For every boring, intellectually dishonest documentary, there is an equal and opposite hilarious, enlightening documentary. Ok, maybe not, but in this case there just may be.
Just in case Ben Stein didn’t do a good enough job mocking his own ideas with his biased, underhanded treatment of intelligent design, Bill Maher – host of Real Time with Bill Maher, author of New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer, and out-of-the-closet atheist – has compiled a documentary called Religulous.
(Update: video of Larry King interviewing Maher about Religulous after the fold.)
Maher collaborated with Borat director, Larry Charles, on the documentary, which is intended to be part-mockery, part-hilarity, and part-profundity. Charles says of the movie, “Set to the rhythms of Sympathy for the Devil and Jesus Walks, from the Western Wall to the Vatican, from self-professed messiahs to self professed Pariahs, we will not only expose the hypocrisy and corruption in organized religion but the absurdly hilarious logic that holds it together.”
It’s bound to be controversial, but it should at least generate some discussion, and it’s guaranteed to be a lot more funny and entertaining than Stein’s flick.
Religulous hits theaters June 20th. Mark your calendar.