I’m loathe to give even negative publicity to that horrific, big screen spew Expelled, but I’ve decided to mention an upcoming event concerning that movie for two reasons. One: a deeply concerned person near where this event is taking place e-mailed me to ask for help/advice on what to do about the event. Two: it pounds yet another nail in the “this in not about religion” coffin. You now what I mean … Florida Representative D. Alan Hays made a big deal out of the movie, exhorting his fellow lawmakers to see it because it supports his reasoning for introducing his dreadful anti-evolution bill. But any talk of connecting religion to his bill was just “hot air.”
On Thursday, May 8, the event Beyond Expelled will be hosted at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, Fl. It looks like the event is sponsored by the Westminster Presbyterian Church, which has this to say:
Westminster holds that Christianity is the only worldview system that is completely consistent and rationally justifiable upon all grounds. We desire to serve our Christian and non-Christian communities in this respect by raising worldview awareness, and our first large-scale effort at reaching these communities will be held on May 8th as we present Beyond Expelled, an evening with author and speaker Nancy Pearcey. Nancy will question the claims of the Darwinian worldview at a foundational level and expose its emptiness, leaving us to consider why this is the only worldview allowed to be taught at many of our higher educational institutions!
So, is anyone going to be in the Niceville area this week? The local woman who e-mailed sounds like she feels isolated. Let’s show her some support. If you want to help in some way, send me an e-mail at bhaught [at] flascience [dot] org, or leave some information in the comments. I will then put you in contact with this concerned citizen.