Lord of the Rings Star: Bill Maher an ‘Intellectually Abusive Atheist’

Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin has a problem with HBO host Bill Maher. In a recent interview with The Blaze host and reporter Billy Hallowell, Astin noted that his father is an atheist. However, his father is not the “cripplingly, intellectually abusive atheist” that Maher presents himself to be.

Astin said that he would love to talk to debate religion with Maher, who the actor said “does a disservice to intellectuals with [his] excessive need to promote atheism.”

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“People are certainly free to promote what they think and feel and I certainly think a lot of what Bill Maher says makes a lot of sense,” Astin added. “But to kind of dismiss a feeling that millions of people are having is just not very generous of spirit.”

Watch the clip below via The Blaze:

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An experienced broadcaster and columnist, Noah Rothman has been providing political opinion and analysis to a variety of media outlets since 2010. His work has appeared in a number of political opinion journals, and he has shared his insights with television and radio personalities across the country.