“I’m reminded as we’ve just started lent, that conservatives are always complaining about too much restraining regulation and how they love freedom, but they’re the religious ones who voluntarily invent restrictions for themselves.”
I can't imagine Maher saying the same about Muslims and their Allah. People have done so in the past and it has resulted in death. But I digress....
So what? Why does he care? He got it wrong, but still. Why does he care about how religious people live? What's it to him of religious people want to do Lent?
Unable to think rationally, he doesn't understand, nor see the irony that conservatives, starting with those on the Mayflower and continuing with the Founding Fathers, had a Judeo-Christian worldview which resulted in freedom for others like himself to speak so insultingly, unlike any country in history. It is the self-control that is taught in Scripture and lived out by man true Christians that results in benefiting society, starting with laws that reflect the need for self-control and punishment for not doing so. Additionally, it's upholding the notion that men are held responsible for themselves, hence a smaller government ideology. But Maher doesn't seem to understand this. He doesn't understand the source for the worldview of true conservatives (RINO's are NOT true conservatives, by the way).
Maher runs on emotion, not able to think things out clearly and reasonably. Moreover, he doesn't understand that even he has faith and a religion. It's just faith in himself and in science, and secular humanism is his religion.
Blinded by hatred and anger, Maher shows intolerance. Such is the way of the lefties.
The reality is that Maher is actually angry with the God of Scripture. He's angry at Roman Catholicism, which is not Christian, and in his blind anger he has decided that God isn't what everyone thinks (post-modernism isn't working out too well for him). He thinks he's the determiner of truth and of God, while denying that God has already said about Himself.
Here's the problem, though.
The God of Scripture isn't what he wants and it's not the god of the Roman Catholic Church nor that of Judaism.
God is knowable and has revealed Himself. Truth is knowable because God is the God of truth and as such, has made it known to man. As Creator and Owner of all things in the universe and as the source of Truth, God has told us what is right and what is wrong. This is what reality truly is.
Heb 1:1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
Heb 1:2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
Heb 1:3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
Heb 1:4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.