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Religulous
Cynic
I attended a wedding this year and the core wedding party were all from MO and was somewhat taken aback that not only was the best man racist but fairly oblivious to the idea that he should keep that under wraps in public. Gave me a certain impression of MO beyond the Christian slant I'd already had established from previous run-ins with people from that state. I'm surprised Obama is doing as well as he is there, actually, though I predict he won't win it.
 
catman
I saw a review of Religulous last night on At The Movies on ABC, and everyone liked it (it was reviewed by the panel). After the glowing review by Hypatia, I want to see it more than ever. The only thing I didn't like about the review was that Bill Maher was referred to as a 'comedian'. He is more of a satitist and political commentator.

With regard to Cynic's post, I agree that no one should take Obama winning, either in MO or nationally, as a given. Don't forget what has happened in the last two elections. I'd be amazed if he won in Texas. I should live in a state where my vote would actually mean something.
Edited by catman on 10/13/2008 16:08
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Doubting Thomas
Has this movie come out on DVD yet? Surely it has. I looked for it at the local video store but no luck. I guess that's what I get for renting videos at a place called "Family Video," even if they do have a porno section, they probably won't allow any atheistic piece of garbage to corrupt the minds of good Christians.
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
catman
I don't think it has come out on DVD yet.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Doubting Thomas
OK, I'll keep an eye out for it. It's been so long since it's been in the theaters I'd have thought it was released on DVD now.

BTW, I did notice that the video store has Ben Stein's "Expelled," the "documentary" about how terrible it is that no school of learning allows intelligent design to be taught in the curriculum.
You're just jealous because the voices are talking to me and not you.
 
Bob of QF
Doubting Thomas wrote:
OK, I'll keep an eye out for it. It's been so long since it's been in the theaters I'd have thought it was released on DVD now.

BTW, I did notice that the video store has Ben Stein's "Expelled," the "documentary" about how terrible it is that no school of learning allows intelligent design to be taught in the curriculum.


Expelled! is nothing but a trash-talk piece. Not a single statement that is factual.

Even the "statements" from actual scientists have been cut, edited and hashed into something other than the truth.

Sad, really.

If they REALLY had an actual case, they wouldn't need to stoop so low....
Quantum Junction: Use both lanes

Reality is that which is left, after you stop believing.
 
catman
Ben Stein is a huge disappointment. I used to like Win Ben Stein's Money, but his defense of intelligent design is appalling, relying upon a sense of 'fair play' to state that religious explanations are as worthy as secientific ones.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Skeeve
I too was a semi-fan of Ben Stein. Then he launched his demonization of Everquest and similar online games. Seems his son became "addicted" to the game and he became a horrible kid. So of course Ben blamed the game and not his poor parenting skills. I was "addicted" to the game around the same time, yet I was able to limit my time online so as not to interfere with my real life and job. Apparently Ben rarely checked on his son's activities or he would have noticed this problem sooner.

Typical reaction, blame someone else loud enough and hope nobody notices who is really at fault.


"The world is my country, and do good is my religion." - Thomas Paine
 
neilmarr
Watched Expelled yesterday. A painful experience. I can see why the fundies lapped it up. Simplistic explanations are always going to be popular as long as people proudly own only one book ... and don't even read that properly. The biggest problem with reality is that it takes a little thought to understand. Neil
 
Hypatia
I read (online) today that Religulous is coming out on DVD on February 17th.

Yippee.

 
jayon

The biggest problem with reality is that it takes a little thought to understand.

I like that. I might use it later.

Hypatia wrote:
I read (online) today that Religulous is coming out on DVD on February 17th.

Yippee.



That's cool. I have yet to see the movie.
 
catman
I didn't get to see it either. It came and went in Jesusland very quickly.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Sinny
Crap Youtube button isn't working tonight so I will just have to post the site here. Here is the last comments on Religulous from Bill Maher.

http://www.youtub...IZWDyMLGIQ
Edited by Sinny on 12/31/2008 19:03
 
catman
Sinny: Thank you for posting that. It is truly excellent! Many more of the world's peoples would have a happy New Year with the disappearance of religion.
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
cheshiredragon
I will be in my new place by next weekend with my uber connection. IF anyone wants; I will rip it and post here. Instructions on how to play will come then. Smile
That's right, I said it...
 
General-Pryce
http://www.devild...ia/142086/

^^^^^^^^Link to Religulous online streaming. Can't maximise the screen size so small moniter users be warned!

Good film. Very little NEW information, but the general attitude, his approach and the comments he is making are all very interesting and entertaining. It definately has a Borat feel to it- but with less naked men wrestling.

This is a very important movie. Dawkins' documentaries have a limited audience and restricted to a TV medium whereas this is a global feature film. It should be seen.

If Life of Brian was banned in some parts of the country (US and UK) this will get the God botherers in a huff and hopefully knock a few of the weaker believers over to the rational side of thinking.

if you can't wait till February, watch it through the link! It's well worth it.
Edited by General-Pryce on 01/01/2009 04:19
 
catman
I don't have much of a monitor, so I'll wait until the DVD comes out. But thanks anyway, GP! Problem is, the people who really need to see Religulous won't. They might go to hell or something.Grinevilmorph::wtf:

It has certainly been quiescent on the site recently. No one wants to argue about anything?:awshoot:
"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Sinny
GP thank you for that link much appreciated Smile

At 19:28-19:29 Bill answers his question with the blowing up picture.

16:10 - 16:18 absolutely cracked me up. I laughed out loud at that one and a lot of others too but that one cracked me up the most.


Catman I'll argue with you about something. Let's think something up and have a go at it. It's hard to argure with you and I agree most of the people who need to see it won't. As a matter of fact I just read tonight on another site where a christian said they resist atheists without threatening our right to express our opinions by simply not going to our movies. They refuse to pay and add ratings...they boycott the movie simply by not going. They think this will silence us.

Here it is from a christian:

By the way, boycotting movies is a legitimate way for the people to express their displeasure with the kind of entertainment placed before us.

Some Christians certainly had to view Bill Maher's movie Religulous in order to see if it was poison, but they are within their rights to tell us that it is and to encourage us to deprive Bill Maher of our money by refusing to support his work through ticket sales.

Same with The Golden Compass, which promoted a skewed view of religion. No one tried to ban the film, but people of faith were encouraged not to see it for that reason. It made only $70 million of its $180 million budget back in the United States, turning a profit only with release to foreign markets. The film was such a flop that perhaps the others in the His Dark Materials series will never be produced. So much the better.
 
catman
That Christian is an idiot. I didn't see The Golden Compass, but I read the book and it was very good. I wish I had gone to see it now. It was mostly anti-Catholic.

The Xian is within his rights not to go see rationally oriented movies. He wouldn't want to have to think about his faith possibly being based on a foundation of sand. I don't spend money to see Xian-oriented movies because I've been there and done that, would regard it as an unpleasant experience, and don't want my money going to support such tripe.

Sinny, I don't want to argue with you.Wink




"If I owned both Hell and Texas, I'd live in Hell and rent out Texas." - General Sheridan
 
Sinny
Yeah I don't really want to argue with you either Cat we agree too much. Great minds think alike, ha ha.

This same christian recommended I read:

http://www.amazon...0849937205

she won't spend money on non religious movies, books but expects me to. Will I do that :no:
 
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