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Published on April 9th, 2009 | by Raptureponies

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Religulous – a review

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Bill Maher goes from the Holy Land experience to the actual Holy Land, asking some… difficult questions.

Mostly he’s asking religious nuts… hardcore followers of many faiths, and I think they’re a bit ‘easy target’.

Still, It’s a very funny, well structured, (I wonder how many hours of interviews he’s got stowed away?), carefully edited mock documentary.

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6 Responses to Religulous – a review

  1. Rick says:

    You’re right, it is *very* heavily edited which takes away from any weight it might have as a real documentary but it is very funny and thought provoking.

    I genuinely came out from it not believing in God anymore…

  2. Lottie says:

    It looks really interesting but I don’t think I could sit through this without screaming at the screen.

    And as for God, I’ll leave “feeling the rapture” to those and stick to feeling the Raptureponies. K!

  3. Rick says:

    Hmmm…

    I think feeling the Raptureponies is a religion we could all get behind…

  4. Al says:

    Rapture, what defines hardcore believers? How do they differ from “softcore” ones? (sounds like a bad joke, right?) Essentially nothing – it’s subjective.

    If you believe that priests turn wafer into the flesh of Jesus and wine into his blood, then you’re hardcore enough for me. Confessing “sins” to an invisible and omniscient god? Angels that fly around protecting us from car crashes? If you buy into the basic magical thinking then you’re on the spectrum of insanity already. Most of us in Eire grew up Catholic but few of us are schizophrenic, so numbers dictate that one group is religious while the other is mentally unwell – yet both believe in imaginary things. Yes, I know it’s more complicated than that, but not by as much as we’d like to think.

    It doesn’t matter if the believers are smart or not – you can’t reason the supernatural into existence and you don’t have to be dim to accept it.

  5. Voodoolady says:

    Bill Maher is a ledge.

  6. Rick says:

    Al, I’m not quite sure what your point is and I have no idea if you’ve actually seen the film but he does interview many genuine hardcore nuts (and I don’t use that word lightly).

    The head of the Church of Cannabis, anyone?

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