Super Cyborg said:
I like documentaries that just show us interviews or events, and let the audience decide what they believe. Of course, there's always some bias, just because the film makers have to decide what scenes to include, and in what context. But I like those sort more then ones that come across as fervent propaganda.
Bill Mahers work falls in the second category. He can make fun of Christians/Muslims/Jews all he wants, but he didn't fact check his own work. The film was also peppered with images of nuclear weapons, in order illustrate how dangerous religion is. Of course, anyone with any sense knows that the world is more complicated then that
, and that there are more impotent factors to global violence then religion. Maher doesn't back up his statements with strong facts. He then pretends this is okay because he's a comedian. Essentially he arrogantly believes he's correct, but he rarely offers a strong argument. Bless the late Christopher Hitchens for giving us this moment:
Anyway, I consider myself an agnostic, but there's a strain of anti-theism that really grinds my gears. It really shouldn't matter what you believe.