Monday, October 6, 2008

Must-See: Religulous

Bill Maher takes a trip around the world and interviews/investigates why people are so irrational when it comes to religion. What he finds might scare you. Bill Maher's irreverent interview methods provide some comical deer in the headlight moments, punctuated by brief flashes of more serious yet inappropriate scenes to drive home his point more.

Bill Maher wants us to question our beliefs. Blind faith makes for easier leadership, makes it easy for the shepherd to keep the sheep together. Yet, Bill is very rude in some of his interviews, which makes for comical moments, yet probably doesn't help the "intellectual discussion" he purports to foment. However, Bill is as close-minded as the faithful he's trying to instill doubt into, so it doesn't seem like there will be any middle ground meeting in the future.

For those atheists that already disbelieve in a god, or agnostics who are still on the fence, this will probably be a good laugh. Otherwise, this movie takes potshots at a good majority of the popular religions today, so cover your ears when yours comes around, and you might not take offense.