I don’t know if he is exclusively promoting “Eastern Medicine” but I know he is wary of what he broadly defines as “Western Medicine” (specifically the pushing of prescription drugs by pharmaceutical companies, his main grudge) and the current state of our health insurance system. I’ve seen him do an interview where he encouraged less use of prescription drugs, more psychical exercise, organic diet of primarily vegetable sources, and stress reduction techniques.
I guess we’ll just have to wait until he does a documentary on that topic to learn more about his opinions. Until then, I’m going to thoroughly enjoy his religion documentary.
Tuesday the 30th is Rosh Hashanah. What a odd choice of day to host Bill Maher to promote the movie!
Bill Maher was raised Catholic by his dad. He didn’t discover his mother was Jewish until he was older, he just knew she never went to church with the rest of the family. He has (to my knowledge) never practiced the Jewish religion. John Stewart, however, has frequently mentioned that he was raised in a Jewish family.
Yes, I just thought it was funny that he (and Stewart) picked that particular day, with judaism being one of the three major religions he mocks in the movie. But I guess since Maher thinks religion is so silly, he probably feels it doesn’t matter what day he promotes the movie. He probably would have promoted it on christmas had the movie been released at that time!