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2008-10-03 09:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News RELIGULOUS -- ** -- Documentary feature examining religious beliefs; narrated by and starring Bill Maher; rated R (violence, profanity, vulgarity, drugs, slurs, brief sex, brief nudity) "Religulous" is an effort by comedian/pundit Bill Maher and "Borat" filmmaker Larry Charles to disprove most of the ideas and concepts behind organized religion. Instead, it only proves one thing: that Michael Moore is no longer the least subtle documentarian working in film...

2008-10-02 15:00:37

By DUANE DUDEK And on the seventh day, Bill Maher worked the room. Proving there is no day of rest for the wicked, Maher spent a recent Sunday promoting his new documentary "Religulous," at the Toronto International Film Festival. The thesis of his film, which opens Friday, in summary: There is no God, the Bible is fiction and organized religion is not only a con game, but fundamentalists will bring about the very apocalypse they prophesy. And for good measure, he probably regarded...

2008-10-01 15:00:10

DESPITE the impossibility of evolution ever happening, the evolutionist is certain that it has. The rigorously tested scientific evidence of evolution that J. C. Buchanan-Brown talks about is this: "We can make the point that, however improbable the (evolutionary) origin of life might be, we know it happened on Earth because we are here.'' (Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion, p137) He has also stated "I believe, but cannot prove, that all life, all intelligence, all creativity and all...

2008-09-30 21:00:24

By STEPHEN SCHAEFER With "Religulous," HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher wades into documentary territory, questioning people of all faiths about their beliefs. Religion "was one of the first issues I did in 1993 when `Politically Incorrect' (Maher's long-running ABC talk show) started. I think it was called `Religion Does More Harm Than Good.' We had a modest proposal about `Put a warning label on the Bible.' After so many years of doing it on television, I just thought this is the...

2008-09-03 06:00:16

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In "Mystery Hunters," the Discovery Kids documentary series on the paranormal seen in about 100 countries around the world, two teenagers search for unexplained phenomena. Based on this award-winning series, Gotcha! 18 Amazing Ways to Freak Out Your Friends (Kids Can Press), is filled with tricks and hoaxes kids will love. Gotcha!, for ages 8-12, debunks such myths as the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, crop circles, and mind reading, and shows kids how...

2008-08-07 09:00:18

Children from a Year 11 science class are walking across the beach on Dorset's Jurassic Coast, picking up pebble after pebble in search of evidence of evolution. For some, the exciting discovery of ammonite fossils hidden inside the rock, and clear explanations from presenter and scientist Richard Dawkins of what they are looking at add enough physical proof to their classroom lesson to convince them that Charles Darwin's theory - first published 150 years ago - is correct. But several of...

2008-08-01 21:00:36

HEALTH FAIR: St. Luke's Mission of Mercy at Sycamore and Miller Streets will host its biannual Health Fair in conjunction with an anniversary celebration, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.The Health Fair will feature several agencies offering free or low cost health care options for the East Side community and beyond. There will be live music, demonstrations, display booths, and a free picnic. *** ALZHEIMER'S PRE-WALK PARTY: The Move to End Alzheimer's Memory Walk will be holding a team...

2008-07-29 03:01:19

Dr. William Floyd "Bill" Dawkins, 61 of Dalton, Ga. died Fri., July 25, 2008 at University Hospital, Augusta. Cryptside services will be held at 5 o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincoln County with Rev. Bill Boyd officiating. A memorial service is scheduled for Thurs., Aug. 7, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Dalton, Ga. with Rev. Dean Taylor officiating. Dr. Dawkins, son of the late F.H. and Elizabeth Bunch...

2008-05-19 17:03:58

WASHINGTON - Scientists hate God. Or find God very disturbing. In fact, modern science has found no evidence of God and so it's stupid anymore to think God exists. The above statements are often presented as conventional wisdom, but are they true? A new collection of short essays, discussed here Thursday at an event at the American Enterprise Institute, responds to that question with a more diverse set of voices than is usually offered. Edited by "Skeptic" magazine publisher...

2006-03-13 20:33:15

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Soul singer Isaac Hayes said on Monday he was quitting his job as the voice of the lusty character "Chef" on the satiric cable TV cartoon "South Park," citing the show's "inappropriate ridicule" of religion. But series co-creator Matt Stone said the veteran recording artist was upset the show had recently lampooned the Church of Scientology, of which Hayes is an outspoken follower. "In ten years and over 150 episodes of 'South Park,' Isaac...


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