On Friday, Bill Maher responded to reports that as many as 60% of Americans may believe the Biblical flood of Noah actually happened by calling America a "stupid country" for believing in a God who is a "psychotic mass murderer."
Fischer, who apparently supports the theory that God is the personal flunky of the American Taliban (of which Fischer is a proud member), responded by insisting that the only reason Maher is not struck down on the spot for engaging in this sort of blasphemy is because God is giving him a chance to repent.
"Bill Maher might have thought he was being hip and kind of trendy and kind of cool and all of that," said Fischer, "but he is going to be judged for those careless words. God hopes it doesn't come to that. God could, by all rights, take him right now and Bill Maher would have to face judgment by the end of the day.
"Why doesn't He do that? Because He is patient with Bill Maher. He doesn't want to have to do that. He wants to give Bill Maher the time to come to his senses and to come to a place of repentance."
What American Family Radio's Truth Detector may have once again willed himself to forget is that Bill Maher has a been knocking religion for almost the entirety of his thirty-year career. If God were still (if ever) the "psychotic mass murderer" of Fischer's wet dreams, something would have happened by now.
Fischer might also be interested to learn two things about Maher:
- When he says "religion," he means "organized religion."
- Just because Maher frequently defends atheism does not mean he is an atheist.
"I'm not an atheist," Maher once said. "There's a really big difference between an atheist and someone who just doesn't believe in religion. Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need. But I'm not an atheist, no."
The irony of it all is that Bill Maher isn't just not going to be smitten like Fischer wants. He's also (whether Maher likes it or not) a better Christian than Fischer could ever dream of being.