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Garofalo: Bible a 'Work of Fiction' for 'Child-Like Audience'
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Posted on 06/25/2010 6:04:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Garofalo: Bible a 'Work of Fiction' for 'Child-Like Audience' By Nathan Burchfiel Created 06/25/2010 - 08:43

Sometime-comedian Janeane Garofalo never passes up an opportunity to slam conservatives or, apparently, Christianity. The Huffington Post gave her an opportunity June 24 to kill two birds with one stone.

In an interview [1] promoting her upcoming special on a network called EPIX, Garofalo compared the most widely-read book of all time, the Bible, to a Bill O'Reilly autobiography and a children's book authored by former President Bush.

When asked by a Huffington Post reader which of those three publications she'd rather read, Garofalo said, "Actually that's like six and one half, that is six and one half right there." Presumably, she meant to use the popular idiom, "six of one, half a dozen of the other."

"That's just three works of fiction targeted to a child-like audience so any, all, any one, none," Garofalo said. "I don't know how to read either, so that's kind of a drag."

During the interview, Garofalo also expressed disappointment in President Obama. "It's a drag that he's such a conservative," she lamented.

Garofalo's made her disdain for religion clear in the past. During a June 16 appearance on "The Joy Behar Show" on Headline News, she called prayer "anti-intellectual." Behar later defended Garofalo on ABC's "The View," saying the comedian should have said prayer was "un-intellectual."

Garofalo has also built a long resume of attacking conservatives. She has compared the GOP to neo-Nazis [1] and called Tea Party protestors "functionally retarded [1]," and "racist backward motherf***ers [1]." She has called the stable of Fox News anchors and hosts, as well as conservative talk radio hosts, liars [1].


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1 posted on 06/25/2010 6:04:39 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Please - NO PICTURES!
2 posted on 06/25/2010 6:06:10 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Sometime-comedian Janeane Garofalo...”

That’s being generous. I don’t think she’s funny ANYTIME...


3 posted on 06/25/2010 6:07:15 AM PDT by Mark319 (A society that accepts killing the unborn will eventually accept killing the sick and elderly...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did they ask her about the koran?


4 posted on 06/25/2010 6:07:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did they ask her about the koran?
why not


5 posted on 06/25/2010 6:08:20 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, will someone just tell this worthless bi*ch to shut up and........well, whatever she does.


6 posted on 06/25/2010 6:08:33 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Sub-Driver

A candidate for Bellevue.


7 posted on 06/25/2010 6:09:05 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

That witch never ceases to amaze me.


8 posted on 06/25/2010 6:09:23 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Im done. I think I have officially gone stir crazy mad. I cannot stand this crap anymore. They have gone and awaken a normally peaceful mom of 3 boys.

Id like just 15 seconds with this ole hag and you could throw in Behar too. I might only need 10 sec.


9 posted on 06/25/2010 6:10:32 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Sub-Driver

Gayafellow, how about the Koran, then? Hmmm? Gotta keep them intellectual musings consistent.


10 posted on 06/25/2010 6:11:29 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Something seriously wrong happened in her childhood, I guarantee it.

No one hates God like this without something to seriously embitter them.


11 posted on 06/25/2010 6:11:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The skank who single-handedly sunk 24.


12 posted on 06/25/2010 6:12:09 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Sub-Driver
...targeted to a child-like audience...

At least she understands the basics...............

13 posted on 06/25/2010 6:13:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Actually, these anti-Christian bigots ARE being consistent.

The Koran and Islam are on the same side as they are,
opposing the Truth of Christianity.

Don’t be fooled by folks who claim to be anti-Religion. They are anti-Christian only.


14 posted on 06/25/2010 6:14:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: All

Wonder if she believes in Global Warming?


15 posted on 06/25/2010 6:15:01 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Sub-Driver
Says the tatooed pagan.
16 posted on 06/25/2010 6:15:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

“That’s just three works of fiction targeted to a child-like audience so any, all, any one, none,” Garofalo said.”

That ignorance of that statement is akin to the old story of some lummox looking at a painting by Picasso, or Van Gogh, or what have you and saying “my four-year old could paint better than that.” It’s trite and ignorant to the point of being laughable.

BTW, Janeane: read Augustine’s City of God or Aquinas’ Summa Theologica sometime. If you manage to get through either of them, then we’ll talk about whose belief system is catering to the child-like, sweetie.


17 posted on 06/25/2010 6:15:20 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: Sub-Driver

We’d still be seeing ‘24’ if they had just let Jack Bauer torture her a year ago ....


18 posted on 06/25/2010 6:15:48 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t someone labeled a comedian be funny every once in a while? What an idiot.

Pray for America


19 posted on 06/25/2010 6:16:41 AM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: tgusa

...and you don’t know how much I prayed for that script!


20 posted on 06/25/2010 6:17:00 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (I'm a Republican and I own a cat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s such an intellectual heavyweight. (snicker)


21 posted on 06/25/2010 6:17:11 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Mark319

These people have not matured since college. I feel sorry for her. They are so busy villifying the Bible but if they actually read it they might see that it contains masterpieces in philosophy, “empathy” (the right kind), liturature, government, The foundations of society, and yes, even some social justice thrown in and the most amazing testimonials of witnesses to one of the earths most defining events, I could go on and on. So who is the childish one? The one who does what she is told and attacks something she obviously knows little about or the ones who actually read something before forming an opinion?


22 posted on 06/25/2010 6:17:28 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Sub-Driver
Honestly... Some mornings, it's like getting up with Jane Goodall, heading out to spend the day in the jungle watching the gorillas and chimps.

There goes one throwing her feces... again!

23 posted on 06/25/2010 6:17:42 AM PDT by Prospero (non est ad astra mollis e terris via)
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To: silverleaf

Because they are gutless. They are permanent adolescents, forever trying to shock their parents at the dinner table.


24 posted on 06/25/2010 6:18:21 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

Definitely would have been a high point for the series.


25 posted on 06/25/2010 6:18:32 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Actually that's like six and one half, that is six and one half right there."

Who would listen to a thing this idiot has to say? She can't put together one simple little idiom, an extremely popular one, correctly!

She talks as though she's high all the time. Me thinks she will go the way of Susan Sarandon...yeah, WHO??? We sure haven't heard much from her or her ex-live in since they whined they were being boycotted at the theater. HAHAHAHAHA!

26 posted on 06/25/2010 6:19:10 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (WASS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

She not getting older, dhe getting uglier.


27 posted on 06/25/2010 6:20:00 AM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: marstegreg

She hasn’t matured since fifth grade. College is far above her level.


28 posted on 06/25/2010 6:20:22 AM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Letters, histories, literature, and sermons compiled over millenia.

A work of fiction it is not....in fact, such things could not be a work of fiction.

Consistent it is.

I’m amazed at those who have no idea that “Bible” is not a single book, but that it’s a collection.


29 posted on 06/25/2010 6:21:24 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So sad.


30 posted on 06/25/2010 6:21:33 AM PDT by agrace
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To: Sub-Driver

...well, she’s certainly not in high demand for her comedic or thespian talents so she’s gotta do something to keep her name out there...


31 posted on 06/25/2010 6:22:09 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (I'm a Republican and I own a cat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t have a problem with someone who has actually read it and disagrees with it.

But someone who is just parroting drivel is an intellectual wanna-be with nothing to share.


32 posted on 06/25/2010 6:22:26 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Red Badger
...targeted to a child-like audience...

At least she understands the basics...............

Well done, sir.
33 posted on 06/25/2010 6:23:09 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How does she take a bath? The water will just boil away!


34 posted on 06/25/2010 6:23:11 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan ((Sure, you can forgive your enemies. But get even first))
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To: Sub-Driver
In a thousand years people will still read the Bible.

In forty years no one but fellow nursing home residents will know who Janeane Garofalo is....

35 posted on 06/25/2010 6:24:25 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: GoCards
Can I join you? I'm so sick of these people I'm going to start bleeding out my eyes!!!! I have never seen such a vile, twisted, intolerant group of people like these walking brain stems on the left. She can't even get her idioms straight!

It's time for us to stand up to them and start kicking them in the arse. To many years they have gotten away with this crap and I say no more.
36 posted on 06/25/2010 6:25:57 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver

The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s apathy. I won’t waste any energy hating her. I have no feeling about her what soever.


37 posted on 06/25/2010 6:26:24 AM PDT by Leg Olam
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To: Sub-Driver

Janeane, say that about the Koran.


38 posted on 06/25/2010 6:26:28 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Calm down everyone. She will learn in the end. remember, he who laughs last, laughs best. I’m not condemning her, that’s for God to do. But she will see.....


39 posted on 06/25/2010 6:26:38 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: Sub-Driver

Liberals would be loading Christians into cattle cars today if they had the power.


40 posted on 06/25/2010 6:27:21 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: darkangel82

It’s as if Hollywodd keeps these idiots in suspended animation perpetually thinking like a 20 year old. I guess that what you get when you form a society (hollywood) consisting of people who barely made it through high school before going to hollywood to make their fortune. I suppose that is why most struggling actors don’t work as lawyers before they hit it big.


41 posted on 06/25/2010 6:27:26 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: GoCards
Im done. I think I have officially gone stir crazy mad. I cannot stand this crap anymore. They have gone and awaken a normally peaceful mom of 3 boys.

Just remember Romans 12:19...

Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord.

42 posted on 06/25/2010 6:28:35 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a blowtard!

She should have picked the O’Reilly book. Contrary to her ignorant stereotype of him, she would probably agree with him 95% of the time.


43 posted on 06/25/2010 6:28:42 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Sub-Driver

not totally unlike St. Augustine’s view


44 posted on 06/25/2010 6:30:04 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Sub-Driver
Agent to Garofalo:

Look, Janeane, baby, I've got nothing for you. The phone just isn't ringing. You are just fading into the woodwork.

You gotta get out there...get out there and do something, or say something to get your name in the papers.

You've got to let people know you are still alive.

Say something outrageous and I'll try to get it in some rag.

No, I don't think I can score the National Enquirer. But the Huff Po might give us a chance.

Say something way out there to smear the Right Wing Nut Jobs...or maybe the Christians and Jews...something Biblical.

Any publicity is better than no publicity at all. Just say something.

Something outrageous! And make it snappy!


45 posted on 06/25/2010 6:30:44 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself...)
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To: marstegreg
Apropos: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

18For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
19For it is written:
"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."

(read the rest)

46 posted on 06/25/2010 6:31:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I love how these atheists think that they are being très chic and become supercilious to the point of oral autoeroticism, when in fact they merely arrive at the point Christianity was trying to tell them all along.

See Matthew 18:3.

Cheers!

47 posted on 06/25/2010 6:31:14 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: MrB

“Something seriously wrong happened in her childhood, I guarantee it.”

Yep, something went horribly wrong, allright.
They kept the afterbirth and threw away the baby.


48 posted on 06/25/2010 6:32:42 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Sub-Driver

49 posted on 06/25/2010 6:32:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: brownsfan

50 posted on 06/25/2010 6:33:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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