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Do Christians care if ‘Noah’ movie jibes with the Bible? Survey says … yep
Fox News ^ | 02/21/2014 | By Hollie McKay

Posted on 02/21/2014 4:27:31 PM PST by Carbonsteel

LOS ANGELES – Paramount Studios has poured an estimated $125 million into the production of “Noah,” casting big names like Emma Watson and Russell Crowe, and trusting their baby to Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky. But six weeks ahead of its theatrical release, concern is brewing that the flick may not be popular with Christians at the box office.

Since early drafts of the script were leaked a couple of years ago, “Noah” has been plagued by suggestions that it portrayed the famous flood as a punishment for man’s disrespect for the nature, as opposed to sins against God.

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KEYWORDS: bible; christians; cinema; darrenaronofsky; emmawatson; film; movies; noah; paramount; religion; russellcrowe
I've been looking forward to this film all year, but if it comes out that this is just another attempt by some far left film maker to push his climate change agenda by rewriting the story of Noah, I won't be seeing this movie!!
1 posted on 02/21/2014 4:27:31 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

With all the whining coming from Emma Watson about plastic water bottles not being allowed on set its not looking good.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 4:29:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

I would never expect it to be exactly biblically accurate. A movie like this is all about the special effects, anyway. Besides, I find the choice of Russell Crowe to play Noah... interesting.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 4:32:42 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Well I’ve got no problem as long as it’s really close. It doesn’t have to be exact. Exact can be dull when telling a story. Besides, not a lot of Noah dialogue in the Bible.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 4:33:13 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Carbonsteel

The filmmaker has described Noah, the real-life character, as the first environmentally conscious person and said he is approaching the story with a “green perspective.”

http://www.inquisitr.com/1139505/emma-watson-felt-ill-delirious-on-set-of-noah-director-banned-bottled-water/


5 posted on 02/21/2014 4:35:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Most people understand the need for some poetic license when telling a story on film. But they don’t like it when you disregard the biblical text to the point of disrespect.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 4:37:37 PM PST by marron
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


7 posted on 02/21/2014 4:40:18 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: marron

I liked Avatar for the special effects alone. The story was idiotic and predictable.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 4:42:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Uh, yeah. That’s what it is.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 4:43:26 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Carbonsteel

Folks, the entire point of the Noahic record is to emphasize God’s hatred of sin and the degree to which man is capable of degenerating. If this film is some pseudo-spiritual catastrophism epic, then it misses the point entirely. Bad guys are in every film, but sin on a level that spurs God to exterminate mankind is really something Hollywood does NOT want to deal with.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 4:46:58 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth
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To: Carbonsteel

Nothing coming out of this Hollywood is ever likely to portray anything approaching the truth found in the Bible,

I saw an article recently where the guy playing Noah, said he basically interpreted him as being passionless and uncaring,

How completely ignorant of whats in Genesis, or that Noah was a preacher of righteousness for those long years, God waiting only until Methuselah died before bringing it, it is no wonder to me that he was the longest lived human in history with God being long suffering that none should perish,

This is Babylons version, with Nimrod directing,

“But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:36-39


11 posted on 02/21/2014 4:49:42 PM PST by captmar-vell
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To: Carbonsteel

I care.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 4:51:18 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I want to see the giants.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 4:55:27 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: cripplecreek

The filmmaker has described Noah, the real-life character, as the first environmentally conscious person and said he is approaching the story with a “green perspective.”

******************************************************************

I do believe that Genesis said to “...fill the earth and subdue it...”. It didn’t say WORSHIP THE EARTH.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 4:56:43 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: RIghtwardHo

I don’t think the two ideas are at odds with one another. A movie on a topic like Noah could follow the Bible exactly while also expand on things not described in the Bible. The Bible is full of miracles and opportunities for movie producers to have fun with special effects

However in this case it sounds like leftists got ahold of the movie.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 4:58:26 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I won’t pay for it but I’ll watch it in a few years when it runs on TV. I can usually ignore the leftist messages infused into movies and just enjoy the visuals.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 5:03:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Thank you! Passed this on to all my email friends.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 5:04:53 PM PST by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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To: Carbonsteel

“Noah”

[zubba zubba zubba]

“Noah”

[Zubba...]

“Who said that?”


18 posted on 02/21/2014 5:07:20 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Carbonsteel; cripplecreek; GraceG; Norm Lenhart
I Loved Russell Crowe's Tv Show though!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-DblXaqQMk


19 posted on 02/21/2014 5:07:35 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvyCWsErRSI


20 posted on 02/21/2014 5:14:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

The film producers better care about what the Christians think if they want to make money.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 5:17:50 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Born to Conserve

LOL, yeah so many years ago Bill Cosby nailed it.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 5:18:28 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: cripplecreek
LOL!

Great!

Sadly I can't post my favorite Comments from Fightin' Round the World

It's not F.R. Appropriate :P

Well Maybe this

OHmygeh it rusell crowe!1!! Ohmygy its teh glaidator guy!

23 posted on 02/21/2014 5:19:28 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Well I couldn’t fight cancer but I found someone with cancer.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 5:21:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

if the author wanted a Noah-like character who was the first environmental activist, then since its fiction, he should have invented an entire story of his own, not makeover Noah of the Bible into a Noah the bible does not present him as

whatever they do its legal

that don’t always make it right


25 posted on 02/21/2014 5:21:28 PM PST by Wuli
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To: RIghtwardHo

Besides, not a lot of Noah dialogue in the Bible.

Bill Cosby has that covered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsFCyD4nEw#aid=P8CWnIuQuGw


26 posted on 02/21/2014 5:48:52 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: cripplecreek
Russell Crowe's Fighting is Poetry!

You Don't Edit Russell Crowe's Poetry!!!

27 posted on 02/21/2014 5:49:47 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Carbonsteel

That’s the first thought that came into my mine too. What if this film is an allegory for man’s punishment for not heeding the warnings for man made climate change? That would frost me so bad it would make my blood boil.


28 posted on 02/21/2014 6:04:30 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Movie makers of all stripes truly and deeply hate glorifying beloved heroes. Instead they crave to tear them down, “humanize” them as flawed, capricious, cruel, cheating and weak.

Absolutely no surprise then that audiences that love their heroes do not respect their “artistic” character assassination.

The most recent example of this was a Mexican film director who was making a film about a popular hero. In his case, however, he depicted the hero as heroic, a larger than life figure, noble and caring and honorable.

The critics savaged him, and were terribly bitter about it, damning his movie as a lie and a fairy tale.

The audience loved it, however. And the box office take was gigantic, by Mexican standards.

In any event, I would be dubious about this movie, because its director, Darren Aronofsky, said this of his upbringing:

“I was raised culturally Jewish, but there was very little spiritual attendance in temple. It was a cultural thing – celebrating the holidays, knowing where you came from, knowing your history, having respect for what your people have been through.”

This would not be my first choice to direct a Biblical epic.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 6:12:06 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Carbonsteel

I wonder if Hollywood will realize this generation is ‘as it was in the days of Noah.”

MATTHEW 24:37-41

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 6:27:53 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
FWIW, every character in the Bible is fully human (save the Christ), and they all have their foibles and personal issues. They were sinful men and women, who were obedient to the call. I think that is their greatest attributes, obedience (belief) to the call and good intentions.

The real story, though, is the Almighty's dealings with man, and His expectations thereof. We forget that long ago, He destroyed the world with water, and is reserving it now for destruction with fire.

31 posted on 02/21/2014 6:45:55 PM PST by jimmyray
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To: mountn man

Thanks for the Cosby link, funny!


32 posted on 02/21/2014 6:47:31 PM PST by jimmyray
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To: jimmyray
I was in high school 35 years ago when I first heard it. Played it a few times. Now I remember it all these years.

Now all I have to do is read or hear the word Noah and I hear in my head "NOAH! "
Who is that?
IT'S THE LORD NOAH.
RIIIIIGHT.

or

RIIIIIIIGHT. What's a cubit?

Or

How long can you tread water?

33 posted on 02/21/2014 6:57:14 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: jonrick46
What if this film is an allegory for man’s punishment for not heeding the warnings for man made climate change?

What do you think of the fact that it had never rained on the face of the earth , prior to Noah? I can see it now, "man made global warming caused it to rain to begin with", all those wood burning cooking fires polluting the pristine heavens and all.

34 posted on 02/21/2014 7:13:37 PM PST by Holly_P
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To: Carbonsteel

I have some flexibility, but not with the central purpose of the flood. It’s one thing to ignore details such as whether there was one pair of each animal or seven pairs for certain animals. It’s entirely different to use Al Gore’s words instead of God’s Word to explain why it happened.


35 posted on 02/21/2014 7:15:38 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Carbonsteel

While I loved “The Passion”, the most respectful and reverent portrayal of our Savior was in Ben Hur.


36 posted on 02/21/2014 8:38:00 PM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: cripplecreek

Last time I checked, plastic bottles get recycled every single day. This guy is nuts.


37 posted on 02/22/2014 12:01:17 AM PST by catbertz
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To: Carbonsteel

Thanks, now I won’t have to waste two hours of my time.


38 posted on 02/22/2014 12:05:44 AM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Carbonsteel

If it sounds entertaining, I may give it a look-see. I go to the movies to be entertained, not to have my faith bolstered or have the Bible made more clear to me. If I felt the need to not be subjected to any anti-Bible/twist the Bible crap, I wouldn’t be able to leave my house, use the phone, etc...


39 posted on 02/22/2014 3:28:53 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: jimmyray

The reality of their lives doesn’t matter to Hollywood, who are only focused on two things:

1) People hold them in high regard.
2) As such, they must be torn down.

Do not underestimate the seriousness of this ingrained hatred for heroism. No other than Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote of how important it was to corrupt and tear down the Bible, by rewriting it, over and over again, to make the characters within nebulous and unsympathetic.

He was what can be called a proto-socialist, one who despised God and hoped that mankind could co-opt God’s place in the universe. He also had a deep contempt for civilization and modernity, and wanted people reduced to living in isolated, rural villages, with their itinerant “masters” keeping them that way.

Beware those who praise “equality” instead of “equality of opportunity”, and “equality before the law”, because what they really advocate is “equality of deprivation and poverty, except for the elites.”


40 posted on 02/22/2014 4:57:16 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Carbonsteel

It portrays the flood as being caused by climate change which is the result of Gods anger at the people for among other things “OVER POPULATION” this at a time when there was approximately one million people on earth. This movie is nothing but liberal drivel!!


41 posted on 02/22/2014 6:11:21 AM PST by ontap
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To: Holly_P
The Evironweenies' most hated people on Earth:

Man making fire.

42 posted on 02/22/2014 6:27:59 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Spok

I really liked how they never showed the Savior’s face in Ben Hur..just the profile.


43 posted on 02/23/2014 6:23:32 AM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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