We all know that religion can be a touchy subject, but if there’s one guy who’s not afraid to tackle touchy subjects, it’s the former host of Politically Incorrect, Bill Maher. Religulous is an upcoming documentary from Maher, directed by Larry Charles (Borat), that has one purpose: to expose the hypocrisy and foolishness of all religions around the world. Actually, come to think of it… there is also a secondary purpose. To provide 90 minutes of humour and entertainment for atheists everywhere.
It pretty much goes without saying that this movie is going to piss a lot of people off. Part of me hopes that it will also get people talking and re-thinking their beliefs, but after watching the trailer, I’m not sure that it will. Bill Maher’s smug attitude isn’t likely to change anyone’s mind. Still, if you agree with Maher, I imagine this will be an enjoyable watch. The involvement of Larry Charles puts this up there with some of my most anticipated movies of the year. I just hope it will end up playing somewhere near me on October 3rd. Check out the trailer below, and also check out Maher’s newly launched anti-religion site www.disbeliefnet.com for even more “mythbusting”. Feel free to sound off in the comments below.