Skip to comments."Gandalf" thinks the Bible should have a disclaimer as a work of fiction
Posted on 05/17/2006 1:55:19 PM PDT by NYer
Here’s a quick reminder, in case you needed it: Just because an actor portrays a character in a movie you really, really like, and even if he does it really well, it doesn’t mean he’s not an ass. Just so you know.
On a related note, Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings” and who plays Leah Teabing in “The Da Vinci Code,” replies to demands that move include a disclaimer by saying that the Bible itself should have a disclaimer. In an interview on the “Today Show” as transcribed on the NewsBusters blog, he says:
“Well, I’ve often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction. I mean, walking on water, it takes an act of faith. And I have faith in this movie. Not that it’s true, not that it’s factual, but that it’s a jolly good story. And I think audiences are clever enough and bright enough to separate out fact and fiction, and discuss the thing after they’ve seen it.”Incidentally, on this whole disclaimer business, every movie includes a disclaimer at the end of the credits that usually says a variation on “All people, places, and events in this work are fictional and any resemblance to actual people, places, and events is entirely coincidental.” If this doesn’t compromise the artistic integrity, such as it is, of the moviemakers, why should putting it up front do so?
Here's Ganswein's reaction.
Well, everyone's entitled to their own incorrect two-bit opinions.
The problem with McKellan is that he insists on putting his two-bits where they don't belong. Oh, and he shoots his mouth off a lot, too.
That's why not everyone gets to Heaven.
He is a $3 bill. His opinions are irrelevant.
"Oh, are you saying the opinions of all queers are irrelevant?"
Only when they express them!
It's Divine, you see. Outside the ambit of mere human logic.
There's nothing new under the sun they say, and so it is with McKellan's twaddle. The 20th century saw the rise of entire countries and empires which indoctrinated their citizens unceasingly with exactly what McKellan says: the Bible is mere fiction.
The result? Well let's just say that those empires crumbled, faith survived and indeed grew. Just as it now grows in China.
McKellen is to be pitied. Pray for him.
LOL well put!
God works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform.
It has long been known that those who live in open defiance of God and His expressed will usually denigrate it.
Hey Ian, please take this up with the Author of the Bible.
""Gandalf" thinks the Bible should have a disclaimer as a work of fiction."
"Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
2: A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.
3: A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.
4: A good wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
5: The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are treacherous.
6: The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers men.
7: The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.
8: A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of perverse mind is despised.
9: Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself than one who plays the great man but lacks bread.
10: A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
11: He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits has no sense.
12: The strong tower of the wicked comes to ruin, but the root of the righteous stands firm.
13: An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.
14: From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
15: The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
16: The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent man ignores an insult.
17: He who speaks the truth gives honest evidence, but a false witness utters deceit.
18: There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19: Truthful lips endure for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20: Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan good have joy.
21: No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.
22: Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
23: A prudent man conceals his knowledge, but fools proclaim their folly.
24: The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
25: Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
26: A righteous man turns away from evil, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27: A slothful man will not catch his prey, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
28: In the path of righteousness is life, but the way of error leads to death."
How true. How true.
Peter found out that he could walk on water when he had faith, but sank when he had doubts.
Peter was doing fine until he took his eyes off Jesus. As long as he had faith, he did impossible things to do without God's help. He kept his eyes on Jesus and walked on water. When he looked around at the world, he started believing that the storm was going to defeat him.BTW, Ian. The eyewitnesses, Christ's followers in the boat, were mighty impressed when they saw Jesus and Peter walking on the water.
He lost faith. He took his eyes off Jesus, and he began to sink.
And Peter gave the eyewitnesses a vivid demonstration of what can happen to people who lose faith.
You are on to something, I think!
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