Monday, January 7, 2008

New Ben Stein movie: EXPELLED

Props to Malcolm for alerting me to this trailer.

Ben Stein has produced a movie that everyone should see.

12 comments:

GUNNY said...

I don't know, bro.

Unless Ben Stein's saying, "Anyone? Anyone?" or "Bueller? Bueller?" ... then I'm not really that interested.

Frontier Forest said...

I wonder which theaters will allow showing of such a controversial movie?
Powerfully disturbing clip! Especially when I reflect on how very little, “Freedom of Speech” we have left. In our public schools system, anything goes, except the Bible. And anything can be said, except the mention of the Name above all other Names! O’ You can here the word JESUS, in profanity, but dare not give glory or adoration to HIS NAME. Teachers can make radical off-the-wall comments, even insisting that evolution is a fact… not a theory!~ But speaking favorable for even the possibility of intelligent design.. no tolerance here.

Kampfgruppe-H said...

I have his website linked on my blog: http://www.expelledthemovie.com/home.php

It looks like a documentary well worth watching.

AJF said...

Woodster,

You can bet the theaters will be showing it. Hollywood and it's subsidiaries barely have a soul...if they can make money, they'll show it. This film will make money. Big time.

GUNNY said...

Amen.

The Hollywood powers that be aren't atheists. They worship the Almighty Dollar, after all.

;-)

Rick Calohan said...

The late Dr. D. James Kennedy in his sermon: “A Godly Education” said, “If there is one thing which is made abundantly clear, both in the Old Testament and the New, it is that children are a gift from God, that they are loaned to us for a little while, and that we as parents are responsible for giving them a godly education. We are to rear them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. That line upon line and precept upon precept, His truth is to be taught to them.”

He also pointed out these facts:


• That from 1620 – 1837, all education was private and Christian. During that time, only four out of 1000 Americans were illiterate.

• From 1837 - 1987: 150 years and over a trillion dollars later there are 27 million illiterates and 30 million functioning - illiterates.

According to Doctor Kennedy:

“In 1837, our modern public education was born in Massachusetts under the influence of Horace Mann. Who was he? He was a Unitarian. He did not believe in the Trinity, he did not believe in the deity of Christ, he did not believe in the inspiration or author of the Bible. He looked around him and saw that the entire educational system of all the children of America was in the hands of the Christian Church. That, to him, was deplorable!”

“John Dewey established educational theory for teachers' colleges throughout America. So who was he? He was the first president of the American Humanist Association. No wonder the Bible is missing-in-action in public schools today!”

“John Dewey, the father of modern progressive education is so lionized in our country. Yet, Dewey and the various leaders of the progressive education movement have said, "There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. "With dogma and creed excluded, immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed natural law or moral absolutes. That has been the basis of all of the great "advances" of our modern public education.”

http://www.coralridge.org/

Thanks be to God that Redeemer offers an alternative with Westminster Christian Academy for parents who are tired of Human Secularist Darwinism that is poisoning our youth stuck in Godless Public Schools. And thanks to Ben Stein for presenting the truth about our abysmal educational system.

onein6billion said...

"even insisting that evolution is a fact… not a theory!"

There is no scientific evidence that contradicts the Theory of Evolution. So it is a "scientific truth". This is commonly translated as a "fact".

"that we as parents are responsible for giving them a godly education"

In other words, we must indoctrinate them with our religious beliefs - Christian, Jew, Muslim, whatever. Well, maybe the human race will outgrow this in another thousand years.

AJF said...

1. No scientific evidence that contradicts the theory of evolution? Are you serious? I you haven't read Phillip Johnson, Michael Behe, William Demski, Hugh Ross on this subject, you're not seriously looking for the truth.

"In other words, we must indoctrinate them with our religious beliefs - Christian, Jew, Muslim, whatever. Well, maybe the human race will outgrow this in another thousand years."

No, let me clarify- no one should be indoctrinated with any false world view. Judaism, Islam, "whatever", Evolution/Humanism, etc.

Not interested in relgion, just the Truth (with a capital "T").

onein6billion said...

"If you haven't read Phillip Johnson, Michael Behe, William Demski, Hugh Ross..."

Their disproofs of evolution are clearly nonsense. Behe went on the stand at Dover and was given 100+ articles that explained the evolution of the human immune system. He didn't have much to say. Dembski says he can detect design with his "Explanatory Filter". ROTFLOL Ross says that evolution is "improbable"?

"no one should be indoctrinated with any false world view"

So is Christianity "special"? Why?

AJF said...

In fairness, as I read the transcript of Behe's "trial", it appears the lawyer for evolution (not sure what to call the guy) showed him 58 different "research" papers that addressed the issue of human immune system evolution by showing flaggelium at different stages of evolution. Behe didn't have much to say because he hadn't been given the papers to review prior to the court case. It made for dramatic Mattlock-like courtroom drama, but really didn't amount to proving or disproving anything substantial. What was Behe supposed to say- "Oh darn, my whole book on irreducible forms is destroyed because you are showing me 58 papers by committed evolutionists that proport proof for human immune system evolution"? No way. Each paper would have to be reviewed and responded to, if possible. My guess is the papers and "proof" are more of the same- examples of different, yet related cells, that are supposed to represent varying stages of evolution. The whole missing link thing reduced to the cellular level.

Anyways, I wouldn't make too much of the supposed silencing of Behe at that mock trial.

Let's face it- people make pre-commitments that defy true scientific practice. Both sides of the Darwinian Evolution debate do this. The difference is- we Christians admit it.

I think God revealed Himself by the revelation of His Word. The Word (Scripture) testifies to Christ. What Scripture testifies about Christ shapes the view of the world we are to have. Certainly viewing the world properly includes rigorous scientific inquiry and Scripture doesn't jettison reason in any way. Still, there are limits to human knowledge and submisssion God and His Word offers the answer to life as a whole.

What is special about Christianity? Simply- Christ and His Word.

onein6billion said...

"people make pre-commitments that defy true scientific practice. Both sides of the Darwinian Evolution debate do this."

Scientists have a "pre-commitment" to reality. That is a scientist's definition of true scientific practice. So I think you are wrong to accuse scientists of lying about what they are doing.

"...we Christians admit it."

Yep.

In other words, there is science and there is religion and ne'r the twain shall meet.

But one describes reality and the other...

onein6billion said...

"Behe didn't have much to say because he hadn't been given the papers to review prior to the court case."

Behe had claimed for several years that there were NO such papers. These peer-reviewed papers appeared during that time in scientific journals. Obviously Behe was not interested in reading scientific results contrary to his claims.