Maher in this case is not. What he and his strange bedfellows are promoting is way more dangerous to democracy than Islam could ever be. Religious extremism will not destroy America. But it's not fear of religion that will ultimately defeat religious extremism, either.
The real fear of Republicans about politically correct discourse is their over-reliance on offensive language to arouse the emotions in their base of marginally-educated white males by appealing to their fear of "the other."
You might be thinking, Bill Maher is a an atheist, lady. But honestly, as a Christian minister, I have to say he's a model Christian, too.
It was a sultry day in 1980, give or take a year. My wife, our two children and I were east of Cleveland on I90 in the family car, returning from a ...
We speak of people displaying "Dutch courage" when drunkenness encourages them to take foolhardy risks. Dutch courage, in other words, is an unworthy mimicry of the genuine article. So is "Confederate courage."
Let everyone not wrapped in tired and disproven doctrines about sex rid themselves of anti-scientific dogmas and be free. The law of grace, not of fear, can now blow freely.
In the end the hand wringing over political correctness is just the politically correct way for some people to defend their unwillingness to change.
If the goal is to stop this sort of organized violence that plagues the world, then finding other ways to provide disaffected youth the money, protection, inclusion and social bonding they are missing that lead them to become outlaws in the first place should be our top priority.
When you continually and overtly belittle people for being who they are, eventually some of the people in these groups will respond violently. Is the answer to their violence really to be more offensive?
Are quotations from a religious book really enough to indict an entire religion? With this in mind, listed here is a mix of verses from the Quran and the Bible. Is it obvious which book is the mother lode of bad ideas and which one is the religion of peace?
Maher's attempt to put religious belief in its place only reinforces the fact that for most people, one belief system is always replaced by another.
The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.
Black humor tends to be inadvertent and often emanates from the most unexpected places.
Arianna visited "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday to discuss Hillary Clinton's response to using a personal email account during her time as secre...
Almost every week he talks about our country's absurd war on drugs. Last week he did his best rap ever on the drug war that was both hilarious and blood-boiling.
The attack on the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has ignited a number of conversations about free speech. Unfortunately most of the media people who talk about free speech either don't understand it or intentionally mislead their viewers.