Thursday, March 17, 2011

Some great religious satires !

CELETERRA takes a poke at religious hysteria and the bureaucratic surplus that surrounds belief. Here a few movies and novels worthwhile to read or view:
Films & documentaries
  • Monty Python's “Life of Brian” (1979)
  • “Leap of Faith” (1992)
  • “Dogma” by Kevin Smith (1999)
  • “Saved!” by Brian Dannelly (2004)
  • “Futurama”: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)
  • “Religulous” by Larry Charles and Bill Maher (2008)
  • “The Invention of Lying” by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson (2009)
Literature and Press
  • “A Tale of a Tub” (1704) by Jonathan Swift
  • Robert Burns poem “Holy Willie's Prayer” (1785), which is an attack on religious hypocrisy
  • Christian satire and humor magazine “The Wittenburg Door” (since 1971)
  • Robert A. Heinlein's novel Job: “A Comedy of Justice” (1984)
  • Christopher Moore's absurdist novel ”Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal” (2002)
  • The "Islamophobic" Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons (2005)

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