O'REILLY: Not cool.
SILVERMAN: Not cool for you to cloud this issue. This issue is about religious neutrality from the government. The government says. The government is not allowed to pick sides.
O'REILLY: Okay, number one --
SILVERMAN: Religious belief or philosophy is fine.
O'REILLY: If you read the constitution it says the government cannot promote a religion.
SILVERMAN: No, it says the Congress shall not establish any laws respecting an establishment of a religion.
O'REILLY: Of a religion. Not a philosophy.
SILVERMAN: So you wouldn't have a problem with the government of the United States establishing atheism that is also a philosophy. That would be fair for you?
O'REILLY: Establishing it? What does that mean?
SILVERMAN: Yeah, so we'll put " In God we Don't Trust" on all the coins.
O'REILLY: You can put your Winter Solstice sign --
SILVERMAN: "One nation under no God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.
O'REILLY: If you wanted to go down to Albany, New York and put a happy Winter Solstice sign on Andrew Cuomo's office door I have got no problem with it. Okay?
SILVERMAN: Yeah you would. I thin you would.
O'REILLY: Don't tell me what I think when I said I didn't have a problem, I don't have a problem.
O'REILLY: Got it.
SILVERMAN: Sir, you would have a problem with it.
O'REILLY: No I would not.
SILVERMAN: I'm challenging you on that. You would.
O'REILLY: You are challenging me? You don't know me.
SILVERMAN: Yes do I know you. I watch your show.
O'REILLY: That's ridiculous.
SILVERMAN: It wouldn't be right either because the governor is not in a position of promoting Atheism.
O'REILLY: Winter Solstice is not a religion.
SILVERMAN: No --
O'REILLY: It's a holiday. If he wants to put Winter Solstice up on his office door, I have got no problem with it.
SILVERMAN: Actually it's a celestial event and you are right it would be secular. If you put up there "in God we do not trust" -
O'REILLY: Jesus Christ.
O'REILLY: I just said Jesus Christ that's a religious -- he was a man. Now, Christmas tree is a secular symbol. It's a secular symbol. It has nothing to do with Christianity.
SILVERMAN: What's that first word?
O'REILLY: Secular symbol.
O'REILLY: Christmas tree.
SILVERMAN: Christmas is a Christmas tree. Now look --