive an admitted "deadbeat" thief who was being executed. Would today's American conservatives approve of that? No.
O'Reilly: "His teachings, his legacy, his life as a flesh-and-blood man and his death created the world in which we live." So, according to O'Reilly, not ONLY was it Jesus, not "God", that "created the world in which we live" but that "world" is a Jewish, peace loving, poor exalting, rich man disparaging, anti-material-possessions, anti-violence, anti-retaliatory, give not ONLY your shirt but your coat AS WELL to the less fortunate individual, pay your due taxes, LOVE YOUR ENEMY, AND respect the environment kind of place! WOW! Fully ALL the things that O'Reilly and ALL the other ultra-right-wing-conservative- "Christian"-GOP-Tea Party 'followers' PROMOTE, ASCRIBE to, and TEACH by EXAMPLE!
I am dumbfounded by the statement, "his life as a flesh-and-blood man and his death created the world in which we live." You have got to be kidding me. Science and the industrial revolution created the modern world. If anything religion has held back and continues to hold back progress.
But it DID create the world in which we live. Just imagine the world without churches sucking up billions of dollars every year. We wouldn't have had the Inquisition. People might have believed Galileo a lot sooner. There wouldn't have been those lovely witch hunts. The temples of Aesculap , Aphrodite and the Heliopolis might not have been destroyed. Millions of people from Turks to Saxons to Gaelic Irish to Jews and Muslims might not have been viciously murdered for refusing to believe in Christianity. Without Christianity we wouldn't have had the Crusades. The Torquemada would have had nothing to do. University professors wouldn't have died for teaching their students science. There wouldn't have been towns sacked, women raped and men murdered. Inquisitors wouldn't have been able to get satisfaction from sexually torturing women and children in the name of God.
Just imagine all we would have missed out on had it not been for Jesus. No, I take that back. Had it not been for religious leaders' who exploited Jesus for power and money, just as they do today.
Actually without believers you'd have NO western civilization.... In fact if you notice....as we get away from those roots of christianity....we're drifting more and more toward an oppresive police state....
@Knightmare There would have been western civilization sooner absent the dogmatic, suppressive hold the church held over the people . The world had to for the end to the dark ages and the free exchange of ideas which promoted the Renaissance era before the new world could be discovered and explored. And, no I don't see the U.S. drifting toward a police state. Life has never been better for more people than in the era we live in. We will pay for it in other ways if we don't wise up, but a police state is not one of my concerns.