There’s no indication that the contentious debate between evolutionists and creationists is anywhere near subsiding. In fact, both sides have ramped up their efforts to poke holes in the opposition. A new Christian film project called “Genesis 3D” is seeking to do just that, as its creators openly pledge to disprove the purported “lie of evolution,” while bringing the Bible’s story of creation to life.
Using a crowd-sourcing model, the film’s creator, Creation Today President Eric Hovind, has launched a campaign to raise $150,000 to complete the animated project. While this is a lofty goal, the online fund-raising effort, which launched on Indiegogo just one week ago, has already brought in more than $90,000.
Hovind is calling the movie a “bold statement,” telling TheBlaze this week in an e-mail interview that he wants viewers to experience the creation story in a very personal way — so personal, in fact, that they actually feel like they were there when it happened (hence the 3D effects).
“Genesis 3D will bring to life the Genesis account as it has never been done before,” he said. “And not just with great visual effects, but also up to date scientific research from leading experts in biblical creation.”
“The new Genesis 3D Movie is thrilled to be working with some of the leading scientists and theologians in the Creation movement,” Hovind continued. “Renowned ministries like Answers in Genesis and the Institute for Creation Research have expressed their enthusiasm to lend their PhD power to Genesis 3D.”
Hovind and his team claim that they have spent years looking at the creation issue and the film will be the perfect opportunity to add perspective to the ongoing debate. “Genesis 3D” will essential corroborate the reasons why he believes Christians are justified in taking the Bible’s creation account literally.
“Those who dismiss the Bible will need to reconsider their position upon experiencing Genesis 3D,” he added, also claiming that the film will be a major barrier for evolutionary enthusiasts. “[The film] directly confronts the lie of evolution which has so permeated our culture.”
Evolution, Hovind believes, has separated people from embracing God and the Bible. So, rather than sit back and complain, he’s set out to come up with a purported solution that will surely spark debate.
Though the movie isn’t yet complete, you can watch the trailer, below:
Atheist critics are apparently already speaking out. David Silverman, president of American Atheists, is quoted as decrying the project in a press release promoting the film. Taking aim at the fundraising success thus far, the secular leader said he’s not surprised.
“As we have seen in nearly every religion in world history, indoctrinated victims of religion will do anything, including pay large sums of money, to have their antiquated beliefs of immortality validated,” Silverman allegedly said. “Flashy movies may make Christians feel like there is validity to the myth that they are immortal, covering up the known and proven truth with special effects.”
Regardless of where you stand, if the fundraising trajectory keeps up, you’ll eventually have a chance to see the film and judge it for yourself.