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Catholic Bishop Finds Ally in Bill Maher

14 de jun. de 2024 · 22m 42s
Catholic Bishop Finds Ally in Bill Maher
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Opinion: I’m a Catholic bishop who has found an ally in Bill Maher CNN, By Bishop Robert Barron, on May 28, 2024 https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/28/opinions/catholic-bishop-found-an-ally-in-bill-maher-barron/index.html  In this segment, the hosts delve into...

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Opinion: I’m a Catholic bishop who has found an ally in Bill Maher

CNN, By Bishop Robert Barron, on May 28, 2024

https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/28/opinions/catholic-bishop-found-an-ally-in-bill-maher-barron/index.html 


In this segment, the hosts delve into an op-ed discussing the intriguing shift in comedian Bill Maher's comedic focus over the years. Initially known for his scathing critiques of religion, particularly highlighted in his film "Religulous" from the 90s and 2000s, Maher has pivoted towards opposing "wokeism" in recent times. The author of the op-ed, Bishop Robert Barron of Rochester, Minnesota, reflects on Maher's transformation and his own evolving perspective.


Bishop Barron acknowledges that he was initially irked by Maher's simplistic portrayal of religion. However, he finds unexpected common ground with Maher in his recent criticism of woke culture. Maher's defense of free speech and civil discourse resonates with Barron, who contrasts it with what he perceives as the stifling effects of woke ideology. Maher's shift from targeting religion to critiquing wokeism represents a fascinating evolution in his comedic journey.


The op-ed prompts reflection on the broader cultural landscape and the intersection of comedy, politics, and social issues. Maher's ability to adapt his comedic lens reflects the changing dynamics of public discourse and the shifting targets of satire. From lampooning religious institutions to challenging the excesses of woke culture, Maher's comedy continues to provoke thought and spark debate.


The discussion underscores the complex relationship between comedy and ideology, highlighting how comedians navigate evolving cultural norms and political climates. Maher's comedic journey serves as a microcosm of broader societal shifts, raising questions about the role of satire in shaping public opinion and challenging prevailing ideologies. As Maher continues to provoke and entertain, his comedic evolution offers insight into the ever-changing landscape of humor and dissent.


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