Thursday, April 17, 2008

Check your brain at the (School) door

Expelled: Kicking Intelligence Out of Our Schools

This new film is causing quite a stir as it looks at the anti intelligent design (another name for, “Life by random stupidity”) school and the lunacy of protecting at all costs the scientific status quo…

It stars Ferris Bueler’s teacher from, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off—”Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?”

That ring a bell?

Well, this guy (Ben Stein) was that teacher, but he is also a writer, public speaker, gutsy debater, and political activist. Recently, he became deeply involved in a film project that challenges the neo-Darwinian scientific community and exposes their hostility to intelligent design and all those who believe in it. The producers of Renewing Your Mind caught up with Mr. Stein during a preview of his new film entitled Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The movie opens nationwide April 18.

Now, before I say another word about this movie, let me first make a prediction. And I’ll hold myself to the Old Testament standard for prophets on this one (death by stoning if you get even one prophecy wrong). That’s how confident I am. So go ahead and gather your rocks, but you won’t be using them on me. No, the critics are too busy wasting all there ammo on the movie. Saying things like:

Where are the facts? Ben Stein is a horrible, boring, manipulative little man! <— Not sure where this fits in a critic of the movie. The movie is slammed for it’s supposedly poor production, it’s shrouded attempt at forcing religion on us all (help me, please, the nuns are trying to hurt me!), it’s lack of facts, it’s peer pressure approach, the target audience, etc. Almost sounds like…

Well, the Darwinist’s typical approach.

Now I remember where I’ve seen that. In short, there seems to be an almost panicky attempt to discredit this film with bullying and condescension and rolling out the all out blogging blitz!

I think Shakespeare might have described this bizarre behavior best in his play, Hamlet, act III, when the queen said, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

Just makes me want to see this film all the more.

You won’t want to miss this one!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Only a fool...

Sure there is no God?

CIMG0554This is a continuation of yesterday’s post. I have a few more amazing moments from the Georgia Aquarium to share with you all.

Perhaps the greatest Homer Simpson moment (DOOP!) was seeing all the incredible efforts human beings have to go through in order to keep the fish in one of the relatively small exhibits alive. Here is a sampling:

  1. There is a waterfall (or water dump) that occurs (it’s on a timer) every 2 minutes in order to simulate the waves and currents common to thriving reef areas.
  2. Another affect is that the cascading water stirs up the other water and pumps in oxygen at a pace that never stops. If it stops or goes off timing just a bit, fish will begin to die.
  3. Above the small exhibit are huge florissant lights and blue lights and lights I never heard of that simulate sunlight so that the proper amount of algae and plankton can thrive.
  4. There are heaters
  5. There are coolers
  6. The temperature needs to stay no higher than about 83 or so and no lower than 77, or, fish die.

There’s a lot more. Our guide went into great detail and unfortunately, I didn’t write it down. Suffice it to say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so take a closer look at the picture above.

Ah huh.

Looks like the lab from that show, “Bill Nie the Science Guy.”

Compare that to God’s lab.

  1. Sunlight
  2. Coral
  3. Waves and current from the ocean
  4. All natural
  5. Perfectly balanced
  6. Man can only hurt, not help the real environment.
  7. Oh, and God’s aquarium for similar reef presentations is slightly bigger. It’s called the Great Barrier Reef!

Mind numbing.

So everyone of us who looks at creation and comes up with any conclusion other than God is without excuse.

God is that obvious.

18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness.[i] 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Romans 1:18–27 (NLT)

What a weekend! Here are some more pictures from the Aquarium. Enjoy!

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The strangest creatures of all!