Reader mailstrom, 7/05: When An Angry Atheist Attacks!

[UPDATE: I have received a note of apology from Steven, who submitted the letter that I responded to below. My thanks to Steven for his humble reply.]I just received a letter from "a proud atheist" named Steven. He begins the letter with this quotation: "In fact, Nazi Germany is the thread that ties everything in the movie together. Evolution leads to atheism leads to eugenics leads to Holocaust and Nazi Germany." - Christianity Today film critic Jeffrey Overstreet" Steven even included a … [Read more...]

Peter Chattaway Reviews “Expelled”

My friend and colleague Peter Chattaway has joined the growing list of Christian film critics who have very mixed feelings about Expelled: No Intelligence Necessary.His review is published at BC Christian News.He comments even further at his blog.Here are some memorable moments: … [Read more...]

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) – a guest review by Greg Wright

Greg Wright, who edits Hollywood Jesus and runs Past the Popcorn, impressed me with his thoughtful examination of the new documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed when we participated in a roundtable discussion at The Kindlings Muse a week ago. (That discussion will be available via podcast soon.)So I was delighted to see that Wright had published a full review of the film at Past the Popcorn, and I quickly asked him if he would be willing to share the review here.So here is Greg … [Read more...]

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) – A Guest Review by Greg Wright

Greg Wright, who edits Hollywood Jesus and runs Past the Popcorn, impressed me with his thoughtful examination of the new documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed when we participated in a roundtable discussion at The Kindlings Muse a week ago. (That discussion will be available via podcast soon.)So I was delighted to see that Wright had published a full review of the film at Past the Popcorn, and I quickly asked him if he would be willing to share the review here.So here is Greg … [Read more...]

I Flew, I Got the Flu. Plus: Myers Crashes *Another* “Expelled” Event.

On my way home from New Orleans, I felt a sore throat and a fever come on quite suddenly. The six hours of flying were most unpleasant I've ever endured. I don't recommend flying with the flu.So I'm home, and I'll probably be asleep for the next 24 hours. … [Read more...]

A Notable Follow-up to the Dawkins/Expelled Post

After the "letter to the editor" post regarding Richard Dawkns, P.Z. Myers, and Expelled -- the post that suddenly doubled my previous "best-day" record here at Looking Closer (10,000 visitors in less than 14 hours) -- I'm still recovering from the mountain of angry mail that came in.Most of it consisted of people taking cheap shots at Stuart Blessman for his post. (He later went on to blog about it here.)Very few actually dealt with the movie itself. Most of it argued that Blessman was … [Read more...]


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