Skip to comments.Bill Maher's Anti-Religion Movie
Posted on 09/25/2008 7:58:38 AM PDT by Sybeck1
Bill Maher's Anti-Religion Movie Religion is detrimental to the progress of society. Thats my favorite quote from Bill Mahers often brilliant, but often unfocused documentary, called Religulous. It opens in early October right after its debut at the Toronto Film Festival. The articulate, quick-witted comedian sets out in this film which was supposed to have been released last Easter to prove that line is true. Directed by Larry Charles, the man who put "Borat" together so skillfully, "Religulous" is blatant about Mahers feelings: religion is bad. All religions are bad. They are ruining everything. If you go for that, then "Religulous" is for you. Unlike Michael Moore, whose controversial films at least allow stories to be told, Maher is not interested in other viewpoints. Rather, "Religulous" is a long Maher spiel that pauses only to underscore his own points. At first the film is very funny as Maher gently mocks one organized religion after another. He questions just about everything in Catholicism, even though he was raised Catholic. (His mother is Jewish, but threw it all over for the father.) Everything from the Immaculate Conception to crucifixion re-enactments are covered. By the time Religulous is over, the faith-seekers in the audience will have scratched Catholic off their possibilities. Not that the other major religious groups dont come in for razzing, either. Maher is brutal to Orthodox Jews and just as nasty to Muslims. (He interviews gay Muslims in Amsterdam, a city where he also smokes a lot of pot and finds many easy laughs.) Mormons get it, and so do Scientologists, whom Maher mocks in Londons Hyde Park. Maher sends up everything outrageous and unusual in religion, cherry-picking the fringe elements wherever he can find them.
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The articulate, quick-witted comedian sets out in this film.
Stopped reading right there.
Maher?? Haha ha ha ha!
Who’s Bill Maher? Is he supposed to be somebody relevant? Why should I care what an atheist who laughs at his own jokes thinks about religion?
Yawn. I question the intelligence of anyone who finds Bill Maher even the least bit funny. The man is a strident bigot with a bad haircut.
“Anybody seen the commercials for this tripe? I must have saw three in one hour on the History Channel last night. “
Yup, I did. This arrogant self-inflated jerk is in for a big surprise come Judgement Day.
Being a complete and utter coward, I bet he doesn’t mock Islam. Why? Because they will kill him.
He doesn’t get it. The peaceful religions will turn the other check. So he picks on them.
Plus, its easy to be mean spirited and rip everything to shreds.
Maher is pathetic. I wonder what happened to him and people like him in their lives to cause them to be so bitter and cynical.....
I predict this will get about as far as that stupid film with the polar bear that I can’t remember the name of to save my life. The author said he was going to kill off God or some such nonsense. Oh! Wait! “The Golden Compass”
I'm not joking.
I, of course, haven’t seen the movie, but I seriously doubt the movie is what the review describes as “often brilliant.” It seems just more blasphemous trash.
I pretend Bill Maher does not exist.
The review says he does mock Islam.
Prediction: this movie will soon be “history”.
“”Religulous” is blatant about Mahers feelings: religion is bad. All religions are bad. “
Bill - how can you be absolutely sure this statement is true without making a claim that there is such a thing as absolute truth?
...just bash the Christians.
I actually feel sorry for old Bill. He has this Saul of Tarsus way about him and is truly lost, angry and searching for answers. But only the Holy Spirit can change hearts and as long as Bill wants to hold on his anger and pride there is nothing anyone can do for him. I do think Bills behavior is coming dangerously to blaspheming the Holy Spirit and that is an unforgivable sin. His active and constant rejecting of Gods grace and his hostility and proselytizing for atheism I am afraid is making him unreachable. Bill M wants your hate and hostility , it validates him and fuels his reason to getup everyday. I for one think its sad to see someone so lost floundering around in the Dont know what he doesnt know mindset.
Maher’s a classy guy:
Read the article. He does bash Muslims. It will be interesting to see what the reaction will be on that side.
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