Creationism at the movies

Eric Hovind has been working on (and raising money for) a movie called Genesis: Part 1: Paradise Lost: 3D or something like that. It’s supposedly a 3D animated retelling of the Christian creation myth, as interpreted by modern apologists. Hovind is constantly pumping it up as a big time real movie release.

Only…Paulogia does an interesting analysis of the expenses and what has been said about it over there in Hovindland, and it sounds like it won’t be a genuine movie distribution deal — it’s more of a one-shot promotion involving theater rentals and bused in crowds of churchgoers. It’s the usual. Just as they pretend to be scientists, they pretend to do movie production.

They should try to book the Morris Theater for their one-night release. I know there are a lot of believers in this town who’d attend, and at least one skeptic. I’d also mention it to my students and encourage them to show up and think critically, so I’d probably manage to drum up a few more for their attendance figures. Here’s the theater contact info, Eric! Make it happen!


  1. brucegee1962 says

    What would be awesome would be if someone did an animated version of Milton’s Paradise Lost, maybe based on William Blake’s illustrations. You could get a big-name actor to voice-act Satan, and have all kinds of splashy special effects for the war in heaven. I would definitely go to see that.

    My guess is that this proooooobably does not reflect what Hovind is planning to do.

  2. says

    Eric has been pushing back the amount time they need the $350,000 for the limited release (it started about a month ago for three weeks). Also, I just recently noticed there is a “part 1” in between the text of the movie title.

  3. aziraphale says

    It would be worth the price of admission to see God separate the light from the darkness. In 3D!

  4. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    My guess is that his imaginary deity would look like a virile European white dude….
    Why not an asian transsexual?….

  5. tacitus says

    No comment on the double your pledge bullshit? A favorite of all religious scammers everywhere, including Pat Robertson and Relevant Radio (a Catholic radio network). Anyone believe that if they didn’t get the first $100,000 the secret donor wouldn’t given them the other $100,000 anyway?

  6. birgerjohansson says

    If you want to see a protagonist associated with divinity, why not just watch “Lucifer” on TV? (after the graphic novels).
    — —
    If you want to watch actors running around in faux-barbarian outfits, you can just re-watch the 1984 film “Conan the Destroyer” -cheesy but good fun! Grace Jones is a cool warrior.
    — —
    OT: -SMBC explains Job !

  7. Reginald Selkirk says

    Rejoice, if Hovind can’t come through there is still plenty of cinematic Christian dreck with all the production values you have come to expect from e.g. God’s Not Dead. Opening this Friday August 25: The Jesus Freak
    Written, directed and produced by Carl Jackson(not the Grammy-winning musician), whose studio web site seems to be a nonexistent Facebook page.

  8. busterggi says

    If I wanted to see a universe created by a comic book hero I’d ask for a sequel to Watchmen to see how Dr. Manhattan made out.