As I considered who my next celeb caricature subject should be I came across the following item: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Comedian-Bill-Maher-creates-firestorm-with-profane-tweet-about-Denver-Broncos-QB-Tim-Tebow-122711/?ocid=ansfox11
The tweet-length summary is that comedian and professional provocateur, Bill Maher, took a profane shot at Tim Tebow when the Broncos lost a blowout to the Buffalo Bills.
I’ve had an on-again/off-again enjoyment of Maher since his late 90’s late-night rant-fest, “Politically Incorrect”. I liked the fact that he said what he thought and invited guests with other viewpoints to join the conversation. Of course, he usually dominated said conversation and came across as what I think he is: an arrogant know-it-all. His most vehement criticism was always directed at Christianity (he was raised as a Roman Catholic, although his mother is Jewish). Now Maher has taken his show to HBO (“Real Time With Bill Maher”) and it appears to be much of the same kind of stuff.
My main problem with Bill is his holier-than-thou attitude about everything (irony intended). He knows the truth and anyone who disagrees with him is ignorant, stupid, uninformed, brainwashed, etc. But that very attitude reveals his foundational problem. His insistence on being the sole source of truth is putting himself in the place of God – the very one he criticizes Tim Tebow for honoring. Maybe he’s just jealous.
Interesting that the word “mar” means:
1. to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil: That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.