Bill Maher has been in headlines lately because he called God a "psychotic mass murderer" on his HBO show "Real Time with Bill Maher". Kevin Sorbo, star of the upcoming Christian film "God's not Dead" said it's pointless speaking with someone as angry as Maher.
"I wonder what happened to him in his lifetime, because the atheists I have met, not all of them are angry. I've got some very good friends who are atheists and they just don't believe, they simply don't believe. We've had great debates about it and things like that," Sorbo said in an interview with Newsmax, posted Tuesday, after being asked about Maher's comments. "There is no reason to even try to talk to a guy like that because he has so much hate."
Maher, a self described apatheist, made this statement while speaking about the bible story of Noah's ark.
"The thing that's really disturbing about Noah isn't the silly, it's that it's immoral. It's about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it and his name is God. Genesis says God was so angry with Himself for screwing up when He made mankind so flawed that He sent the flood to kill everyone. Men, women, children, babies, what kind of tyrant punishes everyone just to get back at the few he's mad at?" said Maher.
Sorbo added in his interview that it is sad that Maher "has so much anger and hate," and suggested that he is a "very angry and lonely man."
"God's Not Dead" is set to release March 21. In the Christian film, Sorbo plays an atheist professor whose belief system is challenged by one of his Christian students.