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Posted: 02 October 2008 05:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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traveler - 22 August 2008 07:11 AM

That was great, thanks for the link. He and Jon Stewart are my favorite ‘entertainers with brains’. Perhaps these Jews can finally put the kabash on jesus.

Maher isn’t a jew.I heard him say it the other night.His mother was a jew,and he said that don’t make him a jew!What he says goes.
If I say I’m not christian,then I’m not christian.He says he isn’t a jew.Obviously he’s a Non-Believer!

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Posted: 02 October 2008 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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I’m going to Religulous tomorrow, even though I will have to drive about 2 hours round trip because my town and the towns surrounding it aren’t showing it.

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Posted: 03 October 2008 05:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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We’re having babysitter scheduling issues. Trying to make a late afternoon showing tomorrow or Sunday.  grin

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Posted: 03 October 2008 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Here is a new review from ticked off christians at MOVIEGUIDE®

“Religulous,” comedian Bill Maher’s new movie attacking Christianity and religion, is full of lies, half-truths, false assumptions, logical contradictions and fallacies, distortions, intolerance, prejudice, bigotry, arrogance, ignorance, and hypocrisy. Opening Oct. 3, the movie is a pathetic propaganda piece that will warp the hearts and minds of the gullible and the ignorant. It is also very poorly researched and argued.

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Posted: 03 October 2008 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Jules - 03 October 2008 04:45 PM

Here is a new review from ticked off christians at MOVIEGUIDE®

“Religulous,” comedian Bill Maher’s new movie attacking Christianity and religion, is full of lies, half-truths, false assumptions, logical contradictions and fallacies, distortions, intolerance, prejudice, bigotry, arrogance, ignorance, and hypocrisy. Opening Oct. 3, the movie is a pathetic propaganda piece that will warp the hearts and minds of the gullible and the ignorant. It is also very poorly researched and argued.

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Okay, now tell me what you really think! Wow, I can’t wait to see it, we’re going this evening!

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Posted: 03 October 2008 06:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Isn’t it funny how scathing reviews slamming the movie will only make us want to see it more?  LOL

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Posted: 03 October 2008 10:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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I just came back from the movies, without giving too much away…..it was Maher all the way. It was a little more inflammatory than I would have wished for, I would have liked it to be a little more toned down so I would feel comfortable bringing in younger relatives, it is definitely an adult movie. The ending was almost all I could have wished for. I bought tickets on line, mistakenly for the wrong theatre, when I arrived, I had to repurchase the tickets as the other theater was 30 miles away, and the movie would start in 15 minutes. I actually didn’t mind donating an extra $36.00 to the movie.

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Posted: 04 October 2008 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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does anybody know when or if this is going to be released in the UK?

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Posted: 04 October 2008 11:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Oh Asanta, that’s too bad. Maybe they could refund you for the extra tickets? If not, maybe they could give you tickets to a different movie at the same theater as a compromise?

Glad you enjoyed the movie! I was hoping it wasn’t too inflammatory. I tend to cringe when that happens in a movie, or feel sorry for people. (Maybe I’m too nice?) But that is Maher’s style - and he’s going to deliver his message the way he wants!

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Posted: 04 October 2008 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Jules - 04 October 2008 11:37 AM

Oh Asanta, that’s too bad. Maybe they could refund you for the extra tickets? If not, maybe they could give you tickets to a different movie at the same theater as a compromise?

Glad you enjoyed the movie! I was hoping it wasn’t too inflammatory. I tend to cringe when that happens in a movie, or feel sorry for people. (Maybe I’m too nice?) But that is Maher’s style - and he’s going to deliver his message the way he wants!

Actually, he was very nice and generally respectful of the people he’d interviewed, it was the images he interspersed between the scenes that could be rather inflammatory. He seemed to be (usually, some of the people were quite impossible) trying to understand their point of view.

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Posted: 04 October 2008 09:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Oh OK, so he wasn’t inflammatory directly in the interviews. That’s a bit more pleasant than I was picturing. My imagination was running wild. smile

Trying again to arrange babysitter or drop the kid off at a friend’s tomorrow so we can hit an afternoon show! At this rate, I’ll buy it on DVD.

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Posted: 06 October 2008 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Saw it earlier this evening.  It was fairly humorous, but some of the irrational theists were painful for me to listen to.  As it was going on, I couldn’t help but critique some of Mars’ non-theistic arguments.  Some were very good, but I could think of more telling ones in a number of cases.  What bothered me the most was that there were only about twelve people in the theater.

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Posted: 06 October 2008 10:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Occam - 06 October 2008 10:00 PM

Saw it earlier this evening.  It was fairly humorous, but some of the irrational theists were painful for me to listen to.  As it was going on, I couldn’t help but critique some of Mars’ non-theistic arguments.  Some were very good, but I could think of more telling ones in a number of cases.  What bothered me the most was that there were only about twelve people in the theater.

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Yes, I forgot to mention that the Berkeley theater I attended was half full.

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Posted: 07 October 2008 07:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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If you liked the trailer you should see the film.  Very good!  Albeit necessairly shallow.

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Posted: 07 October 2008 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Wes, Asanta and I were referrring to having seen the entire film, not just the trailer.  I agree that many of the arguments were shallow, but that’s because the believers were giving them —not much more convincing than “God said it, I believe it, that settles it!”

I did get a kick out of the Vatican priest who readily admitted that the whole business was a confused set of fairytales. 

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