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Are there any satirical documentaries relating to religion like Kumare? I know there was a popular series on Atheism on BBC and several others like Religulous, The Root of All Evil, etc., and I am curious if there are others which, instead of taking a serious note on educating us what atheism/religion means, evoke laughter throughout dealing on these subjects?
posted by godugu to Religion & Philosophy (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Life of Brian?
posted by Obscure Reference at 10:51 AM on February 28, 2012


Marjoe might be worth a peek.
posted by rhizome at 12:01 PM on February 28, 2012


Not sure if it is exactly what you want, but John Safran vs God.
posted by AnnaRat at 12:36 PM on February 28, 2012


A bunch of Sita Sings The Blues is amusing, but it mostly focuses on the Ramayana.
posted by bitterkitten at 1:12 PM on February 28, 2012


Er, well. I guess that's not really a satirical documentary. Oops.
posted by bitterkitten at 1:12 PM on February 28, 2012


Lord of the Universe (1973) is not outright satirical but is a subtly humorous look at a harmless cult.

Also, Shadow of the Holy Book (2008) falls into my mental category, and IMDB's database category, for this although it does not fit precisely in the accepted American definition of religion. (From this you might branch out into the many documentaries about North Korea.)

Scouring IMDB, these two films are all that I could find that provide both factual information and occasional mockery of people's serious beliefs. I also know of a lot of documentaries that present people's unusual beliefs with complete seriousness.
posted by shii at 5:15 PM on February 28, 2012


Thank you all for your suggestions. This is great stuff!
posted by godugu at 7:15 AM on February 29, 2012


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