For a nation just recovering from the mass stupidity of the “War on Christmas”, now we’ve got the War on Easter. Only this time, it’s not just an empty catchphrase invented by demagogues to whip up a fake frenzy, it’s a catchphrase invented by a mediocre filmmaker to sell his bad documentary. The filmmaker, Brian Flemming, made the documentary The God Who Wasn’t There, which was sent to me by the distributors several months ago to review but, frankly, it was so badly made that I only made it about halfway through.
And now Flemming is trying to pump up sales by encouraging people to place 666 copies of the DVD in churches around the country. Get it? 666 copies! Isn’t that clever? Well no, it’s juvenile and shallow and a pathetic attempt to increase the sales a video that even a heathen like me found to be incredibly amateurish. It’s the atheist’s equivalent to the “golly gee whiz” apologetics of Josh McDowell on the Christian side, the sort of thing that can only be taken seriously by the ignorant and the credulous. Go away, Flemming, and take your War on Easter and your bad video with you. We get enough of this stupidity from the wingnuts, we don’t need you adding fuel to the fire.