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R. C. Sproul & Ben Stein – Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Posted by Orrin Woodward on December 21, 2008

On this Lord’s Day, I woke up early in a search for a video teaching about our Creator. I stumbled upon this phenomenal discussion between Dr. R. C. Sproul and Professor Ben Stein.   This interview covers a lot of ground in less than 30 minutes.  America needs more people discussing issues and not name calling and expelling heretics.  The case for Intelligent Design increases daily as more is learned of the intricate details involved in life.  The micro-biology field itself has virtually ruled out an explanation outside of an Intelligent Design.  My point today is not to convince anyone that life was created by Intelligent Design, but it is to ask why a professor’s job is threatened or lost for broaching the subject of design.   Can we maintain a free society if society is not free to ask questions on how life was created?  I love the quote from Ben Stein in this video where he says, “There is no State Church in America, whether it is Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Moslem or Darwin.”   Ben’s point was a State Church would eliminate any discussion that would be against their dogma.  Darwin is now accepted as dogma in our higher learning centers.  Anyone questioning the dogma is laughed at, castigated and eventually expelled if the first two options do not work. 

 

I love the quote, “A mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open.”  We have closed the American mind to open inquiry and are losing valuable discussions in the search for truth.  No matter which side is right, why is intelligent discussion on Intelligent Design practically forbidden in universities?  This is why I love the internet.  We are free to discuss and educate ourselves, without the constraints of the ruling dogma.  I may disagree with someone’s opinion, but we must rationally discuss it, if we are both to learn.  Name calling, rants, and attacks under anonymous postings are the sign of dogma police, not free discussions.  The reason I discuss these points under my own name is that I truly desire to learn.  Why is education and truth so threatening to so many people?  I have been wrong many times in my life, but the PDCA process is self correcting and I get better through the process.  Just as a toddler fails 999 times before their first successful step, exposing ignorance is part of the education process.  I don’t take that personally, but professionally.  I have learned so much from the discussions in this blog and from the videos people have shared.  I believe the term is autodidact, which means someone who self educates themselves.  We as a group must be autodidacts to continually learn and improve ourselves.   Enjoy this video and please share your thoughts to improve all of us. God Bless, Orrin Woodward

 

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