Bill Maher drops truth bomb on why people are ditching religion: They know bullshit when they smell it
'Real Time' host Bill Maher does 'New Rules' on Jan. 16, 2015. [YouTube]

Americans are jumping ship when it comes to religion, according to new data from the Public Religion Research Institute.

And Bill Maher is here to translate exactly what it all means. The study found that 39 percent of young adults have no religious affiliation, and that the number is nearly four times higher among young adults today than ever before.

So what does it all mean?

According to Maher, the 60 percent of people who "stopped believing in the religion’s teachings" are doing so because, "I know bullshit when I smell it."

The 32 percent of respondents who say "their family was never that religious growing up" are actually saying, "My parents know bullshit when they smell it."

And the 29 percent who suggested their split from religion was due to "negative religious teachings about or treatment of gay and lesbian people," truly mean, "You people are just assholes. I’m out," according to Maher, who has consistently called out religion's place of power.

Read Maher’s entire post here.