This weekend is the tenth anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York and two other attacks in the area. That event changed the course of history greatly, and its consequences continue to impact our lives, from heightened security for air travel, to the absence of trash bins in certain areas, to a shrill demonisation of Islam. While pragmatic measures might have been justifiable, the last was not. Moreover, it is seldom noticed that some who profess to be Christian go overboard as well.
Even lower under the media radar is that Hindu extremism also manifests in violence (typically against Muslims, occasionally against Christians), and it was stridently political Buddhism in Sri Lanka that was one of the factors precipitating the long civil war there.
To mark this dismal anniversary, I am sharing here a documentary Religulous by Bill Maher. It comes in five parts, each of about 20 minutes (with thanks to David Chein and Shawn Danker).