Framing in action in Expelled
Chris Heard on Mark Mathis’ admission that Christian scientists were excluded from Expelled because they “would have confused the film unnecessarily":
Mathis as much as says that because he personally cannot reconcile Christian belief with evolutionary biology, prominent Christian scientists … who do affirm both at once don’t deserve attention. Remember, please, that this comes from the associate producer of a film whose entire thesis is that well-meaning religious scientists are being persecuted or ostracized –“expelled”– for wanting to talk about God! Yet prominent Christian evolutionary biologists like [Francisco] Ayala, [Francis] Collins, and [Ken] Miller (never mind physicists like John Polkinghorne or Howard Van Till) get no attention in the film–because they “would have confused the film unnecessarily.” (source)
[T]he form of Catholicism that Ken Miller accepts and practices is, is nowhere near the form of Catholicism that is followed by Catholics who are members of the Catholic church, who believe in Catholic doctrine.
Miller, apparently, isn’t Catholic enough for Pope Mathis. The non-Catholic Mathis is apparently now a theologian who gets to decide what constitutes "Catholic doctrine". Wow.
But I think if you talk to the average Catholic person and, and you start talking about how life came to be, they are going to cite a biblical view. … Some Catholics are going to say, believe in a, uh, literal version of what is accounted for in the Bible
As someone who was raised Catholic in a country full of "average Catholic person[s]," I will just say that Mathis’ statement is categorically false and move on from there. The hubris of these chuckleheads knows no bounds.