So… remember when this happened:
O’REILLY: I’ll tell you why [religion’s] not a scam, in my opinion: tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that.
SILVERMAN: Tide goes in, tide goes out?
O’REILLY: See, the water, the tide comes in and it goes out, Mr. Silverman. It always comes in, and always goes out. You can’t explain that.
Ouch. Okay… fine. Maybe Bill was having an off day and used a bad example for something that science cannot explain (he should have brought up The Bloop!). Maybe he has since realized how stupid and ignorant his argument was and is now ready to make a correction. Maybe not:
Oh dear… that was painful.
“Okay, how’d the moon get there?”
Really? Really??? That question alone makes me seriously question his intelligence and critical thinking skills. Well… not necessarily the question itself… it was the way he said it and why he said it that was so terrible. If he was simply asking somebody how the heck the moon got there and was looking for an answer… that would be fine. It’s intelligent to ask questions and search for answers. Bill was not looking for an answer. He was using this question as a rhetorical statement… and that was dumb. He seems to think that asking an atheist where the moon comes from will make us question everything we (don’t) believe and head on over to church. Not gonna happen, buddy. You might wanna wipe that smug grin off your face, go take an Astronomy 101 class at your local community college, and educate yourself instead of making a damn fool of yourself. Also…
“How come we have that (the moon) and Mars doesn’t have it?”
Mars has two moons.
I’m sorry everyone, but Bill O’Reilly is just plain dumb.