And **I’m** a Pessimist?

Bill O'Reilly gets new show on radio station owned by Trump ally

I heard Bill O’Reilly on the radio this morning. They should’ve played “Taps.”

According to O’Reilly, America’s pretty much going to suck from now on, it’ll never get its mojo back. It’s broken and can’t be repaired. Libs and their playmates broke it. So the only thing you can do is just try to save up as much money as you can, as a hedge against whatever fiascos the government chooses to indulge in.

I object. Oh, more than a few people call me a pessimist. Nevertheless, I object.

At a time of His choosing, our sovereign, righteous God will establish the throne of Jesus Christ on earth. The tares will be gathered up and thrown into the fire. All Creation will be regenerated.

And then the history of humanity will really begin.

In the meantime, “Occupy until I come.” Jesus said it. We’ll do it.

‘Counsel for the Counselors’

Why can’t our counselors help the people that they’re counseling?

Maybe because they themselves need counseling, and aren’t getting it.

I wrote this piece for Chalcedon in 2004, and I doubt the situation has changed since then. Counselors “can’t say” whether a behavior is right or wrong. They literally can’t say: the cat’s got their tongue.

But until they can say it, they won’t do anyone much good.

O’Reilly Blames God for Sexual Harassment Accusations

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Former TV commentator Bill O’Reilly, bedeviled by assorted sexual harassment charges, now blames God for his problems.

So he says, “You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him. I wish I had more protection.” (

Adam could’ve told him that wouldn’t work. “Well, gee, Lord! The woman that you gave me, she gave me the forbidden fruit, and I did eat.” No dice, Adam: you’re out of the Garden of Eden.

O’Reilly has paid out $32 million to settle accusations made against him by several women, his co-workers at Fox News.

If we assume the charges aren’t true, we must also assume that a number of women conspired to tell these whopping lies about him so they could get their hands on his money. There aren’t many people who believe that. But even if that were so, then the blame ought to fall on the false accusers, not on God: who, having endowed us with free will, made it possible for us to disobey His commandments. Would O’Reilly rather God had created us without free will?

False accusations of this or that are an everyday tool of politics in our glorious 21st century. Is that God’s fault? Or ours? And He has, after all, given us a Savior who can take away our sins–without taking away our free will.

Bill O’Reilly isn’t the first to blame God for his problems, and he won’t be the last.