Creationism is Back Out of the Closet In Expelled! Movie

Motive Marketing, the outfit that was so successful at convincing churches around the country to buy up Passion of the Christ paraphernalia like crazy, is going into full gear to promote Ben Stein’s Expelled! movie.

While their breathless emails warn of dastardly “eblasts to their [Darwinists’] people encouraging them to highjack our efforts to promote EXPELLED,” most of our side of things is just sort of watching in amusement at the sheer clumsiness of trying to promote intelligent design as a legitimate scientific alternative to evolution… while gesturing wildly at the Bible at nearly every turn.

Here’s what I mean, from one of their “please spread the word and badger lots of people into coming to this movie” emails:

STUDENT EVANGELISM: Thus far science doesn’t specifically identify the CREATOR. Once your students take their friends to see EXPELLED, the question will be “so if ID is true, then WHO is this Intelligent Designer?”. Our friends at EVANGELISM EXPLOSION are offering training to equip your students in sharing their faith.

(Am I the only one who finds evangelism “explosion” a little bit creepy, and/or gross?)

And in case you just so happen to be a pastor at a church looking to preach a sermon on the totally scientific issue of intelligent design: do they have just the powerpoint slides for you! (Yes, seriously)

You have to feel a little sorry for Intelligent Design fans who have spent so much time trying to insist that their movement is all about suppressed science, rather than trying to please Jesus.

But not that sorry.

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5 Responses to Creationism is Back Out of the Closet In Expelled! Movie

  1. Matt says:

    (Am I the only one who finds evangelism “explosion” a little bit creepy, and/or gross?)

    I hope they have a boxful of tissues on hand to clean up after they’re done ‘exploding’.

    Yeah, I just made a masturbation joke … which I think is rather fitting since Expelled seems to be nothing but a big circle jerk.

  2. Bad says:

    So not where I was going with that… or maybe it was, but I don’t want to come out and admit it! But I was actually thinking most of about references like suicide bombers and the Army of God.

  3. Greg Wright says:

    “Evangelism Explosion” has been around for about forty years, actually. My dad was trained in it when I was a pre-teen. Pretty low-key stuff, comparatively speaking.

  4. Bad says:

    They should probably drop all the references to “Generation X” and “Generation Y.” Generation Z hates those sorts of goofy archaic characterizations. :)

  5. Lone Wolf says:

    You have to feel a little sorry for Intelligent Design fans who have spent so much time trying to insist that their movement is all about suppressed science, rather than trying to please Jesus.

    Not really, this was there plan all along. Wedge god in to the schools and peoples minds.
    It just shows how devious they actualy are.

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