Watch the documentary Religulous (it is available on Hulu). Then answer the following questions:
What are your initial reactions to the film? Did any specific parts surprise you, or change your view?
At one point in the film Maher dresses up like a homeless man and starts preaching the doctrines of Scientology in a park. The people in the crowd think he’s crazy. What’s Maher’s larger point, and is it a valid criticism of religion?
Maher also mentions that he knows not “needing” religion is a reflection of his privilege in society. What does he mean by this? Do you agree with his sentiment? Why or why not?