I’ll be on an airplane this evening, so I won’t see Expelled until sometime later this weekend. But I’ll be eager to read the reports tomorrow morning.
Here is what I hope not to see on the ID/Christian blogs: “We’re right! They’re idiots!” Panda’s Thumb has been saying that kind of thing all along from its anti-ID perspective, and other media are tending to pick up that theme.
I’m calling on ID and Christian bloggers to watch the film with careful discernment. I don’t know how well the film will prove its intended point and I don’t know how well its dramatic construction will be. I do know this: if we love the way it’s presented (or not), and if we agree with most of what it says (or not), we do not have to take a unidimensional, black/white stance that says it’s all good or all bad. We can be watching for points where we can agree strongly, while staying alert for possible weak points or errors.
I hope to see thoughtful responses in the blogs. I hope also to see gracious ones as well, no matter how you good or bad you think the film proves to be.