I just watched Religulous with Bill Maher and thought that I should start a forum and have everyone give their two bits worth. I believe with him completely as I know that everyone on this entire social network will and I want to put his concepts in to action as he says. The movie is about doubt and explaining that all religions are basically the same, but both him and I believe that the world would be a better place without religion. And If those of us that are above religion would stand up for our concept of reality we would have a tremendous impact. After all, 16% of our nation are atheists!
I saw this movie on the big screen and probably could have waited for dvd. That said, the picture quality on the big screen wasn't great... and probably better viewed at home. Mahar is hilarious and probably one of the people that inspired me to "come out" as an atheist to family and friends. I wish there were more movies out there like this one.
I enjoyed this film as well. Didn't make all the points it could have. But still very welcome offering. I wanted to go see this on the big screen, but all the area theaters wouldn't show it. Got the DVD the day of release though. Well worth the wait and watched a few times already.
The movie wasn't about an argument, but was about the establishment. In this case he was trying to establish doubt and trying to ensue some initiative of those that don't stand up for their beliefs (or lack there of). And the same goes for his show, it isn't about argument but about discussion, dialogue, and questions. It is those questions that have sent him to the top, not his ability to argue. Because as you said he is poor at argument.