Time to evolve

19 Sep, 2009 | SnippetsTdp

John Patterson discusses the reception of Creation, a movie about Charles Darwin, in the US:

In America, the right has demonised On The Origin Of Species as if it were Mein Kampf ("Darwin: a racist, a bigot and 1800s naturalist whose legacy is mass murder" says Christian website Movieguide), with the result that a field theory condoned by 99% of scientists is only believed in by a paltry 43% of US citizens.

It's therefore a pity that no venturesome distributor was prepared to stand up at Toronto and make a killing on the facts: nothing sells movie tickets like a good controversy, and it's time we secularists stood up for what could potentially be our equivalent of The Passion Of The Christ.