Religulous (2008)

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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.


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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tal Bachman ...
Jonathan Boulden ...
Steve Burg ...
Francis Collins ...
George Coyne ...
Himself (as Father George Coyne PhD)
Benjamin Creme ...
Jeremiah Cummings ...
Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda ...
Fatima Elatik ...
Yahuda Etzion ...
Reginald Foster ...
Himself (as Father Reginald Foster)
Mohamed Junas Gaffar ...
Bill Gardiner ...
Himself (archive footage)


Bill Maher interviews some of religion's oddest adherents. Muslims, Jews and Christians of many kinds pass before his jaundiced eye. Maher goes to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, which shows that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time 5000 years ago. He talks to truckers at a Truckers' Chapel. (Sign outside: "Jesus love you.") He goes to a theme park called Holy Land in Florida. He speaks to a rabbi in league with Holocaust deniers. He talks to a Muslim musician who preaches hatred of Jews. Maher finds the unlikeliest of believers and, in a certain Vatican priest, he even finds an unlikely skeptic. Written by J. Spurlin

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Rated R for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Spiritual Journey  »

Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,409,643 (USA) (3 October 2008)


$12,995,673 (USA) (12 December 2008)

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During the sequence set inside the Dome of the Rock, Bill Maher and his guide are approached by two men who are upset, speak in Arabic and are supposedly talking about Maher is "not funny". In reality, what they are saying is "We don't normally hang out here..." and "The boss only gives us five minutes..." See more »


Jeremiah Cummings: [a Christian reverend] Okay, but now, but now, things like houses and cars and clothes and money, they come as a result of my seeking God first.
Bill Maher: I don't remember that in the New Testament specifically.
[a subtitle appears - "Because it's not there."]
Jeremiah Cummings: But it's there.
[Subtitle - "No it's not."]
Jeremiah Cummings: I remember it.
Bill Maher: A passage about...
Jeremiah Cummings: I remember it.
[Subtitle - "I'm sure you do."]
Bill Maher: The houses, the cars and the clothes, they'll come.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is one last clip of Bill Maher with his mother and sister. He tells them "I'll see you in heaven", and they laugh. His mother says "who knows," and there is a title card "In loving memory of Julie Maher, 1919-2007". See more »


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Contemplative Religiosity For The Masses
5 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw the world premier of this at the Traverse City Film Festival. I am a big Bill Maher fan and this was definitely the movie/documentary I was most looking forward to at the festival.

I was not disappointed, though I think it could have been developed a bit more. It seemed to play to the lowest common denominator in that a lot of issues were touched on, sometimes in rapid fashion, but none was examined closely for any length of time. Any astute viewer of Real Time already knows what Maher thinks about religion and many of his arguments with regard to the same. I was hoping for a more in depth analysis of some of the primary aspects of how religion can negatively affect our world in ways that people might not intend. The documentary did that only on the surface. I suppose that shouldn't be surprising as the need to draw people into contemplative thought in this area is probably more of a priority than retaining those that already are there (not to mention selling more tickets).

Subsequent to the showing, director Larry Charles had a discussion on stage with Michael Moore, with questions from the audience. Larry pointed out that he had many many more hours of footage that didn't make it into the final cut, and that he thought maybe a series could be released on cable of this material. I would very much like to see that happen as I think it would quell the thirst I had for more substance with less of the fluff.

However, kudos for Maher and Charles for doing this. If it is successful in getting people to think about religion in real world terms, then it has accomplished its goal.

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