Bill O'Reilly

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Bill O'Reilly is the host of The O'Reilly Factor hosted by Fox News. In addition, he has authored numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Killing Jesus, Pinheads and Patriots and Killing Kennedy. From his website's biography, "he grew up on Long Island, got a BA (in history, of course) from Marist College, a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and a second MA in Public Administration from The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. In addition to studying history, Bill taught it in high school before going into broadcasting, and he's been a long time serious collector of historical documents." He is politically conservative and a Christian creationist. He has been attacked as being racist and sexist, and advocates against the separation of church and state. He frequently promotes other prominent creationists on his show, including Kirk Cameron and Ben Stein.

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"I'll tell you why [religion is] not a scam, in my opinion: tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that."
"Well, you know, if Mr. Hawking wants to come on and tell us how the earth got here or why the sun comes up and goes down without interruption, why the tide goes in and goes out — no miscommunications ever, you know, if he wants to explain how all that happened, we're ready to receive him, but of course he can't."
"'Science explains the tides…the moon's gravity pulls on the oceans.' Okay, how'd the moon get there? ...Look, you pinheads who attack me for this, you guys are just desperate. How'd the moon get there? How'd the sun get there? How'd it get there? Can you explain that to me? How come we have that, and Mars doesn't have it? Venus doesn't have it—how come? Why not? How'd it get here? How did that little amoeba get here, crawl out there? ...As I've said many times, it takes more faith to not believe and to think that this was all luck, all this human body, the intricacies of it and everything else—all luck!—then it does to believe in a deity."
O'Reilly: What religion is involved with Christmas? What religion?
David Silverman: Christianity.
O'Reilly: ...Mr. Silverman, it is a fact that Christianity is not a religion, it is a philosophy. If the government were saying that the Methodist religion, all right, deserves a special place in the public square, I will be on your side.
Silverman: So you are going to actually tell me on live television that Christianity is not a religion?
O'Reilly: Correct. It is a phil-o-so-phy.
"I think the people like the ACLU, who don’t want you to mention it [creationism] in your biology class, are the Taliban."
Dr. Michael Grant: Science is always incomplete in all areas.
O'Reilly: Well, I don't agree with that. Science is not always incomplete and I'll give you an example. There are twenty-four hours in a day. Alright. That's science. And there are four seasons. That's science...
O'Reilly: Now. Cloning of human beings. It's never been done that we know of. Would you agree with that?
Grant: To the best of my knowledge, it has not yet been done. That's correct.
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O'Reilly Yeah. It's not science, sir!
Grant: ...whether it could or should be done. It's very much science.
O'Reilly: Yeah. It's not science, is it?

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