Monday, April 21, 2008

Prager Group field trip to see Ben Stein's movie "Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed"

On Friday, April 18, eight Pragerites got together to view the wonderfully truthful Ben Stein movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed at Regal Cinema in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. The show started at 7:15. In attendance were Harvey & Bonnie Finkelstein, Dan & Angie Hall, John & Dianne Mueller, Ciprian Sas (whom I actually spotted holding a Prager sign as he walked inside the theater) and yours truly.

The place was more than half full on the premier night of Stein’s highly anticipated film. Personally, I don’t get out to Middleburg Heights often, but I must say it’s a great area (of course, any area is great compared to the one I live in). The movie ran about 90 minutes and the crowd, at times, laughed at some of the antics of the scientifically confused evolutionary thinkers Ben Stein interviewed.

When it ended, we went around the corner to Panera Bread, got our coffees, and started the discussion. Bill Bennett fans Angie Silva & Vicky Kudla joined us at Panera, as did Pragerite Mary O’Malley who came in prior to her attending a later viewing at the same theater. For the most part, everyone thought the film really hit home.

The movie pointed out how the hard-core evolutionary thinkers such as Dr. Richard Dawkins of Oxford University are dead-set on presenting cosmological, geological, and biological evolutionary theories as scientific facts, which they certainly are not. Ben Stein interviewed many scientists who were ridiculed and even fired from their jobs for daring to imply that Charles Darwin’s theory of human evolution was questionable. Amazing! No one’s ever seen an ape turn into a man and the evolutionists think we ought not to even question it?

You could see the anger spewing from Dr. Dawkins and others as they talked about how foolish, in their view, the Intelligent Design and Creation movements are. However, in spite of their anger, they never did offer any scientific evidence what so ever that even remotely explained how any forms of evolution could ever have taken place. The reason: there simply isn’t any evidence to be found.

I’ve got a saying: evolution is the dumbest thing that so many people have fallen for. Of course, Dr. Dawkins and his gang of God haters (and make no mistake about it, that’s exactly what they are) aren’t interested in what science says. Not at all. They’re just concerned with keeping their secular religion (evolution) at the forefront of the scientific community.

The most incredibly foolish statement throughout the entire movie was when Dr. Dawkins told Ben Stein that evolution is as much of a scientific fact as anything could possibly be. I’ve heard other evolutionists make this statement as well. But it only takes a moment of critical thinking to understand how untrue Dr. Dawkins’ words really are. Real quick: the earth being round is a "scientific fact." No one in their right mind would disagree with this. However, that an ape turned into a man (which is what Dr. Dawkins believes) is just as much as a scientific fact as the earth being round is absolutely not true.

No one has ever seen an ape turn into a man in the same sense that we can see, right before our very eyes, that the earth is indeed round. This is just common sense, which is something that Dr. Dawkins and most evolutionists are lacking.Ben Stein’s showing of Communism (Stalin) & Nazism (Hitler) and how they suppressed freedom of thought for millions of people is analogous to what the evolutionary thinkers are trying to do to those who believe, based on science, that evolution is really unscientific.

Stein showed how evolutionary thought was the catalyst that led to the extermination of millions of people during WWII. People deemed unfit to live by the God haters of the day. Of course, that’s also happened here over the past 35 years under the guise of child killing (abortion). The Berlin Wall was shown being torn down and Stein’s film is crying out that we tear down the "Evolutionary Wall" that’s keeping public school kids and college students from hearing the scientific facts that support a God created universe. At the discussion it was mentioned that some reviews of the film were bad, but that’s to be expected.

As far as I’m concerned, if the media says it was bad, then it must be good for America. After all, they say our brave soldiers arebad, but we know they’re good. As Pragerites we realize the media is no friend of conservative minded thinkers. So, if you haven’t seen Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, I urge you to do so.

I may even go back myself for a second dose of this amazingly honest and informative movie; a documentary that should go a long way in educating the public (and Heaven knows they need educating) on how evolution is being taught in our public schools and universities solely because the God haters control those institutions and not because science supports any of the unscientific theories the evolutionists actually promote.

God Bless Sonino John Paul Scardelletti - A Christian

(DM: Great write-up, Sonny, as usual! Thanks.)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Our May meeting...

My apologies, Prager People, for scheduling a meeting on Mother's Day, May 11. It will be post-poned until the following week, May 18, at the same time, 2 p.m.

We will be meeting at the Panera Bread on Brookpark Road, in North Olmsted, in the Great Northern shopping mall parking lot.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


PS - We had a great meeting today, and really look forward to the next one! Sonny will be reporting on today's meeting. (Thanks, Sonny!)

The answer...

From Dennis' male/female hour last week:

LF means Love Felt
LE means Love Expressed

Love Felt is not the same as Love Expressed.

Field Trip: The Ben Stein movie "Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed"

Melissa had a great idea for a Dennis Prager Group Field Trip: The Ben Stein movie "Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed" will be playing at the Regal Cinema theatre in Middleburg Heights, opening on Friday, April 8th.Hope you all can make the 7:15 show. This theatre is less than a block from the I 71 exit, at Bagley Road.

After the show we can go for coffee nearby at the Panera Bread, 18324 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130.

See you on Friday, April 18th, the 7:15 showing.

Ben Stein’s Film Blew Rush Limbaugh Away…
The undisputed king of Talk Radio gave an enthusiastic “thumbs up” to EXPELLED after a screening with Ben Stein at the radio host’s.

RUSH: Ben Stein has a new movie out. He brought it by my house Friday afternoon to screen it for me. It's called Expelled. It is powerful. It is fabulous. And here's the premise of his movie. The premise is that Darwinism has taken root, Continue

Atheists Infiltrate Events for Intelligent Design FilmBy Kevin Mooney and Josiah Staff WritersApril 02, 2008( - Outspoken opponents of the Intelligent Design (ID) movement, including scientists Richard Dawkins and Paul Zachary "PZ" Myers, have managed to infiltrate private screenings for a soon-to-be released movie on the subject, according to a film producer who helped to organize the events. Dawkins - an Oxford University professor, biologist, and author of "The God Delusion" - attempted to gain entry to a private screening of the film, "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed," on March 20 in Bloomington, Minn., as did Myers, a biology professor at the University of Minnesota.Dawkins was successful; Myers was not.

However, Myers managed to intrude upon a telephone press conference call the next day that included Ben Stein, the film's narrator, and the film's producers. "Expelled" calls attention to the plight of highly credentialed scholars who have been forced out of prestigious academic positions because they proposed Intelligent Design as a possible alternative to Charles Darwin's 150-year-old theories about the origins of life . Instead of entertaining a debate on the merits of competing theories, the scientific establishment has moved to suppress the ID movement in a "systematic and ruthless" way at odds with America's founding principles, the film asserts.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A must watch: The Mustang Gathering and Flag Jump!

A must watch: The Mustang Gathering and Flag Jump!

I forgot...

My apologies to those of you who offered your favorite reading list. I promise I will post them soon.

Prager Group NEO Field Trip!

Melissa had a great idea for a Dennis Prager Group Field Trip:

The Ben Stein movie "Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed" will be playing at the Regal Cinema theatre in Middleburg Heights.

This theatre is less than a block from the I 71 exit, at Bagley Road. After the show we go for coffee nearby at the Panera Bread, 18324 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130.

It looks like the movie runs from the 18th of April through the 24th. I'm available for a Friday or Saturday or Sunday (April 18, 19, or 20), so if anyone else is interested please let us know!

I was disappointed that I didn't get to see Ben Stein when he was in town recently so this is like having a second chance.

This email also serves as a reminder about this week's 2 PM Dennis Prager Discussion Group meeting at the Panera Bread cafe in the Golden Gate shopping center in Mayfield Heights (Mayfield Road (Rt 322) and I 271. That's April 13!

See you then!


EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed
Opens April 18, 2008
Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
PG - thematic material, some disturbing images and brief smoking

Ben Stein follows his journey around the globe where he discovers that scientists, educators and philosophers are being persecuted in a modern day witch hunt because they dare to go against the theory of evolution. These pillars of education are being fired, ridiculed and ostracized for merely challenging Darwin’s theory; proposing that life on this planet could be a part of some intelligent design and not random chance. This thought-provoking film not only forces us to question what we have been taught but challenges us to ask--What else is being kept from us?

Read More Director: Nathan Frankowski Genres: Science & Technology, Culture & Society