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Review: ‘Religulous’

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…though he claims to be a seeker, someone who “has to find out” why believers believe, Maher sets out not after answers but cheap laughs that preach, so to speak, to the converted. Rather than talk to Bishop Desmond Tutu — hey, how much fun would that be? — he goes out and about, scouring the globe for people whose responses to his qualms will make facile cinema.  Review: ‘Religulous’ – Los Angeles Times

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

2 thoughts on “Review: ‘Religulous’

  1. Even in his interviews Maher admits that this film is satire. I don’t think he pretends to be anything more than he is. I think it’s great entertainment, but no one who seriously thinks about the issues of God and religion take the movie as anything more than facile.

  2. Meh… there are exactly zero non-retarded arguments for religions such as Christianitry, so far as I have been able to tell.

    @vlad: I think we have an obligation to avoid causing others discomfort when possible, especially when it comes to core beliefs.

    @ scary: I believe there are a number of valid sociological arguments for the kinds of social support that religion provides, and perhaps psychological ones as well. Human beings are not logical, and everyone has their own reality. Some people need what religion offers. I speak of religion as a world view, of course, not as an instrument of social control.

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