Not the crummy Mohammed movie everyone is talking about, heavens no. That movie is “abhorrent.”
In 2008, Bill Maher produced the film Religulous. That film mocks organized religion and, in particular, singles out Christianity for scorn. The purpose of the movie is to depict religious believers as crazy. Take a look at the trailer. It’s a bit heavy-handed, what with the Gnarls Barkley soundtrack and all.
In the wake of this week’s riots and attacks on the U.S. across the Middle East, the Obama administration has taken pains to assure the world that the United States is not a fan of mocking religion. In his initial statement on the Benghazi atrocity, President Obama said:
While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
What is Religulous, if not an attempt to denigrate the religious beliefs of others? The title is a mash-up of “religion” and “ridiculous.”