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"Jesus is obviously an ancient myth.” | Bill Maher & Tyson Talk Religion

Aug 30, 2022

"Jesus is obviously an ancient myth.” | Bill Maher & Tyson Talk Religion

you believe in

jesus

you believe him well i definitely don't believe in

jesus

it's fine that's fine because why not why not I'm just curious I think the best question is why why don't I have ten agree because I mean

obviously

it is an

ancient

myth

and you know that even the story of

Jesus

, his biography is completely unoriginal, you know that all the gods that came before him had the same birthday and the same story, although the same story, yes, disciples like twelve people, many of them were crucified the americans had the same the same

jesus

they did take the stories that were going around the mediterranean at that time and grafted them onto the life of

jesus

i mean the reason why his birthday is on december 25 is because that was the shortest day of the year you were telling me something yes clear because that was the day the sun began to uh when the days began to lengthen again for people in pagan times u h celebrated that day because it meant we were going to live again because the days got shorter and shorter in the winter and why

jesus

is so embedded in our brains we are going to die the days will get shorter until there is nothing this is what i want to know why is

jesus

so embedded in so many people's brains even people who are buddhist well i'll tell you i mean there's some very interesting scholarship on this there were many

religion

s at the time of course there's a lot that predated christianity the reason why that one got popular because partly it's because they grafted these familiar elements onto it like his birthday and things like that and it's coming back to life that was an old story but part of it that was revolutionary was his message that when it really gets good for you it's in the afterlife now we're

talk

ing about a roman empire that was at least half slaves you know i mean people think slavery was an American invention it wasn't everyone in the bible had the word slave as it is from slav and there is no one whiter in the world than slavs slavery has been around since the beginning of time and the mostly and mostly it wasn't even a racial thing just because people didn't live in an area where there were people of other races it's just human nature brutal human nature to make other people your slaves if you can now we've come a long way since then but in the bible no one even thought to condemn it, there are many rules about slavery in the bible none of them no don't they never even thought to say don't.
jesus is obviously an ancient myth bill maher tyson talk religion
Okay, that sounds like a good lure, but no one ever said maybe we shouldn't do this, maybe we should put that, maybe we should put that on the table, I'm going to read the bible so I don't know right. I don't get it, I was reading it well as a historical document, it's interesting. sting and it certainly is fundamental to understanding our civilization so i took it as a scholarship when i was in college but do i believe it of course not? It was written by people in the bronze age who did not know what a germ or an atom was. a lot of bullshit and it's evil it's also full of ethnic cleansing slavery again just the fact that slavery is not doomed they have a list of 10 things you absolutely shouldn't do but slavery and rape aren't on the list like that it's um how ridiculous you're

talk

ing about the bible yes the bible actually it's quite ironic because the bible I think is like the best selling book but there aren't that many huh I don't know I don't want to see another one the most similar book anyway ok well yeah it's the bible i mean most people uh less and less as time goes on thanks in part to me they are less and less religious but i mean it's still mostly a religious country most people will say they believe in summarizing now shout out to my friends millennials are the first generation to be under 50 i think they have a religious affiliation younger generations are increasingly saying this is a lot of that we don't need this to live a good life and then they see that it's immoral. a lot of religious people are like that they say why would i want to get involved in this club it's hypocritical it's not real and it doesn't

talk

to me i just think

religion

is your conscience you know what's good and what's bad yeah well that's right that's right your conscience that's not

religion

religion

is something different i mean if that could be your

religion

well

religion

is a system

religion

is a formalized way of thinking with rules and laws and beliefs and things you know and we all have our own private

religion

then but that's not really religious to have better yeah no we don't have to say I'm just

talk

ing about the way we get up every morning wash our face brush our teeth well , that's all, yes, it is not. a

religion

that's a regime yes we are

religion

it's regiment okay yes judge yes but certainly okay well we're arguing about semantics here but no I'm not arguing with you no no I'm just saying I think what defines something as a

religion

it's something you're not describing you're describing what you believe and how you live your life you don't need

religion

but it doesn't tell you how to live your life aren't you a muslim? yeah oh great that's a

religion

yeah that's a very difficult

religion

too but listen that doesn't mean you can't be a muslim live your

religion

and still think that someone should be treated as a human being and not just Being dictated by

religion

I would just say you're lucky to be a Muslim in America because if you were a Muslim and the majority hey you know that but listen man you keep saying you know how many Muslims in these countries think like us and you just can't get over oppression exactly right so don't say if i ever got over everyone would understand me no but i'm more than i understand myself you couldn't live and definitely your daughters and your wife couldn't live the way you they do it in America, exactly, okay, that's why, that's why, that's what it meant to them. live here yes yes of course my children I think that child our brain evolved my children are much smarter than I was not I was especially young my children are ivy leagues and stuff so I think people evolve they don't have to they don't have to have a sport where they have to get hurt or something to feed their family well humans definitely evolve as individuals hopefully we evolve as we get older i mean we get smarter we have more experiences we get more mature definitely men are very immature when we're young you know i mean women will never stop being kids that's what i learned i'm what um 50 56 uh we never stop being kids we make different dresses i can't speak forever we can dress different but we never stop having that young liberated mentality oh you
jesus is obviously an ancient myth bill maher tyson talk religion
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