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Have a Little Faith

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Home
Phu Nguyen

What this world has become is something so undefinable and sometimes scary that I don't think anyone would make it without the belief in something bigger than themselves and people in general.

DiffiCULT to Leave, a one-woman show

Pam Peterson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Pam Peterson

In her spirited one-woman show, "DiffiCult to leave," Roslyn Cohn uses song and narrative to recount her Scientology experiences. Alternatively hilarious and moving, the show is a first-hand account of the before and after of life in a cult... perhaps the largest, and most powerful, cult in contemporary times.

Is Religion 'Religulous'?

Kabir Helminski | Posted 09.06.2011 | Home
Kabir Helminski

Is religion an immature wish-fulfillment, a denial of our mortality, an abrogation of our human responsibilities, a sentimental lullaby for those unwilling to face harsh realities?

Why Do Atheists Read the Religion Section?

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shira Hirschman Weiss

In my opinion, Atheists want to be well-informed. They want to know what the other side is saying, and then what they're saying next.

The Peter (Pan) Principle

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cathleen Falsani

Surely we are to put away certain childish things when we get older. But if we lose all of who we were when we were children -- the wonder, unfettered imagination and ease of faith -- we lose sight of our essential selves.

Religulous Dogma

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Philip Goldberg

Why do the militant atheists insist on this intellectual dishonesty? Maybe because confrontational language and side-splitting satire help them make their case.

Bill Maher, Roman Polanski and Barack Obama

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

Lineage and religion -- they are killer topics. It's not easy to escape religious roots. No one makes their own choice at birth regarding religion, yet ancestry and religious rules decide a lot.

The "New Atheist" Crusade and Me

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

I agree with the New Atheists: it's time for religion to go. Intolerant, politicized, ugly, right-wing religion, that is. I agree with religious peopl...

An Open Letter To Bill Maher

Etan Thomas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Etan Thomas

After watching your movie Religulous, I was quite disappointed with your depiction of religion as a whole. I don't believe that you were truly out for answers but only to poke fun and mock.

God Bless Bill Maher

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If I want to hear the administration's position I'll go on its website. I don't need a wide-eyed cheerleader echoing what the President's saying. Bias is bias.

Promoting Doubt: Bill Maher on the DVD Release of Religulous

Greg Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Hanlon

There's nothing like a Bill Maher sneer to puncture the pieties and moral certainty of the deeply religious. I spoke with him about religion, its followers and the release of the Religulous DVD.

Bill Maher's "Religulous" Out Of Oscar Contention

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bill Maher's documentary exploring religion, "Religulous," is out of Oscar contention after being left out of the final 15 list released by the Academ...

Defying Despair: Why I Believe

Rabbi Sharon Brous | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Rabbi Sharon Brous

Faith is not about hatred and exclusion -- those are perversions of the deepest religious truths. The religious life is not about pretending to know with certainty, it is about living with deep humility.

Bill Maher's Fundamentalism

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Waldman

Maher holds a black-and-white world view that demonizes religion in the same way that some religious fundamentalists demonize those who differ from them. He is a secular fundamentalist.

A Question of Faith

Dan Pasternack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Dan Pasternack

Bill Maher's new film "Religulous" is important -- not because I agree with Mr. Maher's opinions, but because I find his fundamental mission to call into question the certitude of all organized religions monumentally necessary. I'd even say it was God's work.

Religulous - Bill Maher's Holy Terror

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Brusin

What happens when a Jew and a Catholic go to see Religulous? They spend about $20 bucks. Whether it was well spent is the better question. I figured t...

Maher Mangles Zucker At the Box Office

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Hamsher

I'll put on my Hollywood hat just for a moment so I can lead a chorus of righteous laughter at the colossal failure of the persecuted Hollywood conservatives behind An American Carol.

Trailer: "Religulous" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Watch the trailer for "Religulous," starring Bill Maher....

Religulous: Terrifyingly Hysterical

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Allison Kilkenny

Maher's examination of religion (including his own religious past) is remarkably candid and sympathetic toward the victims of religious mythology.

Sherri Shepherd, Bill Maher Spar Over God: Bill Tells Sherri She Should Go To Psych Ward

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bill Maher appeared on "The View" Tuesday morning to promote his upcoming film, "Religulous," which comes out Friday. When Maher tried to debunk a ba...

Bill Maher Takes On Religion, And It Doesn't Have A Chance

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Religulous," which comes out on Friday in New York and Oct. 3 in the rest of the country, shows Mr. Maher on a world tour of rapid-cut interviews in ...

An Open Letter to Bill Maher About Faith

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Corso

I know that your new film is about to debut, Religulous, and that you mean it to be funny. Truthfully, my friend, faith is a funny thing. Not funny ha-ha, funny odd.

"No water, no sex" - New films take on not-so-subtle meanings when it comes to water

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
J. Carl Ganter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- By strange turn of fate or my wife's careful selection, almost every film we saw this summer at the Traverse City Film Festiva...

Bill Maher's 'Religulous': Oscar Bait?

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When I attended a press screening for Bill Maher's "Religulous" in New York on Tuesday, it struck me like a lightning bolt on the road to the Kodak Th...

God And Man At The Olympics

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Giltz

When athletes point to the sky after winning an event and give all praise to God, are they just giving credit where credit is due? Or are they confusing personal glory with what really matters?