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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, November 07, 2008

An Unfair Assault on Faith

By Michael Medved

The new movie "Religulous" features comedian Bill Maher arguing with believers to make them look stupid. The movie provides uneasy laughs--showing a Democratic, Bible-exploiting senator expressing gratitude that there's no IQ requirement for Congress. The cheap shots at organized faith, however, involve two areas of fundamental unfairness:

First, Maher selects easy, vulnerable targets, never confronting formidable religious intellects, like theologian Al Mohler.

Second, the movie concentrates on Christianity while giving a free pass to radical Islam, arguing that all religions equally threaten the destruction of civilization.

The concluding montage cuts together images of burning buildings on 9/11 with footage of Pope Benedict and devout Jews in prayer, thereby abandoning all claims of decency or seriousness.

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