ProJo Review — Egregulous

Religulous Since our local paper chose to run (the only) negative review of Bill Maher’s excellent movie Religulous I feel compelled to set the record straight, just in case anyone crossed the movie off their must-see list. The review in question was written by a certain Renee Rodriguez (it seems possible that some childhood indoctrination influences her point of view) for the Miami Herald.

While I agree with her that fundamentalists of every stripe are easy targets, that doesn’t mean they get a pass. The burden of proof is on the person making the outrageous claim… it’s not bullying to ask for it. But Rodriguez goes on to complain that “It’s a lot harder to explore the point at which scientific thought must give way to spiritual faith.”

What the hell movie was this woman watching? Scientific thought never gives way to faith… that was one of the major points being made. These domains are completely irreconcilable and in the 21st century it’s time to give up the comforting fairy tales. And what she calls his “preachy summation” I have embraced as my new manifesto — it was perfect. On top of all this it is laugh-out-loud hilarious, right up there with ‘Life of Brian’. See it.

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