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Watching EXPELLED by buying a ticket for another movie

This just in from those ever so clever Internet Infidels: “So I went and saw it [EXPELLED] today. No, I didn’t give Ben Stein any of my money — I bought a ticket to a different movie starting at the same time.”

It makes one wonder how much larger EXPELLED’s take would be if Darwinists pulling this trick were factored in.

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21 Responses to Watching EXPELLED by buying a ticket for another movie

  1. I’ve seen this mentioned by Darwinists several times today as well.

    Yes, it really makes you wonder what the box office would report if Darwin supporters made an attempt to be honest and pay to see the film they were actually attending.

  2. Their dishonesty knows no bounds.

  3. 3

    That’s really sleazy. These people have a nerve accusing the Expelled producers of dishonesty. What a bunch of lousy hypocrites. I hope that the theatres find out about this practice and try to catch these sleazeballs in the act.

    Well, I guess that’s one of the problems with multiplex theatres.

  4. You figure about 4 people per showing (just a number I pulled out of the air, but it seems reasonable), 1,050 theaters with 2 showings per theater, that’s 8,400 people per day.

    At 7 dollars per ticket, that’s $58,800 a day. Not a big number as movie grosses go, but it adds up. Over a reasonable run, that could easily add up to over a million dollars.

    Well, you’re only off by a bit over two orders of magnitude. Now go away. -UD admin

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    I’m glad I saw the film the honest way. It was fantastic and I’ve already started recommending it to others.
    Seeing as how these Darwinists reject absolute morality I would expect nothing less of them than something despicable as this.

  6. “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.” Haggai 2:8. Do the good guys need the bad guys’ money?

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    I have an idea for putting an end to this nonsense. The theatres should place guards outside the projection rooms along with nice big conspicuous embarrassing signs — for everyone to see — saying “Darwinists without tickets for ‘Expelled’ will not be admitted.”

  8. HI Larry,
    That would play right into their hands. They would make it so inconvenient to show the movie that theatres wouldn’t bother.
    Let the baby have his candy.

  9. Two points for Christians:

    1. We shouldn’t expect bad people to do good things. Nor should we be surprised or disappointed when they do bad things. It’s their nature to act as they do.

    2. We shouldn’t waste time and energy trying to coerce bad people to do good things. That’s the job of the secular government, not the Church. Our job is to overcome evil with good, Romans 12:21.

  10. That this guy was so eaten up with anticipation that he couldn’t even wait a couple of days for a free bootleg version to become available online (Alas, we live in the golden age of software piracy!) bespeaks the selling power that Stein has.

  11. Gerry: I’m with you. Their minds have already melted down. It’s a waste of time and energy expecting them to behave rationally or cataloguing their myriad failures to do so. Our energy is best expended sharpening our own understanding, articulating it effectively, and keeping our behavior above reproach.

  12. I fail to see how this demonstrates cleverness. Even before Expelled came out you can see Darwinists speaking about not “paying Ben Stein”. This just shows how lame some Darwinists can be.

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    Charlie said (#8) –

    That would play right into their hands. They would make it so inconvenient to show the movie that theatres wouldn’t bother.

    The idea is to embarrass the Darwinists so that hopefully they will stop doing it. The theatres could then stop too.

  14. Yesterday afternoon, someone contacted me to tell me that his party had had their tickets stamped for a different movie, when they tried to buy tickets for Expelled.

    I alerted the producers, as they would have the legal right to investigate.

    I haven’t publicized the incident, because it could be due to an insufficiently trained clerk managing the cash at that theatre. (The clerk may be hammering the same keys for all tickets … )

    However, I would be interested to hear of any similar incidents.

  15. In the movie, P. Z. Myers suggests that religion should be thought of as a hobby, like knitting, or as a recreational activity for weekends after the “real work” of the week is done.

    On the contrary. All members of the Body of Christ have jobs to do, all day, every day, to build up that Body and to make it an example of “that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God”, Romans 12:2.

    I think ungtss put it very well when he said above, “It’s a waste of time and energy expecting [unbelievers] to behave rationally or cataloguing their myriad failures to do so. Our energy is best expended sharpening our own understanding, articulating it effectively, and keeping our behavior above reproach.”

  16. Is anyone else having commenting problems? One of my comments didn’t show up. Testing. Testing.

  17. Everyone including me, Denyse O’Leary, Granville Sewell, DLH, Patrick and probably DaveScot. We are being attacked by a flood of spam, and I had to wade through piles of it to rescue your last comment…..

  18. Is anyone else having commenting problems? One of my comments didn’t show up. Testing. Testing.

    Anyone? Anyone? ;)

  19. Dog_of_War 04/20/2008 12:21 am:
    “You figure about 4 people per showing (just a number I pulled out of the air, but it seems reasonable), 1,050 theaters with 2 showings per theater, that’s 8,400 people per day.

    At 7 dollars per ticket, that’s $58,800 a day. Not a big number as movie grosses go, but it adds up. Over a reasonable run, that could easily add up to over a million dollars.”–Well, you’re only off by a bit over two orders of magnitude. Now go away. -UD admin

    Is it possible you misunderstood who DoW was referring too? He may have been trying to figure out, in very rough figures, how many dishonest Darwinists were crashing showings without paying and therefore how much money was being lost. Just a thought.

    sincerely,
    d.grey

  20. “Begs the question, how many fewer tickets would have been sold if the film had been justifiably labeled as a propaganda piece. Just a thought.”

    Your post is a propaganda piece, you should ghost writer for the idiots on G4 tv. Just a thought.

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