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  • Bill Maher on Israel, uncut and uncensored

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    Earlier this week, I asked political commentator and comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to weigh in on the outcome of the 2012 election and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Below is the uncut, uncensored interview in which he talks about America's...

  • Betting on God

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 12, 2008 | 7:38 pm

    In “Religulous,” Bill Maher asks a worshipper at the Trucker’s Chapel in North Carolina how he can be certain there is a God. I don’t remember the guy’s exact words, but the gist of his response was: I can’t be sure, but following Jesus is the only way I can be sure I won’t burn in...

  • Religious POVs: Maher or Spurlock?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2008 | 4:11 am

    Morgan Spurlock is a genius. Sure, his shtick is shlocky. And, yeah, he might be reusing the formula he created for “Super Size Me.” But his film last year, “Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden,” is an insightful look at just how vile religious extremism is. In essence, the film,...

  • Bill Maher and religion: lost in transition

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 1, 2008 | 2:11 pm

    Don’t tell my wife, but I do often make mistakes, and occasionally they end up in print. This happened last week with my feature on Bill Maher’s “Religulous.” The inaccuracy in the article didn’t reflect poorly on Maher, but on me, because I was the person I misrepresented.

    In the...

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  • Bill Maher, Catholic and Jewish, master of guilt

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 25, 2008 | 7:11 pm

    And we’re back. Joining me again is my guest, Bill Maher.

    Now, this is Bill’s sixth appearance on The God Blog in as many weeks; I suppose the visits will stop soon after his new docu-drama, “Religulous,” is greeted at theaters by protesters Oct. 3.

    Yesterday I mentioned that even...

  • Bill Maher gets downright ‘Religulous’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 24, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    Bill Maher is on his soapbox, looking like a lunatic and holding court in London's Hyde Park. A crowd forms around the American talk show host, who is disguised in glasses and a funny hat as he preaches that aliens have infected our souls and only Scientology provides the answer.
    ...

  • Even Bill Maher can be irrational

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 24, 2008 | 6:30 pm

    My feature/review of Bill Maher’s new film, “Religulous,” is off to the printer and will appear in tomorrow’s Jewish Journal. It’s a decent piece and, if nothing else, includes the pretty cool, ultra-pious photo seen here (now my desktop background). In short, I liked the movie...

  • Defender of Faith:
    Rabbi David Wolpe explains why faith matters

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 18, 2008 | 1:21 am

    If the bestseller charts are any indication, it's become popular to condemn religion.

    Books such as Sam Harris' "Letter to a Christian Nation" and "The End of Faith," Richard Dawson's "The God Delusion," Christopher Hitchens' "God Is Not Great" and Bill Maher's soon-to-be-released...

  • Questions for Bill Maher

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 15, 2008 | 1:49 pm

    I’m interviewing Bill Maher today about his new film, “Religulous,” which skewers the faithful in theaters Oct. 3. I rather enjoyed the movie, though it didn’t change my opinion of God or his followers. But I know Maher engenders strong feelings among his fans and critics, so I wanted to invite readers of The God Blog to submit questions in the comments section that they’d like me to ask Maher later today.

    For a refresher on the documentary’s contents, read this post. You have about four hours.

  • Early thoughts on ‘Religulous’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 27, 2008 | 2:52 pm

    Well, my suspicions were correct: Religion comes off as looking at best ridiculous in Bill Maher’s new film “Religulous.” But the early buzz has also been correct: Brilliant.

    And so I’ve spent the past 13 hours wondering if there was something wrong with my enjoying the movie. It’s...

  • Bill Maher, space gods and schizophrenics

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 26, 2008 | 8:41 pm

    “You can’t be a rational person six days of the week and put on a suit and make rational decisions and go to work and, on one day of the week, go to a building and think you’re drinking the blood of a 2,000-year-old space god. That doesn’t make you a person of faith,” Bill...

  • What to make of Maher’s ‘Religulous’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 13, 2008 | 9:48 am

    Bill Maher, my favorite Irish Catholic Jew after David McGrath Schwartz, has a documentary coming out Oct. 3 titled “Religulous.” It doesn’t look ridiculous to be but, as you can imagine, there is a whole lot of holy hand-wringing going on.

    I’m likely going to interview Maher in the next few weeks for The Journal, but, for now, all I have to offer is the above trailer, which resembles a religious bloopers reel.

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