Monday, September 22, 2008


cross-posted from A Catholic View

Just wanted to give you all a "heads up" on some new garbage coming Oct 3 from the rabidly anti-Catholic Bill Maher. For those of you who are not familiar with Maher, here is a good rundown from the Catholic League:

"I have hated the Church way before anyone else."
-Bill Maher, May 8, 2002 on "Politically Incorrect"

Bill Maher is America's Biggest Bigot.

How do we know? Consider the following:

Bill Maher, comedian and famed atheist, has long been the biggest bigot in Hollywood. While Maher professes to loathe all religions, his favorite target is the Catholic Church. Indeed, he rarely aims his venom at Islam or Judaism. And while he does enjoy taking shots at Evangelicals, it is clear that he is monomaniacal in his contempt for Catholicism. Below is a sampling of what he has said about the Church throughout his years in showbiz.

full rundown here


Darron S said...

I can't wait to see this movie! It looks great! I'm sure religious nuts everywhere will be kicking and screaming! Let's pray it gets an Academy Award for Best Documentary!

Anonymous said...

It will be a true pleasure to watch Bill Maher skewer the nonsense known as religion. I can't wait to see the movie!

Anonymous said...

I did see the film in Toronto, and you might say that there's plenty of venom for any and every religion, although I wouldn't call it "venom"... I found it to be a very well developed, though very much a point-of-view, thesis. It's also very funny. And, frankly, the Catholic priests interviewed came off looking like the smartest guys in the room.

Elizabeth Kraus said...

I just saw the movie and I agree that the Catholic priests look like the smartest guys in the room. Maher doesn't roast religion, but instead he makes the well-thought-out, important point that when people start following Religion and ideology instead of their conscience,evil can prevail. This has been proven over and over throughout history. Religion has the power to mobilize people like no other power and this can be used to perpetuate good or evil. Unfortunately, religion, including the Catholic religion, has been used to motivate people to terrible things they otherwise would not do like burn people at the stake, drive planes through towers and blow themselves up in a suicide mission. Maher does nothing more than ask all of us to start thinking for ourselves and to start acting morally because it's the right thing to do, not because it's written in 2000 year old scripture. I thought the movie was great!

Anonymous said...

The religious community wouldn't be so up in arms about this movie if it was possible to rationally defend faith.

Matt said...

i thought religulous was not very funny. mayer goes out of his way to make the same crude joke throughout the movie. i was looking at my watch after the first 15 minutes. it's a shame maher can't look beyond himself; despite that, he tries to argue against most religions by focusing on extremists as if they were the majority of believers. Though I think it was rather interesting how the Catholic priest calmly explained to him how evolution was not contrary to Catholic doctrine, by which time Maher cuts away to more "important" information to prove his weak point.

Anonymous said...

If I had my way all religion would be band But I know that would not ever happen More then the pity there would be more peace on this planet