Monday, October 06, 2008

Religulous

Do not see this movie if 1. You believe in god, whatever he, she, it or they may be or 2. You have a lousy sense of humor because if you don't, this flick will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

"Maher, reacting to a smooth-talking black preacher's boast that he got a great deal on his $2,000 suits, drolly observes, "I find it interesting that you're a
Christian, you used to be a Muslim but you buy all your clothes like a Jew."

On why George Carlin was right about politics.

On his encounter with Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, who tells Maher he believes the biblical account that Earth was created 5,200 years ago: "He's not going to be happy with this movie. I suspect he's going to say that the editing is not favorable to him [laughs]. And he's not completely wrong about that. But we didn't make anything up. When I told him I was worried about people [with such literal interpretations of the Bible] running the country, he's the one who says, 'Well, you don't have to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate.' "



Another gem from Religulous was the fact the Egyptian deity Horus (2000BC+) shared many similarities with Christ including the following:

virgin birth,
son of god
Foster father
Foster father of royal decent
Born in a cave or stable
Annunciation from an angel etc., etc. etc.


Additionally, this info was very popular

"Stories from the life of Horus had been circulating for centuries before Jesus birth (circa 4 - 7 BCE). If any copying occurred by the writers of the Egyptian or Christian religions, it was the followers of Jesus who incorporated into his biography the myths and legends of Horus, not vie-versa."

Question: In the Nicene Creed, did Constantine use the Horus myth to deify Christ to encourage Romans to buy into the fact Christianity was just as valid as the Roman Gods in order to get much needed money for the cash strapped Roman Empire?

Question: Why do believers get so upset about questions about their faith? If they truly believe, then why the violence?

50 people died when (relatively innocent) cartoons depicting Muhammad were printed in Danish newspapers.

If nothing else, people are now starting to question faith because after all, 16% of all Americans either are Atheists or Agnostic, not bad for a minority that's finally coming out of the closet.
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