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Hey, "Noah" Supporters, Enough with the Guilt Trip Already!
TownHall.Com ^ | March 29thy, 2004 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 03/29/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT by usconservative

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Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky promised to create the least biblical, biblical movie ever made. And based on the early reviews of his film -- Mr. Aronofsky made good on his promise.

He left the word "God" completely out of his movie and turned Noah into a crazed environmentalist with anger management issues who wants to slaughter his family.

I also had some issues with the rock creatures portrayed in the film. Forefathers of "The Thing," perhaps?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bible; hollywood; moviereview; movies; noah; religion
Other thread pulled because it didn't excerpt the TownHall Article. Shame, because there was some good discussion gong on there.

Hopefully those involved can resume that chat here.

1 posted on 03/29/2014 7:26:15 AM PDT by usconservative
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To: usconservative
My own take on where Todd Starne's "review" misses the mark:

I think the problem Todd Starnes states in the article below is actually much worse than he thinks.

There are people who have a "minimal" faith in God who may have never picked up a Bible, and only go to church on Christmas and Easter.

I suspect I just described a fairly large group of people. I say that based on how my own Church's attendance swells by a factor of three on Christmas, Easter and Mothers Day.

The group of people I just described above goes to see the movie.

They believe it. Every word. Every action. Every scene.

Of course for those of us familiar with the recounting of Noah in the Bible because we've actually read it, we know that Noah wasn't a "mad environmentalist" who wanted to murder his own family as the movie portrays.

We know that's not true because we've read the Biblical recount of Noah for ourselves and what the movie portrays for all of 1 hr 38 minutes is nowhere in the Bible. (Save for the part where God actually causes it to rain and floods the earth.) But those of minimum faith (as I call them) don't know that because they don't pick up their Bibles to read them, and literally "only know what they're told" on Christmas and Easter.

When those of minimum faith see how Noah is portrayed in the movie (a mad environmentalist who wants to kill his family) they believe it because they have not read their Bible. This is where the movie deliberately paints a portrayal of Noah that's not only inaccurate, it's diametrically opposite of who Noah was and what he represented.

For those who may not know, As Noah built the Ark - which was not a small task completed quickly - he urged those around him and all who would listen to repent and be saved. Noah rightly feared God and what he knew was going to happen. He also loved his family and his fellow man so much that he sounded the alarm of repentance over, and over, and over again. No one outside Noah's own family listened.

The real danger of the movie "Noah" is that it deliberately deceives those of "minimum faith" preying on the fact that they may not or do not know the true story.

THAT my friends, is the danger of this movie to the Christian faith.

2 posted on 03/29/2014 7:29:29 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative
God works in mysterious ways.

It's not uncommon for movies to spur sales of the books they were based upon.

Here's hoping millions of people go out and buy The Book.

3 posted on 03/29/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: usconservative

The rock creatures moved like a Transformer and talked exactly like the head Ent from Lord of the Rings. They fought like Ents too.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 7:32:50 AM PDT by kingcanuteus
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To: usconservative

I can’t stand Russell Crowe

He and Meg Ryan are adulterers and ruined Dennis Quaid’s marriage

I got no use for either of them


5 posted on 03/29/2014 7:37:21 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: usconservative

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/churchofthemasses/2014/03/the-utter-embarrassing-mess-of-noah-and-why-everybody-is-lying-about-it/


6 posted on 03/29/2014 7:40:15 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: usconservative
He left the word "God" completely out of his movie and turned Noah into a crazed environmentalist with anger management issues who wants to slaughter his family.

Okay, well, at least he got the portrayal of your typical environmentalist right.

Let's at least give him credit for that.

7 posted on 03/29/2014 7:41:29 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: usconservative

The couple minutes we got of the “Scottish Noah” from the TV Mini Series “The Bible” was far superior...


8 posted on 03/29/2014 7:45:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: kingcanuteus

I believe Tim Allen fought a relative of the rock creatures in the 1999 movie Galaxy Quest......


9 posted on 03/29/2014 7:46:50 AM PDT by yadent
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To: yadent

The movie The Ten Commadments is inaccurate in many places but is loved by most Christians. The reason is that the errors are non-theological,


10 posted on 03/29/2014 7:50:56 AM PDT by kingcanuteus
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To: usconservative

Wife and I saw it. Quite enjoyed it.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 7:52:37 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: usconservative

‘and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.’ 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12————They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:4


12 posted on 03/29/2014 7:53:12 AM PDT by yadent
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To: kingcanuteus

Guess what I was trying to say is that the ‘rock creatures’ aren’t even an original concept.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 7:57:06 AM PDT by yadent
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To: kingcanuteus

A little artistic license for the sake of entertainment is one thing. For the sake of rewriting history or overturning the truth is another.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 8:02:40 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: yadent

Wasn’t there an old si-fi movie from the 1950s with rock creatures in it? I can’t seem to find it.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 8:05:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: usconservative
Just another Hollywood bait & switch.

Everyone knows the story of Noah and it's true biblical story.

Instead, viewers get more environmentalist propaganda that never mentions the word God once.

16 posted on 03/29/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Galaxy Quest had one ...


17 posted on 03/29/2014 8:10:52 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Pachebel --- The original one-hit wonder.)
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To: Mercat

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-noah-friday-matinees-691984

Box Office: ‘Noah’ Winning Over Faith-Based and Mainstream Moviegoers


18 posted on 03/29/2014 8:24:13 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("To be deep in history is to cease being Protestant" - John Henry Cardinal Newman)
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To: BlueLancer

Found it!

THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monolith_Monsters

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050720/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


19 posted on 03/29/2014 8:27:44 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

My boss says we’re going Monday

I told her I already know the ending, but it didn’t phase her.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 8:34:07 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: usconservative

Surprized ? Hell, he’s a democrat! Democrats (in name only) don’t believe in God. They even booed God at their last convention. They really should be called demo-coms because of their queer marriage with radicals that now control that party .


21 posted on 03/29/2014 8:38:05 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: yadent

Thank-you for submitting the word of God; it is always good to read from the source in these matters. And good reflection for today, since tomorrow begins the Sabbath.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 8:42:28 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: mosesdapoet

Did he really? Was he photographed or filmed booing. Then that should keep any Christian away. This is a propaganda film for atheist then.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 8:44:15 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: yadent

Funny, funny movie!


24 posted on 03/29/2014 8:49:42 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: morphing libertarian; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
My boss says we’re going Monday

Did your boss make you see The English Patient as well?


25 posted on 03/29/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: Gamecock

A girlfriend. Getting in touch with my sensitive side. Lol


26 posted on 03/29/2014 8:55:26 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: usconservative; Gamecock

Noah stood by and watched the whole world perish - Russell Crowe


27 posted on 03/29/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: yadent

We have a winner


28 posted on 03/29/2014 9:00:46 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

STAR TREK TOS had one. Well, he spoke, anyways.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 9:01:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: usconservative

I was wondering if the movie told the truth about the total immorality of the people who died and the fact that only Noah and family were righteous in God’s eyes. If not, the movie is worthless.


30 posted on 03/29/2014 9:35:51 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: usconservative; All

I have a question - outside conservative media outlets, are people talking about this movie? I’m not hearing people at Church talking about it. Nor are my grandkids asking to see it.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 9:41:38 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired
I know some folks who wanted to go see it, that have now decided not to.

We saw it, honestly it's trash.

32 posted on 03/29/2014 9:52:06 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: F15Eagle
HE SHOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING!!</sarc>
33 posted on 03/29/2014 10:16:43 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: usconservative

Review by Randall Price ...

Noah, The Film: All Washed Up
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138756/posts


34 posted on 03/29/2014 12:27:18 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: morphing libertarian

Tell your boss you are both going to your church next Sunday.


35 posted on 03/29/2014 1:19:13 PM PDT by HeadOn (HOLD..... HOLD..... HOLD.....)
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