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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-22-09 08:41 AM
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Religulous: Borat-style satire on faith causes outrage
British release for controversial US movie will increase friction between atheists and believers
By Andrew Johnson and Emily Dugan
Sunday, 22 March 2009

A Borat-style documentary lampooning the world's religions through interviews with their leaders is to open in Britain next week and, if the US experience is anything to go, it is certain to spark controversy.

Religulous the title is a provocative combination of "religion" and "ridiculous" caused outrage across the Atlantic, with Catholics complaining they were the main target of the film, directed by Larry Charles. He also directed Borat, the satire on US mores starring Sacha Baron Cohen as the Kazakhstan reporter. The American comedian and satirist Bill Maher takes the Cohen role.

Maher has said that while the film was meant to be funny, it wasn't just meant to poke fun at religion, but demolish it. "I was raised a Catholic," he said, "but by the time I became an adult, scientific thought and rational evidence led me to believe otherwise. You know, when I was a kid and got a cavity, I had mercury drilled into my teeth. Then, when I got older, they drilled it out and you can do the same with religion."

The film opens shortly after the Pope was condemned for suggesting condoms "aggravate the problem" of Aids, causing a frantic Vatican damage-limitation exercise.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/religu...
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-22-09 01:25 PM
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1. "Religulous" is great, but I warn you,
there is not a single zombie scene in the entire movie.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-22-09 03:42 PM
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2. Religulous: Rational Learnings of Religion For Make Benefit Superior Thinkings of Atheism
When see us the Annual Running of the Freethinkers?

Let us stone together with the Bongs, not the stonings which Bong on the heads of womens.

:rofl:

--d!
Mmmm ... urine ...
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