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Exclusive ‘Religulous’ Clip: The Confessional

In Bill Maher’s new movie “Religulous” he travels around the country to find out what makes people believe in religion. In this clip, the lapsed Catholic heads to confession for the first time in 40 years to confess to the sins he’s committed since then. Watch the clip below and be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments section.


  • Kurt


  • Bert Saraco

    Okay — what did we expect here but a manipulative, self-serving, mean spirited attack on religion? Mahar is using ‘humor’ to disguise the fact that he really has no valid argument other than the fact that he chooses not to exercise faith, and others do. Faith cannot be attacked on the basis that it’s unfounded – it’s faith, get it? The evidence of things unseen… the substance of things hoped for. Wanna’ see some? You can’t. So, Mahar is going to simply find ways to make believers look foolish. It will be vulgar, mean spirited and arrogant.
    I mean, just look at the clip.
    Get ready for some fancy editing as well, to make believers look as foolish as they possibly can.

  • Talia

    I have to agree with Kurt on this one … yawn.
    This is just what he does best … attempt to be funny.
    Makes me think of the old saying … what do you expect from a pig but a grunt?

  • cytokilla

    I agree that faith can not be quantified, but there are people who can not determine the difference between faith and reality. And those who believe that they can actually talk directly to God and that they know what God wants is just crazy. I have not seen the movie yet but if he makes fun of those people I think it’s fair game, otherwise he is just talking “smack”.

  • Brantley Moate

    Faith can absolutely be attacked on the grounds that it’s unfounded. Religious people do that all the time to people who believe other than they do. Unfortunately the “people of the book” (Muslims, Christians and Jews) and many others often have the idea that faith is unfounded when it’s not MY faith. Making faith unquestionable is just a way of shutting off anyone you don’t want to listen to. Faith can be tempered by reason and rational thinking.

  • NeverwouldofmadeitwithoutHIM

    After listening to this man make total “mock” of the Catholic faith or whatever. Many ‘believers would easily become ‘angered in their heart due to him ignorantly making a ‘sport out of what we believe in. In our heart we may say ‘ewwwwww GOD is going to get him’. Wherefore, GOD is not studying this ignorant spokes person of satan. GOD have more abmoniable issues that HE’d care to draw ‘immediate judgement on. So what I am mainly saying, don’t let this ignorant ambassador of satan “defend” you or even make you upset. The bible talks about all kind of mockers and even more stuff.
    GOD forbid if he even blasphemies the holy ghost in this film. But their are far more abominable sins GOD ‘immediately pulls the plug on rather ‘swiftly I say.

  • David

    I will definitely see the film because I think Bill Maher is both highly intelligent and very funny. I’m sure I will laugh at his mocking of faith and religion because I can understand where it’s coming from. There is plenty to be mocked about religion, and yet there’s nothing to fear in being mocked. I have a strong religious faith and a sense of humor and I don’t see any conflict between the two. When someone as clever as Maher takes a satirical look at something, you can be sure that there will be truth in it from which we can laugh and learn. I’m surprised, actually, to learn that he’s a lapsed Catholic. I was convinced he was Jewish.

  • Pattygirl

    I’m both Catholic and Irish, and darn proud of it, every hour of my day and every day of my life…..and I’m pushing 75.

  • Suzy

    I am looking forward to laughing heartily. As long as the human race can laugh at itself……, we are doing okay…better than okay.

  • Evie

    What in the video is not real? Do we really know and practice what we belive as Catholic? God is every where, but everything have an order and time to be and be done. Reconciliation take part in two places. One is inside our heart and mind: the second, outside in the Confesionary Room. Should Catholic be worry or concern regarding critism? This movie and other wrong event in the Catholic church are rumors of facts? Do we wants things change? . . let us be humble. Reconize that we are not perfect and need God mercy to be holy too. Take advantage of this short movie to admit that we done wrong because is of a Hero to accepted what we done wrong and repair our faults.
    Also the clergy has to understand that they are Jesus apostles and because we living in dark times, by the consecuences of our sins, the children of God need to be picked up by the pastor of The Good Sheapheard. And please no more appoitments in these kind of times.

  • nancy mc

    Well, I think I will plan to see this movie.I am Irish and protestant and we have hypocricy in our faith as well.
    As long as we can use our minds as well as our faith,it should be ok.I can/t really comment until I see the movie…

  • Mary

    “Typical Hollywood”! They are “Liberal” to a fault!
    I know that there are good, moral, people in the entertainment business, ie, the late Paul Newman But even he chose to live in Conneticut! Others also live FAR AWAY from Hollywood & the influences that “fame & enormous fortunes” often provide them.
    It’s difficult enough for parents to bring up children in these days of amorality, without knowledgeable adults making a mockery of a good, honest value system, and a life lived well!
    Shame on you Bill Maher! (But that’s who are, apparently).

  • WarpedRecord

    I’m Catholic and plan to see this movie, but I must ask: Was Bill Maher actually in the confessional, or is this just filmmaker’s license? Knowing what I do about Bill, I suspect the latter.

  • DeeGirl

    Hey Pattygirl, what’s with all the pride? lol I suspect you didn’t choose anything…certainly not your Irish heritage nor your catholism. You were unfortunately given this burden to carry from your parents…and their parents…and their parents……. In another time and another place I can hear you now bragging “I’m both muslim and iranian, and darn proud of it, every hour of my day and every day of my life…..and I’m pushing 75…ALLAH rules! (I guess you figure after 75 yrs. it’s kind of late to start thinking different huh? ok, maybe just start thinking…)

  • pagansister

    Having seen this and another bit from the movie somewhere else, I think it will be a totally funny movie. What’s the problem with making fun of religion? Nothing that I can see. Fun can be made of most anything…and with the economy the way it is…we need all the laughs we can get!!

  • Tim

    I try to give everything a fair shot, but I have to say, “Maher, this is absolutely the most tasteless thing I have ever witnessed.” For some of us, there is a thing as going too far, and for my taste, this is certainly it. Yes, we have rights denied to others, but there is such a thing as responsibility. In my opinion, and of course it is only mine, you share no responsibility to your viewers. Nothing but, shamelessness and vulgarities. It would be worthwhile for a person in your position to try something culturely stimulating of positive direction. It is not funny being disrepectful to others who have certain religious beliefs. I guess money rules all for. You would think that by now you would be pretty comfortable in your lifestyle. But, apparently greed rules you also. Hey, that sounds like a Republican concept. Be honest, at least with yourself.

  • Virginia

    The movie is is Mr. Maher’s opinion.
    I’m a Christian. And I believe in GOD, JESUS & HOLY SPIIRT.
    I believe he wants to beleve, and is searching for the TRUTH. He’s looking for answers to his questions. However, he’s taking the long way around to get to the TRUTH. A lot of us have taken that same route.
    The ansuer is: It’s not about religion. It’s about a relationship with GOD thru Jesus Christ. Fact #1 GOD IS LOVE. Fact #2 GOD IS HOLY! AND MAN IS SINFUL & SEPARATED FROM GOD. Fact #3 JESUS IS GOD’S ONLY PROVISION TO REACH A HOLY GOD. Fact #4 WE ALL MUST INDIVIDUALLY ACCEPT JESUS (BY PERSONAL INVITATION). How do you do this? First, YOU must agree with GOD, that YOU are a sinner & can’t save yourself. Secondly, Thank Jesus for dying on Calvary’s Cross to pay your sin debt. And believe, GOD raised Jesus from the dead on the 3rd day. Third receive Jesus into your heart as Lord & Savior. Fourth, ask GOD to take control of your life & make you the kind of person HE wants you to be. AMEN. Did you pray the prayer? Were you sincere? If so, you can have the assurance that Jesus Christ has come into your life and given you the gift of eternal life (1 John 5:12-13). You ARE NOW SAVED.
    Next Step: Pray and ask GOD to direct you to the right Bible teaching, Bible believing church. Get into the study of GOD’S word. Develop a prayer life. Mediate both day & night. Get with other believers who are strong in the FAITH. Remember, it’s about a relationship.
    From this point on…you can now confess your sins each day TO GOD & ask forgiveness, (in the name of Jesus). And you will be forgiven.
    Remember to share your faith with others that are lost & confused.

  • Joy Staltare

    So Sad for you, Mr. Maher, you can say, think, act, WHATEVER!!! you like, and then put it into a movie, thats what is wonderful about living in a free world, you can even say the earth is flat, fact is… it is still round, fact is….. just like we are born, we learn we have to die, there is abosolutly nothing man can do about that, everyone will stand before the Great Almighty God, ALL ALONE. Jesus says: ” Seek me while I can be found, while there is still day lite.
    Why don’t you ask Him Mr. Mahar, You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I will keep you in my prayers. Your not too great for God!!!!

  • Greenman

    I went to see the movie today. It was a bit long, thank goodness he didn’t tackle the Eastern religions. I don’t think Mr. Maher ever said this was a documentry, its an entertainment piece. I enjoyed the variety of interviews, but I didn’t enjoy the ways he set up folks to be the butt of his insults. He tried to feign suprise that he was ordered out of the Vatican and off of Temple Square in Salt Lake but he knew what to expect.
    I’m no longer a Mormon nor do I am I a Jew/Christian/Muslim so guess that’s why I wasn’t scandalized or maybe because this is just not worth getting upset about.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment ALEXANDER SIMON

    Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend!!
    Writer Alexander Simon is open to comment!!
    (587) 589-6446 or Telus call on internet:

    Famously performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; a lady with blue piercing eyes had an engagement ring of diamond!! Here another Star Light; Jane Russell, who played opposite Monroe, sang “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”!! In BIG another Picture: The song is perhaps most famously performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Monroe’s first early Alberta version!!

    What are diamonds that dazzles women to a fury like sharks in a frenzy?? The only answer is science!! While Marriage hold a diamond ring to a faithful matrimony; why a high price for wedding rights!!?

    The best answer is are Diamonds real glass engineered to a new form? One is radioactivity. “(from Latin: carbo “coal”) is the chemical element with symbol C and atomic number 6. As a member of group 14 on the periodic table, it is nonmetallic and tetravalent—making four electrons available to form covalent chemical bonds. There are three naturally occurring isotopes, with 12C and 13C being stable, while 14C is radioactive, decaying with a half-life of about 5,730 years. Carbon is one of the few elements known since antiquity. If Carbonate Carbon occurs and is enriched where is this isotope that has an “atomic” radiation that can ignite an atom bomb??

    The disturbance can be plotted against Diamond facets and read well!! As father and mother read off their daughter’s wedding conclude this: Has a Nation of Africa entered a head of the United States as this reading: “Diamond extraction from primary deposits (kimberlitic and lamproites) started in the 1870s after the discovery of the Diamond Fields in South Africa.[85] Production has increased over time and now an accumulated total of 4,500,000,000 carats (900,000 kg) have been mined since that date; since by the internet again 49% of diamonds originate from Central and Southern Africa, although significant sources!!

    If Africa holds real diamonds then why fund the poor with Unicef:?!!

    The answer is fraud!! The African Nation has a lost History including mining the Hope Diamond!! Known by early Unicef in France as (“the Blue of France”),; India invaded parts of Chastain!! Here Northern Africa was mining for oil not diamonds and struck a vessel rich and better than any glass!!

    India was overwhelmed with the success and Germany landed for more interest and left reasoning not to trail women with false stones!!

    Thus the Blue Hope; was a media then race to not interest foreigners from winning a new bold oil discovery!!

    Sadly today while rocket prices soar from $300. To a amazing $19,000. US on a Carat shinny; gasoline is worth more and so is a women’s reputation; as historically known!! The better investment is in banking!!

    A women’s best friend is a true marriage not a meteor of refined!! Meteors hit the Earth. Some-times
    Bankers of wisdom refine a rare “coal;” causing alarm to un-wed women!! As Mother Earth’s treasures her only daughter (s) on the wedding day; the old adage of throwing rice and first tossing a bed of resting roses to the next marry apply; does the consideration; if a diamond can cut through glass and is the hardest substance in the Earth? “Diamonds have the highest hardness of any bulk (all one type) material. Because of this, many important industries use diamonds as tools for cutting;…” does this include dentistry? If this internet statement is correct a crystalline is marketed as a glass common everywhere!! While … “crystal is a solid where the atoms form a periodic arrangement;” … this is accomplished to shape and facet a diamond!! From a meteor!! Or; a rare though now 80-million tonne of current impact!!

    That is the true Story of a rare ring in metal usually called Gold!!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Alexander Simon

    “CIRCUMSISM: Why the foreskin is cut”?
    One reason the male foreskin is cut is too due with communism!! According to Hebrew Custom; “most Jewish parents do not recognize that circumcision is a choice.” And never Roman Catholic; as I who as my son; hold Our Roman Catholic and Holy Baptised Foreskin!! Have no circumcised!! The name reason is Catholicism!! Why people are circumcised is in debate and one reason might be the Sabbath!! “Of seven annual festivals in Judaism; the foreskin is opened and then separated from the glans after inspection. Normally for the Shabbat! The reason is to split unwanted and wearing a venereal disease!! While the early Israel practice is now defied Western allied still try to complete a deadly Ceremony. The number one reason is sited and agreed that … “Circumcision does not appear to have a negative impact on sexual function;” or impotence!! Cited here again “most common in the Jewish tradition;” Circumcision (removal of the foreskin) of men or boys is tradition!! This does lead to sterility and pre mature ejaculation!! While Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is often performed the Jewish population, circumcision is done on the eighth day; the interest is if the cult is not performing a pedophile race on males younger than 13 years old according to the Hebrew Shabbat Bible? What is proven now is circumcise is close to a female version of clitoectomy!! The removal of a Clitoris!! Again as a Roman Catholic Dad and celibate with a true wife equal and virgin children I find this worship for religion truly distasteful!! Cabin the Hebrew is the Bar Mitzvah? With the Bar Mitzvah According to Jewish law, when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their actions and become a bar mitzvah and to state a prudence “God that he is no longer punished for the child’s sins (Genesis Rabba, Toldot 23:11).?” Again not to the Oldest known Bible except the Roman Catholic!! To cut a man’s penis in any time is demon!! The truth is upheld by Moses the King of Israel! Whom Set into Stone the Ten Commandments!! In The existence of Moses as well as the veracity of the Exodus; a name more powerful than any Ruler of Bethlehem mounted Arafat in Turkey following Ruling the Golden Height near today Israel!! Reading two Bold Clouds of Kingston; in aired: The clouds burned Red then; and a Reading echoed throughout the whole of Turkey!! The very first Law was to the faithful poor; to hold a liberty within and hold family complete!! The second Law was never to allow slavery and to find more invading for familiar! The Third Law was again tempering spirit or drink and to find more abstinence in war!! The Fourth Law was convocation and refusing sexually inference upon a legal marriage!! The Fifth Law was false worship! The weakness of bending knees for a false demogouge!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Alexander Simon

    Par l’écrivain Alexander Simon ___

    “Un rare américaine mettant en vedette M. Dothan Knotts tenue une royauté extrême dans le monde de
    Aventure comique pour enfants, y compris son père affable et chaleureux qui a consolé
    Son ascension à un rare brillant comique!! Pour la scène son nom adopté est l’Union ; Jesse Donald noeuds ; pour les soins de l’injustice américaine civile et a joué de nombreux films grand : et mon père père aimant aimé celui-ci ! “The Astronaut réticent (1967).” Dans un environnement amusant lucratif américain M. Don Knotts se rattache son personnage vainqueur et Découvre Pourquoi IBM Corporation a miss guidant les Rockets!! Au cours de cet américain primé de comédie film Universal Studios Inc. (également connu sous le nom de Universal Pictures), est un studio cinématographique américaine; » a un nouveau cadeau de Noël « Astronaute américain de Amazing. »

    SCÈNE 1: DÉCOUVERTE DU PENTAGONE INTÉRÊT!! Comme le ferait n’importe quel Roy Fleming célèbre (Don Knotts) est signé le programme spatial à la NASA par son père Buck (Arthur O’Connell), un gung-ho scène de comédie est la découverte de lancer des étapes. Comme avec American honey pie “Don Knotts prend son caractère « nerveux fraidy-chat » à l’espace extra-atmosphérique (ou au moins en orbite) dans cette comédie drôle et familial ; avec l’actrice et juste comme issue starlette Ms Barbara Eden!! De l’Alberta!!

    Alors que le Pentagone ont regardé sur le plus grand Province Alberta et d’Edmonton particulière ; et nouvelle Dame avec sang-froid vert répond à son père adoptif!! Je remercie complet sont Albertains et les missions de formation comprennent une hilarité plus!!

    Le Pentagone estime qu’un jeune une dame assez Nevadan est souriait avec intérêt disponible. Et entre le M. Stan Light cool et remarquable dans ah ha!!

    Mme Jandice Michaels et son nom est pour l’ouverture d’un programme de la GRC rare appelée Alberta gagner ; étudie le mécanisme de lancement pour livraison au-delà au-delà au-delà de vengeance pour le Canada!!! Téléphones cellulaires elle son père excité pratiquant une nouvelle golf Alberta swing tout en buvant un pur seigle canadien et Whyskey!!

    Certain temps moyen ; le Pentagone entrer près et examiner une cabine de Medicine Hat rare appelée Silo-deux!!

    Cette jolie sultan Ms Jandice Michaels enlève son soutien-gorge ; ‘ confondre;’ n’importe quel homme. Et gagne !

    Cependant ; le mélange est vrai maintenant bizarre comme nouveau albertain filles colère sa petite tenue et commander une voiturette de golf similaires à vin ! Les bouteilles sont californien et cool comme matin de San Francisco !

    La GRC retourner la soif avec plus de whisky de seigle et de Labatt Blue bière pour inciter tous les américains dans la canicule d’août Red Deer qui rend célèbre la journée!! Comme deux amigos intéressées lancent un jeu de golf à régler qui est le « meilleur lecteur; » la tête d’EPS complet et police se déplace!! Il rétorque “sont ici pour golf de mieux l’albertain saucissonnant??

    Voici un nouveau groupe appelé « Edmonton Major » sing a soigné et le golf comme la chanson :


    “Big est Alberta et plongée est le Stars’
    Comme les dames en soar propre ouvrent les cœurs
    Whow quelle journée est un trou-en-un ;
    Pour une fille d’Alberta calmante neath le parcours de Golf de Medicine Hat #1!!

    Souffle d’une nouvelle fusée tout en Alberta, du Capitole ;
    Et métal shinny que tous fabriqué en Allemagne est à la hausse pour plusieurs nuages avaiding!!

    Avec le ciel et plus encore à voir ; une dame aux yeux blonds et verts de l’Allemagne ;
    Chanter comme un opéra irlandais ; voiles avec moi pour ouvrir l’Amérique!!

    Jambes longues et peau éclat de perle et satin ; Mme Michaels et ouvrez la trappe ;
    Et entrez le Pentagon nous du Canada et le sourire que le Président accepte notre

    Le premier ministre sourit trop ; voisine en cabine #2 ; lecture de poésie sur le Roi Lear ;
    Et le meilleur lecteur est comme dames dans propre ouvert leur cœur comme un opéra irlandais près!!

    Best of the New Year tous!!

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