Thursday, October 16, 2008

The tenets of Scientology

Tonight I caught the new Bill Maher movie Religulous, which is a combination of the two words "religion" and "ridiculous," which does seem to be a reasonable word combination. My favorite scene is this one where he goes to London and starts preaching the tenets of "Scientology." He gets treated like he's crazy because, well, it is crazy, and he makes the point that it only sounds comparatively crazy because it's newer and we haven't heard these stories as often as the ones from the more mainstream religions. Bill's too smug for the dopey masses to even contemplate a lot of what is offered in this movie, but it's nice to see someone putting up the good fight against the forces of superstition, prudism, dullness and dogma.

4 comments:

KAP said...

Smug and strident if it's like his shows. He's playing to his base, it's not going to unconvert anyone.

I'm looking forward to the DVD, though. It's not likely to play here.

Jeff said...

His show is fabulous. It might be the funniest and least dumbed down talk show that has ever been on. It's available on podcast for those without HBO.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I don't think we'll get this one on Saipan. I've taking Edz to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua on Sunday. Woot.

KAP said...

Shave your dog and he could pass as the stunt double