Bring “Creation” To America!

There’s a new film being released in the UK.[1] It will soon be distributed throughout the rest of the world.

Except, that is, in the United States of America.


Why not in America?

Because 39% 61% of Americans – the most controlling 61%, that is – are utter morons who belong in the Dark Ages.

Find out more HERE.

[1] “Creation” Website

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12 Replies to “Bring “Creation” To America!”

  1. I read about this and wasn’t surprised. I do think it will find distribution, but I doubt it will get more than a limited release. It’s gotten only moderate reviews, but the prospect of seeing a talented actor such as Paul Bettany tackling Darwin is drool-worthy.

  2. Actually, RJA, and sorry if I wasn’t clear in my post – and for adding to your outrage – 39% believe in evolution, 61% are creationists.
    Thanks for the H/T, BTW.
    What was that about doomed to perpetual ignorance?

  3. Jonathan – For me, the most sickening part of it all is the curtailing of freedom. For a nation that virtually claims to have invented the word to censor in this way is totally unacceptable.

    WWW – you were quite clear in your post, it was me being a dunce. I’ve now altered the post to show the mistake and the correction. As you say, it just adds to the outrage.

    Amy – thank you for the link. Personally, I don’t subscribe to Facebook, but I have appended my name to a number of online petitions calling for the film to be available. Not that it will help. As Jonathan said, a few independent cinemas may show it, but the major chains certainly won’t.

  4. It’s not censorship, though, is it? No-one has banned the film – unless I’ve misunderstood. It’s just that no company wants to distribute it. I expect that’s a decision that’s been made on the basis of whether the anticipated profit is worth the anticipated controversy.

  5. I can’t help feeling, and I might well be wrong here, that if 10% of Americans were Creationists, you’d think they were old-fashioned and misguided, but nevertheless a rather intriguing minority. But since it’s 61% of them, and therefore a significant influence-bearing majority, you call them “utter morons who belong in the Dark Ages”. There’s a song by The Proclaimers which I happened to hear today, which says “what do you do when democracy fails you? what do you do when minority means you?”

    And no, I’m not a Creationist, before you ask.

  6. Iota – there’s more than one way to practice censorship. No-one needs to ban the film in America, there is enough pressure behind the political and corporate veil to simply ensure it never becomes available. Let me give you an example. There is a town in Central Illinois called Decatur. It is the HQ of the mighty ADM corporation. Back in the nineties, a huge corruption case was mounted against certain executives of this company and a number served jailtime. A film of the case (The Informant) has just been released. It will open in Decatur on September 25th, but only at one small independent cinema. The main multi-screen cinema has “no plans to screen it”, even though it would be a huge box office draw locally. Decatur is a company town. The company is ADM. The main cinema complex isn’t owned by ADM, but it will always dance to their tune. Succumbing to pressure from behind the political and corporate veil.

    Actually, I called the original 39% “utter morons who belong in the Dark Ages”. I had no reason to change my opinion of them when I was informed the figure was 61%. I’m all for protecting minorities, but in this case it is the sensible people – those who don’t moronically absorb the doctrines of the religious right, and instead note the hard scientific evidence that supports Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – who are in the minority.

    I’m happy to hear you’re not a creationist, and thank you for your comment. Good honest debate is always welcome at Sparrow Chat.

  7. I’m in total agreement with you on this RJ.

    I suspect that the movie will be released here eventually, after enough controversy has been drummed up to turn it into a money-making endeavour. It won’t change the ignorance which abounds here though, because those most in need of the film won’t even consider going to see it, their closed minds lock them into their ignorance – nothing will change this….ever.

    I’m getting to the stage where I just don’t care anymore. Let ’em “stew in their own juice”, as my old gran used to say.

  8. I don’t know. Wouldn’t Christians find the relationship between his religious wife and his ever-so-skeptical self interesting? Isn’t that relatable? Or am I giving them too much credit?

  9. Twilight – my sentiments exactly – “let them stew in their own juice”.

    Jonathan – way, way, too much credit. To even begin to ponder that relationship would take some degree of independent thought process. They’ve long ago been deprived of that ability, I’m afraid.

  10. It seems like years ago that I started a blog called ‘Don’t Blame God – He Wasn’t There’

    I didn’t get very far with it – I was too busy with another blog concerning the doings of an amoral reprobate.

    I have so much to say about Creationism and Religion that I don’t know where to start. And anyway I get angry. But my friend has recently seen the film you are talking about. She thought it was excellent and was really moved by it.

    She used to be a fundementalist Christian and indeed still does attend a Methodist Church but is moving further and further away from the main body of its teachings. She believes that at the moment she can be of some help to people by remaining in the Church whilst not accepting its main doctrines.

    I don’t know for how long she will keep this up – neither does she.

    I wrote a poem for Richard Dawkins website.
    I will dig it out.

  11. I wanted to see the Sibel Edmonds Documentary – Kill The Messenger but it isn’t available at Netflix or on Amazon. It is available as a google video but I only use the library computer. Even if only a few people want to buy/rent it, no one should care, the initial expense of making the movie is already done – don’t the sellers/renters pay for each sale/rental?

  12. George – I never read “Don’t Blame God – He Wasn’t There.” Pity. Knowing your work I’m sure it was excellent. I’d be most interested to read the Dawkins’ website poem.

    Flimsy – it’s so good to hear from you. I’m afraid the problem with that documentary is one of profit. There are so many middle men involved in these productions – marketeers, cover designers, etc – even before the production begins, that the potential market won’t cover contributions to the welfare of the shareholders. It’s one of the drawbacks of capitalism that capitalists never want to talk about.

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