I had a blast watching Religulous because I have the same questions that Bill Maher had regarding to religion. Why do many so many people believe in something that has yet to be proven to be true? In the film, many hardcore religious freaks couldn’t defend the irrational biblical images such as a talking snake, a man who lived inside a fish and the inconsistency story of Virgin Mary giving birth to Jesus.
When I first came to the States, my aunt persuaded me to go to a Vietnamese church and I did. I wanted to learn more about God and I wanted to find out what made these people believed in him. I dragged my ass to church every Sunday for about six months or so. The people at church were very lovely. They tried everything they could to get me to accept God, but I couldn’t do it without real evidence; therefore, I quitted going to church.
I have a cousin who has a PHD in information system. He’s way smarter than me and I always looked up to him as a role model. He showed me the value and the respect you get with an education. I get that and I followed him on that. He never smoked; therefore, I believed smoking is bad so I never did it. I get that. What I don’t get, however, is that he accepted Jesus so blindly. There are things that he has been praying to God for many years and obviously God hasn’t given to him yet, but he still thinks that one day God will.
After watching Religulous, it helps me understand why many rational people could be so irrational when it comes to faith. Religulous is a hilarious, eye-opening documentary on organized religion.