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Bill Maher's Religulous: Ridiculous?


    Posted by Admin on October 4, 2008

Yes, the anti-religion "documentary", Religulous, is ridiculous.

But as J.P. Moreland and Craig Hazen note (colleagues of Klaus at Biola), the movie is a reminder to all Christians of how we've got to recapture lost turf in the culture (and among Christians) about what faith means and how it is relevant to our daily lives.

As Moreland notes,
"Religulous presents faith as completely opposed to reason-that faith is believing any silly thing you want. But a biblical view of faith is that faith is actually based on knowledge and reason; it's not opposed to it ... Ultimately Maher-who calls himself a proponent of doubt-is a bit too skeptical for his own good. If you're too skeptical, then you'll be sure that you won't believe something that's false, but you will also fail to believe things that are true, things that might help you."
In Search of a Confident Faith, co-authored by Issler and Moreland, attempts to recapture the biblical concept of faith and its importance for life as it is meant to be lived.

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Dr. Klaus Issler