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my bro brought up a good point—it's easy to make fun of religions when you interview the least intelligent people associated with them. it was entertaining, but didn't make any strong arguments against religion because of the dolts he talked with.
- there are no strong argument that prove religion. Religion is based on non-tangible, unprovable things. So you can't argue it any way you look at it.Boz
- argue it any way you look at it.Boz
- yeah, but it's a documentary, which in this case, has a strong opinion. it's just easy to make your point by interviewing the stupidest people opposing you.mcmillions
- stupidest people opposing you.mcmillions
- McMillions, its called "informal fallacy" aka a straw man argument.UKV
some good points he brought out were on how a lot of the bible stories flood, jesus, were copies of stories from an older religion from the first civilization if i remember right.
- i'm with you on that. just seems like the bulk of the movie (the interviews) was funny, but that was about it. the few moments where he really explained the fallacy of christianity were some of my favorite bitsmcmillions
- where he really explained the fallacy of christianity were some of my favorite bitsmcmillions
The least intelligent people simply parrot and paraphrase those things said by the most 'intelligent', and I'm hesitant to use that word to describe them, religious people. Religious ideas themselves are pretty simple, what takes some intelligence is to be able to effectively and concisely lance them and reveal them to be false or downright nasty in as entertaining way as possible.
Bill Maher might be a bit of a smug tosspot at times, but he's my kind of smug tosspot, and he'd wouldn't be true to himself if he tried to make a high-brow intellectual critique of religion rather than just mocking its inherent idiocy the way he does with his other material.
A smart 8 year old is still as right when they declare that religion is false as Christopher Hitchens is when he's debating Rabbo Shmuley.
I did notice he didn't interview the brightest Christians in the movie.
Yes, Horus from the Egyptians, Krishna from the Hindu religion. They had a similar story as far as being born from a virgin, being cruxified, among other similarities. These stories were before Jesus's time as well.
It was hilarious either way.
very funny. i remember running into holy land experience back in 2001 and that place is very odd.
Can Christians explain the roles of neanderthals?
What did the carnivores eat in Noah's arc?
Did a guy live in a "big fish" for 3 days.
This is for the Christians who take the bible literally, fundamentalists I believe.
- Have you ever read the bible or are just repeating what the media told you to repeat? I'm no fundie so I'll let other respondgeorgesIII
- The more I read the bible, the more of a agnostic i'm becoming.vitamins
- so you're not atheist,
you do believe in a force/power/god/some... exist,georgesIII
- yes, I dovitamins
I am not religious at all, but religious humor does nothing for me. I'm actually more offended by people who think it's funny to bash other peoples' beliefs for the sake of a laugh.
That said, I love Bill Maher when he's applying his ludicrous blanket statements to politics and not religion.
I agree mcmillions. He had a chance to make a truly interesting film, it would have been great to see him discuss religion with intelligent Christians instead of picking easy targets. He's a strong debater he should have picked a fight with equals.
The reason why i'm so upset was that I feel i've been lied to all these years. The more I looking into Christianity, the more unreasonable it sounds.
I think the best way to become a atheist is reading the bible.
Random observation - if you watch Maher for a while and then David Duchovny in Californication (where I'm guessing he pretty much plays himself), it's like they were separated at birth. Same mannerisms, attitude, etc
Nobody forced you to believe the lie,
Do you get angry at your parent for convincing you the tooth fairy existed?
I watched religulous and found it quite entertaining, but now placing it on a piedestal like it is not a biased and carefully mounted documentary is a little too much for me, the same goes when I watch biased religious docs,
my motto has always been live and let live, I've never been bothered by fundies but somehow in the US you managed to let them gain enough power to be the minority which has and will rule your way of life,
You should wake up but not by attacking the people who have faith in a god because of the few extremist one,
I'm more upset with people trying to convince me with Christianity since college only to leave me more confused. I'm not just basing my opinions from Religulous, but from other resources on the biography of Jesus, and God's from around the world. I'm still doing some personal investigation to satisfy this void in me that wants answers. I have to be honest here, that the more i'm finding out, the more childish, superstitious and outrageous Christianity is sounding to me.