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  •  Fictionalizing an already fictional tale (8+ / 0-)

    can, of course, make for a superb movie.  Witness Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    Trouble is, a vast segment of the American population does not believe the biblical Noah story to be fiction, which is worrying enough in itself, but then that same segment of the population declares itself threatened by Aronofsky's movie, a fantasy-fiction movie which is no less preposterous than the original tale.

    I won't be seeing the movie, but that's not because of what it's about, it's because I almost never go to movies anymore.  Most of them are simply not worth the price of admission.

    It's also true I don't care much about the Bible, but that's not due to apathy.  Back in my twenties (some 30+ years ago, now) I was a staunch fundamentalist Christian, and spent many hours reading and studying the Bible, so I've got a fair idea of what's in it, and the overwhelming majority of it is either utterly unrealistically absurb (to the point of being wholly unbelievable) or so disgustingly hateful, war-mongering, and death-dealing as to be sickening.  That's why I don't care much for the Bible, and  is also why I have a low opinion of anyone who promotes it as a moral guide, and an even lower opinion of anyone who maintains that fantasy like the Noah story should be taken as historical truth.

    •  The Bible is literary art and (6+ / 0-)

      Aronofsky's film is an artistic response in another medium.  Art is one of the most important ways human beings search for the truth about their identity.  Science is another.  Confusing the two can create problems.

      So I see only tatters of clearness through a pervading obscurity - Annie Dillard -6.88, -5.33

      by illinifan17 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 09:27:42 AM PDT

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    •  I once failed a question on a lie detector test (2+ / 0-)
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      wilderness voice, wishingwell

      There was a sizable theft were I worked, and they gave everybody a lie detector test.

      I was asked the question, 'Do you occasionally go to the movies?" I answered 'yes' and it was reviled as a lie, a shame that I live with even today.

      It turns out it was a 16 year-old kid that lived in the neighborhood who stole the money, and no one at work had anything to do with it.

      “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

      by se portland on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 09:29:11 AM PDT

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      •  What's the truth on your moviegoing, then? (3+ / 0-)
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        petral, VirginiaJeff, se portland

        Inquiring minds want to know, in a mildly curious way.

        •  Me and Lisa went to see the LOTR (2+ / 0-)
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          OregonWetDog, wishingwell

          at the Laurelhurst Theater because it was really hot and we didn't have air conditioning. After a couple of slices of pizza and a beer, Lisa fell asleep before Frodo reached the cave.

           

          “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

          by se portland on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 02:54:03 PM PDT

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