Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Expelled: The Movie

I just watched this trailer and read about the movie. It is very intriguing and makes a good point, a point any thinking person in this country is asking. Why is it PC to believe in Darwinism and forbidden to NOT believe in it? Is Darwinism Dogma in our country? It would seem so.

The movie is being released in February, and I think it would be interesting to see it and discuss it, especially with teens and young adults.


  1. Let us always bear in mind the important distinction (the distinguo as the Scholastics put it) between (a) the honest science which studies relations between parents and offspring of living beings and (b) the philosophy which makes claims about how living things in general and Man in particular have come to be. They are not the same, and often don't even touch.

    But I may be phrasing it poorly. Let us hear Chesterton:

    "Evolution is a good example of that modern intelligence which, if it destroys anything, destroys itself. Evolution is either an innocent scientific description of how certain earthly things came about; or, if it is anything more than this, it is an attack upon thought itself. If evolution
    destroys anything, it does not destroy religion but rationalism. If evolution simply means that a positive thing called an ape turned very slowly into a positive thing called a man, then it is stingless for the most orthodox; for a personal God might just as well do things slowly as quickly, especially if, like the Christian God, he were outside time. But if it means anything more, it means that there is no such thing as an ape to change, and no such thing as a man for him to change into. It means that there is no such thing as a thing. At best, there is only one thing, and that is a flux of everything and anything. This is an attack not upon the faith, but upon the mind; you cannot think if there are no things to think about. You cannot think if you are not separate from the subject of thought."

    Behold! this is from Orthodoxy [CW1:237-8] which means we shall hear more about it soon enough. What fun we'll have!

    --Dr. Thursday

  2. Thanks for this post. I was not aware of this filmumentary and am now looking forward to it.

  3. But its assertion that there has been "suppression" and "censorship" is a lie. And trying to equate Hitler to atheism is a really bad lie.

  4. What's assertion? Why is it a lie? Everything the film talks about it proof that it is happening. Now.

    Hitler was an atheist. Why is that lie?


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