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I am an avid Netflix Documentary watcher, and I saw one lastnight called Religulious by Bill Maher. I know religion is a touchy subject, but hoyl smokes, does this ever bring some light to a very taboo topic. I recommend watching it.

Has anyone seen any other good ones? Street Thief is another really good one!

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 Religulious is a great documentary.  I bought it on a whim when it came out and didn't regret it.

"Pulling John" is another great one!  It's an armwrestling documentary and I highly recommend it.

"CHIEFS" was on there a while back.  Not sure if it still is, but it is a documentary about a Wyoming Blackfeet Reservation high school basketball team.  Very good.

"The March of the Penguins"  life of penguins, really good actually

"Restropo"  US soldiers

I am sure there is more that I can't think of right now.  Keep 'em coming people, I love documentaries also.

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 Im going to watch it tonight

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Bill Maher is a major league douche.

 

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"THE WONDER WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA"  its a must see

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guywhofishes Said:
Bill Maher is a major league douche.

I couldnt agree more. Infact I think he is the MVP in that catagorie

Neat

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WONDERFUL WHITES........My bad.     

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WONDERFUL WHITES........My bad.     

Havent seen it all but have caught a bit of it on some of the movie channels, goofy stuff there i do wanna catch the whole thing though. Also "Catfish" is one the of the wierdest things I have ever seen. It has nothing to do with fishing in any way. Definitely worth it if you like comically creepy people.

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guywhofishes Said:
Bill Maher is a major league douche.

Anything by Michael Moore is worse. He is number one on my list of "people I wouldn't mind going to jail for beacuse I sucker punched them".  

Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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WONDERFUL WHITES........My bad.     

This is the craziest / funniest / saddest docu. ive ever watched. I cant believe people live like that!

Restrepo is a really good one about US troops 

 

 "I get what you're saying:  Like a sausage replica featuring a Polander holding a sacred illumination device." 

 

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 Religulious is a great documentary.  I bought it on a whim when it came out and didn't regret it.

"Pulling John" is another great one!  It's an armwrestling documentary and I highly recommend it.

"CHIEFS" was on there a while back.  Not sure if it still is, but it is a documentary about a Wyoming Blackfeet Reservation high school basketball team.  Very good.

"The March of the Penguins"  life of penguins, really good actually

"Restropo"  US soldiers

I am sure there is more that I can't think of right now.  Keep 'em coming people, I love documentaries also.

I've seen all of these besides Chiefs. I love the variety of docu's you can see on netflix.

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guywhofishes Said:
Bill Maher is a major league douche.

I couldnt agree more. Infact I think he is the MVP in that catagorie

You guys can not like Bill, but he doesn't even say much in this film. The radical religious figures say it all. They back themselves into a corner, and can't get out. Religion is a funny thing, it is a great attribute when everyone is positive, but as soon as the questions get tough, then everyone becomes defensive, and questions why someone would ever questions 'their god'. Bill Maher just expoilts those people, and they out themselves. He even gets a someone from the Vatican to admit that a majority of what happens there is contrary to 'God's Word'.

Hate him if you want, but check out the documentary, if it doesn't make you realize how hindering religion is on the global growth, then you are too nieve to even notice it happening in your own hometown.

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How hindering religion is on global growth? Please do enlighten us to what that even means.

 

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wouldnt buy or otherwise support anything that has fingerprint of either maher or moore. both are scum imho.

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Bill maher is a total tool, however, religulous was pretty impressive.  he didn't really take side to anything or puke out his own opinions for 2 hours. just asked simple questions and let the nutjobs do the talking.

Checkout Chosin on netflix or the universe (tons of episodes) & into the universe with stephen hawking.

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killin-em-softly Said:

johnr Said:

guywhofishes Said:
Bill Maher is a major league douche.

I couldnt agree more. Infact I think he is the MVP in that catagorie

You guys can not like Bill, but he doesn't even say much in this film. The radical religious figures say it all. They back themselves into a corner, and can't get out. Religion is a funny thing, it is a great attribute when everyone is positive, but as soon as the questions get tough, then everyone becomes defensive, and questions why someone would ever questions 'their god'. Bill Maher just expoilts those people, and they out themselves. He even gets a someone from the Vatican to admit that a majority of what happens there is contrary to 'God's Word'.

Hate him if you want, but check out the documentary, if it doesn't make you realize how hindering religion is on the global growth, then you are too nieve to even notice it happening in your own hometown.

Maher blows the biggest, nastiest goats.  If some one speaks 10 sentences he will cut and paste them to make those folks sound like he wants them to.  Not too hard to figure that one out.  He is the douchiest of douche.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

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How hindering religion is on global growth? Please do enlighten us to what that even means.

well, 90% of the wars would have never happened for starters.

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Bill maher is a total tool, however, religulous was pretty impressive.  he didn't really take side to anything or puke out his own opinions for 2 hours. just asked simple questions and let the nutjobs do the talking.

Checkout Chosin on netflix or the universe (tons of episodes) & into the universe with stephen hawking.

These are cool I would recommend them as well.

I dont go around guessing cup sizes either I just know a nice rack when I see one.

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and yes...michael moore deserves an inoperable brain tumor.

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WONDERFUL WHITES........My bad.     

This one is crazy.

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killin-em-softly Said:

johnr Said:

guywhofishes Said:
Bill Maher is a major league douche.

I couldnt agree more. Infact I think he is the MVP in that catagorie

You guys can not like Bill, but he doesn't even say much in this film. The radical religious figures say it all. They back themselves into a corner, and can't get out. Religion is a funny thing, it is a great attribute when everyone is positive, but as soon as the questions get tough, then everyone becomes defensive, and questions why someone would ever questions 'their god'. Bill Maher just expoilts those people, and they out themselves. He even gets a someone from the Vatican to admit that a majority of what happens there is contrary to 'God's Word'.

Hate him if you want, but check out the documentary, if it doesn't make you realize how hindering religion is on the global growth, then you are too nieve to even notice it happening in your own hometown.

Maher blows the biggest, nastiest goats.  If some one speaks 10 sentences he will cut and paste them to make those folks sound like he wants them to.  Not too hard to figure that one out.  He is the douchiest of douche.

In the case of "Religulous" I almost wish you were right.

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multi-species-angler Said:
Bill maher is a total tool, however, religulous was pretty impressive.  he didn't really take side to anything or puke out his own opinions for 2 hours. just asked simple questions and let the nutjobs do the talking.

Checkout Chosin on netflix or the universe (tons of episodes) & into the universe with stephen hawking.

These are cool I would recommend them as well.

nova, the universe, into the universe and nova science now are my favorites.  the kid is constantly bitching at me cause the dvr is full of "protected" episodes of the above.  my hope is someday he will "see the light" and decide to actually watch a few of the episodes and get hooked.  but, he is only 11.  so, that might be kind of wishful thinking at this point. 

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and a bill maher fan or not (me not)... a guy has to watch religulous.  give it a try captain... you don't need to change your opinion on maher... just watch and listen w/ an open mind.  its rather entlightening.  at the end of the day, you might be able to say you learned something and there will be nothing stopping you from still referring to him as the douchiest of the douches.  lol. 

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How hindering religion is on global growth? Please do enlighten us to what that even means.

Let me start by saying I don't want anyone to get butt hurt over this, but it is undisputable that religion is a global deterrent pertaining to growth. Look at the Muslim’s for example (only as an example). The Koran states that all non-believers are considered infidels, and that they should be wiped clean from the earth, or conform to Islam and Muslim ideals. This is mostly the same for Christians and other religions as well. The very first commandment states that you shall have no other gods, this seems a little possessive and jealous to me. The link between country and religion is another hindrance that the US has fallen victim too as well. We are in no way any better than Iraq, Iran or N Korea in the way we handle our business (besides the fact that it is ‘our way’). How can this type of ignorance be good for global growth, or economic expansion??? Let me ask you that question???

Religion is opportune for people of misfortune.  It is an outlet for people who are placed in a dead-end with no alternative (i.e. prisoners, soldiers in a foxhole or someone who has been faced with an adverse circumstance), however it is an unnecessary hindrance and an unfortunate misleading of the common people to believe or preach that at one point on this earth there was only 2 people, one talking snake, a forbidden tree of fruit and the virgin Mary.

There was no physical witness that documented the sightings and actions of Jesus. It was passed on though generations, and then eventually documented into what is now known as The Holy Bible. But, how many versions of the Holy Bible are there these days? Over 25… Sounds a little fishy to me…

How many times have your fishing stories been twisted from one of your buddies to the next, and by the time you hear it again, you don’t even recognize it.

I grew up in the Church, and just started my research just over 3 months ago pertaining to religion. The Catholic Church turned me into an information junky, and I have been very interested in what I have found. The church is a business, and they have the best clients in the world. Clients that are passed down from generation to generation just like those who favor John Deere tractors, or Chevrolet Pickups. The only difference is that the Catholic (Religious) Clients are paying for a service that has never been PROVEN.

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and a bill maher fan or not (me not)... a guy has to watch religulous.  give it a try captain... you don't need to change your opinion on maher... just watch and listen w/ an open mind.  its rather entlightening.  at the end of the day, you might be able to say you learned something and there will be nothing stopping you from still referring to him as the douchiest of the douches.  lol. 

I agree. I don't like Maher, but he doesn't even talk in the docu, he is letting everyone else do it for him. I thought it was very well put togeather. It add's a sense of humor to the darker, unspoken sections of religion.

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I'm not a huge documentary fan. They often are one-sided and can easily be manipulated to endorse the director or creators beliefs or agendas. While basing your documentary on factual data can open the viewers eyes to an event or topic, the director can then also choose to leave out other pertinent data that contradicts the direction on how they want their story to unfold. Due to this reason I see documentarys as very bias and a partially unreliable source for information.

On the other hand however, I have watched Planet earth documentaries and while some of the information conveyed often has a slightly detectable agenda I do find them very informative and entertaining. I guess it's all in how you present the data.


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How hindering religion is on global growth? Please do enlighten us to what that even means.

well, 90% of the wars would have never happened for starters.

Bingo! We also have more free trade between nations, and Oh one more thing, we wouldn't have 550,000 troops in Afganistan right now fighting over the fact that we are "infidels".

...Just for starts...

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I love how everyone points at the muslim religion for being the psycho violent one.  Many forget what happened in Ireland so recently between catholics & protestants.

The only thing factual about december 25th is that almost all civilizations before our celebration of "jesus" also celebrated it as some form of holy day.  Many of which also celebrated it as the birth of a worshipped figure. (i.e. Horus)  the reasoning behind this is it is the first day of the visible new year.  Dec. 25th is the first day you can visibly notice the days getting longer.

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I don't ever force religious views on anyone and I can understand how you guys can be sarcastic or cynical about it. With that said, I will tell you what I take from religion. First, I am catholic and historians don't dispute that there was once a man named Jesus and he changed the way people thought about things in a good way. His teachings are far diferent then old testament teachings. He preached love, respect, forgiveness and tolerance. Those are good things no matter who you are. So my take on it is that if you use religion to guide you to perform good works and have good will toward your fellow man, than there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Not even atheists can dispute that,  less they want to look like a fool.

Is it impious to weigh goose music and art in the same scales? I think not, because the true hunter is merely a noncreative artist. Who painted the first picture on a bone in the caves of France? A hunter. Who alone in our modern life so thrills to the sight of living beauty that he will endure hunger and thirst and cold to feed his eye upon it? The hunter. Who wrote the great hunter's poem about the sheer wonder of the wind, the hail, and the snow, the stars, the lightnings, and the clouds, the lion, the deer, and the wild goat, the raven, the hawk, and the eagle, and above all the eulogy to the horse? Job, one of the great dramatic artists of all time. Poets sing and hunters scale the mountains primarily for one and the same reason--the thrill of beauty. Critics write and hunters outwit their game primarily for one and the same reason--to reduce that beauty to possession. The differences are largely matters of degree, consciousness, and that sly arbiter of the classification of human activities, language. If, then, we can live without goose music, we may as well do away with stars, or sunsets, or Iliads. But the point is we would be fools to do away with any of them. 

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I love how everyone points at the muslim religion for being the psycho violent one.  Many forget what happened in Ireland so recently between catholics & protestants.

The only thing factual about december 25th is that almost all civilizations before our celebration of "jesus" also celebrated it as some form of holy day.  Many of which also celebrated it as the birth of a worshipped figure. (i.e. Horus)  the reasoning behind this is it is the first day of the visible new year.  Dec. 25th is the first day you can visibly notice the days getting longer.

I'm not "calling out" the Muslims. All religions are guilty. Look at how "Different" Mormans are... One of their belifes says that Jesus himself vistied the Americas? Where is this at in the Christian Bible.

I can see your argument for Dec 25th coinsidentaly being the same birthdate as all the other metiterranean gods before jesus, but what about the other 'similarities' between the christian leader and Horus? They virtually did the same thing, except Horus was "born???"  well before jesus.

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First off I will admit straight up I have not watched the Maher film on religion. Do not have much time for either his or Moores self serving "documentaries" .   Nor am I what I would consider an extremely "religious" person, but I have a very strong "faith". This faith is not a result of religious  "preaching", but by watching some people actually  live their lives.

I am curious from those that have watched Mahers film if their was any interpretation or examples of religion from those quiet majority involved in religion that are not "nut jobs"????

We all know the fire and brimstone religion fanatics, but we also know the quiet, humble, put others first people who have devoted their life to THEIR interpretations of the religion they practice that are UNQUESTIONABLY a positie to society and the people they impact.

I find often times it seems the  driveby, often times left wing, condemnation of religion as a whole is often times somewhat selfserving and self excusing in nature.Indeed just as in any and all segments of life, religion has those who will use it for selfserving purposes, as will those condemning it.

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I don't ever force religious views on anyone and I can understand how you guys can be sarcastic or cynical about it. With that said, I will tell you what I take from religion. First, I am catholic and historians don't dispute that there was once a man named Jesus and he changed the way people thought about things in a good way. His teachings are far diferent then old testament teachings. He preached love, respect, forgiveness and tolerance. Those are good things no matter who you are. So my take on it is that if you use religion to guide you to perform good works and have good will toward your fellow man, than there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Not even atheists can dispute that,  less they want to look like a fool.

Agreed! Live the way your god lived his life, but don't mirror it, because some of what happened in 20 B.C. or 20 A.D.  is no longer relivant in today's society.

Well put Meelosh. I'm 100% with you on that one.

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