3 Reasons to NOT See Noah!

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Do You Agree with the AFA for Reasons?

  1. Most definitely [please explain]

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  2. No [please explain]

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  3. Wasn't planning to watch it anyways, and I like the article.

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  4. The article is way off base, I saw Noah, and liked it [please explain]

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  1. righteousdude2

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    The American Family Association writes:

    AFA strongly urges Christians to reject Hollywood's "Noah" and seek truth instead of fiction for these reasons:

    The Hollywood version is heretical doctrine. Even its producer, avowed atheist Darren Aronofsky, admits his movie is "the least biblical biblical film ever made."
    Christians and non-Christians will be deceived. It distorts the godly character of Noah. (Noah gets the idea to build the ark from a magic potion, rather tha n from God.)
    "Noah" was designed to be entertainment, rather than an inspirational film. In short, it's just plain Hollywood.

    Above used from the following link, Read the entire article here - http://action.afa.net/item.aspx?id=2147544765
     
  2. TCassidy

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    I didn't go to see a bible story. I went to see a Hollywood epic. And that is just what I got. Interesting story line, but no relation whatsoever to the Genesis account. Pure fiction, from Noah being some sort of pagan, to Methuselah being a pagan witch doctor who had "visions" from drinking psychedelic "tea" and doing magic tricks and healing with a touch, to Ham and Japheth somehow forgetting the little detail of bringing their wives along on the voyage. Not to mention Tubalcain stowing away on the ark and being the first sideshow geek!
     
  3. Zaac

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    I again wasn't expecting Biblical accuracy and they didn't disappoint in that regard. But I just thought it was an all around awful movie. Not even entertaining.
     
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    Could be worse, you could have the unimaginable errors in the Jon Voigt version from 1999.

    Lot was a pirate.
     
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    LOL! I had forgotten about that one. :D
     
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    Voted no. I'm rather indifferent about the whole thing, TBH. I'm not interested in the movie, but I don't feel any need to get upset about it or condemn those who did enjoy it.

    Any movie based on a book, including those based on true stories or actual history, are going to deviate in some way. Christians will know that that's not the way it happened, and non-Christians may actually want to check the original out. Or it could lead to conversations where they hear how it really happened.

    Just my view. Like I said, I'm indifferent. Like the movie, hate the movie, I don't care.
     
  7. righteousdude2

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    Sorry if that was how you saw it!

    I sure didn't mean to post this as something portrayed being "upset" or to "condemn!" I just thought this was a good article and AFA is a conservative, mostly right on authority that believers can hear the truth from!

    I wasn't going to see the movie either, I just have a negative view of Hollywood, and do not wish to support their porjects or put money in their pockets. :thumbs:
     
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    Well I didn't mean to sound like I thought you were browbeating anyone, either. ^^;
     
  9. righteousdude2

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    :smilewinkgrin::wavey::thumbsup:
     
  10. Deacon

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    I don't expect a faith-based movie to be made by someone who isn't of the faith.

    If you really want to see heresy, look at the pictures of Noah and his ark in your Sunday School classrooms.

    Rob
     
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    The article misrepresents some things and is also trying to sell me something. Why should I trust it?

    The first sentence is problematic in itself:

    "Leading Christians who are faithful to God's biblical account of the story of the flood are giving grave warnings regarding Hollywood's worldly offering of 'Noah.'"

    "Leading Christians..."

    Who are these leading Christians and where do they get their authority? I know a number of extremely thoughtful Christians who have seen the movie (I have not) and said it wasn't great, but it also isn't what is claimed to be by many 'Christian' voices.

    "...who are faithful to God's biblical account..."

    Ah, these leading Christians are faithful (in AFA's view) to God's word. Apparently if you don't fall in line with AFA's perspective, you don't count.

    "...of the story of the flood...

    And specifically, they're looking at the flood 'story.' You know, I could make an issue of AFA calling it 'the story' instead of "the account' and insinuate that they don't actually believe its historicity, but I'll let that pass.

    "...are giving grave warnings..."

    Not everyone, but I guess they must not be 'leading Christians' who are supporters of AFA.

    "...regarding Hollywood's worldly offering of 'Noah.'"

    What do you expect of Hollywood? They are the "world" with some individual exceptions. Are there same 'leading Christians' going to get upset with the upcoming "Heaven is for Real" movie and the bigger-budget "Left Behind" that will likely have at least as many theological problems, if not more, than Noah?
     
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    This movie "Noah" is an attempt to stick a finger in the eye of Christians. It is an evil that lies about the biblical account. Christians should not support this movie as it only feeds this atheist attitude.
     
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    One good reason to see it - IMO - is to be able to speak intelligently about the real Noah with nonbelievers who knowing you are a believer might want to ask questions.

    i.e. The biblical facts concerning the flood and the reason for the flood in order to correct the fictional version:

    Genesis 6
    5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
    7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
    8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

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    ...yes....YES.....YES....been happening for decades now. When you see who runs Hollywood and owns the media it actually makes sense!!

    (back to my 'anti-Semitic' corner)
     
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    Do you know how bank tellers and cashiers learn to tell real money from "funny" money? By handling only real money. Giving them counterfeits confuses their touch, and prevents them from being able to readily identify the "funny" money when it comes across their desk.

    Same is true of the gospel. Don't confuse your "touch" with fake stuff. Stick to the real story.
     
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    What do you expect of Hollywood? They are the "world" with some individual exceptions. Are there same 'leading Christians' going to get upset with the upcoming "Heaven is for Real" movie and the bigger-budget "Left Behind" that will likely have at least as many theological problems, if not more, than Noah?

    Agree with the first two sentences. Also had problems with some theology in the "Left Behind" series, though I quit from lack of interest about 3-4 books from the end, as the characterizations got weirder and the writing more turgid. However, judging from the mini-capsule from TC (augmented by several much more comprehensive reviews), comparing "Noah" to "LB" is like saying Manhattan and Greenland are similar because they're both islands. From those reviews, it appears that Hollywood kept the biblical names and the flood event, but otherwise made up a totally fictitious story out of whole un(anti)biblical cloth.
     
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    Perhaps. But from a BIBLICAL perspective, Christians support unBiblical movies, music, etc, all the time. Why is this movie any different?

    It's a product of Hollywood made to entertain. Even though I didn't think it entertaining.

    We just shouldn't expect Godliness out of those without God. But we also don't need to be giving the movie studios who produced this crappy, unBiblical movie more publicity to encourage folks to want to see it.

    The story of Noah isn't gonna save anyone. I that regard, it's in the same category as all the other junk that gets watched by the believer and the nonbeliever.
     
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    Mischaracterization. We may "support" -- by buying tickets to movies, concerts, purchasing CDs, DVDs, cable services etc. -- non-biblically themed movies, music, television shows, etc., but we don't pretend they are biblical to begin with, and as long as they don't dishonor God, there is nothing sinful nor questionable about those decisions.
    Because it purports to be a biblically based story, to the extend it lifts the narrative out of the Bible. However, in the hands of an atheist director, God's truth has been dishonored and eviscerated. If that isn't enough reason to consider it "different," even if it is, as you say ...
    ... then I don't know what standard to measure it by. I choose to measure it by the standard God has given me, His word, because it attempts to retell His word.
     
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    There's more than enough mischaracterization coming out of the church about the things of God than there are coming out of Hollywood.
     
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    Got statistics? ::: reaching for popcorn and bottled water :::
     

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