Here’s How You Know Your Anti-Evolution Movie Is Really Bad

Tyler Francke isn’t a fan of Ray Comfort‘s new movie “Evolution vs. God” and he lets us know it in a blistering critique:

Of the many, many possible ways to make an effective documentary, perhaps the last one you would choose would be to go up to random people, put a camera in their faces and ask them a series of leading questions about an incredibly complex topic (interspersed with non sequiturs like “Are you a good person?”), until you get at least a few of them to arrive at your preconceived conclusion.

You wouldn’t use this technique, because it’s not very convincing. And it’s dishonest and unfair and fallacious and other even more colorful words. Unfortunately, this sums up the basis of “Evolution vs. God.

What makes this particular review special is that Francke is an evangelical Christian, just like Comfort.

The movie is so bad, Francke continues, that it may end up doing damage to their faith far more than it would ever do damage to the foundations of science:

the tagline of Comfort’s film, “Shaking the foundations of faith,” is surprisingly accurate. Except, ironically, it’s the foundations of his own faith (and mine as well) that he risks shaking.

It’s one thing to piss off atheists with a movie like this. But when you’re pushing away the people who are supposed to be your side, it should be taken as a sign that you’re probably doing something very, very wrong.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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