And Now the Creationism Movie, “A Matter of Faith”
It takes a lot to make my jaw drop after all these eons of blogging, but the amazing thing about this new religious right film is that something so deliberately ignorant and anti-rational is actually being made in 2014.
In “A Matter of Faith,” a good Christian girl who was raised right by her creationist daddy goes off to college, and daddy’s worst fears come true — Rachel falls under the spell of a sinister egg-headed evolutionist professor!
But daddy isn’t gonna take this lying down, no sir. He challenges this atheist science-lover to a public debate, enlisting the aid of a courageous black teacher who quit rather than “teach evolutionary lies from those textbooks.” It’s a by-the-numbers Hollywood script, with mind-numbingly trite characters, written by religious fanatics.
Cue ridiculously over the top martial music as creationist daddy puts the Satan-worshipper in his place.
Here we see the good Christian girl on her first exposure to the evil lies of Charles Darwin, causing her perfectly made-up brow to furrow in unaccustomed thought. Thought she will soon come to repent.