Wednesday, September 23, 2009

U.S. Audiences not ready for Darwin Film "Creation." Do you Believe in Magic?

Look out, I see another reason to hold another tea party protest. A new British film about Charles Darwin, Creation, has failed to land a distribution deal in the States because his theories on human evolution are too controversial for religious American audiences, according to the film's producer.

US distributors have turned down the film (because it) could cause uproar in a country that, on the whole, dismisses scientific theories of the way we evolved. Christian film review website described Darwin as 'a racist, a bigot and a 1800s naturalist whose legacy is mass murder.' The site also stated that his 'half-baked theory' influenced Adolf Hitler and led to 'atrocities, crimes against humanity, cloningand generic engineering.'

Jeremy Thomas, the Oscar-winning producer of Creation, said he was astonished that such attitudes exist 150 years after On The Origin of Species was published. 'That's what we're up against. In 2009. It's amazing,' he said. 'It is unbelievable to us that this is still a really hot potato in America. There's still a great belief that He made the world in six days.
Crooks and Liars just posted this related story, "Evangelist Kirk Cameron Plans To Distribute Darwin's Origin Of The Species With Creationist Introduction." It's a beauty.
Cameron explains that this "very special" edition of the "Origin of Species" will include an introduction explaining "Adolf Hitler's undeniable connection" to the theory of evolution, and highlighting "Darwin's racism" and "his disdain for women." Cameron's edition also exposes the "many hoaxes" of evolutionary theory, while presenting a "balanced view of

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