I love so many things about Bill Maher. But his oft-used tendency to poke holes in religion by citing specific isolated awkward passages from the Bible is just, well, ignorant, and doesn’t show much promise. I really think it’s just his schtick, and that he’s better than that.
But I could be wrong. Maybe he’s not better than that. He seems to believe he’s speaking facts, and truths, simply because he is the one speaking them, and of course he wouldn’t say them if they weren’t obviously true. I get that he thinks he means well, but he comes off with a smugness that makes him seem more stuck than the people he’s attacking.