But, nope, that's not it. This boycott is not because of televised vice. No, it is because HBO brings to homes everywhere Bill Maher's show Real Time With Bill Maher. And Bill Maher, just the other day, committed a big no-no in this country by "mocking Jesus." I actually don't think he did. I think he was mocking some of his followers, those who believe Jesus/God has a hand in whatever comes about in this ol' world. But even the perception of criticizing Jesus, especially during the season that celebrates his birth, is something that will raise the tempers of even the most hypocritically inconsistent Christians.
Tim Tebow is a well known athlete and Christian spokesperson. He plays football for the Denver Broncos and never misses a chance to say a few words about his religious beliefs, even crediting God with having had a hand in the Bronco's winning season.
However, on Christmas Eve, Tebow was having what he later called a "tough game," having thrown four interceptions among his mediocrity that night.
Bill Maher, no doubt mindful the opportunity a little controversy could provide for some free publicity for his new season on HBO (which starts in just a few weeks), went to Twitter to post the following message:
"Wow, Jesus just f**ked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere ... Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler "Hey, Buffalo’s killing them."Anyone who knows even a little about Maher would not be surprised he said that. He says that type of stuff all the time and has been saying it for years, and even right there on HBO.
And really, F-bomb and all, that isn't so much aimed at Jesus as it is those who think Jesus is behind the scenes of everything that takes place in every Christian's life.
Of course Maher doesn't really believe Jesus screwed Tim Tebow on Xmas Eve. But if Jesus/God did indeed have an interest in the Bronco's season as Tebow suggested, it would seem that Jesus took Christmas Eve off to celebrate or something.
Well, I guess Jesus/God had his reasons (perhaps to strengthen Tebow's faith or something)....
Whatever. However, I doubt many Christians will yank HBO out of their homes over this. A little T & A each evening is worth overlooking Maher's supposed slight, I reckon.