5 Responses to “Sometimes, the Right Is Wrong: Bill O’Reilly Says Christianity Is a “Philosophy””

  1. My American Heritage Dictionary has 12 definitions of “philosophy.” #10: “A basic theory; a viewpoint.” #11: “The system of values by which one lives.” Sounds like O’Reilly is applying #10. I’ve heard plenty of ministers define Christianity along the lines of #11.

  2. John D Carmack on Facebook says:

    Doesn’t matter, does it? If he said it were both a philosophy and religion, perhaps I would agree. It is difficult, if not impossible, to have a religion without a philosophy. It is quite possible to have a philosophy without a religion.

    However, you need to review what he said. He said Christianity is NOT a religion. That’s the sort of stuff you find on a horse farm.

  3. Norbert says:

    Maybe when O’Reilly said Christianity is a “Philosophy” was because people like Ann Coulter labelled atheism as a movement having high priests with a religion of their own? Just guessing here.

    • John D says:

      @Norbert: Those positions look pretty incompatible to me. Essentially, to put them together would mean atheism is a religion while Christianity is not. No, I think O’Reilly probably wasn’t considering what Coulter said. He probably was giving his opinion in spite of it, or he may not have been aware of it.

  4. John D says:

    On a related note, COGWA put out “The War on Christmas” on their Life, Hope & Truth site.