A new documentary "Questioning Darwin" features several religious creationists explaining why they reject evolution, science and even math.
Produced by Antony Thomas, a 73-year-old filmmaker, the documentary tries to educate viewers on Darwin, who was not an atheist and attended church until his death in 1882, notes The Washington Post.
“I would hope in a tiny way this film could contribute to a feeling from the creationist side that Darwin isn’t the devil,” said Thomas. “Let us consider what he actually said. And from the other side, I would like to see recognition that these people are not idiots.”
Airing on HBO (video below), the documentary includes Pastor Peter LaRuffa who states, "If somewhere within the Bible, I were to find a passage that said 2 + 2 = 5, I wouldn't question what I'm reading in the Bible. I would believe it, accept it as true, and then do my best to work it out and understand it."
A woman named Angel Dague adds, "I can't even fathom coming from this little thing that crawled on the ground to apes to being human. It sounds crazy to me."
However, the Biblical account, Genesis 2:7, teaches that the first man, Adam, actually came from dust on the ground.
"God made us in his image," states Dr. Charles Bonner (pictured). "And so to say that man is an animal, and God created man in his own image, so does one come back and say, 'Are you saying God is nothing more than an animal?'"
Dague also says she wants "Mr. Darwin and others that feel just like him to try God and see the transformation for themselves."
Creationist Museum Ken Ham claims in the special that dinosaurs died from brain tumors.
According to a poll by the Pew's Religion & Public Life Project in December 2013, about 60 percent of Americans believe that humans have evolved with time, while 33 percent believe that humans have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.
"But many Americans believe that God or a supreme being played a role in the process of evolution. Indeed, roughly a quarter of adults (24 percent) say that 'a supreme being guided the evolution of living things for the purpose of creating humans and other life in the form it exists today," reported Pew.