Although producers of “I’m Not Ashamed,” which releases Friday, use the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as a backdrop to the feature story of martyred Rachel Joy Scott, the film doesn’t shy away from the underreported fact that killer Eric Harris was most likely motivated by Darwinism and natural selection.
Based on Harris’ own journal, and as depicted in movie clips given exclusively to WND, Harris, along with Dylan Klebold, found justification for their diabolical plans in Charles Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” theology.
A case has been made in the movie and by a few researchers that the evil embraced by the killers was not simply the product of a “Goth” lifestyle or an alienated, tortured youth.
“It’s good that the movie is filling in details that the media overlooked,” apologetics author and university professor Nancy R. Pearcey told WND in an email. “If anything, I wish the movie had pressed even harder on the role that worldviews play. People are influenced by what they believe is true.”
Pearcey adds, “From Harris’ journals, there cannot be any doubt that he was a thoroughgoing disciple of Darwin, and saw his own behavior as acting out Darwinian principles.”
Tragically, this “acting out” resulted in the murder of 12 students and one teacher with another 24 wounded before Harris and Klebold committed suicide.
Photo: Scene from ‘I’m Not Ashamed’