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Bill Maher questions religion, God in 'Religulous'

There are 25 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 25, 2008, titled Bill Maher questions religion, God in 'Religulous'. In it, Newsday reports that:

TORONTO Just because you believe in God, says Bill Maher, doesn't mean you're mentally challenged.

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Tony Brinkley

Mounds, OK

#1 Sep 28, 2008
I feel sorry for you when you die. I hope and pray you change your ways, but it is the Devil day. maybe your one of his helpers. I'll tell everyone I can not to see this thing you call a movie.
Tony Brinkley

Mounds, OK

#2 Sep 28, 2008
Jesus Forgive Him, for he knows not what he does. He needs lots of prayers,and he is very,very lost.
jonah

Adelaide, Australia

#3 Sep 28, 2008
"They [two Catholic priests] were the ones who surprised us more than anyone," Charles said, "because they were so iconoclastic about their beliefs." You just don't get it, do you? You have to believe that Catholics, and priests in particular, are fundamentalists or one of your own irrational dogmas would have to be set aside -- God forbid! There are idiot fundamentalists everywhere, and you prove to be among them, Messers Maher and Charles!
Titonwan

Illiopolis, IL

#4 Sep 28, 2008
We're all going to die one day. You're scared. Understandable. Bill's right, though.
jim

South Saint Paul, MN

#5 Sep 28, 2008
Oh come on who cares not one of his questions appears new.
h1gh3rgr0und

Provo, UT

#6 Sep 28, 2008
Both Mr. Maher and the review are so contradictory. Claiming this to be any kind of documentary just marks another sad day in Hollywood.
Schmuckwave

Far Rockaway, NY

#7 Sep 28, 2008
I love how libs confuse documentarieis with propaganda.

Liberalism is of course a social disease that needs to be eliminated.
rangerrod

Sterling, VA

#8 Sep 29, 2008
I'm a pretty devout Catholic, but recognize comedy and satire for what it is. I enjoy watching Bill Maher, and mostly end up agreeing with him on social issues. I'd agree that his with does get a little too acid sometimes, but to be honest he usually reserves the worst of it for the low-hanging fruit and blatant contradictions. Maybe he was sent by God, to hold up a mirror for all of us diverse (and admittedly at times perverse) people who call ourselves Christians. However, Mr. Maher does need to look in the mirror himself sometimes -- he can come off to be as much a hater as some of the people he criticizes.
Len

Jersey City, NJ

#9 Sep 29, 2008
It seems that Maher tends to tick people off because he makes people think about their faith when, for decades, they've been taught to follow it blindly. He seems to be a little out there on some isues, but for the most part he is entertaining and quite inciteful.
Len

Jersey City, NJ

#10 Sep 29, 2008
...or is that insightful ???
HLM

Charlotte, NC

#11 Sep 29, 2008
Yes, SCHMUCKWAVE, being broadminded is indeed a social disease.
BBdr

Raleigh, NC

#12 Sep 29, 2008
Titonwan wrote:
We're all going to die one day. You're scared. Understandable. Bill's right, though.
Bill's ignorant. You are more likely the one who is scared; you should stop projecting. At least you have the "we are all going to die one day" part correct.
James

Huntsville, AL

#13 Oct 1, 2008
When did being broadminded mean not allowing people to believe as they choose? What Maher and secularists are after is to rid the world of religion in favor of their view of the world. In essence, changing one religion for THEIR religion. How is that broadminded? Seems pretty well closeminded in my view.
JoeJ

Irvine, KY

#14 Oct 3, 2008
James

You are a prime example of what Bill said about religious people not knowing what religion is. TO you, anyone who doesn't believe what you do is atheist. Atheist is only a valid reflection created by your beliefs. Non-religious people are curious about everything and reject another label like Atheist. That's YOUR label for them.

No one who questions religion wants to change one religion to another. You must be very slow because anyone who rejects "religion" isn't going to create one.

The sad thing about religion is that it uses "good" to get people entangled, then it uses "fear" to make them stop questioning the belief. So, they ultimately carry the burden of fear installed within them, and then judge and condemn anyone who doesn't follow them. You are basically "trapped" at a level below those who are free of your burdens that live a nice life, while you believe that this life means nothing.

Its your fear mongering ways that keeps wars in this world, and makes people become cowards. And thats the type of people we want to rid of this country.
Colt45

United States

#15 Oct 4, 2008
Schmuckwave wrote:
I love how libs confuse documentarieis with propaganda.
Liberalism is of course a social disease that needs to be eliminated.
And replaced with what, religulous intolerance? Ahole, your time was 500 years ago during the Inquisition. Religion needs to be eliminated if anything needs to go.
Truth Seeker

Toronto, Canada

#16 Oct 6, 2008
I'm not sure how loudly I can yell "WOW"! This is my response to the crazies who say such things as "broad-mindedness is a social disease". HAHA This movie, religulous, made things finally very clear to me. I'm not a Christain; in fact, I'm still recovering from my upbringing in a very devout Christian home- what good did I get out of it? I know the Bible better than any of my friends- making it much easier to dispute alot of the man-made dogmas which this book contatins. Nevertheless, the way I understand things for myself, and if I may add, I live a fullfilling and fun-packed life with meaningful relationships, that spirituality and religion are two different phenomena. They can and sometimes do exist separately, but one of the most profound differences between them is that sprirituality is from, let's call [it], God, while religion is an organized structure made by Man. I don't think spirituality should be obliterated, but religion is the cause of most wars (holy wars, anyone), killing, and hatred. Is this really what God wanted? Is God a jealous God, or is this a sad (but effectinve) attempt by Manto humanize God...hmmm...I'm not say change your beliefs, but for goodness sake, try to crawl out of this whole of empty insanity and just try to think for yourself....or die :)
Truth Seeker

Toronto, Canada

#17 Oct 6, 2008
James wrote:
When did being broadminded mean not allowing people to believe as they choose? What Maher and secularists are after is to rid the world of religion in favor of their view of the world. In essence, changing one religion for THEIR religion. How is that broadminded? Seems pretty well closeminded in my view.
Its called think for yourself. Can you handle it?

Since: Oct 08

Toledo

#18 Oct 8, 2008
I have yet seen this film...but I definitely have much interest in seeing it!
Hank

Kansas City, MO

#19 Oct 10, 2008
Mr. Anderson, you say the film "certainly doesn't give the religious a lot of slack". Compared to the kind of "slack" non-believers have received from defenders of the faith, I would say the film is pretty benign. In the film, no believers were boiled in oil, drawn and quartered, burned at the stake, disemboweled, enslaved or given any other imaginatively gruesome treatments that the religious have bestowed on their opponents for millenia. Having your beliefs held up to a some inquiry, and perhaps even a bit of ridicule, doesn't destroy one's life or one's freedom. Please!
humdrum

Fayetteville, NC

#20 Oct 14, 2008
bill asks all the right questions. he just asked the wrong people

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