Who Said, “We Need to Promote Death”?

Well, Bill Maher (that blasphemous anti-God TV host) recently made a very honest statement about his agenda. Maher is a stand-up comedian and TV talk show host, and he is also known for his 2008 “documentary” called Religulous. This so-called documentary was filled with vulgar language and blasphemy (even some nudity), and since it was about various religious groups, the Creation Museum and I were featured in it. The film’s main theme was to denigrate Christ and Christianity specifically.

This year, during an interview on a radio show, Maher made a controversial but telling statement:

I’m pro-choice, I’m for assisted suicide, I’m for regular suicide, I’m for whatever gets the freeway moving—that’s what I’m for. . . . It’s too crowded, the planet is too crowded and we need to promote death.

You see, the way Maher is “promoting” death is not too different than the way many evolutionists promote death. The foundation for evolutionary ideas is millions of years. And evolution and millions of years assume that there has been death and suffering from the very beginning. What Maher is saying is absolutely consistent with an evolutionary worldview—humans came about by random processes and has no purpose but to live and die. So death is a natural part of the world, not an enemy.

In another quote, Maher showed his support for abortion, saying, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. . . .It’s not that hard to create life, it’s teeming everywhere, it’s something a dog can do.”

You know, not only is Maher’s statement about life highly offensive and demeaning, but it also directly mocks God, who values and promotes life. In Psalm 139:13–14, the psalmist praises God:

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.

Maher is a great example of a man, though an atheist, shaking his fist at God. And once again, this is the logical conclusion of an evolutionary, atheistic worldview. You see, in an evolutionary mindset, man is not uniquely created in the image of God. Rather, he is just another animal, no better than a dog. So why should an evolutionist value the life of an unborn baby? The protection of an unborn baby’s life comes from Scripture. Without the Bible as a foundation, biblical morality will be eroded more and more in the culture.

Remember, for the atheist, there’s no objective moral standard. Instead, the atheist must rely on the ever-changing opinions of man. Maher demonstrated this in his film Religulous as he eschewed moral standards while spouting lie after lie about Jesus. Since there is no absolute basis of morality in an atheist’s worldview, why should anyone listen to Maher when he tells us what we “need” to do (i.e., “we need to promote death”)?

Ironically, Maher praises death. This is the opposite of Christianity. We serve Jesus Christ, the Death Conqueror, who stated, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John 11:25–26).

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

Ken

Note: I thank AiG staff member Steve Golden for his assistance in preparing this blog item.