Apr 11, 2008

EXPELLED! in Kansas City/Lawrence/St. Joseph

The movie, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, will be showing in the Greater Kansas City area and surrounding towns beginning on Friday, April l8, 2007. Lent is over and this is is an important movie to see at these local theaters:
  • Southwind in Lawrence
  • Cinemark 20 in Merriam
  • Pallazzo 16 in Overland Park
  • Westglen 18 in Shawnee
  • Studio 30 in Olathe
  • Town Center 20 in Leawood
  • Independence 20 in Independence
  • Eastglen 16 in Lee's Summit
  • Barrywoods 24 in Kansas City (north side)
  • Northglen 14 in Kansas City
  • Liberty 12 in Liberty
  • Hollywood 10 in St. Joseph
A related announcement:
On the occasion of the release – April 18 - of the Ben Stein movie: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, The Intelligent Design Network is presenting a conference: Darwin, Design, & Democracy VII: Banning Intelligence from Science. The Conference starts at 9 AM on Saturday, April 19, at the Colonial Conference Center, 135 and Rosehill Road, in Overland Park. The admission price is either a ticket stub from an April 18 showing of Expelled, or else the cost of a ticket (to see the movie at 7 PM. Jack Cashill will emcee.

For more information, see the Intelligent Design Network. This promises to be a very worthwhile event!
One of our sons commented very well on the basis for the belief in non-intelligent design--atheism.
About 10-15 years ago I realized that belief in atheism was truly a 'belief', a faith. At that time, I began to tell any atheists that I met that I had great respect for their faith, since so much more of it was required to believe as they do, compared to what I believe. That really can spawn the discussion!

But it is so true, and so easy to explain. If you don't want to believe in God, you have to create an absolutely ridiculous belief system to have an alternative. Evolution is just one of many parts of the atheistic system of beliefs.

And, as it is truly a belief, one held close to the very core of a person's spriritual center, it will be fanatically guarded and defended from any 'attack'. It sounds like this is what that movie is about.

Theism and atheism beliefs are selected by persons, not because of what they know or have discerned, but because of what they desire. If they do not desire to be submissive to a God, if they instead want to be God, the center of the universe, they will latch onto atheism. It is the ultimate selfishness.

1 comment:

Ralph said...

If you don't want to believe in God, you have to create an absolutely ridiculous belief system to have an alternative.

Could you elaborate? I'm not clear why a belief system without God is so absolutely ridiculous.