Before you get too excited about Ben Stein’s movie, Expelled, take a read of the most popular news article on Yahoo! today.
It’s a good read, but for the theist, it’s pretty depressing. It points out that there are many in academia who are antagonistic toward the movie — or better said, toward a Designer. And the author, Bozell, makes it clear that abandoning the idea of the existence of the Divine has contributed to horrendous atrocities as recently as the last century.
But the saddest part, to me, was not in the text of the article. No — the sad part, in my mind, is that with over 500 people voting on whether to recommend this well-written pro-creation article, it only gets three of five stars. This rating doesn’t come from Yahoo! France. Or from Yahoo! China. It comes from the American version of Yahoo! News.
It would seem that Americans don’t really believe in the free exchange of ideas. Worse yet, it seems that Americans don’t want to hear that there may be a Creator and he may have an interest in their lives.
That, in my opinion, is the saddest part of Ben Stein’s Expelled.