Monday, August 20, 2007

Bill Maher Insults Muslims

Implicitly. He's out to offend every religious group -- in Vatican City, Jerusalem, and Salt Lake City. Jonathan Last comments:

The documentary, tentatively titled Religulous, sounds unbelievably brave. After all, you've seen the enormous price people in Hollywood pay for even beginning to question the pieties of religious zealots. This is why we have artists--to speak truth to the powerful.

Anyway, Maher had this to say about the movie, "We talked to everybody. We went everywhere. We went to every place where there is religion. We went to Vatican City. We went to Jerusalem. We went to Salt Lake City. And I think I’ve insulted everybody!"

Christians, check. Jews, check. Mormons, check. Yup, that's everybody! There's no other important religious group worth mentioning that maybe deserves some fun-poking and that might react badly to being ridiculed. And thank goodness the film will be released around Easter and not some other holy period.
Yes, you have to admire the bravery of people like Maher. He must be ostracized in Hollywood for making a movie like this.

2 comments:

Mike said...

Wy would Maher be ostracized from Hollywood? He is an admitted agnostic (at least) and is certainly entitled to express his opinion of any and all religions. I may not agree with many of his points, but he most certainly has a right to express his opinions!

Philo-Junius said...

Somebody has an irony-deficient diet, I see.