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Charles Darwin too Controversial?


]Film too controversial for Religious America!


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I wonder why that would be Petal?

It certainly no more fantastic a story or theory then creation by an unseen entity that is called God!
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I don't understand that no one wants to distrubute it. When something's controversial, a huge audience is simply guaranteed. Even if some companies don't want to pick a fight with christian groups, I'd expect somebody to be there to grab the money.
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I was hoping to get some views from the devout Christians here and maybe get into an interesting discussion about the movie itself but it seems there has been little interest in this post, and it certainly makes me wonder why only two people have commented - and those two people to my knowledge are two open-minded people.

I agree Kaunisto - with no distributors I think the Americans are losing an opportunity to see what is said to be an excellent movie. What are they afraid of? It's not meant to try and draw people away from their beliefs, simply to give them a view of Charles Darwin's life.

There's no need for more argument about the different beliefs and theories people have - everybody seems to be firm in their thoughts on this one way or the other, so I find it a little strange that the subject has been avoided. It would be interesting to know from the hard line Christians, what the fuss is all about ...

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People seem to shy away from certain subjects Petal. One of them being politics and the other is religion.

Some folks are of the opinion that creation and evolution can go hand in hand. I dont know about the movie. I was not aware of it anyway. How long has it been out? Maybe not many folks have seen it yet!

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Well, I just don't get it. With all of our obnoxious atheists, the fact that this garbage is taught in our schools as a fact, I don't understand why it wouldn't be distributed here.
And as a Christian who doesn't buy into Darwin's theory, I'm not against the movie. I probably wouldn't watch it, but there are a lot of movies I wouldn't see.

The film industry is out to make a buck, and they know that controversy sells. I mean come on, "Darwin day" was celebrated in many churches over here.
"Religilous" was shown here, and our atheists loved it.

I could only wish that America was so theologically sound that this film couldn't be shown here. But the simple fact is, that just is not so.
We are allowing gay marriage in many states, people see blasphemy as no big deal, the Ten Commandments are being removed from federal buildings, and post modernism runs rampant.
 
If they can't find a distributor in America, they're just not trying.
Smells of a publicity stunt to me.




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I'm not surprised that any movie made in the UK has to be pushed to be shown in America and vice versa. After seeing how little controversial American shows are broadcast on UK TV, it's perfectly understandable that the life of an English scientist has very little relevance to the average everyday Joe in any other part of the world.
It's only countries like our own that embraces the cultural differences of its citizens that has a place for any entertainment made anywhere in the world, from English-speaking countries to most foreign languages.
For instance, I saw hardly any news from anywhere other than Britain on British TV, not like our tiny country where the only news shows we don't see are those of countries that aren't greatly represented in SA.
And the same goes for movies. I don't think that Darwin's science is the problem, I think it's more to do with the fact that he was British.
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I think you have a point there Mo.
On our numerous visits to the USA we also noticed that it's actually a very insular place. Perhaps because it's such an enormous country ... but very little news of the outside world is given there, except for major things on CNN.
World News covers the whole of America.
National News covers the particular state you happen to be in.
Local News covers the town or city you happen to be in.
Every time we visit there I go crazy trying to find out what's happening in other parts of the world. I think things are slightly better now than they used to be, but in the eyes of a number of people, the world doesn't exist outside of the USA. I don't mean that as a derogatory comment at all - it's just a simple fact. Wherever we go people are astonished that we bother to travel that far to see another country, and they can't believe that we have summer while they have winter - most of them don't even know where SA is on the map. Of course thousands of Americans do travel beyond the borders but thousands of others also don't even have a passport. Their own country is sufficient for them.
When we were there last year in June, there was great excitement because some of the British TV comedy shows were at long last being shown on cable TV - oldies such as Keeping up Appearances for example. And they loved the British sense of humour, couldn't get enough of it! Probably because it's just different.
All very interesting to talk about, I think!

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I noticed in my travels throughout Britain that English people ask questions and comment about English history, Americans and Canadians are interested only to the extent that their own countries are involved, so at Holyrood you'd get an American asking whether Mary Queen of Scots was related to Elizabeth who was the queen when Virginia was named and then you'd get them asking if Mary who was James' daughter and married to William of Orange was also the Queen of Scots.
Most Europeans are interested from the point of view of the Hanoverians. I was astonished to find that even the guides were confused by all the Marys and Elizabeths.
The people most interested in everything and who listened intently on the listening devices were the Orientals, they were everywhere and they paid a lot of attention.
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It does happen pretty often that I see on TV some great UK movie and I've never heard of it before anywhere as it's in US at least as unknown as in Finland.

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