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O’Reilly: The Holy Spirit inspired “Killing Jesus”
CBS News ^ | September 26, 2013 2:33 PM

Posted on 09/27/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai

It was the Holy Spirit who directed Bill O’Reilly to write his latest book, “Killing Jesus,” he tells Norah O’Donnell 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 God’s gifts in a positive way. The interview with O’Reilly 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 I’m 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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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; blasphemy; blowhard; killingjesus

1 posted on 09/27/2013 7:56:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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?


2 posted on 09/27/2013 7:59:06 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: Olog-hai
Related thread.

Bill O'Reilly: The Gospels are wrong but MY word is inspired by the Holy Spirit
 

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.

3 posted on 09/27/2013 8:01:38 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Wrong spirit dude...


4 posted on 09/27/2013 8:03:47 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Olog-hai
Jesus does not speak his famous words, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do" in the book, because the way he was hung on the cross would have not allowed enough air in his lungs to speak them audibly

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.

5 posted on 09/27/2013 8:06:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai

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?


6 posted on 09/27/2013 8:08:01 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Olog-hai

Did the Holy Spirit also tell you to pocket the money for the book He “inspired”, O’Reilly?


7 posted on 09/27/2013 8:09:00 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You’ve got that right! Bill has NO idea error of what he said on this subject. 2 Cor 4:4


8 posted on 09/27/2013 8:10:09 AM PDT by calicard
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“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”.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 8:10:36 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Cicero

I suspect the public will be subjected to a series of his “Killing” books.

Holding my breath till “Killing Garfield” is published.


10 posted on 09/27/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: calicard

A most appropriate reference.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 8:13:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
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?


12 posted on 09/27/2013 8:15:10 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Boogieman

I bet Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King are on his list.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Cicero

What about the other two who were crucified with Jesus? They spoke also.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 8:18:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Wrong spirit dude...

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.

15 posted on 09/27/2013 8:20:11 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Olog-hai
I just woke up and I went, ‘Killing Jesus,’” he tells O'Donnell. “And I believe because I’m a Catholic that comes from the Holy Spirit. My inspiration comes from that
No, your inspiration came from making a lot of money selling two other "Killing" books.
I read Killing Lincoln and was surprised it contained nothing that I didn't already know.
Same with the Kennedy book. Boooooring.
16 posted on 09/27/2013 8:20:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: laplata

No doubt. Don’t forget Malcolm X and John Lennon.


17 posted on 09/27/2013 8:20:59 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

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.


18 posted on 09/27/2013 8:23:58 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: El Cid

Another excellent reference.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 8:25:44 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Boogieman

Right!

O’Reilly knows how to target audiences.

My Dad (we’re of Irish decent) used to call people like O’Reilly “Big dumb Micks”.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 8:27:39 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 8:32:19 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: El Cid

Yep


22 posted on 09/27/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

“He’s one of the main reasons I watch Penny on the Big Bang theory.”


That might explain more than you intended.


23 posted on 09/27/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Boogieman
To be fair, O'Reilly claims that a lot of the profits go to charity.
24 posted on 09/27/2013 8:41:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

O’Reilly is sick.


25 posted on 09/27/2013 8:46:01 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder who directed him to phone stalk one of his female producers and talk dirty to her on the phone. :-)


26 posted on 09/27/2013 8:52:45 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Boogieman

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!


27 posted on 09/27/2013 8:55:24 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 8:56:11 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

The man’s own words can’t be fabricated by CBS.


29 posted on 09/27/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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?


30 posted on 09/27/2013 9:09:54 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: onedoug

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.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 9:12:10 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

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?


32 posted on 09/27/2013 9:31:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Boogieman

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....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2299248/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


33 posted on 09/27/2013 9:34:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: SumProVita

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.


34 posted on 09/27/2013 9:39:13 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


35 posted on 09/27/2013 10:19:25 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: onedoug

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.


36 posted on 09/27/2013 11:07:41 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Wurlitzer
Unless you're attempting to insult me it explained exactly what I intended. o'reilly is a putz and only mind-numb simpletons and their communist comrades actually consider his bloviating worth the breath he wastes to spew his liberal crap forth. He is rude, arrogant, condescending and an outright jackass. The character Penny on the other hand does not take herself seriously and is a whole hell of a lot better to look at than the narcissistic, over-rated leprechaun on fox.

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.

37 posted on 09/27/2013 12:01:24 PM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

“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.”


Boy talk about ad hominem attacks you take the cake. You have some serious mental issues.

Little full of ones self are we?


38 posted on 09/27/2013 12:34:10 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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