RELIGULOUS (Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario Canada 2008)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

interesting look into religious world views—takes the viewer on a journey around the world while asking questions about the usefulness or non-usefulness of religion. Another look at religion from the viewpoint of a person who does not seem to refute the god-factor, but seems to want to believe it does not exist. Bill Mahr seems to advise the audience to be philosophically doubtful about the way we think about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and then seems to take a position that much of what is believed within those orders of religion as written in books hundreds or even thousands of years ago can be refuted by a rational mind, de-structured, and reconstructed with something more logical. The interviews are fairly well done and seem to set some interviewees on edge; but decorum, for the most part, is managed for the camera’s sake. It’s a good, educational walk. Great work for Director Larry Charles.

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Bill Mahr examines religion using Socratic methodology and refutation.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Larry Charles for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jesse Johnston and Charlie Siskel for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Bill Maher), Himself (Tal Bachman), Himself (Jonathan Boulden), Himself (Steve Burg), Himself (Francis Collins), Himself (George Coyne), Benjamin Creme (Himself), Himself (Jeremiah Cummings), Himself (Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda), Herself (Fatima Elatik), Himself (Yahuda Etzion), Himself (Reginald Foster), and Himself (Mohamed Junas Gaffar).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s important to examine, through discussion, all sides of an issue.

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