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Douglas Hicks

Douglas Hicks is an author at Religion News Service.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Bill Maher’s funny, but he’s still a fundamentalist

By Douglas Hicks — October 14, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Bill Maher is funnier than Pat Robertson. But he is every bit as dogmatic. Maher’s new movie, “Religulous,” paints a portrait that makes religious believers look absurd, and in some cases, dangerous. Maher criticizes them because they are fervent, dedicated, and closed-minded. They see the world in terms of […]

GUEST COMMENTARY: An `Obsession’ to obscure the truth

By Douglas Hicks — January 1, 2008
c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Bill Maher is funnier than Pat Robertson. But he is every bit as dogmatic. Maher’s new movie, “Religulous,” paints a portrait that makes religious believers look absurd, and in some cases, dangerous. Maher criticizes them because they are fervent, dedicated, and closed-minded. They see the world in terms of […]

GUEST COMMENTARY: God Isn’t My Co-pilot; He’s My Running Mate

By Douglas Hicks — August 23, 2007
c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) We are experiencing a peculiar sort of religious awakening in America. If the various Republican and Democratic candidates have not had recent conversion experiences, they have at least been moved to talk about faith. And they are doing so in ways we have not seen this early, this prominently […]
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