Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Christians hate the movie “Creation"? That means I want to see it!
Unfortunately, not a single movie distributor in the United States has picked up the film because of the creation/evolution controversy
by Larry Simons
September 15, 2009
The upcoming film “Creation”, a biographical film about the life of Charles Darwin, starring Paul Bettany (“The Da Vinci Code”) and Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), will not be released in the United States because the religious right in this country is scared to death of anyone having an independent thought.
They are also scared of the fact that [heaven forbid], thinking and rational thought might lead the independent mind to believe that denying the existence of an unseen and unprovable God is the epitome of all evil.
watch the trailer
Why do Christians feel so threatened by this kind of thing? If their belief in God is so strong and unwavering, why would they be frightened that people might actually see movies with this kind of subject matter? Isn’t God supposedly stronger than that?
Of course, it matters not that Charles Darwin’s wife, Emma, was deeply religious. It also matters not that the real life actors who play Charles and Emma Darwin, Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly, are married in real life. Christians get more excited watching films like The Passion of the Christ, directed by anti-semite Mel Gibson, who is also the son of a holocaust denier. Christians have ZERO issues with that!
I hope the film receives even more attention and desire in people to want to see it in light of the United States banning the film.
The film opens September 25, 2009 in the U.K.
Read Jonathan Turley’s story on this, here.