How could a blind material process produce man’s unique capabilities of reason and conscience?
Eric doesn’t just know the relevant books, but he knows most of the living authors, whose findings strip away the accumulated varnish of atheist materialism.
Biological development is either the result of an unintelligent material process or a process guided by a mind, aka intelligent design.
There are some very creative aspects of the movie, and Stone is quite a thoughtful artist.
Literary critic William Empson, in a famous study, described Satan as the de facto hero of the epic in a cosmic revolt against divine repression.