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Another pro-ID movie opens on 2,986 theater screens

According to this reviewer:

“The Happening” is the biggest ID movie of the year:

M. Night Shyamalan’s critically-panned flick The Happening is Hollywood’s first blockbuster to promote the anti-evolutionary theory of intelligent design. Maybe you thought Ben Stein’s ill-fated documentary Expelled was the only movie to argue in favor of the neo-Christian idea that an “intelligent designer” created the universe. Think again. With its references to “unexplained acts of nature” and a science teacher main character who calls evolution “just a theory,” The Happening is basically a giant propaganda machine for intelligent design. Maybe science journalists are jizzing all over its allegedly realistic plants-attack-humans plot, but we talked to Shyamalan and we know the truth.

Avowed Christian Shyamalan told us that The Happening is really about religious faith, and explained that he chose Mark Wahlberg to play science teacher Elliot Moore because of the actor’s intense belief in Jesus.

I said here, the Darwinists have no idea what will is yet to be unleashed on them in the culture war. They’ve only been sparring with the scouting parties so far.

If this reviewer is accurate about the movie being pro-ID, it’s indicative of a rising anti-Darwin sentiment in our culture in important places like Hollywood…

Also consider this from The Flood Film Project as an indication of changing sentiments in Hollywood:

Q: Do you believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution or that God created man in his image?

[MEL] GIBSON: The latter.

Q: So you can’t accept that we descended from monkeys and apes?

[MEL] GIBSON: No, I think it’s bull—-…I’ve got one of Darwin’s books at home and some of that stuff is pretty d— funny.

HT: an un-named friend who reads UD

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8 Responses to Another pro-ID movie opens on 2,986 theater screens

  1. The Darwinists do not yet fully appreciate they are being slowly challenged in the avant guard of philosopy, movies, and literature –and not just by ID proponents.

    [Recall for example, the irreverent treatment of Richard Dawkins in SouthPark where he is shown copulating with a transsexual after the transexaul tosses his/her/its feces on him. Dawkins basically falls in love with Mr. Garretson after Mr. Garretson poops on Dawkins...]

    In the culture war, I do not see a clear victory for either side, but rather polarization and a determined stalemate. But a stalemate is a victory for freedom of thought!

    For the longest time the cultural side of the ID wars has been neglected, often being fought (and often undermined) by the clergy. But the cultural war will now be waged by those most qualified architects of a new culture, namely, artists, journalists, novelists, song writers/musicians, filmakers, etc.

    To get a flavor of the changes happening, visit this radically pro-ID film studio which had its unveiling at the Cannes Film Festival. See http://www.IJNP.org

    Also, at the individual level, perhaps representative of many other sentiments, here is one pro-ID blog I stumbled on:
    Sci Fi Journalist.

    The Darwinists do not have clear picture of the culture they are warring against. They see the ID movement as driven by pastors and missionaries. They are wrong. Not only will there be scientists, medical doctors, engineers joining the fight agaist Darwinism, now the architects of cultural change will join the battle.

    Only one notable person on the Darwinist side, Lauren Sandler, has a reasonably clear picture of the cultural war engines which the Darwinists have yet to face. See her book: Righteous.

  2. M. Night Shyamalan is a great director.

  3. 3

    Let me be the first to say this: Just from reading the review, this movie has nothing to do with ID. It doesn’t mention ID or creationism, just evolution. The author’s attempt to connect this movie with ID is rather pathetic.

  4. $13 Million Friday opening

  5. Maybe you thought Ben Stein’s ill-fated documentary Expelled…

    What was the ill-fate that befell Expelled?

  6. I don’t necessarily agree with what the author of the review said. I put this out mostly as news and for discussion…

    I will observe something curious. If someone is suspected of being a Christian and they even so much as hint that they think “evolution is merely a theory”, they are cast as promoting ID and creationism, and are part of a major propaganda plot….

    Notice, the movie had nothing to do with the public school issue, and it’s generating this intense reaction [reminicent of the Privileged Planet episode at the Smithsonian which had nothing to do with Darwinian evolution]…..

  7. [regarding Privileged Planet the only mention of Darwinian evolution was a favorable mention, when Paul Davies used the phrase "Darwinian survival" as a given. That didn't stop the critics from calling the movie anti-evolutionary. LOL!]

  8. Scordova,

    Hilarious.
    _____

    At the least, the movie’s negative regard for Darwinism seems indicative of a growing cultural trend.

    Nice.

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