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I've seen the movie twice now. Overall I enjoyed it because I agree with the majority of the points it made, but I was disappointed by what the content turned out to be, compared to how it was hyped & titled. There are far better pro-ID/pro-creationism DVDs already available.
Only a relatively small percentage of the film was allotted to the half-dozen cases of people being "expelled" (about 15 minutes' worth near the beginning, followed by 5 minutes near the end of this 97-minute film), & due to the superficial nature of the content, allowed the expelledexposed website to dismiss its claims.
I was also very disappointed to hear David Berlinski state that Darwinism was a necessary condition for the Holocaust to have occurred. He prefaces it by admitting that it was not a sufficient cause, but the bottom line is that Hitler was evil, & would have killed his enemies with or without the popularity of Darwin's faulty hypothesis. As gun advocates frequently say, guns don't kill people; people kill people. It's unfair to link Darwinism directly to Hitler if you don't also link Hitler's misguided religious beliefs.
A far better point would've been to show the same footage of Stein visiting the concentration camps, & emphasize that Darwinism taken to its logical conclusion should not shock any of its adherents. Stein could've introduced theistic evolutionists who invent a religious deity to compensate for Evolution's natural justification of atrocities like the Holocaust. In other words, if we're just the descendants of randomly assembled chemicals, why should we care about anything, including survival?
To his credit though, Berlinski also makes the best point of the film when he equates Darwinism with a room full of smoke. When Stein highlights Darwin's understanding of cells being simple, he asks Berlinski, "If (figuratively speaking) [Darwin] viewed the cell as being a Buick, what do we know it is now (relatively speaking)?" His powerfully poignant response: "A galaxy." (Note that he's referring to an innumerably large grouping of stars, not to the Ford vehicle!)
"Expelled"'s primary strength is its exposure of vehement atheists, & its presentation of equally bright people who hold alternate views. For that alone, it's worth viewing, but there's plenty of room for a far better sequel to be made!
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