But the reaction to the closing segment of last Friday’s episode of “Real Time” has suggested that his most recent comments were extreme even for Maher. They were not.
The target of the comedian’s wrath was the blockbuster epic “Noah,” which centers around a biblical tale that’s routinely drawn Maher’s mockery.
He rolled his eyes at polls showing that a majority of Americans believe the story of Noah’s Ark and said the Genesis flood narrative is “immoral.”
“It’s about a psychotic, mass murderer who gets away with it and his name is God,” Maher said. “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 — everyone. Men, women, children, babies. What kind of tyrant punishes everyone just to get back at the few he’s mad at? I mean, besides Chris Christie.”
“Hey God, you know you’re kind of a dick when you’re in a movie with Russell Crowe and you’re the one with anger issues,” Maher added, punctuating a zinger that has been met with gasps.
“This May Be Bill Maher’s Most Intense Rant Against Religions – All Of Them – Yet,” read the headline over at the Huffington Post.