In an act of utter cowardice, United States distributors appear to be caving into a creationist campaign to bar the movie Creation on the life of Charles Darwin. The film explores his loss of faith following the death of his beloved 10-year-old daughter, Annie.
The film has been the target of creationists, who remind distributors that only 39 percent of Americans believe in evolution. Jeremy Thomas, the producer of Creation, notes “[t]he film has no distributor in America. It has got a deal everywhere else in the world but in the US, and it’s because of what the film is about. People have been saying this is the best film they’ve seen all year, yet nobody in the US has picked it up.”
Comedian and conservative commentator Ben Stein has drawn a bizarre connection between Darwin and Hitler that some Christian sites have embraced, here. On the Trinity Network, Stein makes the statement: “Love of God and compassion and empathy leads you to a very glorious place, and science leads you to killing people.”
Movieguide.org, a site specializing in
“family reviews” on movies, has published a joyous celebration of an alternative move called “Darwin’s Racists” which
exposes the real Charles Darwin: a racist, a bigot and 1800’s naturalist whose legacy is mass murder. This well written book shows that Adolf Hitler, along with other genocidal mass murderers, was influenced by Darwin’s half-baked Theory of Evolution. This book exposes Darwin’s Theory of Evolution for what it is: an elitist and racist dogma that has infiltrated our every area of culture thereby undermining sense and sensibility.
DARWIN’S RACISTS succinctly covers, among other revealing topics, who Darwin was, his impact on the human race, evolution and naturalism, agnosticism, creation, Charles Darwin’s family and friends, Darwin’s sickness, the eugenics nightmare, Darwin’s racists, frauds, and fakes, atrocities, crimes against humanity, cloning and genetic engineering, and the impact of Darwin’s thought on our rights and freedoms today.
The movie, however, can speak for itself as a beautifully crafted and touching treatment of Darwin as a person:
It is nothing short of scandalous that this movie, produced in part by BBC, has not been picked up in the United States. Instead, we can watch endless films with Ben Stein in such classics as Richie Rich or shows like Married…With Children.
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