After several setbacks (including the Writerâ€™s Strike) comedian Bill Maherâ€™s new documentary, Religulous, will be released in theatres October 3rd, 2008. Known for his stance against religion, Bill Maherâ€™s views on the various world religions are explored as he travels to numerous religious destinations, such as Jerusalem, the Vatican, and even Salt Lake City. He interviews believers from a variety of backgrounds and groups, including Jews for Jesus, Muslims, polygamists, Satanists, Hasidic scholars and even Rael of the Raelian Movement.
From a Variety story on Religulous:
Explaining his impetus to make the film, Maher said: â€œI wanted to make a documentary, and I wanted it to be funny. In fact, since there is nothing more ridiculous than the ancient mythological stories that live on as todayâ€™s religions, this movie would try to be a real knee-slapper. Unless, of course, youâ€™re religious; then you might not like it.â€