Skip to comments.O’Reilly: The Holy Spirit inspired “Killing Jesus”
Posted on 09/27/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
It was the Holy Spirit who directed Bill OReilly to write his latest book, Killing Jesus, he tells Norah ODonnell in his first interview about the upcoming work. Though the book is not religious and its contradictions of biblical descriptions may upset some, the Fox News anchor and best-selling author believes that in writing it, he is using Gods gifts in a positive way. The interview with OReilly will be broadcast on the 46th season premiere of 60 Minutes on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
All of the ideas come to me in the middle of the night and one night, I just woke up and I went, Killing Jesus, he tells O'Donnell. And I believe because Im a Catholic that comes from the Holy Spirit. My inspiration comes from that
so I wrote Killing Jesus because I think I was directed to write that.
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Seriously? Who watches o’reilly? I still cannot believe he is number one in his time slot. He’s one of the main reasons I watch Penny on the Big Bang theory. I mean... If I’m going to watch mindless drivel I may as well enjoy looking at it right?
Ted Baxter is off his meds. At first I was in denial. No one - Not even BOR could be so religiously stupid. But... this is O'Reilly and so anythig is possible.
Wrong spirit dude...
Not true. In the usual method of crucifixion, as long as you could at least temporarily put some weight on the nail through the feet, then you could breathe and speak. But when the legs gave out, and you hung from your arms, then you found it difficult or impossible to breathe. That was part of the punishment, because instinctively the crucified person would then push more with the feet in order to catch a breath. This could go on for some time.
The Bible accounts suggest that Jesus managed to push up and take one last breath when he spoke those final words.
But, then, I'm afraid that O'Reilly is writing these books more for the money and the fame than for the truth. I can't say that for certain, since I didn't know he had already written two books, and now a third. And, I confess, I've never watched him on TV, since I don't watch TV.
What is it with this guy and “killing”? Is he going to write a book about every single person on this planet who was killed?
Did the Holy Spirit also tell you to pocket the money for the book He “inspired”, O’Reilly?
You’ve got that right! Bill has NO idea error of what he said on this subject. 2 Cor 4:4
“Is he going to write a book about every single person on this planet who was killed?”
As long as people keep forking over money for these books, I am betting the answer will be “Yes”.
I suspect the public will be subjected to a series of his “Killing” books.
Holding my breath till “Killing Garfield” is published.
A most appropriate reference.
I bet Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are on his list.
What about the other two who were crucified with Jesus? They spoke also.
You beat me to it. The Deceiver is still seducing people with lies. God has given us His Word as a light and a sword, but when we disregard it, we leave ourselves open to believing a lie.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
No doubt. Don’t forget Malcolm X and John Lennon.
I’ve seen some of these “higher criticism” types try to claim that there couldn’t have been any thieves crucified with Jesus, because of some interpretation they have of how the Romans did these things. So, I don’t think that argument would have any effect on them.
Once they’ve decided to judge the Bible by the wisdom of men, there is no end to how they can contort it in an attempt to make it say what they want it to say.
Another excellent reference.
O’Reilly knows how to target audiences.
My Dad (we’re of Irish decent) used to call people like O’Reilly “Big dumb Micks”.
Presumably the same. The Bible doesn’t go into all the details, but I’ve read accounts of how crucifixions were usually done. Of course, they might not always be done exactly right.
Jesus died sooner than the others. Toward the end, the soldiers broke the legs of the two thieves on each side of him, so they would be unable to stand and relieve their lungs and so would die more quickly, because of the need to get them down before the Sabbath eve, to avoid offending the Jews.
Since he died sooner, Jesus’ legs remained unbroken—in fulfillment of one of the Old Testament prophecies.
“Hes one of the main reasons I watch Penny on the Big Bang theory.”
O’Reilly is sick.
I wonder who directed him to phone stalk one of his female producers and talk dirty to her on the phone. :-)
And he’s writing stuff people have read about a billion times. “Killing Lincoln” “killing Kennedy” Gee...how original! Everybody was completely in the dark about how these two Presidents died until Bill O’Reilly enlightened us! Thank you Bill “Mr.Know-it-all” O’Reilly!
I take this with a grain of salt since it is CBS...but have noted several times that Mr. O’Reilly does not seem to know the teaching of the Church very well.
If he really believes that Jesus did not ask the Father to forgive those who were responsible for His crucifixion (all of us actually), and he believes that the Holy Spirit inspired this, he is deceived and needs to see his Confessor and learn something about discernment.
Pray for the guy.
The man’s own words can’t be fabricated by CBS.
Well, apparently, people still aren’t sick of reading about how those guys died, even if they’ve heard it already. Why try to be original when you can make an easy buck on a topic where others have done all the research for you?
Yeah, I’m sure, and the rest goes to the William O’Reilly Benevolence fund. I don’t remember any of the prophets or evangelists charging for their inspired works... much less trying to keep a slice of the profits.
Well, he’s a capitalist then. Or should hussein collect the difference? No one says you have to buy it. There are a lot of writers I wouldn’t read. But others do, and even want to. Should they be denied by your literary tastes?
lol! That’s true. That’s exactly what all this is about. MONEY. Hmmm...Where I can research the killing of Lincoln? Well how about I start with the 3 BILLION books already written about it? lol
Tom Hanks actually made a show based on that book if you can believe it, I think Bill produced it, and I watched it and what did I learn? Absolutely NOTHING new! Not one scintilla of new information in the entire show, so I don’t even have to guess that’s exactly how B.Os book went as well.
Yeah here it is, this one....
O’Reilly is unwatchable for me. I do hope what he says is true, that his faith was deepened a little, by writing this book in a secular fashion, because you are correct that he is hardly a student of his own faith, proving it on numerous occasions.
Sean Hannity isn’t well informed either. East Coast catechesis must be paper thin.
Who whispered in O’Reilly’s ear to have Carville on last night? That was the last straw for me. No more O’Reilly. If I want to see a Carville, I’ll go out to the sewage lagoon.
It has nothing to do with capitalism or literary tastes. I have no problem with someone writing a book and keeping all the cash. Heck, they can make a Scrooge McDuck pile and do backflips into it for all I care.
What I have a problem with is people claiming that the Holy Spirit “inspired” their writing, and then wanting to profit from it. If it came from God, it’s not your work, and you don’t get to charge people money for it. If you want to charge people, then fess up that you wrote it yourself and stop slandering the Holy Spirit.
If you were however attempting to insult me shame on you for your 1) attempt to veil your ad hominem directed at me and 2) inability to be straight up and specific with your personal attack.
“If you were however attempting to insult me shame on you for your 1) attempt to veil your ad hominem directed at me and 2) inability to be straight up and specific with your personal attack.”
Little full of ones self are we?