Comments create confusion about the film ‘Noah’

Clever detour in NoahIn this blog, we want to show you some deceptive reports about the film ‘Noah.’ Do not be deceived by these comments. The film’s only connections to the Bible, are the name Noah, his three sons, that there was an ark and a world-wide flood.

 

  • The president of the National Religious Broadcasters stated that the Noah film includes “major biblical themes” including “sin, judgment, righteousness, and God as Creator.” 1  If anybody has to judge from the film that the Creator is righteous, then one can probably conceive that Adolf Hitler was an angel in disguise, saving thousands in secret.

 

  • ‘The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.’ 2 This is another lie. The Noah film of Aronofsky might be a cornerstone of faith for the Watchers, but surely not to people who believe that the Bible is a book of truth that tells us what God is like, and what faith entails.

 

  • Producer Scott Franklin told Entertainment Weekly, “Noah is a very short section of the Bible with a lot of gaps, so we definitely had to take some creative expression in it. But I think we stayed very true to the story and didn’t really deviate from the Bible, despite the six-armed angels.” 3  He should have continued… despite the six-armed angels, Noah’s ungodly character, the incense to put the animals to sleep, the evolution time line as creation story and other strange things.

 

When so much money is spent on the ‘least Biblical Biblical film ever made’ (said by Darren Aronofsky), one must know there is a snake in the grass. At the end of the film, Ila (Shem’s wife) makes Noah understand that ‘God’ left humanity’s fate in his hands. So the message is that man decides, not God. All is settled, man is the judge. No one need fear God’s judgment. Is it meant to bring hope for atheists that there will be no final judgement? ‘God’ gave it to man to decide man’s fate. What a delusion!

 

Conclusion: The film is an excellent example of how commentators, secular and supposedly Biblical, can deceive the public about the ‘value’ of a film.

 

References

  1. Warren Cole Smith (25 February 2014). “Signs and Wonders: Noah needs ‘based on a true story’ disclaimer”. WORLD. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  2. Hinton, Carla (29 March 2014). “Flood of imagery: ‘Noah’ movie goes beyond familiar Sunday school Bible story” (in English). News OK. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. Smith, Grady (January 25/February 1, 2013). “Hollywood Finds God (Again)”. Entertainment Weekly (New York: Time Inc.). p. 22.

 

Falsities in the film “Noah’

Here is a short summary of Darrel Aronofsky film ‘Noah,’ with all its ‘strange’ elements that Flood, fact or fiction 2are not in the Biblical account. The film begins where Noah’s father, Lamech, is killed by Tubal-Cain. He loots his corpse for an ancient snake skin which came from Adam.

 

When Noah has grown up, he sees a flower growing instantly from the ground. Haunted by dreams, he, his wife and three sons travel to visit his grandfather Methuselah. On the way they come across a tribe or people who were slaughtered. A girl, Ila, is wounded but still alive. They rescue her, but she is barren because of the wound.

 

Noah and his family are pursued by Tubal-Cain’s people, but find refuge with the Watchers. They are fallen angels, who were punished by God, because they helped humans after they were evicted from the Garden of Eden. So they are confined to bodies made of rocky pieces.

 

Methuselah gives Noah a seed from Eden. When he plants it a forest grows almost instantly. From the wood of those trees they have to construct the ark. The Watchers help with the construction. Eight years later, as the ark nears completion, the birds, snakes and other animals come to Noah and enter the ark. They are put to sleep by an incense that Noah prepared.

 

When Noah visits other human settlements to find wives for his sons, he notices the depravity and becomes convinced that God wants the human race to end.  Methuselah heals Ila from her barrenness, and she and Seth consummate their love.

 

Ham decides to find a wife for himself, and meets a captured girl, Na’el. He earns het trust, but on their way to the ark, her foot is caught in a trap. As the men of Tubal-Cain swarm to destroy the ark, Noah rescues only Ham, but leaves Na’el to be trampled to death.

 

Theey board the ark, except Methuselah who prefers death. The Watchers guard the ark against enemy attacks. They sacrifice themselves to help Noah and his family, are forgiven by the ‘Creator’ and ascend to heaven as angels of light. Tubal-Cain gains entrance and hides in the ark. Ham discovers him and protects him.

 

Ila and Shem find out that she is pregnant. Noah says if it is a girl, he will have to kill her (in obedience to the ‘Creator’), because the human race must go extinct (to protect nature). Noah asks the ‘Creator’ for advice, but gets none. So he persists in his plan to kill the baby if it is a girl. Shem builds a raft to escape with his wife and baby, but Noah discovers it and burns the raft.

 

Noah, lured by Ham, is attacked by Tubal-Cain. Ham relents and kills Tubal-Cain. While dying, he gives Ham the snakeskin, and proclaims that he is now a man.

 

Ila gives birth to twin daughters. Noah is intent on killing them, but cannot bring himself to do it. He concludes that he failed the ‘Creator.’ Ila later tells Noah that the ‘Creator’ left humanity’s fate in his (Noah’s) hands.

 

This, in short is the Aronofsky version of the Biblical account of Noah and the world-wide flood. In this whole story the only Biblical facts seemed to be the names and the deluge. Everything else is fiction. Please go and see the film, and be encouraged that the devil goes to so much trouble to malign the Bible. It is because the Bible is about reality, not religion.

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