Bill O’Reilly’s Mad at God, and It’s All Wrong

Bill O’Reilly says he’s mad at God. Why?  Because God allowed him to be accused of sexual harassment.  Here’s how he put it: “You know, am I mad at God?  Yeah, I’m mad at him.  I wish I had more protection.”

Because that’s what God exists for, right?  To make sure nothing bad ever happens to people who say they believe in Him?

Genesis 39:11-18

11 But it happened about this time, when Joseph went into the house to do his work, and none of the men of the house was inside, 12 that she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand, and fled and ran outside. 13 And so it was, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and fled outside, 14 that she called to the men of her house and spoke to them, saying, “See, he has brought in to us a Hebrew to mock us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. 15 And it happened, when he heard that I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me, and fled and went outside.”

16 So she kept his garment with her until his master came home. 17 Then she spoke to him with words like these, saying, “The Hebrew servant whom you brought to us came in to me to mock me; 18 so it happened, as I lifted my voice and cried out, that he left his garment with me and fled outside.”

You know what the next verses don’t say?  “Then Joseph paid off Potiphar’s wife with $32-million of his vast fortune and went on his podcast to tell everyone how mad he was at God.”

Oh, yes, Bill O’Reilly’s life has been the tragedy of tragedies.

Here’s Bill explaining what he’ll say before the Almighty Holy One when he dies:  “If I die tomorrow and I get an opportunity, I’ll say, ‘Why’d you guys work me over like that?”

This is patently insane.  To think that Christian people have this guy’s books on their shelves…

Find a better role model.  You can find a better way to be informed.  This is idolatry.

God does not exist to keep you from earthly tragedy, and frankly, even if he did, it would be the greatest stretch of the imagination to suggest that Bill O’Reilly has been “wronged” by His Creator.  Here’s a guy who can shell out $32-million to pay somebody off for accusing him of behavior that witnesses testify he regularly engaged in.

In what world does a man – any man – have the right to be angry at God, as if God has somehow been unjust or evil towards him?  Newsflash:  WE are the sinners.  We are the ones who are unjust.  Not the other way around.

This story is an example of everything that’s wrong with self-centered, self-righteous western Christianity in the culture.  If a million people falsely accuse someone, at the end of the day, that’s a million sinners accusing another sinner.  God is blameless through it all!

Wake up, Bill.  God is not an insurance policy, and you better rethink your strategy on judgment day if you plan to raise a complaint.  I promise you, he’s got more dirt on you.