Bill Maher’s Religulous Movie Poster

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The guys over at SlashFilm have landed your first look at the teaser poster for comedian Bill Maher’s upcoming documentary “Religulous” (thumbnail to your left, bigger version below). The title of the movie is obviously a play on the words “religion” and “ridiculous”, in case you don’t get it. In any case, the documentary is billed as “Bill Maher’s take on the current state of world religion,” but you could just call it, “Bill Maher thinks your religion sucks, and he’s going to tell you about it with the help of Larry Charles, the guy from ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, that show that every critic loves, but no one you know has ever seen.”

Or here’s a better logline:

An examination of the presence of religion in many of the big news stories of recent years, from Muslim riots over cartoons to the Ten Commandments in front of courthouses, a born-again Christian in the White House and Scientology in the birthing room.

What I said.

Bill Maher

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  • Mariano

    This will certainly be an interesting project.
    I wonder if he will tackle the faith of atheism.
    The difficulty will be to take him seriously. After all, people excuse his unfathomable ignorance on the fact that “he is just a comedian.”
    I could see people committing the ad hominen based on the fact that even if religious faith is fallacious, if the alternative is to be like Maher then, “No thanks.” Let’s face it, he is certainly not the best, or even mediocre, example of anything that could even be imagined to be decent.
    He thinks that incestuous pedophilia is hilarious (http://lifeanddoctrineatheism.blogspot.com/2008/03/bill-mahers-sad-anniversary.html), he rejoices when people such as Jerry Falwell dies (as did Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens: http://lifeanddoctrineatheism.blogspot.com/2008/02/quadripartite-equine-riders-were-just.html), etc., etc., etc.
    Maher has two difficult mountains to climb: he is a clown trying to make a serious point and he is sadly of very, very poor character even while trying to belittle others.

  • Mariano

    This will certainly be an interesting project.
    I wonder if he will tackle the faith of atheism.
    The difficulty will be to take him seriously. After all, people excuse his unfathomable ignorance on the fact that “he is just a comedian.”
    I could see people committing the ad hominen based on the fact that even if religious faith is fallacious, if the alternative is to be like Maher then, “No thanks.” Let’s face it, he is certainly not the best, or even mediocre, example of anything that could even be imagined to be decent.
    He thinks that incestuous pedophilia is hilarious (http://lifeanddoctrineatheism.blogspot.com/2008/03/bill-mahers-sad-anniversary.html), he rejoices when people such as Jerry Falwell dies (as did Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens: http://lifeanddoctrineatheism.blogspot.com/2008/02/quadripartite-equine-riders-were-just.html), etc., etc., etc.
    Maher has two difficult mountains to climb: he is a clown trying to make a serious point and he is sadly of very, very poor character even while trying to belittle others.

  • Tim

    Hey Mariano: Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color. I think your position on this whole issue is subservant. Maher is an honest and intelligent entertainer who is not afraid to speak the truth. Something we should all be doing more of instead of letting the religious right walk all over us trying to revive their ancient beliefs.
    Yes, he is just a comedian but your nothing.

  • Tim

    Hey Mariano: Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color. I think your position on this whole issue is subservant. Maher is an honest and intelligent entertainer who is not afraid to speak the truth. Something we should all be doing more of instead of letting the religious right walk all over us trying to revive their ancient beliefs.
    Yes, he is just a comedian but your nothing.

  • G-man

    The director is NOT Larry David from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” but Larry Charles, Director of Borat !!

  • G-man

    The director is NOT Larry David from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” but Larry Charles, Director of Borat !!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    No one ever said Larry David directed the movie. It was clearly stated that Larry Charles was the director. Larry Charles and Larry David are both from “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    No one ever said Larry David directed the movie. It was clearly stated that Larry Charles was the director. Larry Charles and Larry David are both from “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

  • http://www.apologeticsinfo.blospot.com/ Mariano

    Tim,
    I appreciate your comments but I did not call atheism a religion but referred to “the faith of atheism” (of course, the amount of faith that an atheist has is based on which sect of atheism they adhere to).

    However, some atheists, such as the atheist-activist Michael Newdow (on the TV show “The Pulse” 7-12-02), refer to atheism as a religion.

  • http://www.apologeticsinfo.blospot.com Mariano

    Tim,
    I appreciate your comments but I did not call atheism a religion but referred to “the faith of atheism” (of course, the amount of faith that an atheist has is based on which sect of atheism they adhere to).

    However, some atheists, such as the atheist-activist Michael Newdow (on the TV show “The Pulse” 7-12-02), refer to atheism as a religion.