Neato Torpedo wrote:Just brought myself to watch the last 45 minutes of Religulous....yep, Bill Maher is still an irritating, condescending prick.
I thought Religulous was a good documentary... i agree that Maher can get annoying at times but ya gotta admit he made many of those religious figures he interviewed look like complete idiots, i thought it was hilarious how many of them couldnt even concieve the possibility that someone would question their beliefs.
Right, like Phatferd said, it's easily done with editing.
Also, Maher himself couldn't conceive the possibility that he's wrong as well. He interviews a Jesus actor midway through the film, and the Jesus actor asks him "What if you're wrong?". Instead of making any attempt to answer, he just laughs at him
and says "What if you're
wrong?" and the segment ends there with the Jesus actor staring at him. That's clever editing, even as an atheist I can think of 5 or 10 great answers to that question, and I'm 100% sure that the Jesus actor could've given him at least one or two of them.
Later, he says something like "How do you know this s**t? Are you kidding me? You don't know. How do I know you don't know? Because I don't know and you do not possess mental powers that I do not." Great, watch Christians apply that exact same logic to the biochemistry of evolution and other elements of high science. "I don't understand it so no one possibly can." Brilliant.