Religulous - Bill Maher

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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    Yes, that's spelled correctly... Religulous. It's an HBO special documentary by Bill Maher. Traveling around the world, Maher examines the tenets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and raises questions about homosexuality, proof of Christ's existence, Jewish Sabbath laws, violent Muslim extremists.. At first I thought I'd enjoy it because I'm always searching for answers about religion, but I should have known that Maher would make a travesty of it. His snide, mocking manner made me turn it off halfway through, but I will probably watch the rest later.

    Have you watched this documentary, and what are your thoughts?

     
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    Well, you're not exactly au courant. Movie was made in 2008. What next, a review of Birth of a Nation?
     
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    I watched it. Not much.
    I thought much more of this,
    At first I thought I'd enjoy it because I'm always searching for answers about religion
     
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    I didn't realize there was a date limitation on discussion of documentaries. Since you seem to be the expert, please advise.

    Oh, and Ken was discussing On Golden Pond yesterday, why don't you hurry over there and admonish him as well? :p
     
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  5. Beth Gallagher

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    Same here, Bill. I actually had high hopes for it, but I should have known better since it was Bill Maher.
     
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    Just teasing you Beth. Bill Maher can be a pain in the ass, very snarky. I do agree with him and enjoy his humor on most things. He is an atheist and does look at religion with that in the forefront. He's upfront about that.
     
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  7. Beth Gallagher

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    Heeeey, a little sniping keeps things interesting. :D I agree about Maher; he's kind of a creep and I didn't like the way he ridiculed those people. It was obvious that they didn't appreciate his "humor" either. Like Bill, I was interested in the documentary because I thought Maher was seriously seeking some answers but he was actually just looking to be an ass.
     
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  8. Ken Anderson

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    So what? When you watch a movie, you can review that movie. I don't care if it stars Charlie Chaplin. I just reviewed "On Golden Pond" yesterday, and I have started threads on older movies than that.

    Most of us stream television series and movies now. We are no longer dependent upon whatever is playing in the local theater or what is being aired on network television. I have watched countless movies for the first time in the past decade, some of which were a few decades old. In fact, I often wait until a television series is cancelled so that I can binge-watch the whole thing, without having to wait for the next episode or the next season to be released.

    I go to a theater less than a half-dozen times a year and haven't had network television in more than a decade. I never have been much of a theater-goer, so a whole lot of these movies were new to me.

    Even if I have seen it a dozen times, as with On Golden Pond, if I feel like starting a thread on it, I will do so, and I encourage others to do the same.

    However, if someone were to review "Birth of a Nation," I would have to merge it with the thread we already have on that one.
     
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    Gosh Ken, are you so anxious to get my attention and engage me in endless debate that you managed to miss:
    Just teasing you Beth.
     
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    You seem to have a particular problem, either with me specifically or with conservatives in general. Perhaps, like most liberals, you don't believe that anyone should be permitted to say anything that you disagree with, or that conservatives should be shut up entirely. There will be no endless debate. Your comment was intended just as it was received and saying, an hour and a half later, and only after receiving the response you were looking for, that you were just kidding doesn't change that. Anyone is welcome to comment on a television show, movie, or documentary here, regardless of when it was originally aired, and I needed to make that clear. I promise you that there will be no endless debate over this.
     
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    You have absolutely no sense of humor. Stop being offended at the simple stuff. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. You make mountains out of molehills, Mr. Sensitive.

    eta--"an hour and a half later." Pardon me with not staying Glued to your site. I do have other stuff to do. It's above your pay grade to ASSume so much.
     
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    This is not a debate area.
     
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    Back on topic, I don't always disagree with Bill Mayer, but I had a pretty good idea what to expect from Bill Mayer on the subject of religion and didn't think that he had anything to offer on that subject that I needed to hear, so I have not seen it.
     
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  14. Beth Gallagher

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    You haven't missed anything, and I agree... I should have known better myself. In a momentary lapse I thought there might be something I could glean from the "documentary," but it was just an hour of insulting people's beliefs and putting his monumental ego on display.
     
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    I watched the trailers. That told me all I needed to know about the "Documentary." Whether I agree with a person's religious views or not, I think it's terrible to ridicule them.
     
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