Bill Maher vs. God: 'Religulous' flays organized faith

Bill Maher has taken his crusade against religion to the big screen.

Maher, who has been picking on organized religion for years on his TV shows "Politically Incorrect" and "Real Time," zealously traveled the world for "Religulous," his documentary challenging the validity and value of Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths. Read more ...


Default avatar cat
Sep 30, 2008 12:05PM EDT

I have a reporter going tonight for us. I have heard nothing but one sided reviews on this. Its worthless, and that is from Christians and others alike !

Default avatar cat
Sep 30, 2008 1:34PM EDT

I think Bill, and other atheists like him such as Richard Dawkins who "go on the offense" are making a mistake for two reasons:
1. In centuries past, those who have sought freedom from religion have been persecuted for their lack of belief in God. Bruno is perhaps the ultimate example. If atheism has within its system a superior ethic for the treatment of other human beings, shouldn't its proponents lead out? The mockery and persecution of others for their beliefs is, in my view, the antithesis of ethical atheism. Rational argument, tolerance, education, and uplifting humanism on the other hand, is what I see as the height of doubt.
2. Irrational belief is the "default setting" for human beings, and as long as our species has death and birth, irrational belief in something will always outpace the philosophy of doubt. Since doubt requires considerable time and education, atheists--by mathematical constraint--will always be in the minority. Mocking the religious, therefore, may be a grave tactical error in the fight for populous doubt: a short-term win may become the impetus for a long-term washout. Supposing religious belief is ignorance, then the opposition need only reproduce faster to win; meanwhile, atheists need to both reproduce and educate their offspring.
If you are an atheist, I hope you will hear this plea: Don't take the low road to "bringing people around" to your view. It will backfire.

Default avatar cat
Oct 24, 2008 11:10AM EDT

does anyone know where i can find religulous online for free

Default avatar cat
Nov 19, 2008 3:03PM EST

The movie was hilarious. Even my 16 year old son thought it was funny and interesting. I saw it in a theater and wish someone would put up a link. He doesn't say he's an atheist, he says I don't know. Before separation of church and state, most of the atrocities were done in the name of God or Jesus,who would be rolling in his grave by the things done in his name, by so called Christians.

Default avatar cat
Apr 30, 2009 5:00PM EDT

i agree with what you are saying to a certain extent canada. bill only makes fun of it because he is a comedian. not all atheist think a like. athiest is just simply a non-believer; who share different point of views on the problem. any man who denies another man there right to there own opinion is a slave to his own opinion. and repitition is the father of learning, so the more you do or know something, the more you know what not to believe.

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