I’ll finish the Love blog (part 2) as soon as I can. On Sunday, Margi and I accompanied 3 friends to see the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
Here are my thoughts:
- I really liked Ben Stein’s movie and resonated with its theme. The movie is a documentary about the systematic way that academia, media, and culture expels even a rational discussion about Intelligent Design. Intelligent Design is the theory that life and the universe originated from an intelligent Designer. It leaves open the question of who or what that designer might be.
- Okay… there was a “heavy-handedness” at times, but in the end, it was justified.
- The weirdest part:
Ben Stein interviews Richard Dawkins, author of the bestselling book, “The God Delusion.” Dawkins argues that the biblical God is racist, genocidal, homophobic, and infanticidal. He is a committed atheist, and argues your real freedom begins the day you eliminate God from the equation of your life. Dawkins holds the Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. So, he’s no slouch.
- Weirdest part, continued. As the interview progresses, Dawkins laughs at the idea of god. To him it is illogical and foolish to posit an invisible supreme being. But…
- Weirdest part, for real… He suggest that it IS LOGICALLY possible that life on earth (DNA) was “seeded” BY ALIENS FROM OTHER PLANETS… but no matter what, those aliens had to evolve according to a Darwinian model. Okay, then. That makes sense, doesn’t it.
The movie will make you think. It will make you cringe. It will make you worry about the future of Western Civilization. It will make you pray for revival. Go see it.
I would have loved to see an explanation of “Intelligent Design.” It is, after all, the basis of the whole move. The important concept of “Irreducible Complexity” is simple to grasp, and amazingly powerful against the idea of materialistic evolution.
Since I’m half-hillbilly, I can give Expelled three thumbs up.