I never saw a documentary in a movie theater, but I’ll be darn, it was one of the best cinematic experiences I’ve ever had. I saw Bill Maher’s Religuous with a friend last night and it was pretty much one of the best projects I’ve ever seen.
Basically, Bill Maher travels the Bible Belt in the US straight on to the “most sacred sites” in the world– getting kicked out of many of them, might I add. The mission of Religulous? To create doubt. To make smart people reconsider their beliefs. To stump believers by asking logical, rational questions that they end up not having answers to and really look like complete asses because they can’t even explain what they believe in. He interviews people from most all mainstream religions, as well as followers, including visitors to a Jesus theme park in Orlando.
I’m like Bill Maher. I am against organized religion and am a complete skeptic – always have been. All that said, this movie was so enjoyable. I encourage everyone to check out Religious so they can be enlightened, or just learn a new way of looking at things. It doesn’t matter what religion you are or aren’t, this movie needs to be seen.
Of course in Bill Maher style, the movie is filled with comedy as well– clips of various movies, old stand-up, clips of televangleists and all sorts of unbelievable stuff, all edited in such an enjoyable fashion. In post-editing, subtitles were thrown in to make fun of what interviewees were saying- showing facts to the mistakes they make. A complete riot!
I think I am going to go see this again this weekend.
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