"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 okay that's cool why why not why not i'm just curious i think the better question is why why should i cuz i'm not ten okay cuz i that means it is
myth, and you know that even the
Jesus story, which is his biography, is completely unoriginal. You know all the gods that came before him had roughly the same birthday and story, although same story same yes disciples as twelve people, uh, many of they were crucified americans had same
jesus yes they took the stories that back then circulating in the mediterranean and they grafted them onto the life of
jesus i mean the reason his birthday is december 25th is because that was the shortest day of the year you told me something yes right because that was the day on when the sun came up, uh, as the days got longer again, so people in pagan times, uh, celebrated that day because it meant we're going to live again because the days in winter get shorter and shorter and getting shorter and why is
jesus so embedded in our brains we will die the days get shorter until there is nothing left i want to know why is
jesus so embedded in the brains of so many people even people di e are Buddhists at all.
Well I'm telling you, um, I mean, there's some very interesting research out there. There were many
religions at the time. Of course there's a lot that preceded Christianity, the reason for that, partly because they've grafted those familiar elements onto it, like his birthday and stuff like that, and it's brought back to life, that was an old story, but partly of which was revolutionary his message was if it's going to be really good for you is in the afterlife now we're
talking about a roman empire that was at least half slave. you know i mean people think slavery is an american invention it comes from slavs and there is nobody whiter in the world than slavs that slavery has existed since the beginning of time and most of the time it wasn't even a race thing, simply because humans didn't live in an area where there were humans of other races, it's just human nature, brutal human nature, to enslave other humans when it's possible.
We've come a long way since that time, but no one in the Bible thought to condemn it. There are many rules about slavery in the Bible, none of them don't, they never thought to say that God is perfectly fine, his boy
Jesus is perfectly fine, they have rules like when a man is your slave kills you get to kill his slave, oh ok that sounds like good bait but no one ever said maybe we shouldn't. Maybe we should write that. Maybe we should put that in the table. I'm going to read the Bible so I don't know for sure if he didn't dig it, which made a good read as a historical document, it's an interesting spine and it's certainly fundamental to understanding our civilization, so I took it on scholarship when I was in college but I think of course it wasn't written by people in the Bronze Age who didn't know what a germ or an atom was a bunch of nonsense and it is and it's evil it is also full of ethnic cleansing again, slavery, just the fact that slavery is not condemned, they have a list of 10 things you absolutely shouldn't do, but slavery and rape aren't on the list, that's um how ridiculous you're
talking about the bible yes the bible it's actually quite ironic because the bible is the best selling book in my opinion but there aren't that many uh i don't know i don't want to see another book that i most similar is, yes, it is the Bible.
I mean most people are getting fewer and fewer over time, partly thanks to me, they're less and less religious, but I mean it's still mainly a religious country. Most people will say that they believe in summing Now greet my millennial friends They are the first generation less than 50 years old. I think whoever has a religious affiliation, the younger generations are saying more and more that this is a bunch of us, we don't need that to have a good life, and then they see how immoral it is. A lot of religious people are like that , they wonder why would i want to join this club it's hypocritical it's not real and it doesn't appeal to me i just believe
religion is your conscience you know what's good and what's bad right that is your conscience, it's not a
Religion is different. I mean, if that could be your
religion is a system.
Religion is a formalized way of thinking with rules and laws and beliefs and things that you know and we all then have our own private
religion but that's not really religious to be better yeah no we don't have to say I'm just
talking about it how we get up every morning we wash our face we brush our teeth we good that's all yes that's it not a relic gion that's a regime yes we are
religion is regime it's good yes judgmental , yes but no doubt okay we are 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 is something you don't describe, you describe 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 doesn't it muslim yes oh cool that's a
Yes, it's also a very difficult
religion, but listen, that doesn't mean you can't be a Muslim, practice your
religion, and still think that someone should be treated like a human being and not just dictated by
religion I would just say, you're lucky you're a muslim in america because if you were a muslim hey you know but listen man you keep saying you know how many muslims in these countries think like us and you just can't get over the oppression just right so don't say if I never got over it you'd understand me, no, but I'm more than I understand myself, you couldn't live and your daughters and your wife definitely couldn't live like they do in America.
Exactly okay that's why you were meant to live here yeah yeah right my kids i think the kid our brains have evolved my kids are a lot smarter than me i didn't go i was a special kid my kids are ivy leagues and so i guess people don't develop You don't need to have a sport that will injure you or something to feed your family well. People are definitely evolving as individuals, hopefully we're evolving as we get older, I mean we get smarter, we have more experience, we get more mature, definitely men very immature when we're young you know I mean women never gonna stop being boys that's what i learned i'm what uh 50 56 uh we never stop being boys we make clothes differently i can't
talk forever we can dress differently but we Never stop having that younger liberated mentality om you