Skip to comments.Garofalo: Bible a 'Work of Fiction' for 'Child-Like Audience'
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  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  and called Tea Party protestors "functionally retarded ," and "racist backward motherf***ers ." She has called the stable of Fox News anchors and hosts, as well as conservative talk radio hosts, liars .
“Sometime-comedian Janeane Garofalo...”
That’s being generous. I don’t think she’s funny ANYTIME...
Did they ask her about the koran?
Did they ask her about the koran?
Oh, will someone just tell this worthless bi*ch to shut up and........well, whatever she does.
A candidate for Bellevue.
That witch never ceases to amaze me.
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.
Gayafellow, how about the Koran, then? Hmmm? Gotta keep them intellectual musings consistent.
Something seriously wrong happened in her childhood, I guarantee it.
No one hates God like this without something to seriously embitter them.
The skank who single-handedly sunk 24.
At least she understands the basics...............
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.
Wonder if she believes in Global Warming?
“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.
We’d still be seeing ‘24’ if they had just let Jack Bauer torture her a year ago ....
Shouldn’t someone labeled a comedian be funny every once in a while? What an idiot.
Pray for America
...and you don’t know how much I prayed for that script!
She’s such an intellectual heavyweight. (snicker)
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?
There goes one throwing her feces... again!
Because they are gutless. They are permanent adolescents, forever trying to shock their parents at the dinner table.
Definitely would have been a high point for the series.
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!
She not getting older, dhe getting uglier.
She hasn’t matured since fifth grade. College is far above her level.
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.
...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...
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.
How does she take a bath? The water will just boil away!
In forty years no one but fellow nursing home residents will know who Janeane Garofalo is....
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.
Janeane, say that about the Koran.
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.....
Liberals would be loading Christians into cattle cars today if they had the power.
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.
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.
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.
not totally unlike St. Augustine’s view
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!
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."
See Matthew 18:3.
“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.
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