Rev. Jeff Liebermann Reviews Bill Maher's 'Religulous' Mockumentary*
Here are some examples -
Robin Edgar's U*U Tube videos are not exactly what I expected but worth seeing. He makes no attempt to be comprehensive, cherry picking from among the wealth of anti-religious bigots in the U*U World as well as some more mainstream folk. The movies are often hilarious and just as often make U*Us wonder how our species has survived. He presents an even balance between examples of all too scary reality and the "are you kidding me?" moments.
Edgar asks most of the Theist 101 questions that believers consider when either rejecting the anti-religious bigotry of some "Humanist" U*Us, or attempting to understand anti-theist positions at all. Sometimes, he is just being Robin Edgar, a snarky comedian poking fun at the fringe and speaking out against real U*U hypocrisies and injustice. Other times, his questions strike at the heart of human need for what religion has to offer and how churches often pervert that desire to gain power and control.
Here is the comment that I submitted to the future Rev. Jeff Leibermann's "moderated" aka censored blog. I have corrected a couple of typos and may add some pertinent hyperlinks that were not in the comment as it was submitted -
"Sometimes, he is just being Bill Maher, a snarky comedian poking fun at the fringes and speaking out against perceived hypocrisies and injustice."
Did he poke fun at the *real* hypocrisies and injustices of the "tiny, declining, *fringe* religion" known as Unitarian*Universalism aka U*Uism Jeff?
Does this make me the Bill Maher of the U*U World?
"If you are a UU (which I assume from the chalice graphic), then no one should be ridiculing your belief in the Divine."
Tell that to the UUA's Ministerial Fellowship Committee who are on record as pretending that it is "within the appropriate guidelines of ministerial leadership" for an intolerant and abusive Atheist Supremacist "Humanist" U*U minister to mock and ridicule my monotheistic religious beliefs as being nothing but "silliness and fantasy", contemptuously dismiss the profound revelatory religious experience which informed these beliefs as "your psychotic experience" and angrily insist that I seek immediate psychiatric treatment, and to top it all off by falsely and maliciously labeling an inter-religious celebration of Creation that I had successfully organized as "your cult". . .