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Bill Maher incurs the wrath of multiple religious zealots of myriad faiths in Religulous, a snarky but unexpectedly powerful documentary. Maher bluntly disputes the value of religion in a world made increasingly dangerous, on the one hand, by fanaticism of all kinds and the human race's environmental self-destructiveness on the other. No one is immune from Maher's dogged questions about the illogic and negative fallout of doctrines that advocate violence or shun scientific evidence or marginalize minorities or punish anyone who disagrees with any religion's extreme tenets. Maher takes his inquiries to the Vatican; to small, evangelical Christian churches; to Jerusalem; to Amsterdam (where elements of an increasingly vocal Muslim community have shown violence toward critics); to a large, African-American church in a big city; and to several bizarre theme parks celebrating creationism and the life of Jesus. Wherever he goes, Maher seeks to demonstrate that many of the world's major religions are rife with hypocrisy, completely self-referential, and destructive to the collective good. The fast-moving, globe-trotting film is full of highlights, including a great scene where Maher, in disguise, argues for the core beliefs of Scientology to a bemused crowd at Speaker's Corner in London's Hyde Park. There's also a wonderful moment where Maher, just having been thrown out of the Vatican, gets a terrific interview with a maverick priest. Raised Catholic but in reality half-Jewish, Maher also spends time with his mother and sister trying to reconcile the role of religion in his childhood. Everything is really leading toward Maher's major point that atheists and agnostics are in a sizable minority but are afraid to speak out in these days of zealotry. If that minority stays in the background, Maher says, we may very well be heading toward catastrophe. --Tom Keogh
Serious,and funny. Seriously funny !
If you want to remain Religious,don't watch it.
Not the best documentary by any means but if you like Maher you can sort of over look itPublished 16 months ago by William A. Bolduc
While Maher viciously attacks Islam and Christianity he avoids any criticism of the Jewish faith. The obvious bias and one sided attacks make this a movie not worth your time. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nite Owl
I enjoy Bill Maher's Real Time and his opinions. I appreciate the questioning he does on this research project. As a bonus, it is sometimes hilariously funny!Published 19 months ago by Mireille
greets - if you're a fan of Bill Maher, then you'll probably enjoy this vid just for his cynical take on things religious - also, the editing, with its very funny inserts, produces... Read morePublished 23 months ago by d'Pappy
I love the canadian edition with subtitles in French .Very funny movie ,true and hillourious to see again and again ..Published on Aug. 27 2013 by Alex
Saw this at the Toronto Film Festival and wanted a copy of my own. Love it, love Bill Maher and his take on religion.Published on June 30 2013 by chucker
This movie is quite funny, and exposes the stupidity of ideas not founded on logic. Absoluely loved the political interviews.Published on June 21 2013 by E.G