“Genesis 3D: Paradise Lost”—a new creationist movie

We so excited! (NOT!). Coming to a theater near you on November 13: “Genesis 3D, Part One: Paradise Lost” (implying, of course, that there will be other parts). Experience the Biblical creation! Learn the truth about evolution! (This is from the trailer below.)

The “truth about evolution” is, of course, that it didn’t happen, or maybe “microevolution” happened but not the Big Naturalistic Kind that scientists have duped at least 19% of Americans into believing.

The trailer below, you’ll notice, emphasizes that science actually supports the Genesis account, so what we have on tap is “scientific creationism”. Odd, then, that probably 99% of all biologists reject the account of creation given in this movie. Why, do you suppose, have so many scientists been duped into rejecting the reality of creationism? Or do they know it’s true, but lie to the public to advance their own atheistic and materialistic agenda?

No, the liars are those who made this movie, which imparts lies to a public eager to be lied to. For if Genesis be wrong, so could Original Sin, and then the whole Christian mythology disintegrates.

But I digress. Here’s the trailer:

And here’s the summary from the movie’s site:

If there is one part of the Bible that has undergone more scrutiny and abuse than any other, it is the beginning—Genesis. The heated debate over origins has questioned the Creation and ultimately the Creator. So what exactly happened at “Creation,” in the “Beginning”? Enter GENESIS: PARADISE LOST!

Cutting-edge cinematography meets proven science and biblical accuracy to deliver GENESIS: PARADISE LOST, bringing the first book of the Bible to life in both 2D and 3D formats on the big screen. Stunning visual effects and field research invite audiences to explore the much-studied and debated opening chapters of the Bible. This highly-anticipated movie event will show in cinemas nationwide on Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

GENESIS: PARADISE LOST will entertain and educate as an event for the whole family. The digital animation is interwoven with insightful commentary from accredited scientists and educators such as Dr. Charles Jackson [JAC: Not a scientist and no longer an educator] and Dr. Georgia Purdom [JAC: Not a scientist: works for Answers in Genesis as a “researcher” to wit: “one of Purdom’s pursuits while at AiG has been research and models on the role of microbes before and after the Fall of man (described in Genesis chapter 3], and popular speakers such as Ken Ham and Ray Comfort. Cultural apologist Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr.’s deep booming voice serves as Genesis’ “unseen narrator” whose vocal presence gives the visual images deeper meaning and life.

What, pray tell, is a “cultural apologist”?

The cast includes Ken Ham, Ray Comfort, and Chad Hovind: an all-star lineup of lying liars!

And there are four endorsements, one from star Ken Ham and another by Eric Hovind, uncle of star Chad Hovind and evangelist, creationist, and convicted tax evader.

h/t: Don B.

34 Comments

  1. Rita
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Infuriating and disheartening.

  2. Posted September 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Why is it that the group of people who claim that we cannot be moral without god … their god … find it so easy to lie and deceive? I am waiting for their Joseph McCarthy moment “Have you no decency, sir?”

  3. busterggi
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Basically the natural universe can’t just exist and evolution didn’t occur because no one saw it all happen but an invisible magic giant did a spell to create everything and that must be believed because a bronze-age priest-goat herd said so.

  4. Posted September 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Wow! The compelling computer graphics and stirring music compels me to believe. Talking heads using sincere words and body language makes me believe.
    Actually, they pretty much had me at dinosaurs. Show me dinosaurs and I will believe anything you say.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

      Well, this is in 3D. So much more authentic and convincing than the boring old 2-D version.

      “Show me dinosaurs and I will believe anything you say.”

      Well, certainly if it was this dino:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnAnDWNLrG8

      cr

      • Draken
        Posted September 7, 2017 at 3:31 am | Permalink

        I wonder what the invisible God looks like in 3D.

  5. alangrohe
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    “in select cinemas nationwide”

    Translation: In fundagelical church basements, fellowship halls, and Bible camp movie nights.

    I wonder if they’ll make a cool viral rap video like they did for Expelled.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted September 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

      The bible’s still big; it’s the pictures that got small.

      They ain’t making scriptural epics the way Mr. DeMille did anymore.

  6. Andrew David
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I think you mixed up Eric with his dad. Kent Hovind is the ex-con.

  7. Randy schenck
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    I’ll wait for the book to come out. Oh, wait, it already did.

    • infiniteimprobabilit
      Posted September 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

      😎

      Wins the thread, I think.

      cr

  8. Kevin
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s epically bad and funny. Grown men acting scraping at their insecurities in order to find a path to justify an evidence-less afterlife.

    If one is to take religion seriously it intellectually bankrupts the believer. Without choice the faithful must justify the ancient creation myth they were born into.

  9. Posted September 6, 2017 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    If they’d add flashing red chyrons to the screen saying “This is what Christians actually believe”, I’d go see it.

    And incidentally, what Milton called “paradise lost” doesn’t sound like much of a paradise to me.

    • Steve Pollard
      Posted September 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

      An old schoolboy howler:

      “Milton wrote ‘Paradise Lost’. Then his wife died, and he wrote ‘Paradise Regained’.”

  10. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    IMO the chief conflict between Darwin and Christianity lies not so much with the literal reading of Genesis, as with the classic (Western) Christian notions of fall and atonement. Possibly some fundies realize this (perhaps unconsciously) but think the best tactic is to defend a literal Genesis. (Presumably less of a problem for Judaism though there are a few Jewish creationists.)

    I have for the second time in recent months come across a defense of Darwin from a former creationist- a series of YouTube videos called “How I learned real science from creationism”.
    (Link to first: youtu.be/BivVZ8ROSA)
    There is also a book anthology of 6 essays defending Darwin all by former creationists whose name currently escapes me as I am writing on a cell phone on a train.

    I’ve got a pretty good notion of what a ‘cultural apologist’ is. But the term is used one way by conservative Chistians and another way by multiculturalists.

  11. Posted September 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Because i’m not going east, west, north or south of atheism i just got to laugh…
    this did help much with that:
    “…includes Ken Ham, Ray Comfort, and Chad Hovind: an all-star lineup of lying liars!”

    Serious distortion of life and of being however is not a laugh it’s a fraud. It is no easy comfort to know this will further add to the confusion, reinforce the gullible and kill off inquiry.

  12. Darren Garrison
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Cultural apologist: I’m seeing Aubrey (1) from Little Shop of Horrors repeatedly saying “I’m sorry, culture! I’m sorry, culture! I’m sorry culture!”

  13. Logan Moss
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    I presume that it is this Dr. Voddie Baucham:

    https://homeschoolersanonymous.org/2014/12/01/6-things-you-should-know-about-voddie-baucham/

    If the article is correct, then he certainly has a lot to apologize for!

    • Draken
      Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:12 am | Permalink

      Baucham seems to be an exceedingly creepy authoritarian, a child abuser in the making and a racist as topping.

  14. Austin Johnson
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    There’s a great YouTube channel called Paulogia that’s been following this movie for a while now, and does a good job investigating Hovind’s con-artistry.

  15. Dave137
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I mean, barf.

  16. eric
    Posted September 6, 2017 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Pass.

  17. Posted September 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    For movie fiction, I think I’ll stick to Star Wars. And by the way, how does Purdom study microbes at the time of the fall when the Textbook of All Truth(tm) doesn’t mention them?

  18. James Walker
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    People who are against science touting science that supports their beliefs …

  19. Barcs
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    Note it’s a movie “event” at a particular time on a particular day. AiG, or whomever, have purchased cinemas to show this abomination and it is not in general or even limited release.

  20. Posted September 7, 2017 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    It sounds like another total heap of crap from the pseudoscience creationist camp. (BTW I’m still basking in the glory of recently being blocked by Ken Ham on Twitter.) Thank Darwin (the beardie, not the Down Under city in Northern Territory) that not all natives of Australia and New Zealand, even theists, are so wilfully evidence-resistant as ‘Genocide’n’Incest Park’ Ham and Ray ‘Banana Man’ Comfort.

  21. Mike
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    No thanks,you can shove it were the sun don’t shine,or maybe it does,who knows?,Given Determinism ,who do we blame for this garbage.Physics really dropped the ball with this crap.

  22. rjdownard
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    A login glitch occurred, not sure if my comment made it … if not, Paulogia on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFh_NetvTHI has done a great job investigating the Genesis 3D movie (as well as AiG’s stuff in general), applying a source methods approach to great effect.

  23. BeamMeUp
    Posted October 11, 2017 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I’ll wait until it comes out on Netflix or YouTube.

    • rjdownard
      Posted October 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

      Ex-creationist Paralogia (who roasts Answers in Genesis regularly on his droll YouTube channel) has done a Pre-Debunking on what bits of Genesis 3D have appeared, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFh_NetvTHI and intends to do a full take-down once it becomes available.

      Even in the short excerpt Paulogia had access to there were tons of creationist missteps, including false claims about the “faint sun” paradox and the structure of the gas giant planets. Paul’s asked me to participate when he tackles the full video once it becomes available, as Paul is full on about using the source methods approach to dismantle creationists real time, and loves deploying all the ammo available. Stay tuned!

  24. Thomas Ramundo
    Posted October 19, 2017 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Thank you for your “scientific” rebuttal of the coming creationism movie. Nothing says “evidence” like repeatedly calling an opposing view lying liars.

    • Posted October 19, 2017 at 8:35 am | Permalink

      I wrote a whole damn book giving the evidence for evolution and refuting creationism, but you’re apparently unaware of that. Do you think I want to reprise the book in a post. I’ll just say: READ WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE.

      And yes, they’re lying liars, and you’re a rude person. Go away, please.

    • rjdownard
      Posted October 19, 2017 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

      Thomas, I suspect you have never bothered to source fact check any of the claims reflected in any of the creationist works you apparently are so impressed with.

      Let’s just put a few benchmarks on the field: antievolutionists in general (not just the YEC gang) are addicted to secondary sources they do not fact check (I measure this directly in my research on the subject). Those 5% of so who do offer primary source documentation mangle that big time, actively ignoring or suppressing relevant information, easily missing 90% of the relevant dataset. Again, I’m not speculating on these numbers, I am measuring them directly, based on the works of over 2000 antievolution authors, measured against a relevant technical source base of over 22,000 technical papers.

      In just the short trailer excerpt available for public view, Thomas, false claims piled up rapidly, including the faint sun paradox and claims about the gas giant planets. I’d be happy to supply the range of technical papers that refute those points, any may request that at my website http://www.tortucan.wordpress.com; I’m sure Paulogia will be reflecting a lot of that work when he does coverage on the full video once it appears.

      I do not think creationists are lying in the mendacious sense of repeating things they secretly know not to be true. To the contrary, I am sure the vast majority of them seriously believe all that they repeat; the question is on what basis they rest such certainty. Sound method and care with sources is not part of that, and to the extent you parrot the convictions of others without fact checking, Thomas you are part of that network of ignorance and sloppy method.

      There is no excuse whatsoever for that these days, not given that so much of the primary source documentation is available online, freely accessible with no more effort than a judicious mouse click.

  25. Posted November 2, 2017 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Making money at the expense of insecure, frightened of the dark, stupid, or willfully ignorant people, the producers of this movie are laughing all the way to the bank. Same as the flat-earthers on YouTube using false logic to increase their ‘view’ counts to profit from Google’s Adsense program.

    God is Love, Love is Blind, Ray Charles is God.

    Humans in general deserve what they get. What is sad is that we are taking countless species down with us. Sixth great global extinction. Evolution all around us.

    Can’t wait to see what sort of rating Rotten Tomatoes gives this cinematic ‘event’. Oh, and 3D? That’ll make it really convincing.

    Somewhere a person is cashing a paycheck they earned for working on the marketing of this movie. They’re shaking their heads and buying groceries and trying to get by. This century’s version of “I was only following orders.” How do they sleep?

    What a sad state of affairs this movie’s production illuminates.

    D.


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