Recently Ray Comfort’s new film “Evolution vs. God” was uploaded online prior to its official release. Since it was not enacted by Comfort’s ministry I will not link to it here, but will admit that I was way too curious to stay away. The major creationist organizations (AIG, ICR, CMI) are all giving extremely high accolades for this project. I have to admit, even as a creationist, when I first heard that Ray was making an evolution film I was concerned. I’ve cringed a little at some of his past endeavors to discredit evolution, although I love many of his other approaches. After seeing it, I must too agree that it is VERY well done.
The promos bill it as devastating to Richard Dawkins. Without giving too much away, the central theme is that Ray uses a quote by Dawkins that states that “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence.” The film spans 30 minutes interviewing leading science professors, atheists, and students who cannot offer any observable evidence beyond modern adaptations within species – thus confirming that large-scale evolution requires faith. Dawkins may be more in the same boat with his creationist “enemies” than he realizes!
The main criticism will be that Comfort’s company edited the interviews to bolster their own position. Those criticisms are fine (comes with every documentary out there) but at the same time please offer your evidence for large-scale evolution while you’re at it.
The film officially releases online for free on August 7th, but is available for legal download here: http://www.answersingenesis.org/store/product/evolution-vs-god/?sku=90-2-158 for $19.99 to support its free release. See the trailer before…