Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Well well well, it’s that time of year.  The bells and snow and things are everywhere.  Most of us are on vacation for the  Holidays.  A time for family. A time for celebration. And, of course, a time for good will and charity… Unless you are Bill O’Reilly.

In Bill’s latest column he addresses Congressman McDermott’s calling on the Baby Jesus and Good Samaritans to invoke the spirit of charity and how the political Right wishes to withhold unemployment benefits. Bill speaks about how we must moderate how much charity we provide because, after all, if you give away too much then you will have nothing left, obviously.  And how can you be a good Christian if you don’t have THINGS YOU GUYS???  (Forget about Luke 14: 12-14, Matthew 19:21, and Matthew 19:23-24.  Just throw those right out.)

“Keep Christ in Unemployment”

There comes a time when compassion can cause disaster. If you open your home to scores of homeless folks, you will not have a home for long. There is a capacity problem for every noble intent.

…[T]here are millions of Americans who are not responsible, and the cold truth is that the rest of us cannot afford to support them.

Every fair-minded person should support government safety nets for people who need assistance through no fault of their own. But guys like McDermott don’t make distinctions like that. For them, the baby Jesus wants us to “provide,” no matter what the circumstance. But being a Christian, I know that while Jesus promoted charity at the highest level, he was not self-destructive.

The Lord helps those who help themselves. Does he not?

My dear dear fellow American Stephen Colbert is again one of the few people willing to call out Papa Bear for being, well, a complete and utter idiot.

[Just Go to Tape at the ColbertNation]

And I love, I love how Bill closes with “The Lord helps those who help themselves,” kind of implying that Jesus said that, when it was actually Ben Franklin, who I believe belched out that proverb between mouthfuls of French whore.”

And while I included that because it’s just fucking hilarious…  This is the real zinger Stephen has for Bill:

Because if this is gonna be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition — and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.

Sweet, sweet truthiness.  Apparently Billo doesn’t like being made a fool.  I’m a little behind but I’m sure I’ll find Bill’s follow up spot taking Colbert to task for once again pointing out how wrong he is.  Has anybody told Bill that Colbert does a comedy show?

Happy Holidays everybody! (yes “Holidays”. It’s possible that I have positive sentiments for ALL people during this time of year. Or maybe I’m an anti-Christmas WARRIOR! Your call.  Oh and if you buy into this War on Christmas thing.. you’re probably a fucking idiot.  Stop reading our blog.)