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Old 12-05-2013, 03:01 PM
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Default The movie "Noah" - biblically correct?

I just recently recognized that there's a biblical movie about to hit the theaters.

What are the odds of it being biblically correct?

Will it be sanctioned by the any church?
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:30 PM
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I wonder if it will show all the pregnant mothers and small children dying in the flood.
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I just recently recognized that there's a biblical movie about to hit the theaters.

What are the odds of it being biblically correct?

Will it be sanctioned by the any church?
What an unusual standard to set for a movie. Never, ever demand or ask that a movie reflect its antecedent accurately. It is entertainment.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:01 AM
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What an unusual standard to set for a movie. Never, ever demand or ask that a movie reflect its antecedent accurately. It is entertainment.
Some people take the bible very seriously. The story is based on a book that is supposedly inspired by god.

I think it is a relevant question for those which hold the story as true (I don't, obviously)

I just want to see what people think who do take it seriously. Compare it to a biographical movie, which is always dissected regarding the accuracy of its depiction.

If you think I'm wrong in asking, take a look at this for example: http://beginningandend.com/russell-c...or-christians/
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:03 AM
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Some people take the bible very seriously. The story is based on a book that is supposedly inspired by god.

I think it is a relevant question for those which hold the story as true (I don't, obviously)

I just want to see what people think who do take it seriously. Compare it to a biographical movie, which is always dissected regarding the accuracy of its depiction.

If you think I'm wrong in asking, take a look at this for example: http://beginningandend.com/russell-c...or-christians/
I have no trouble taking the Bible seriously and at the same time believing the story of Noah is a myth.

Here's a question: When the waters recede and Noah's family, he and his wife, his sons and their wives, safely land, who do his grandchildren marry to populate the earth as God commands? Each other? Inbreeding didn't work out so well for the kings of Europe.
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I just recently recognized that there's a biblical movie about to hit the theaters.

What are the odds of it being biblically correct?

Will it be sanctioned by the any church?

Is it "based upon actual events"
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I wonder if it will show all the pregnant mothers and small children dying in the flood.

Puppies, thousands of drowning puppies.
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Some people take the bible very seriously. The story is based on a book that is supposedly inspired by god.

I think it is a relevant question for those which hold the story as true (I don't, obviously)

I just want to see what people think who do take it seriously. Compare it to a biographical movie, which is always dissected regarding the accuracy of its depiction.

If you think I'm wrong in asking, take a look at this for example: http://beginningandend.com/russell-c...or-christians/
There is a big difference between taking the story seriously, and taking the movie seriously. Yes biographical movies are always dissected for accuracy, but they are always found wanting. Only the most naive or simple minded expect more.
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There is a big difference between taking the story seriously, and taking the movie seriously. Yes biographical movies are always dissected for accuracy, but they are always found wanting. Only the most naive or simple minded expect more.
We are after all, in the Religion-section of the forum.
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