Real Time With Bill Maher

Season 2 Episode 7

February 27, 2004

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 27, 2004 on HBO



  • Quotes

    • (Discussing "The Passion of the Christ")
      Ian McKellan: And you know, and frankly, if you were going to really make a movie about Jesus Christ, wouldn't you want to tell us a little bit about what he believed in and what he did? [applause]

      Bill Maher: But that's not what he wanted to do. I mean ..

      Ian McKellan: I know he didn't. But those of us who are not too excited by seeing someone scourged for 25 minutes ' unbelievably, he would have been dead long before he was crucified. It's not believable, frankly.

      Kwame Kilpatrick: Well, I think it's actually a good opportunity for people to see how Jesus did suffer, because it's the Prince of Peace and everything so nice when you talk about Jesus. But he suffered.

      But the other thing, there were no brothers. You know, in Africa and Israel and North Africa and the Middle East at that time, no black people anywhere. And that was a problem.