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Posted: 22 June 2008 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Love him or hate him, the trailer for Bill Maher’s new movie on religion is hysterical!

http://www.lionsgate.com/religulous/

Sounds like a Jammin’ soundtrack, too wink

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Posted: 28 June 2008 07:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Awwwwwwww not one response? Come on, give it a watch - it only takes a few seconds for the video preview to load after the page opens up.

It looks like a really good documentary, as well as being really funny! I think a lot of people here would enjoy it. It touches on a lot of topics I’ve seen in the religion threads here in the forum.

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Posted: 28 June 2008 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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This one just might get me into a theater.

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Posted: 29 June 2008 03:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Jules - 22 June 2008 09:26 PM

Love him or hate him, the trailer for Bill Maher’s new movie on religion is hysterical!

http://www.lionsgate.com/religulous/

Sounds like a Jammin’ soundtrack, too wink

That looks totally awesome ... interesting, educational, entertaining and funny as f***!

I hope it comes to the UK!

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Posted: 29 June 2008 09:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Hooray - I knew you guys would enjoy it!

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Posted: 30 June 2008 01:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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fotobits - 28 June 2008 08:14 PM

This one just might get me into a theater.

I will be in line when it opens October 3rd! AND, I will buy the DVD when it comes out!

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Posted: 30 June 2008 04:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Looks interesting, Jules. I’ll keep an eye out for it.

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Posted: 30 June 2008 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’d rent it.

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Posted: 30 June 2008 09:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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That was Religulous!

Love Bill Maher; can’t wait to see it.

Thanks Jules.

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Posted: 12 July 2008 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Could be interesting!

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Posted: 22 July 2008 08:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Posted: 10 August 2008 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I like how the posters play with the concept of pariedolia:

“Pareidolia is a type of illusion or misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something clear and distinct.”

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Posted: 10 August 2008 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Those promo posters are very clever. I like the burned toast best!

Besides the window panes, gnarled wood, and toast, Jesus has recently been popping up on the news in newer, stranger places:

Jesus in a placenta

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Jesus in a tabby cat’s fur

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Posted: 11 August 2008 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Bill Maher hates your (fill in the blank) religion

06:00 AM PT, Aug 7 2008

In Bill Maher’s new documentary, “Religulous,” the film’s protagonist—Maher himself—feels the same way about the film’s subject matter at the beginning as at the end: In other words, he thinks religion is a big crock of spit. You know irreverence is the order of the day when Maher, reacting to a smooth-talking black preacher’s boast that he got a great deal on his $2,000 suits, drolly observes, “I find it interesting that you’re a Christian, you used to be a Muslim but you buy all your clothes like a Jew.”

“Religulous” doesn’t open until Oct. 3, but after seeing the movie I couldn’t wait to grill Maher about how he managed to get so many deeply religious figures to actually talk to him, since it’s obvious to anyone whose ever watched Maher’s act (on “Politically Incorrect” or HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” or in a comedy club) that he wasn’t much of a believer. In many ways, the film is a comic bookend to Sam Harris’ “The End of Faith,” a humorless best seller that views religion as a bastion of superstition and moral hypocrisy. Although Maher embraces Harris’ belief that religion is a destructive force that has brought great pain and suffering into the world—at one point he calls it a neurological disorder—Maher is always searching for the humor in every situation. A longtime acolyte of George Carlin, when Maher confronts a religious zealot or hustler, he prefers mocking over scolding.
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Posted: 11 August 2008 08:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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That review is hysterical! I love this quote:

“On his encounter with Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, who tells Maher he believes the biblical account that Earth was created 5,200 years ago: “He’s not going to be happy with this movie. I suspect he’s going to say that the editing is not favorable to him [laughs]. And he’s not completely wrong about that. But we didn’t make anything up. When I told him I was worried about people [with such literal interpretations of the Bible] running the country, he’s the one who says, ‘Well, you don’t have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate.’ ”

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Posted: 12 August 2008 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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he believes the biblical account that Earth was created 5,200 years ago:

I thought it was supposed to be 6000 years ago.  What happened to the other 800 years?  LOL

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