This was inevitable. We’ve all realized that the scriptural literalists are being wildly inconsistent in refusing to say that The Earth Is Flat and that The Earth Does Not Move. In those two posts we quoted numerous scripture passages that consistently describe our world’s flat shape and central location in the universe. Further, no scripture passages say otherwise — unless a few phrases (mentioned in those posts) are horribly distorted.
So what’s been holding the creationists back from completely adopting the primitive worldview that prevailed at the time of the Babylonian Empire when Genesis was first written? They already promote that worldview regarding the age of the Earth, Six-Day creation, Adam & Eve, and Noah’s Flood, but they’ve been unwilling to go all the way. Why? Our guess is that even their extreme form of apologetics hasn’t given them the confidence to challenge the virtually unanimous view of science concerning the shape of the Earth and its place in the universe. So they’ve been ignoring those subjects — until now.
What’s changed is that the creationists now have a “documentary” to which they can refer, and it makes enough (totally wrong) references to science that some are beginning to uncloset themselves as full-blown geocentrics. We wrote about this goofy film a couple of months ago — see WorldNetDaily: The Earth Doesn’t Move!, and now we have the opportunity to do so again.
As before, we were alerted to this by the Drool-o-tron™, with its blaring sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). As you know, WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus the jolly logo displayed above this post.
WND’s article is Bold new movie challenges science without God. It’s subtitled: “This film may become one of the most controversial documentaries ever made.” It was written by Drew Zahn, WND’s very own movie reviewer, who guides their readers in matters of popular culture. Zahn says, with bold font added by us:
A controversial new documentary that boldly challenges some of science’s godless assumptions will be hitting theaters beginning Jan. 23. “The Principle” is the first-ever film devoted to examining and questioning a widely accepted scientific concept that has defined mankind’s place in the cosmos: the Copernican Principle.
Oooooooooh — how exciting! At last the creationists have a courageous documentary that dares to challenge the blasphemous Copernican principle. Zahn tells us:
“Conventional wisdom dictates that the idea of Earth being at the center of the universe is a holdover from an ancient, superstitious age,” the filmmakers explain. “Modern science has, for centuries, maintained that the human species is nothing special in the context of the cosmos. ‘The Principle’ re-examines and challenges that assumption.”
At last, at last! This is what the creationists have been waiting for. Let’s read on:
“This film may become renowned as one of the most controversial documentaries ever made,” says writer/producer Rick Delano. “It has already inspired tempestuous debate, and that’s before anyone has even seen the film. We’re bringing new scientific evidence to the table that challenges a 400-year-old worldview, and we encourage people to decide for themselves what these new revelations mean.”
Oh the joy! If that nasty Copernican worldview can be overturned, mankind will once more be able to appreciate The Truth™ of scripture. Zahn continues:
According to the Copernican Principle, we inhabit, in famous cosmologist Carl Sagan’s words, “an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” Hogwash, the makers of “The Principle” say. “Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” the movie’s trailer asserts.
You can see that trailer at the WND article. Aren’t you thrilled? Here’s more:
DeLano declares the “question of our place in the cosmos is the greatest scientific detective story in all of history. The world has been shaped by two great assertions: One places us in the center of it all, and the other one relegates us to utter insignificance. Amazingly, ‘The Principle’ is the first documentary to examine this persistent puzzle at the heart of modern science.”
We know you’re going to click over to WND to read the whole article and see the trailer, so we’ll only give you one more excerpt:
“[E]very experiment tells us we are indeed in a special place, which the scientific community sees as impossible. For them to even remotely consider that the Bible could be true is a laughable joke. It’s beyond ignorant,” DeLano said. “The arrogance of the scientific atheist is unbelievable. But as the Bible says, ‘Pride [goeth] before a fall.’”
This documentary is certain to have a major impact. At the moment, it seems that only WND is promoting it, but we expect the other creationist websites will be emboldened follow their example. This is big, dear reader. And it’s going to get bigger. Today it’s the geocentric universe; tomorrow it’ll be flat Earth. Aren’t you thrilled?
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