Wednesday, September 14, 2005

P...P... Pick up a Penguin

The movie of the summer in the USA is a documentary, March of the Penguins, its the 2nd highest grossing documentary ever (after Fahrenheit 911)

Have not seen it myself but its one of those David Attenborough feel good nature movies and people are flocking (sorry!) to see it.

And now its getting the mark of approval by the Family Values brigade.

Today's New York Times reports

At a conference for young Republicans, the editor of National Review urged participants to see the movie because it promoted monogamy. A widely circulated Christian magazine said it made "a strong case for intelligent design."

To Andrew Coffin, writing in the widely circulated Christian publication World Magazine, that is a winning argument for the theory that life is too complex to have arisen through random selection.

"That any one of these eggs survives is a remarkable feat - and, some might suppose, a strong case for intelligent design," he wrote. "It's sad that acknowledgment of a creator is absent in the examination of such strange and wonderful animals. But it's also a gap easily filled by family discussion after the film."

Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, told the young
conservatives' gathering last month: "You have to check out 'March of the Penguins.' It is an amazing movie. And I have to say, penguins are the really ideal example of monogamy. These things - the dedication of these birds is just amazing."

Pity the penguins are under threat by one of ID's greatest fans and his attitude to the environment. And have these conservatives not heard about these fine specimens?


At 12:39, Blogger Alex said...

This is so funny! *lol* Gay penquins... :) Rather I would suggest the Republicans to read one or other of the Penguin classics! (Mrs. Dalloway is just great!)


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