Tonight I took a group of High School students to see "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed." The film is a documentary hosted by the 80's favorite teacher, Mr Ben Stein (Bueller, Bueller, anyone, anyone?). The Documentary deals with the idea that Intelligent Design is not an accepted worldview in modern science, and how those who hold to even the inkling that intelligent design exists are other blacklisted in terms of tenure, or are discredited as believers in fairy tales.
I have to admit, I found the film intriguing. Two thumbs up, for sure! Of course, upon visiting what the critics on rottentmatoes.com thought, I was not shocked to see only an 11% positive rating. Media bias anyone? I have seen higher marks for such cinematic gems as Herbie: Fully Loaded and Crossroads. Media bias, anyone?
I like the questions that Mr. Stein raises regarding the connection between Darwinism and Nilhilism. If we are the result of random chance, why hold to morals? Why value anyone or anything? Everyone should get as much as they can, hurt whoever they want, and have no guilt or shame about the process in which they commit such acts. While I understand the dangerous jump the film makes in connecting the Nazi's to Darwin's theory, the idea is a perfect example of the result of society where there is no absolute truth.
See the film...support the film...and learn why you believe what you believe.
Some good resources to help you along the way can be found at:
1 Peter 3:15-16 -
15But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.