Conservative Christians Really Didn’t Like “Noah” Movie

Posted: April 19, 2014 in religion
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Whoops … didn’t write enough and got busy again. Sigh. Sorry folks.

Okay, up this time is a very soft-news story, one that most of you probably already knew: Conservative Christians really did not like the Darren Aronofsky rendition of the Biblical story of Noah. Really didn’t like it. Besides Answers in Genesis complaining about it, or Creation Ministries International, World Net Daily’s folks (such as Aaron Klein, their senior staff reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief) chimed in with, “‘Noah’ Movie Depicts Evolution, Black Magic” (because Christians believe in black vs. white magic), and they published an article full of Ray Comfort quotes under, “‘Blatant Mischaracterization of a Man of God.'” Because remember, these stories are all for realz. And you wouldn’t want a movie about your great-great-great-great-…-great-grandpa to be wrong.

The problem with the movie, of course, is that it’s not historically Biblically accurate. Methuselah is a sorcerer, Noah sees destruction in his dreams instead of from the voices in his head, and magical seeds that erupt into water that becomes a forest.

Ray Comfort, of bananas-are-designed-and-totally-not-like-a-penis fame, said among other things: “There’s something more sinister about the production of this movie. It’s more than just a grown man with a childish imagination playing with an expensive toy. It is the blatant mischaracterization of a man of God in an attempt to undermine the authority of the Word of God. If Hollywood’s ‘Noah’ is a financial success, I suspect that a sequel will be a blasphemous mischaracterization of Jesus and His work on the cross.”

Yup. Because, far be it for Hollywood to latch onto a genre that sells.

The first story definitely generated a lot of discussion, with 1035 comments; the piece about Comfort had a more modest 134 comments. Quick were the calls for boycotts. Because righteous Christian boycotts are, well, righteous, but boycotts against Christians are evil. “truthseeker53” had the insight, “The entertainment industry serves lucifer [sic].”

“TKevinTkevin”‘s comment also got a lot of support and others echoed it: “don’t support this version of events…read the Bible yourself and spread real Truth”

And, of course, a “Guest” bemoaning the accomodationalists who think that any publicity (for God or the Bible) is good publicity: “What I find the most disappointing are those who claim to be Christians defending this movie as a witnessing tool.”

Then, of course, WND had to bring in a “real” expert in fairy tales – Larry Stone: “‘Noah’ Expert Tells Real Story of Biblical Flood.”


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