'The Mysterious Islands' to Screen in Communities this Earth Day as Part of 'Worship the Creator, not the Creation Campaign'
March 2, 2010
NASHVILLE, (christiansunite.com) -- As more than half a billion people gather worldwide to celebrate Earth Day this year, The Mysterious Islands -- a new adventure documentary that dispels evolutionary and environmental myths birthed on the wonder-filled Galapagos Islands -- will be screened in churches and communities around the globe as part of the "Worship the Creator, not the Creation" campaign. Doug Phillips, Executive Producer of 'The Mysterious Islands', will show a clip from the film and briefly discuss this project on March 1 at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention during the 'Comedy Tonight' show with Michael Jr., which begins at 8:30pm. The annual NRB Convention is being held at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort, and The Mysterious Islands is one of the official sponsors of the event.
'The Mysterious Islands' explores the true origin and purpose of the earth in the context of the Galapagos Islands -- the famed archipelago that Charles Darwin visited in 1835 during the voyage of the Beagle.
"Darwin got it wrong on the Galapagos, and his conclusions have lead these islands to not only become the Mecca for evolutionists, but also the launching ground for the modern environmental movement," noted Doug Phillips. "Many Christians are genuinely confused on how best to respond to these ideas, and 'The Mysterious Islands' helps to fill this critical gap through a cinematically beautiful film that offers an alternative for families to enjoy this Earth Day."
April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, an event that is characterized by a host of wrong worldview perspectives on the cosmos, including the idea that man is an unwelcome interloper, rather than the pinnacle of God's creation, and that the creation itself should be worshipped and elevated above the Creator.
"In the four decades since its inception, Earth Day has turned into a global guiltfest that portrays man as the culprit and conveys a fatalistic sense of doom about the future of the cosmos," Phillips observed. "The worldview of evolutionism has done much to fuel this confusion."
'The Mysterious Islands' helps set these false ideologies to rest. The film portrays the Galapagos Islands as a showcase for God's creation, not a laboratory for evolution, and places the role of man and the animal and plant kingdoms in their proper perspective.
"Darwin argued that man is not a unique creature supernaturally created by God in His image with a responsibility to exercise dominion over creation, but he is simply another animal," explained Phillips. "Radical environmentalists embrace this as their starting point and thus view man of no greater significance than a fish, a frog, or a whale. This has led to the devaluing of human life on the one hand, and the exaltation of the animal and plant kingdoms on the other.
"We must worship the Creator, not the creature, even as we praise God for the marvelous animal and plant life we observe in the world He has made," Phillips concluded. "'The Mysterious Islands' encourages this focus in a way that is both challenging and uplifting, and we hope that many more churches and communities will rally around the opportunity to communicate this hopeful message by screening the film this Earth Day."
'The Mysterious Islands' takes viewers deep beneath the ocean waves among hundreds of whitetip sharks, over lava fields covered with salt-spitting marine iguanas, and to the unusual habitat of blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants. The film brings a fresh perspective on Charles Darwin and his Theory and presents sweeping cinematography of one of the most remote, desolate, and fascinating island chains in the world.
If you are interested in screening 'The Mysterious Islands' in your community this April on or around Earth Day, as part of the 'Worship the Creature, Not the Creation' Campaign, visit: www.themysteriousislands.com/screeninginfo for more details.