Uproar Over the Upcoming Movie Noah

10 Mar

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I had just watched this and I find this entertaining and interesting. At times, I couldn’t help myself from laughing at some of the remarks. Anyway, the video is about the negative feedback regarding an upcoming blockbuster movie featuring the life of Noah, one of the early prophets of the Bible. And because of this, Paramount has already come up with a disclaimer regarding this movie.

A friend of mine said she was not surprise that people are taking the bible so lightly. It is such views that makes the bible seem to modern individuals as a book made up of fairytales that only the most conservative Christians like the Mormons would believe word-for-word. I never thought of it that way and I found it hard to disagree with her. I know most Christians these days interpret the meaning while a few take it literally. Anyway, she went on with the most outrageous opinion about the story of Noah. It was outrageous but it made sense and I like it when it makes sense.

She said that it was ridiculous to make a movie about Noah’s Ark and she was funny because she said that is the one story in the bible that makes God of the Bible to be a ruthless and most effective killer. In the bible, Satan was suppose to be the ultimate embodiment of evil but in the bible, he only managed to kill 10 people. However, God of the bible had wiped out the entire human population in this story of Noah and this does not include innocent animals. At this point, I was flabbergasted at the truth of this statement. She said animal activists must really dislike God because of this.

Then, she said she’s not trying to denigrate Christians or the bible. She’s merely stating facts and she said that those who take the meaning of the 10 commandments and the gospel of Jesus to heart, they would be radically different – kind, compassionate and conscientious towards others. This is radically different than those, who take the word of God (bible) to be literal truth like the ones who complained about the movie Noah. She said she formed this opinion based on the a documentary of Mormons that she had recently watched. It must be awful to be born into such an environment that teaches such wrong views.

I must say this is rather insightful not just of Christians but of Buddhists and another other religion who unyieldingly uphold their dogma at the expense of being receptive, kind and compassionate. In the end, it is not God, Buddha or any other deity that decides our fate, it is our own views and resulting actions that decide our future.

3 Responses to “Uproar Over the Upcoming Movie Noah”

  1. EL March 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I love your last line, it’s not God, Buddha or any deity that decides our fate but rather our views and resulting actions that decide our future!

  2. Michael C. March 15, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    I Laughed out Loud reading this line – ” it made sense and I like it when it makes sense.”

  3. Joy April 20, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Enjoyed reading this and loved how you ended with “it’s not God, Buddha or any deity that decides our fate but rather our views and resulting actions that decide our future!” SMART… TRUE!!!

    BTW we also went to watch it with Rinpoche… what a disappointment really!

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