Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Religulous is a great documentary by Bill Maher. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. I have watched it four times already and I have a feeling there will be more viewings in my future. Religulous is smart and extremely funny. Here are some quotes from this great film:
Bill Maher: You're a senator. It worries me that people are running my country who believe in a talking snake.
Senator: You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the senate though.
Bill Maher: Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking - it's nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith, and enable it, and elevate it, are our intellectual slaveholders - keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction.
Bill Maher to a Muslim religious leader: Women in your culture seem not to be as equal to men as they are in our culture.
Muslim religious leader: (Points to a lone female worshipper on the other side of the room) You see, we have women here. They have a special corner.
And this last quote is the best in my opinion: "This is why rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves. And those who consider themselves only moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price."

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