is religulous ridiculous?

 …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.

1 peter 5:6,7,10

humble yourselves…that he may lift you up in due time.

cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

and the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.