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Bill Maher offers searing hot take on San Bernardino shooting: Religion did it.


On Twitter, the noted scholar of religion comedian sounded off about what motivates attacks like the San Bernardino shooting:

Some things you can reliably count on Maher for in the wake of religiously motivated terrorism: a view of religion as totally separable from politics, history, and material circumstances; a literalist reading of religious texts; an absolutist, Manichean account of human nature in which some are inherently good and some are inherently evil; and an itchy tweeting finger. In that respect, Maher and the hardline fundamentalists he likes to skewer have a lot in common where it really counts.