sweet-t310;2013741 said:Religulous (2008) - Fantastically hilarious. Bill Maher and Larry Charles (Borat director) travel the world talking with religious leaders, people of faith, and fanatics trying to understand the fascination people have with religion and faith. But he does it in a very Bill Maher-esque fashion, basically calling people out right on the spot in regards to holes in their "stories". My personal favorite moment comes when he visits "The Holy Land" amusement park in Florida and has a nice conversation with "Jesus". Whether you're a religious person or not, I highly recommend this doc! 8/10
brobot;2013773 said:Religulous was a great watch. Maher stated that he intended for it to be comical and it was. I do think that anyone can go and question faith and come with the same results as he did. He obviously had an agenda but what is so bad about that compared to the agenda he was questioning. I loved the movie and will watch it again.
whofan;2013759 said:I don't know man. Bill Maher is definetely not the guy to be doing this kind of thing IMO. People's faths are very personal things that need to be respected, not ridiculed.Bill Maher goes into this completely mean-spirited and out to prove the point that everybody who believes in religion must be an idiot.A documentary on this subject should be handled by someone looking to expose the loopholes (and idiocies) of religion in a respectful manner and someone who is willing to let viewers make up their own minds about the subject at hand.
sweet-t310;2013804 said:I understand your point of how he shouldn't try to push his beliefs on others, but he only pushes his beliefs on the people who are out there pushing their beliefs on others. As he said, he is a "messenger of doubt". As an atheist, I am constantly bombarded by people of faith (I do live in Alabama) who are constantly questioning me as to why I don't believe, but it's considered taboo for me to ask the same questions back to them as to why they do believe. Bill Maher asks those questions in Religulous.And to follow what I was just saying, Brobot nailed it on the head, in that he's not trying to persuade people to be heathen atheists, but he's simply pointing out that if you stand back from it, Religion is a pretty funny thing.