Skip to comments.If Christians Are Going to Complain About The Movie Noah, Then Create Something Better
Posted on 03/30/2014 7:51:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
The movie Noah has ironically spawned a flood of hullabaloo, eh? Personally, heretofore, I havent seen the flick, but I plan on watching it this Sunday.
Yes, I said it. Im going to check it out even though Ive been warned by the brethren not to because it isnt "biblical". I guess Ill have to wear a disguise so my more persnickety readers wont recognize me. I think Ill go as Carrot Top. Thatll toss them off my scent trail.
Now, when the anti-biblical criticisms began to fly against this pic in its ramp-up for release, I was like, You you you mean a film about a biblical narrative that Hollywood has churned out sports an inaccurate exegesis? Well, slap my mama. Heres my shocked face.
I guess the next thing youre going to tell me is that the X-Men never really happened either. Ruin my life now, why dont you?
Look, folks, I expect nada that Tinseltown turns out to be true to the Verbum Dei. I was surprised they even kept Noahs given name and didnt rechristen him Tanya the Cross-dresser.
All cheekiness aside, I do appreciate the many cultural watchdogs looking out for us. That said, what are we, the church, doing about it? Are we content just to sit back and blather about how much the movie Noah is all wet?
If Christians are going to rail against Hollywood, I suggest getting into the fray and besting em at their own game; or dont bitch when they put out gay cowboy movies or when they morph Moses into some ganja smoking Rastafarian or something.
Is the churchs answer to LAs lunacy the Left Behind movies? Or the ubiquitous and underfunded Jesus flicks that always have him looking like an angst-addled Jared Leto? Nothing like trying to beat something with nothing, Church.
Which leads me to dig the knife further and ask the church the tough question of why havent we championed serious involvement in the arts by our congregants, versus just hissing from the lattices of our stained glass windows? I have actually heard pastors condemn those who wanted to pursue a career in Hollywood and yet, I cant think of a more needy place for serious and excellent Christian involvement than the arts.
At this moment in American history, Im hard pressed to find a focal point more in need of our missionary budget than the entertainment industry because, as the culture goes, so goes the nation; and after seeing pics from Mileys Bangerz concert in Atlanta, I think were doomed.
America is ripe for intelligent and creative Christian artists to effectively infiltrate it. Given the huge influence pop culture has on all of us, the internal rot our nation is undergoing in its character, virtue and faith and the dicey 21st century environment we have thanks to our external and internal enemies, we must try to influence the realm that has the maximum impact on this nation.
The call to impact the entertainment industry is just as legit as the call to go to the mission field or to be a pastor, and any minister who tells you artists any different is straight up goofy.
Look, Church, impacting our nation doesnt just entail passing out gospel tracts, throwing up a pre-fab metal building, buying 16 tambourines, preaching outdated, boring sermons to a self-marginalized people group while picketing and protesting things we hate. There is greatness to Christs great commission that takes the Christian, motivated by love, out of the four walls of our churches to the institutions and industries that influence our nation and the entertainment industry figures in big time to that call.
Historically, Christianity had a huge impact on Western society. Not just in a ministerial sense through the Church or politically through our government, but artistically upon our culture. Believe it or not, the Church communicated a Christian worldview; it mainstreamed character, faith and virtue, and not just through preaching or through legislation but via the artists brush, the writers pen, and the poets verse.
So, my Christian reader: picket, protest and boycott whatever and whomever in Hollywood you think needs an economical smoke signal alerting them to the fact that you think they suck. However, at the same time, get on the offense. Sharpen your skills, you artists. Put down your E-cigarette and your frappachino. Get off your butt, quit playing with and preaching to the converted, and go get dirty in the real world where there is a real impact to be made and true rewards to be had.
And with that, Ill climb down off my soapbox.
Now, here are the three real reasons Im going to watch Noah.
1. I like Russell Crowe. I think hes a damn good, or a blessed, actor.
2. I like massive, epic flicks where nature convulses, lightening strikes and bad people die. Thats why Im such a die-hard Brady Bunch fan.
3. Lastly, and most importantly, as a hunter I have to go see it. Why you ask? Well, its at this stage of the biblical game that God gathered all those critters on the ark, not just to save them for an elaborate menagerie, but for the express purpose for them to be hunted, killed and eaten on this newly washed and baptized terra firma. Yum. Yum.
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the birds in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.' Genesis 9:1-3
Oh, BTW. If you wanna see something biblical watch House of Cards. Thatll scare you straight.
And if youd like to see a great pic on dating from a biblical perspective check out, Think Like a Man.
Its only a freakin’ movie. Just go or don’t go. How hard is that ?
How about a Biblical recounting of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah?
Roma Downey, Kirk Cameron, Patricia Heaton and others have been putting their money where their mouth is for years.
Here's to many more joining them.
“Its only a freakin movie. Just go or dont go. How hard is that ?”
I have declined the going a movie option since January for the simple reason that NOTHING has come out in the past couple of months that I want to see.
Protest the dumb movie by posting endless threads about how bad it is, which has now made me curious to want to see it.
I have no plans to see the movie, but the reason why Christians are against the movie is because it does not mention God, even though he is mentioned 15 times and Lord is mentioned 7 times
Reading THE BOOK ain’t out of style!
As far as “make something better”, that has been attempted. Mel Gibson had to fund his Passion movie himself to get it made. Hollywood & it’s investors can’t see fit to make a movie or show that is true to the bible. When someone does so, it is usually a major hit and baffles them.
That said, I can’t comment on this flick as I have not seen it. There are some on our side who see things in media that are not there. As an example, there was one Disney movie that they claimed if you listen to it backwards at a certain speed you can almost hear someone telling girls to take off their clothes. Ok, that may be but most of us watch/listen in the forward mode at normal speed.
Our first movie, "Rockin' the Wall," a documentary about rock music's part in bringing down the Iron Curtain, actually got on PBS. Yet it's G-rated, has a terrific salvation story mentioning Jesus Christ in it, and is purely about liberty and American freedoms shared with others.
We have been working for three years to fund "Patriot's History of the United States" video. This has been tougher. Except for Citizens United, not one conservative foundation or group has given us any support at all. So we'll get it done without them.
Finally we have a terrific treatment for a movie about the defense of Malta in 1565, which Hollywood will never make because the Christians win.
It’s not “just a movie.” The movie was created by an anti-Christian bigot as agitprop. Responding in kind is a reasonable response.
Sodom and Gomorrah? Been done (1962 movie).
If they had named it something else (Adamah and Zeboim) we all would wonder what the story was about, it is so different from THE BOOK.
Note, Adamah and Zeboim were the other two cities destroyed at the time of Sodom and Gomorrah.
“If Christians are going to rail against Hollywood”
I wonder why he didn’t write -
If “WE” Christians are going to rail against Hollywood...
Go see God’s not dead. Great movie and well done.
Pray America wakes up
Don't we already have recreations on both coasts?
To be realistic it is hard to find 600 year old actors.
I wonder why Doug Giles just doesn’t go see “GOD IS NOT DEAD” ?
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Hasn't Doug heard about this?
Well ... considering this atheist director said he made the LEAST BIBLICAL ‘biblical movie’ ... one can’t expect anything from it except atheist and liberal PROPAGANDA!
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