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!

Check out these other sites for more…

http://www.cashill.com/intellig_design/expelled_review.htm

http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/expelled.html

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=12759

3 comments:

Clay NeSmith.com said...

Hey Rob... Thanks for leaving me a comment. When your going to be in Myrtle Beach give me a call. Maybe we can grab a lunch or something together. Clay

The Celtic Chimp said...

The reviews of this movie have been terrible in all but the fundamentalist christian circle.

Nazism from darwin? ridiculous. If hitler misinterpreted Darwin, that is hardly Darwin's fault nor is it evidence against Darwin's theory.

Hitlers hated the Jews and used every and any excuse to condemn them.

You know Hitler thought he was doing GOD's work by going after the jews?

From Mein Kampf:
"I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.."

Or how about this

"My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before in the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.... And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.... When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom to-day this poor people is plundered and exploited."
-Adolf Hitler, in his speech in Munich on 12 April 1922

I have no clue whether or not Hitler really considered himself a christian. I do know that he was a raving loon.

The expelled movie is garbage. The worst sort of uninformed propaganda.

The Celtic Chimp said...

Also,

There are a huge number of publications presenting the facts for evolution (I assume this is what you mean when employing the bizarre term darwinism - is believing that E=MC2 einsteinianism?). There are no facts whatsoever for ID. None. Not surprising then that Stein presents none. By the way Rob, your 'prediction' wasn't really a prediction.

If Stein was extolling the truth I would expect at least a little corroborating evidence but then you folk of 'faith' don't have that particular evidence hangup.