David Silverman is the president of the American Atheist Group. He’s also, according to Bill O’Reilly, an unreasonable and insane fascist.
Silverman and O’Reilly got into a screaming match on The O’Reilly Factor over religion, federal holidays and Christmas trees.
Silverman said that Christmas should not be a national holiday and that he is opposed to putting Christmas displays up on public property. The conversation could have been an exchange between two adults about Christianity’s place in America but it quickly devolved into a name-calling yelling match.
O’Reilly became so incensed during the conversation that he used the lord’s name in vain. After breaking the third commandment, O’Reilly said that Silverman’s “point of view is insane” and that he was a fascist.
“You are a fascist. Banish Christmas trees from the public square. That’s what you do. That’s what you want.”
Here are some more interesting talking points from O’Reilly’s
discussion argument with Silverman.
- O’Reilly: Christianity is not a religion it’s a philosophy.
- Silverman: Non-Christians are forced not to work on Christmas.
- Both agreed that people should be able to celebrate whatever holiday’s pertain to their own religions.
- Silverman argued that the government should celebrate a non-secular holiday like the Winter Solstice.
Here’s the video from The O’Reilly Factor.
What do you think? Does it bother you that Christmas is a National Holiday? Would you rather celebrate a non-secular holiday like the Winter Solstice?