For eleven months.
From Stoyan Zaimov at Christian Post:
The atheist criticism against the movie reached such intensity that the film’s trailer was blocked on YouTube for 11 months because it was flagged by members of the community who were seemingly upset with its representation of what happened.
The issue was allegedly the claim that a key conversation, in which Rachel dies for affirming her Christian faith, never took place.
The filmmakers are standing by the story, however, and say the conversation in question is found in later statements made by witness Richard Costaldo, who says he was near Scott when the killers opened fire. More.
So many people worldwide die for affirming their Christian faith, one wonders to whom it would be an issue and why.
Could this be a hidden issue? It is a matter of historical record that Darwinism was a key motivator of the Columbine shooters. And Darwinism has long functioned as naturalist atheism’s creation story.
As our president, Barry Arrington, has said,
… I am one of the world’s leading experts on the facts of the Columbine case. You see, I am a lawyer and in the months and years after the shootings I represented several families of the slain students. In the course of my investigation of the case I spent hundreds of hours in a detailed review of every page of the journals Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left behind. I also listened to countless hours of their audiotapes and viewed over and over the many videotapes they left behind, including the infamous “basement tapes.” Finally, I spent a week in a closed room in the Denver federal courthouse deposing under oath Harris’s and Klebold’s family members.
In the course of that exhaustive, painstaking investigation I learned a great deal about the killers and their motivations, and those motivations were clear. Eric Harris especially was quite vocal about what he was thinking in the months prior to the shootings.
And there cannot be the slightest doubt that Coyne is completely, utterly, indisputably wrong — there was evidence that Darwinism motivated the shooters. In fact, Harris was a worshiper of Darwin and specifically saw himself as acting on Darwinian principles.
Here, we had said, Let the spin begin.” But the YouTube block turns out to be more like plain old censorship, an increasing resort these days.
The film is currently rated 7.5 out of 10 at IMBD. At Rotten Tomatoes, predictably, it scored only a 4 but 94% of audiences liked it. Expect it to be trashed by the remaining film critics of dying formerly mainstream media. That’s started already at the struggling Guardian.
Note: Computer issues prevented posting religion news yesterday. The (fairly short) religion news queue will run today, to be followed by regular Monday news.
See also: Columbine film actually addresses Darwinism as the mass murderers’ motive
Jerry Coyne’s Statements Turn Out To Be Uninformed Blithering
Would-be mass shooter idolized Columbine Darwin shooters
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