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Sunday, February 16, 2014


Update: oh, I've read the movie will feature the Book of Enoch's fallen angels (with six arms apiece) .... maybe it will be worth a watch after all ;) ... Aronofsky’s Noah may be even stranger than you thought

Watching the trailer for the movie, Noah ...

[A]n upcoming 2014 American biblical epic film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel. Starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, and Ray Winstone, the film is based on the story of Noah's Ark and is set to be released in theaters on March 28, 2014.

Read more in America magazine: The Controversial 'Noah'.

The trailer looks grim, and that's no surprise as the story in the bible is grim too ... because of some bad guys, God destroys all life on Earth, save for a few exceptions. It gives a whole new meaning to the expression 'collateral damage' and it's this kind of story that makes it hard for me to believe in a good God.


Anonymous Richard said...

With Noah and the other Genesis stories I feel like we are really reaching back in our collective memories both for their ideas about God but also the stories themselves. Like the giants referenced in Gen 6 or 7; I wonder if they were being harassed by Neanderthals (or visa versa)? Hope all is well, suffering from low bandwidth at home for some reason.

7:44 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Richard,

Yes, that stuff does seem almost mythical in nature ... all the different cultures that have ancient flood narratives, for instance.

I had a low bandwidth problem too - it turned out a had to replace the modem/hub thingy. Hope it gets fixed :)

8:34 PM  

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