This new compilation of Bill Maher’s “rules for religion” is hilarious, and I’m posting it despite having put up a small section of this video a few months ago (that 5-minute video has, by the way, now vanished from YouTube). This video, 25 minutes long, is as good a collection of Maher’s views on religion as you can get. (I’m not counting “Religulous” since in that movie the faithful helped mock themselves. And I still haven’t seen it yet.)
The bits about Mitt Romney, Mormonism, and the ending showing a real scene of Sarah Palin rebuking witchcraft under pastoral incantation (24:10) are priceless.
What I like about Maher’s take on faith is the combination of hilarity and the dead serious points behind it. No living comic comes close, though George Carlin did when he was alive.