Excellent comedy exposing the truth about religion
A must watch DVD... especially for anyone who is religious! So many people are afraid to question or criticise religion... which is one reason why it remains so powerful, even in the modern world, despite being disproved on so many levels. Comedian Bill Maher presents this humourous look at the crazy way in which people are fooled, conned and indoctrinated by religions around the world.
This was a really insightful DVD concerning various religious groups. Bill focuses mainly on disprooving religion and adds a very comical yet grown up edge to the matter. Highly recommended, well edited and good length. BUY!
I wouldn't call Religulous the funniest thing Bill Maher has produced and he does come across as quite condescending here, to say the least. The title says it all, he does make religion and religious figures look ridiculous within the film, which is his aim of course. Those scenes which didn't end up on the cutting room floor and were therefore included will naturally be the most telling scenes. This was somewhat repetitious at times. Some information regarding the origins of christianity are quite telling. Without spoiling it, I would have purchased the DVD purely for that scene. Not that it will be believed by staunch christians watching it anyway. I would be watching my back very carefully if I had made something like this. Whilst it will come across as preaching to the (un)converted, it will be a major annoyance to those following some form of religion, wherever they are and whatever they worship. In hindsight, I would buy it again.Read full review