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Bill O’Reilly Thinks God Causes Tides Because Humans Can’t Explain Them

Reported by Aunty Em - January 7, 2011 -

Scientific polls have already proven that the typical Fox “News” viewer is dumb as a stump, to use the colloquial phrase. However, that lack of knowledge of how the world works can also be extended to the bloviators on the so called “Fair & Balanced” network. Exhibit A: Bill “Falafel King” O’Reilly. In an effort to attack Atheists, Loofah Lad hosted Dave Silverman of “American Atheists” on Tuesday (01-04-11). In the hilarious exchange America’s Culture Warrior made it abundantly clear that he believes the Big Guy in the Sky is responsible for tidal waves because no one can “explain why the tide goes in.”

Stephen C. Webster at Raw Story writes:

Their discussion was nothing short of heated.

"I'll tell you why [religion is] not a scam," he said. "In my opinion -- alright? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that. You can't explain why the tide goes in."

Silverman looked befuddled. "Tide goes in, tide goes ... out?" he asked.

"See, the water, the tide-- it comes in and it goes out, Mr. Silverman," O'Reilly repeated. "It always goes in, then it goes out."

"Maybe it's Thor up on Mount Olympus who's making the tides go in and out," Silverman retorted.

"No-no-no!" the host objected. "You can't explain that. You can't explain it."


O’Reilly, who never met an Inquisition he didn’t like, seems unfamiliar with the writings of Galileo, the same guy who helped disprove the religious belief that the Earth is the center of the Universe. In 1632 Galileo published the work that led to his ultimate confrontation with the Roman Catholic Church. During its writing Galileo called the work “Dialogue of the Tides,” but on publication the name had been changed to “Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World-Ptolemaic and Copernican.” For his scientific breakthroughs Galileo was forced to live under house arrest until his death.

For his idiocy O'Reilly has the top-rated show on the misinformation network.

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