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Dear Christians: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Complain About Noah

by | 3rd, April 2014

Russell Crowe arriving for the premiere of the film Noah held at the Odeon Leicester Square, central London.

 

THE new film about Noah , starring Russell Crowe, has been causing a lot of grief among certain religious types. Of course, most religious people have a faith strong enough to brush off some poxy film, but we’re looking at those shrieking mentals who can’t stay calm or, it seems, apply logic to a situation.

The film tells the famous story about Noah and his ark. God gets wrathful and sends a flood which is destined to wipe everything out. Destroying everything in a flood seems a bit snide, but as we all know, God is a vengeful so-and-so. And presumably, floating and water-breathing creatures weren’t at all bothered by this, to which we glean that God has no problem with ducks or fish. They’re the most saintly animals, obviously.

However, there’s a few Christians that are not at all happy with a Biblical tale being shown on the big screen. Instead of being happy that the word of God is being distributed worldwide, coupled with a very famous actor, they are furious.

Why?

“It’s always kind of silly that somebody puts their voice and opinion to something when they haven’t seen it, based on an assumption,” Crowe said in an interview with Access Hollywood. Crowe then went off to meet The Pope, which is something most Christians haven’t done.

Some countries are irritated that it is a film with a depiction of Noah at all. Censors in the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain have already banned the film because conservative Islam prohibits the representation of holy figures in art and entertainment. “There are scenes that contradict Islam and the Bible, so we decided not to show it,” Juma al-Leem, director of media content at UAE’s National Media Center, said.

In Indonesia, Joko Anwar said: “If there is a fear that the film will cause unrest and protest from some groups then the government should create a situation conducive to people growing up instead of always limiting them to a narrow-minded condition.”

Other people are not pleased about it because Noah is being used as an allegory for climate change. Of course, the humans that wrote the Bible may have been making the same point, but oddly, there are some Christians who don’t think we should protect God’s most wonderful creation. They think we should pour oil on it. Our pal Glenn Beck is livid about the whole thing, but then again, that man wakes up livid. He says: “If you’re

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