Well, after a few box-office flops, he has left his mediocre acting career in favour of advocating for the Far-Right Evangelical Christians. YEESH!
According to Huffington Post this morning, he came up with a wonderful terrible idea of how to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication The Origin of the Species by giving away 50,000 'edited' copies of the book to various universities on November 19, 2009, three days before the anniversary. This 'special' edition has a 50 page intro explaining:
"Adolf Hitler's undeniable connection" to the theory of evolution, and highlighting "Darwin's racism" and "his disdain for women." Cameron's edition also exposes the "many hoaxes" of evolutionary theory, while presenting a "balanced view of Creationism."
I'm surprised he didn't add any references to Evil socialism in these 50 additional pages of drivel.
I saw the original video of Kirk Cameron promoting this on Huffington Post & I take exception to a few things he said. One of them being that those who are actually informed, educated & actually believe in Darwin's theory of Evolution over the Adam & Eve story from the Book of Genesis are atheist or agnostic.
I happen to be a semi-practising Catholic who happens to subscribe to the theory of evolution as well among other beliefs that go against church doctrine. To me, the theory of Adam & Eve is nothing more than symbolism like most biblical stories are. Even my parish priest admits to not believing alot of those stories & rather than preaching them, he gives his interpretation of the symbolism. I would love to see Kirk Cameron & Ray Comfort try to go toe to toe against my parish priest; I'm sure he would have them accusing him of being atheist as well.
People like Kirk Cameron & his 'comfy' buddy, Ray are dangerous because this is attempting to bring society back to the dark ages when all believed the earth was flat & people like Galileo go to prison for their research.
Also in his video, he claims "an entire generation is being brainwashed by the atheistic theory of evolution without hearing the alternative". Oh really, a Gallup poll taken February 11, 2009 illustrated only 39% of Americans believe in the Theory of Evolution. Here's the graph below with the question asked:
This same poll also suggests a relationship between the belief of the theory of evolution & the level of education of those polled:
Now, Kirk, after seeing these graphs, who is brainwashing whom?? More graphs & studies are provided by this Gallup poll
The girl in the video below is very entertaining & witty while taking apart everything Kirk Cameron says in his little infomercial. I highly recommend the viewing of the below video.
I just have one more illustration of Cameron & Comfy's video: he frowns upon censorship & says that all should be allowed to make up their own minds. OH REALLY??
To this date, the movie, Creation, starring Paul Bettany & Jennifer Connolly which opened at the Toronto International Film Festival to favourable reviews & alot of press in Toronto newspapers according to Sandwalk's blog, has yet to find an American distributor to my knowledge. If anybody has news to the contrary, I invite you to let me know in the comments below this posting.
This movie is about Darwin writing The Origin of Species following the death of his 10 year old daughter, Annie in 1851 & his lifelong search for the truth. It illustrates a man of science torn between his truth & the love for his religious wife. What is sooooo terrible about that??
I viewed the trailor & I would look forward to seeing this movie. From the few minutes I've seen, it looks like a very interesting story that is well acted. You can catch the trailor here. I also thought the web site was groovy.
What I don't get is alot of movies & video promoting guns, war & violence, many of which are G-rated, have no problem finding distributors in the U.S. These films & video games have proven to promote violence in North American society.
My faith as I know it teaches peace, helping your fellow man & charity. Those above movies & video games would fly in the face of Christianity (or any other religion for that matter) as I know it & other enlightened folks of any denomination know it.
Well, Kirk & Ray, you can both go lie together all cozy & comfy & keep telling yourselves you're doing the right thing & let the rest of us get on with our lives.