... in a handbasket (inahandbasket) wrote,
... in a handbasket

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So I was going to bed over an hour ago, and I clicked on a link before I logged off for the night.
The content poked the herd of angry badgers who live in my spleen.
I've said it many times, I have the upmost respect for most religious people I know, who have actually considered their faith and can rationally discuss it.
That said, these people do not fall into that category.

Ben Stein has created a "documentary" called "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed", the website is http://www.expelledthemovie.com
I poked around the site for awhile, and it became increasingly apparent that the title was perfect. There was no intelligence to be found anywhere on the site. It even invites you to become one of the Expelled! Yay ignorance!

The website is entirely Intelligent Design malarky with the statement repeated everywhere that "Big Science is conspiring to keep Intelligent Design out of the classrooms!" They make the usual useless arguments with no supporting facts other than "well it makes sense to me!" They make a big deal of pointing out that Dawkins has said that "it's possible life on earth was 'designed' by aliens or another intelligent race" while ignoring the part where he comments that [somewhere along the line life had to have evolved on it's own]. See David Bryn's Uplift saga for a fictional recreation of the essential argument. They twist this to try to prop up their own fundamentally flawed arguments that "life has to have been designed! I mean, just look at it! Wowie!"

"This movie is not an apology for Creation; pains are taken to distinguish Creation from Intelligent Design."
Bullshit. You can't. All Intelligent Design advocates are arguing Creationism if you take their ideas to their only logical conclusion. This has been shown and proven time and time again.

They also interviewed many prominent Evolutionists and Atheists for the film under false pretenses.

The most telling bit? Here ya go.
At the bottom of this page, if you highlight the bottom of the page it reveals a "spoiler about the contents of the movie!" in 8 point font.
Many scenes are centered around the Berlin Wall, and Ben Stein being Jewish actually visits many death camps and death showers. In fact, Nazi Germany is the thread that ties everything in the movie together. Evolution leads to atheism leads to eugenics leads to Holocaust and Nazi Germany.

Yes, the actual point of this so called 'smartest and most sophisticated documentary ever produced on the right side of the cultural divide' is to show that Evolution leads to Nazism.
Godwin's Law has been invoked. You lose.

Comments requested.
I'll not tell you what to think if you give me the same respect, but I reserve the right to use logic.
and don't bring up Michael Moore.
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