This article from the Wall Street Journal is interesting.  Bill Maher debuts “Religulous,” his documentary that attacks religious belief, in a couple of weeks.  But according to the WSJ article:

It turns out that the late-night comic is no icon of rationality himself. In fact, he is a fervent advocate of pseudoscience. The night before his performance on Conan O’Brien, Mr. Maher told David Letterman — a quintuple bypass survivor — to stop taking the pills that his doctor had prescribed for him. He proudly stated that he didn’t accept Western medicine. On his HBO show in 2005, Mr. Maher said: “I don’t believe in vaccination. . . . Another theory that I think is flawed, that we go by the Louis Pasteur [germ] theory.” He has told CNN’s Larry King that he won’t take aspirin because he believes it is lethal and that he doesn’t even believe the Salk vaccine eradicated polio.

I’m dumbfounded by this guy.  And I really appreciate the G.K. Chesterton quote at the end of the article:

“It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense, and can’t see things as they are.”