Though fashioned as popular entertainment with laughs, light moments, and mostly humorous segments, Maher and the filmmakers are serious in castigating the body of literature whose influence on human history has been overwhelmingly negative. A globe-hopping Maher interviews various representatives of… More »
Though fashioned as popular entertainment with laughs, light moments, and mostly humorous segments, Maher and the filmmakers are serious in castigating the body of literature whose influence on human history has been overwhelmingly negative. A globe-hopping Maher interviews various representatives of the Western religious faiths of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Mormonism. If, as Maher states, 16% of the U.S. population identifies as secular humanists who don't believe in God, then that's a large cross section of the country whose voices are muffled by the status quo. It is to them, not believers, Maher speaks--preaching the gospel of doubt.« Less
Originally released as an American motion picture in 2008
Self-fulfilling prophecy -- Gospel of I don't know -- In the green -- Wicked ways -- Miracles -- God and country -- Scripture as science -- Vatican -- Holy Land -- New kids on the block -- Neurological disorder? -- Second coming -- Dissenting opinions -- Under new management -- End times -- Credits
Special features: Commentary with Bill Maher and director Larry Charles [optional audio feature]; Monologues from around the world [featurette] (19 min.); Deleted scenes [featurette] (21 min.); Also from Lionsgate [trailers] (12 min.)
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Bill Maher: See, this is my problem, I'm trying - I mean, you're - you're a Senator. You are one of the very few people who are really running this country. It worries me that people are running my country who think - who believe in a talking snake. Um... Mark Pryor: [Arkansas' Democratic Senator] You don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate, though. [chuckles]
Bill Maher: [Megiddo, Israel] It seems peaceful, but this is where a lot of people believe the world will end. The irony of religion is that because of its power to divert man to destructive courses, the world actually could come to an end.
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