Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008


We saw Expelled last night, a documentary written by Ben Stein. It exposes the hypocrisy of the modern day scientific community in dealing with the discussion of Intelligent Design vs Darwinism. He illustrates that there is basically no debate allowed and the freedom to pursue research on ID in this country doesn't exist. Using the Berlin Wall as a metaphor, he cleverly illustrates how the academic community is attempting to prohibit research and discussion on anything that is not strict Darwinian evolution. He interviewed published professors who were terminated from their university and ostracized because of their mere mention of "Intelligent Design."

Most chilling was his visit to Dachau and Hadamar where "inferior members of the species" were exterminated by the Nazi application of "natural selection" as they saw it. He showed how Darwinism sowed the seeds of eugenics which inspired Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood and the Nazi's Final Solution.

This is a movie that needs to be seen. Pray that young people will see it. When it comes out on DVD, buy copies for your library and Church.


Blogger onionboy said...

Couldn't find it our area. I guess we'll wait for DVD

May 07, 2008 12:42 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

It's showing in the next town over this Saturday. We'll be seeing it.

May 08, 2008 6:24 AM  
Blogger Pilgrimsarbour said...

I took my boys to see the movie a couple of weeks ago. It was very well done and well worth the time. I did think, however, that the movie went a bit off track by going into the NAZI application and misuse of Darwinian thought. While accurately portrayed, I felt unnecessarily detracted from the movie's real premise; not that one type of teaching is evil and the other good, but that both ideas should be given consideration in the educational setting. The practical outworking of Darwinism as it relates to natural selection and the ideas of Margaret Sanger (and hence Planned Parenthood) is a whole movie unto itself.

I think most of today's Darwinists (with obvious exceptions like Peter Singer of Princeton) do not hold to the final solution as an appropriate outworking of Darwinian thought. Of course, in order to account for the existence of morality in an atheistic universe, the atheist has to borrow from the theist's worldview. But that's a rabbit trail for another time.

May 08, 2008 11:35 PM  

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