Levin takes a few minutes to respond to Bill Maher’s latest comments about the founding fathers and gives him a ‘Levin style’ education.
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I almost never listen to Mr. Levin, or enjoy his style of insults and name-calling but he was great in this clip, and dead on.
Jefferson didn’t just reject The Republic, he held Plato in contempt for it in addition to his mysticisms. Incidentally, it was echoes of Platonism that Jefferson contemptuously cited in his disdain for the four evangelists, Paul, and the many other people involved in the construction of the Bible.
I believe John Adams was a Unitarian, at least later in his life. I might be wrong on that, but if he was, I’ve known a few Christians who don’t see that as real Christianity, so that could possibly be a third counter to count with Jefferson and Franklin.
Hey Dan, I’ve noticed the word mysticism in many of your posts, could you elaborate on it? Thanks
Mystic/magical thinking, beliefs, “practices,” etc.
Original Platonic mysticism was his Theory of Forms. Later Christian reworking of this idea held that the “Forms” were ideas in the mind of god, or some such.
In this case I’m pretty much borrowing the word from several letters written by Jefferson to John Adams, Joseph Priestley, and Benjamin Rush critiquing the Bible when he was working on the “Jefferson Bible,” actual title “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth: Extracted Textually from the Gospels Greek, Latin, French, and English.”
Hey, as someone who’s also 5’8″ I take offense to being categorized as short.
I think the main problem I have with Mark Levin is that he really just seems extremely unpleasant as a human being. I understand that much of this is likely an act, but so much of what he does is just ad hominem, ad nauseum, and for someone as smart as Levin clearly is, I feel like he’s always saying the same thing over and over and over.
Also, I’m pretty certain that Bill Maher knows what a deist is.
Average height of an adult male from the United States is 5’9.2″. So you, Maher, and myself are all short. lol
http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/growthcharts2/f/avg_ht_male.htm Assuming that number hasn’t gone down since 2002.
Yeah, I actually – for completely unrelated reasons – looked up average height yesterday and according to Wikipedia it’s 5’10 for males. I live in Japan, though, where the average is 5’7 and it’s totally awesome.
Haha, I’m jealous. At least none of my chick friends are taller than me, though, so that’s something I guess…
If illegal Mexican immigration keeps going the way it is, the average hight is going to plummet.
Ha, then I might be considered tall for once, woohoo!
As a woman who has spent 30 years working in a technical field I can tell you without any hesitation at all that short, balding men are a dredge on society. Oh, women are much worse. In all my years the most prejudiced and nasty people I had to deal with were other women. Women are horrible to each other.
Every man who has ever given me a hard time has been short and balding. Now, Maher doesn’t appear to be balding but my guess is he suffers from a third, unseen malady that afflicts some short men: little dick syndrome. That’s probably why he’s so fixated on teabagging.
Levin made me laugh…several times in this segment alone. Thanks for making me LOL; one more time….
Maher can say all the unpleasant things he wants about a large group of his fellow American citizens, yet, in your mind Levin if he dares to speak up and only insult the insulter you call him an unpleasant human being. Something is wrong with this picture and it isn’t very pleasant either.
Keep giving these idiots hell Mark, they expect conservatives to take their BS and remain silent. There is no more vile, hate-filled, ignorant, teabagging imbecile out there than Bill Maher, a truly miserable human being.
I believe Bill Maher is more of a Southern gentleman; and I do believe that would make Bill a Salad-Tosser not a teabagger. That big nose does look a little brown once and a while.
He is a Yankee from Jersey if I remember correctly. How do you figure Southern Gentlemen are salad tossers?
I used to think Maher was funny and I still do…funny as in strange!
Same here, though I don’t like his routine anymore, but he was never even close to the best comedian.
His politics and hatred has overcome every bit of his routine and might as well be a preacher than a comedian.
I tend to think much of his humor is cowardly anymore. For one so staunchly against religion, he only shows his disdain for Christians and seldom reflects on any absurdity in other faiths (with only dipping his toe into attacking Islam as an example of fundamentalism). Of course, it’s easy to understand he does this because he still worships at the alter of political correctness, despite the ironic name for his show.
Levin, when I was a kid, my mom was fond of telling me “Don’t put words in my mouth!” And she was right to do so. It was my style of argument and a fairly common practice among the immature. Bill Maher never said he was in love with the Republic. He mentioned it in conjunction with trips to Paris, as symbols that the founding fathers weren’t isolationists who thought Christianity and America were the center of the cosmos, all truth, and the source of all things needful and good, unlike the “teabaggers” he mentions. He never said he agreed with Plato’s philosophy. He never said that every ff went to Paris (though I will say that for you to call some of them “farmers” is rather misleading; “plantation owners” would be near the mark). In saying they loved science, he never said they worshipped it. However, in saying they thought the Bible was bull, he certainly overstated matters. That should have been your bone to pick, and nothing else. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s those who hold others to standards of precision and straight talking that they themselves ignore.
Calling people ‘teabaggers’ is just a nice way to talk where you come from. Calling them despicable is fine. Using the founding fathers to insult people is fine if you know nothing about the founding fathers. Using Plato is weird because I am sure Maher has never even see a copy of the Dialogs much less has read them or he wouldn’t throw them around like that. Bill Maher is insulting, condesending, arrogant, and plainly wrong about anything that comes out of his hate filled mouth.
Its Perfectly Fine for Bill Maher to put words in other peoples mouth of what they said but how dare anyone hold Bill Maher to the same standard he tries to put other people under.
A Farm is a Place where people grow products so any place that happens is a farm meaning those people will be called Farmers. Your attempt to try to say oh they weren’t farmers but should really be called Plantation Owners is misleading.
Remember Bill Maher is also the guy who claimed there was something in Bible that wasn’t actually in it as He looked down scornfully at those ignorant Christians.
Will you next be saying Bill Maher didn’t say 60 percent of the population should just be ignored and Politicians should just do what they want instead because those people are stupid?
I get tired of people saying well what he meant or what he didn’t say was he believed this or that. Did he say it? Yes or No. Oh Yes he said it but he didn’t say that was what he really believed or meant.
The Definitions of words change so applying what is accepted as the current definition to past definitions to try and make claims when we have evidence that its misleading at best and outright lies at worse is stupid.
My hero, Mark Levin. He barges in where others fear to tread. He is the antidote for narrow, vulgar, uncreative, humorless pseudo-intellectuals in the form of tiny white men like Maher.
Maher (and ‘tingles’, and obermahn, etc., etc.) are not ‘white’… THEY’RE YELLA’ (to use an old Southern term for gutless henchmen of other gutless Evil curs.
AMEN to this!
Maher is like someones dog poopie left in my iris beds. Thank you for picking it up and discarding it, Mr. Levine. Sorry if you soiled your shoes performing this chivalrous act.
The only thing I like about Levin is he is a dog lover. Bill Maher is one too, but there is NOTHING I like about Bill Maher. He is one pathetic human being that somehow got flipped in life and lost it, much like Rosie O’Donnell.
Bill A*hole is almost too insulting for his own good. Like we wouldn’t like anyone who studied Science. Maybe that’s his problem…it’s not mine. People who watch him are wasting their time and energy. He isn’t funny and he isn’t nearly as smart as he imagines himself to be. Thanks Levin!
OMG I love Levin.
Lol “Short, stupid, white comedian guy” great stuff!
bill maher, like all anti-religion leftists, is really just anti-Christian. I notice that maher is extremely careful when it comes to islam. He pulls no puches at all with Christianity, because he knows there will be no consequences. The Amish and the Mormons aren’t known to issue fatwahs or to behead those who happen to disagree with them. I challenge bill maher to say all of the same things about islam and the koran as he does about Christianity and the bible. Somehow; I don’t see this happening. Ironically; islam is the only religion about which it is politically incorrect to say or think anything negative.
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