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Old 03-24-05, 09:55 AM
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As a Christian that thinks Creationism is utter foolishness, I think the people that made this decision are a bunch of pansies. I really don't think that this would have created a huge uproar among the fundamentalists. Hell, they probably wouldn't have even known about it had it not been publicized by this press story.
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Old 03-24-05, 11:26 AM
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So did they ever show this and offend everyone?

Old 03-24-05, 01:46 PM
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Privately owned theaters can make their own decisions on what to show. As a consumer, I would take my business elsewhere.

I don't see this as a problem unless they try to force the government to ban the movie. (Which wouldn't be that far-fetched these days)

Re: Religion vs. Science. We just have to give Christians a few centuries to catch up with reality. after all it wasn't until the early 1990s that the Catholic church finally exonerated Galileo for his heresy in suggesting that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
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I wonder how many people would get up in arms if they tried to make an IMAX 3-D educational film about sex?
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I wonder how many people would get up in arms if they tried to make an IMAX 3-D educational film about sex?
They would be offended because they feel god creates babies, not human beings.
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See, i don't see anything wrong with 'protesting' somethings exhibition, because that is merely the protestor engaging in that very same marketplace of ideas...to imply the protestors have no right to protest [as long as their protests are legal and nonviolent], is denying them participation in the marketplace of ideas.
First of all, I never made such an implication. Just because I would not stage a protest against THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST does not indicate I am against protesting in toto--it's a case-by-case concern. Secondly, I daresay you and I have very different views of the marketplace of ideas. To me, a marketplace of ideas means everything and anything, including something as wretched as the teachings of the KKK, is welcome at the "table"--I, as a free-thinking individual, will sort through the offerings and affiliate myself with what I find philosophically/ethically/scientifically etc. sound and simply disregard the rest. I will happily express my opinion of why I find a given belief/theory/agenda etc. to be faulty, but I will not fight to suppress it. If I participate in organized protest against something, I am working to suppress it, to in effect remove it from the marketplace "table". In terms of a situation that directly or indirectly affects my rights as a human being (e.g. the Congressional intervention in the Terry Schiavo case), I have a right to work toward suppression of the opposing point of view, but in the case of any film's exhibition, my rights are not being contrained or subverted, so if I protest it, I work against the marketplace of ideas, not for it.
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Re: Religion vs. Science. We just have to give Christians a few centuries to catch up with reality. after all it wasn't until the early 1990s that the Catholic church finally exonerated Galileo for his heresy in suggesting that the Earth was not the center of the universe.
That was just a paperwork decision that Galeleo was exonerated so late...the Vatican has run astronomical observatories for centuries.

BTW...you DO realize that if these are 'Southern' theaters, then they are most definatly not pandering to Catholics, right?
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Thanks Imax for doing your part to keep people ignorant.

Same sort of mentality that is resposible for bible shows on the History Channel.

Marching boldly into the 16th century.
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What's wrong with Bible Shows on the History Channel? A lot of the them are quite interesting, and a welcome break from the usual Nazi shows.
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
BTW...you DO realize that if these are 'Southern' theaters, then they are most definatly not pandering to Catholics, right?
Yes I do realize that. I was just using the Galileo case as an example of how denial of science is common amongst all religious fanatics.
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What's wrong with Bible Shows on the History Channel? A lot of the them are quite interesting, and a welcome break from the usual Nazi shows.
I just wish they'd combine the two more often.
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Originally Posted by Damfino
Yes I do realize that. I was just using the Galileo case as an example of how denial of science is common amongst all religious fanatics.
Common, or common over half a milennium ago?
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Originally Posted by BizRodian
I just wish they'd combine the two more often.
I actually saw a show on there where they talked about Biblical Prophecies that predicted Hitler. It reminded me of the guy in PCU who finds the movie that stars both Michael Caine and Gene Hackman.
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
Common, or common over half a milennium ago?
Common then and common now.

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