Monday, April 28, 2008

"Expelled, the Movie"-You gotta see it!

Science aught to be the pursuit of truth! Every teen at home needs to see a great movie just hot off the reels at just about any theater near you right now. It is called, "Expelled, the Movie," and is written unexpectedly by a comedian who doesn't find the erosion of certain freedoms in this country very funny. Written in documentary form Ben Stein interviews several scientists and professors who have been released, let go or downright fired for any association they might have had with Intelligent Design. This movie attempts to expose the manipulation of the established Evolutionary Science community and associated their actions with that of a few other dangerous worldviews that have had devastating historical consequences.

Laurie Bluedorn of Trivium Pursuit says, .... our family just saw this film. One of the best documentaries I've ever seen. I recommend taking the whole family to see it or buy the DVD when it comes out.

For a trailer on this film and a commentary by Lee Strobel click here

For further discussion after you see the movie, and for those old and wise enough go to Expelled Exposed for the National Center for Science Education' expose on the movie. You may even be able to win prizes for "setting Ben straight" (tongue in cheek)

Go to Richard Dawson's blog (a stout antiGod evolutionist interviewed in the movie) and hear his scathing rebuttle of Expelled, the movie
Younger children might also find this movie interesting but there are a few quick scenes of the Jewish holocaust and if old enough to recognize the bodies might find it disturbing. If your child is able to discern worldviews well then that may be a good readiness sign to see this movie.
Also, several visual references are made to naziism and it may well be missed by children not well versed in the ideals of those worldviews.