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Probably The Most Unprofessional Documentary Ever Made

Bill Maher is a complete idiot. What kind of moron goes into homes, businesses and places of worship only to blindside unsuspecting people who trust him to conduct a fair interview? Instead of letting them answer his pointed questions, he mocks them, tries his damnedest to make them look stupid, and attempts to destroy their faith in their god. Mostly he targets Christians, but he also takes his ignorant swipes at Muslims and Jews as well. Bill Maher is as cheap a con artist as they come. He doesn't show the full interviews, only snippets of his hateful remarks and then he pans over to his betrayed interviewee's dumbfounded facial expressions or includes fabricated captions just for his childish kicks. Then he manipulates his audience even more with sarcastic scenes from the Flintstones or some Hollywood movie, while piping in music to create a mood that wouldn't otherwise exist. The very fact that one of his interviewees didn't sock this pompous dumb ass in the jaw is proof enough that god probably does exist. I mean, the fact that he came out of it without a black eye is a miracle. What kind of UNPROFESSIONAL conducts an interview and then films himself riding in a minivan scoffing at the person he just interviewed? Please tell me, what kind of spoiled rich ass bastard goes into a church that is obviously filled with poverty stricken people who have suffered from alcoholism and abuse, and stands there on the alter making every attempt to break their faith? Who in their right mind would ever give this asshole an interview after this shameful film? I'm not devoutly religious. I guess in a way I could be considered agnostic even though I consider myself Catholic, because by birth I am Catholic. However, I was completely offended by Religulous. Why make fun of anyone's beliefs, no matter what those beliefs are? At one point this sick son of a bitch pipes in a witches cackle when a public relationship manager approaches to stop his absurd line of questioning. Why the witches cackle, Maher? Did you think without it you would be the one looking stupid instead? If you want to see the same subject matter handled in a much more professional way, check out the movie Zeitgeist; at least there are no victims in that one. Bill Maher is simply pathetic. I felt so bad for the actor playing Jesus who Bill interviewed; Bill laughed at him and nearly had the poor guy in tears. This movie is filled with cheap shots like that. I guess Bill O'Reilly has "shut up" and Bill Maher has "that's bullshit". These two jerks are just two sides of the same coin. And when the rabbi began to beat Maher at his own game by not allowing Maher to interrupt him, coward Maher got up and walked away and said, "No, no, I'm out." What an ignorant man! When Maher started making fun of Puerta Ricans (while showing clips of Scarface, a Cuban) I couldn't believe what a racist he is. Maher gives the false impression that he is legitimate because he makes his interviewees sweat, but they are not sweating because Maher has brought up any legitimate points against their faith—they are sweating because they are torn about how to react to this completely insensitive, rude individual who seems to be asking for a knuckle sandwich every five seconds. Serious, what exactly was the point of making fun of the two brave gay Muslims who have come out of the closet? Every so-called joke in this movie has already been told in a much more tasteful way by Michael Moore and even by Borat. And Maher's Jerry Springer style speech at the end—including 9/11 footage and nuclear bombs going off to distract us from all the ignorance—was as bad as a junior high school student's essay copied out of an encyclopedia. It's like Bill Maher is looking through a keyhole at a black and white world in which billions of people are wrong—but he is right.

 
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