“Fearless as a fatwa and as subtle as a Second Coming…”
“One of the funniest and offensive documentaries ever made.”
It’s easy to make believers look like fools. I do it too, yet I cringe – I do! – when it happens.
I think Bill Maher’s contribution to the “religion debate” is to be found in the unspoken, ineluctable answers in the uncomfortable silence upon uncomfortable silence that his insolence creates.
Maher speaks to ordinary people. And he brings these individuals to a point where their silence screams the ridiculousness of their beliefs to the point where an answer is indeed given when Senator Mark Pryor (D, Arkansas) admits that his job as an elected official doesn’t require an IQ test.
Religion’s odiousness is most evident when it readily reduces otherwise intelligent, compassionate people to blabbering idiots. Religion’s clear and present danger is most evident when infectuated (sic) individuals make decisions to fit their folly and the folly of their religous constituents.
Religulous is not a great movie. But it has to be seen to appreciate the absolute stupidity, nay agnosy, of belief in some “God”.