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Religulous (2008)

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

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Francis Collins ...
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George Coyne ...
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Benjamin Creme ...
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Jeremiah Cummings ...
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Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda ...
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Fatima Elatik ...
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Yahuda Etzion ...
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Reginald Foster ...
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Mohamed Junas Gaffar ...
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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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muslim | jew | trucker | religion | christian | See more »

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

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3 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Spiritual Journey  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The film used the fake working title "A Spiritual Journey" in order to obtain interviews with religious leaders. They did not know that Bill Maher was involved in the film until he arrived for the interviews. See more »

Quotes

Bill Maher: And you know what else was very confusing to me I remember vividly was Santa Claus and Jesus.
Julie Maher: You were so mad at us.
Bill Maher: So mad at you, why? Oh, when...
Julie Maher: When you realized there was no Santa Claus.
Bill Maher: And then when I found out there was no Jesus... boy, was I pissed.
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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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References Brokeback Mountain (2005) See more »

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Boybeat
Written and Performed by Rob Bryton
Vocals by Rob Bryton, Tony Daniels, Rosanne Dimasi
Produced by Rob Bryton
Copyright 2008 BWP inc.
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Funny view on Religion
14 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film was everything I expected and more... To admit, I never really knew much about Bill Maher when I went to see this film. I saw this at the Atlantic film festival and I loved it. My friend had told me that it was going to be good, so when I saw it in the schedule I said " Hmm, maybe i'll see this." So we did. It was hilarious, I wet myself at several points. But! It was also VERY insightful. I actually learned quite a bit about how religion can be REALLY stupid. And it's true. I really enjoyed the interviews with some people who just take everything way to seriously. I loved the comedy being used to explain things that are very serious. So I completely suggest this to everyone, not just Bill Mahers fans.

" You don't need to pass an IQ test to be a senator."


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