…well, if ridiculous means full of ridicule, then i say, yes. bill mayher in his “search” for truth or an answer as to why people see a need for religion in general, has essencially made fun of, completely denied & demoralized not just Christianity, but all organized religions.
he’s snagged a director of comedy (larry charles, also of curb your enthusiasm, entourage and seinfeld) who shares the same views, & together they’ve made a movie which bill says is totally comedic – hysterical, actually, in nature. click here for an interview.
i have a strange feeling that people aren’t going to laugh like he thinks. yeah, they’re gonna go see it, because religion is controversial; but they’re gonna leave pissed off. according to an abcnews poll, 83% of americans claim to be Christian. and those who don’t (just 4%) are probably mormon (l.d.s.), muslim, buddhist, believe in scientology or atheism…which leaves 13% who claim to have no religion. so from an agnostic (those who claim they just don’t know, & for anyone to say they do know or have faith in anything greater than oneself or believe in any kind of afterlife would be narrow minded & arrogant) viewpoint, it was a risky move making this film. it’ll most likely resonate well with 13% of americans. but it’ll get mayher what he wants (no, not real answers – not the truth, really, not even popularity)…but publicity & notoriety (which i know this post isn’t exactly helping). oh, & to rope fence-riders over to his way of thinking.
i say we (as a believing and faithful body) pray that through this experience of film making & searching, God reveals himself to bill in an undeniable, life-altering, tell the world kind of way.
if he did it with renowned author & former atheist, lee strobel (click here for strobel’s personal testimony /how his believing wife was instrumental), then this political satirist may very well be america’s next top spokesperson… a beacon of light & reformation for the glory of God. there is no lost cause. nothing is impossible.
what do you think?
James 1:26-27 (msg) Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world.