Evangelical leader Ray Comfort is making waves in both Christian and science circles with his new "Evolution vs. God" movie. After releasing the 38-minute short film online on Tuesday, Comfort said that downloads were so rampant that his website crashed.
"It began slowly and built to over 1,000 people. That’s a huge amount of people to be downloading an entire movie, and it proved to be too much for our site. It crashed," he told TheBlaze in an e-mail interview.
While tech problems are never welcome, in this case, Comfort said that the demand for "Evolution vs. God" was encouraging, as it showed just how interested people are in the subject. In the end, the faith leader believes that the movie will have monumental impact.
"I believe it’s going to take down evolution. It exposes it at bogus science," Comfort said. "That sounds like a bold claim, but it’s true. The movie delivers, and it’s not just our claim."
Watch the film's trailer, below:
Comfort said that prominent Christians have viewed the movie and given it their seal of approval. Dr. Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. from the Institute for Creation Research and Ken Ham of the group Answers in Genesis have both endorsed the film. General viewers, too, have expressed excitement over its contents as well.
But not everyone is happy about the film, of course. Atheists, in particular, have taken to Comfort's social media profiles to voice their angst. He said that he has more than 240,000 followers on Facebook and that many who are responding to "Evolution vs. God" are non-believers who "are getting very nervous" over the movie's contents.
"Some are angry because evolution is their doorway to all sorts of sinful delights -- because if there’s no God and no moral accountability, anything goes," he told TheBlaze. "So this movie is a huge threat to them."
Comfort said that Christians are often mocked by atheists for being weak-minded and for not having evidence that God exists, yet the faith leader said that "Evolution vs. God" shows that the "bogus science of evolution has no evidence and rests on nothing but blind faith."
Photo Credit: Ray Comfort
While an MP4 download of the movie is available on Comfort's website, additional outreach plans are in the works (Christians groups plan to offer downloads and DVDs). TheBlaze already covered that the evangelical leader plans to give away one million DVDs on university campuses .
With the project sparking outrage among atheists and non-believers, Comfort is expecting that he'll be painted as a villainous character -- a prediction that is already proving to be accurate.
"I’m no prophet, but I will predict is that there are going to be full-scale attacks on my character, because atheists want to stop this movie from being seen," he explained. "Many of them are very angry. But for me, this is a hill to die on, and I’m ready for battle and for whatever that brings with it."
"Evolution vs. God" will world premiere on July 22 in Sevierville, Tennessee.
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