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Friday, April 03, 2009

EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed

Finally saw the movie... and I think it's spot on.

Calling all haters of freedom of thought... comment away!


  • At Sat. Apr. 04, 08:12:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Zorpheous said…

    You are more than free to teach Creationism and Intelligent Design, in Sunday School where it belongs,... or do you advocate that Evolution gets equal time in Church on Sunday as well?

  • At Sat. Apr. 04, 12:37:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Gary said…

    Since you apparently think that "no intelligence is allowed", it there any point?

  • At Sat. Apr. 04, 08:29:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Melany Fulgham said…

    Did you really think that movie was spot on? I thought even most creationists could see that it was bs. The movie says that the theory of evolution caused the holocaust. This is a digusting and dangerous falsehood.

    Academic freedom and debate are important, but the views of this movie were at best unfounded and at worst outright lies.

    Would you support Holocaust deniers teaching their views in History class even though there is an enormous amount of evidence that the holocaust happened?

    It's important to be open minded, but that doesn't mean that you have to respect all ideas without scrutinizing them.

  • At Sun. Apr. 05, 01:26:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger sinned34 said…

    Please expand upon what you mean by "I think it's spot on."

    Are you saying you agree that scientists are Nazis? Do you agree with Ben Stein when he said (and I quote), "science leads to killing people"?

    I'm curious: what do you think of the case of Chris Comers, who lost her job in Texas for merely sending an email to coworkers mentioning an upcoming talk by Barbara Forrest? Unlike the fake martyr case of Guillermo Gonzales, she actually DID lose her job because of a lack of "academic freedom".

  • At Sun. Apr. 05, 09:14:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Melany, thanks for the opportunity to respond. One can't show a direct causality between the theory of evolution and the holocaust, but you can most certainly see that it was a part of the underlying philosophy that allowed for it to occur. Don't forget, Hitler developed his views on the Jews based on Nitche's writings, and based on various ideas that certain races were less "evolved" than his precious Aryans... that the Jews and "Negros" and such were somewhere just above apes, and since his goal was to purify the evolution of mankind, according to him, what was the harm in reducing their numbers?

    Can't you see how he got from A to B to C to Holocaust? It's a slippery slope.

    To me, I see the same issues with euthenasia and abortion. If mankind is just evolved slime, and has no soul, then who cares? Who's to say that we can't direct our own evolution by weeding out some of our own numbers?

    In my opinion, evolution is the underlying philosophy REQUIRED to allow these worldviews to flourish.

    However, as a Creationist, I believe that mankind was created by God, "in His own image". As such, each and every life is precious, AND EQUAL, since we've all been created in His image. (and when I say "image", I don't mean physical appearance, I mean ability to reason, etc.) As such, all life is sacred, and ought to be protected.

    (That said, I'm not a fan of artificially prolonging life with technology, but that's a whole other can of worms)

    But back to the movie... I liked it mostly because it exposed the repression of differing viewpoints that we see going on in our "open" and "free" society. In our society, it's true, we're NOT free to pursue certain schools of thought because "the science has been settled". Well, if the science has been settled, then what's the harm in some pursuing another rabbit trail, since "the science has been settled" and therefore there's no chance that the scientific boat could possibly be rocked?


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