There is a myth that the Jews run the world, or Hollywood at least, and that is why so many celebrities support Israel. Well, not hardly, but the following is a list of gentile celebrities who support Israel. This list is by no means complete but it is a start. If anyone seeing this wants to add to the list, or contest a name on it, please let me know.
Re: .(Penelope Cruz, husband Javier Bardem write open letter calling Israel’s actions ‘genocide’; NY Daily News
When people step out of their sphere of familiarity and take on a cause with a background of sheer ignorance, they just can’t connect los puntos (the dots)! Ay, que lastima (what a pity)! Such is the case of Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, director Pedro Almodovar and others.
These “voices of justice,” 100 Spanish activists who have just awakened from a stupor, speak out for the poor Palestinian children, these flores (flowers) who are being killed because they are intentionally placed with the rocket launchers by their fellow jihadists, so that the body count may be increased to sway public opinion.
The Muslim women and children are commanded to stay in their homes, mosques, schools and hospitals that contain the missiles and launchers. They are told not to heed the warning leaflets that Israel sends to give them ample time to leave the war zone. No shelters for them; Hamas uses those millions of dollars in humanitarian funds for tunnel construction and weapon purchase and storage. Even CNN covered the news about the tunnels, the tunnels that were built with the help of many children, resulting in the death of at least 130. Sr and Sra Bardem missed this unconscionable inhumanity.
What of the Israeli flowers, the three Jewish students who were kidnapped and murdered? Not a whisper from these distraught entertainers. What of the first rocket discharged – from Gaza? Not a murmur. What of the thousands of rockets fired from Gaza? No outcry from the Spanish for the Hebraicos. They will not acknowledge the post-traumatic stress syndrome of the Israeli children (Jews, Christians and Muslim), or the depression of the citizens’ living in constant terror or the increased number of miscarriages. The blinders they wear are all-encompassing.
These poor misinformed believe that the blockade prevents entry of foodstuffs and other goods from entering Gaza, when nothing could be further from the truth. The Turkish flotilla was blocked because they contained weapons and explosives; they were shown on television. Gazans live quite well and have ample food and clothing and supplies sent by the UN, Europe and America. Israel supplies their water, electricity and much more. They don’t have to work for any of this, and the deliveries come by truck through Israel. These handouts have been in place for Palestinians for decades, more than for any other people. Muslims deny Jews' entry into their lands, but want entry into Israel (for carrying out jihad) when they are not Israeli citizens and when their Islamic doctrinal texts demand death to the Jews (and Christians). Why is there a blind spot? Israel recently opened a hospital for Palestinians in need of better healthcare. Was this ever done anywhere else by victims for their attackers? Israel is one of the most humane and caring civilizations on Earth, and may be judged by their deeds as first responders in worldwide crises and their treatment of patients regardless of identity.
The French prime minister recently announced his recognition of the scourge of Islam, and vowed to fight anti-Semitism, warning of the connection between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism (what’s happening in Israel today). The Spanish can’t make the connection. They have forgotten what happened to their ancestors, when the Mohammedans conquered Spain in 711 AD and taxed, subjugated, and mistreated Christians and Jews until the Reconquista in 1492. Do these entertainers realize that the Muslims have returned to Spain and that this new invasion is well underway to becoming conquest?
The Spanish have forgotten the stories of the Visigoth king, whose head was severed with the Sword of Allah, impaled on a pole, and paraded through town. Rather, these “stars” would encourage the Islamists to succeed in Israel and, emboldened, continue their destruction through the rest of the Middle East and Africa, progressing through Europe and the Americas, until the global caliphate is established.
If Hamas were to cease fire, there would be peace. If Israel were to cease fire, there would be Jewish bloodshed, as there has been since the beginning of Islam, and at the moment Israel was voted a sovereign state. The Palestinians have created a propagandist tale of Israeli occupation, also untrue. Israel left Gaza in 2005. The Palestinians are the squatters and Hamas is the occupier in the land that was designated for the Jews in the Ancient Bible and by the Balfour Declaration (1920), the League of Nations (1922), and formally by the United Nations (1948).
Did these heroes of the silver screen describe the 23,519 attacks by Muslims, since 9/11, as genocide? Or the 2500 Syrians killed during Ramadan alone? Where is the conscience of these artistes who cannot grasp that Islam is against them, their craft, and their children? Islamic law does not permit their films or welcome their talents. However, perhaps these talents are truly not worthy of veneration if they cannot even connect some very simple dots.
Hubby and I saw the movie Persecuted yesterday. I'm not going to say the movie was great, because it was not, but the truths that the movie was trying to get across to viewers are valid. Those truths include the facts that Christians are being persecuted and our current political leadership continues to work against Christianity.
What I will say is if you want to go see a movie, be entertained, be made to think and come to your own conclusions in spite of some obvious inconsistencies, go see Persecuted. We need to support actors, directors, writers, etc. who make the effort to stand up for what they believe and their Christian faith.
I say, if you want to go see a movie, be entertained, be made to think and come to your own conclusions in spite of some obvious inconsistencies, go for it. We need to support actors, directors, writers, etc. who make the effort to stand up for what they believe and their Christian faith. - See more at: http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2014/07/persecuted.html#sthash.Rc0E4uSp.dpuf
The Director of Persecuted, Daniel Lusko, when asked by CBN News what inspired him to write this movie, said:
The Holy Spirit inspired me to write "Persecuted" - I woke up one morning, and it was there. The government is trying to take control of everything, including the very source that gave our country its foundation, which is Biblical truth.
It really is beginning, because we allow ourself [sic] to be silenced, in the name of political correctness. In fact, a very close friend, who is highly involved in levels of government, looked at the story and he said, "This scenario of religious reform is happening; at the United Nations there is a bill that is exactly what you're talking about."
If you are a Christian, individual, business, organization in the United States and you accept any funds from the government, they in essence own you and can control what you do and how you go about it. It is hoped that the film will highlight the clash between religious freedom and government power.
Nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a U.S. Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with, or profiting from, the girl's murder. It's a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire American Christian community.
An evangelist finds himself framed for murder and on the run after he refuses to back a senator's proposition calling for sweeping religious reform.
"... the notion of a religious person preaching the gospel running up against the government and governmental policies -- or those who want to carry out a business and running up against governmental regulations and rules -- is not far-fetched at all. In fact, we're seeing that happen as we speak in the Hobby Lobby case and in some other cases coming down the pike."
What is that sweeping religious reform called the Faith and Fairness bill mentioned in Persecuted?
Think of the word ecumenical. Most think of it as promoting worldwide Christian unity or cooperation. All Christian denominations coming together. But that's not it at all. There can be no unity among denominations where there is not unity in the faith once-for-all delivered by Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Now think beyond ecumenical and think interfaith. The word ecumenical contrasts with interfaith dialogue or interfaith pluralism aimed at unity or cooperation among diverse religions and referring to a worldwide "religious unity". But how can diverse religions act as one body when their faith, their beliefs, their view of salvation and how that is achieved, differs so drastically? They can't, without watering down Christianity.
And that's what it is all about folks -- watering down Christianity.
The Faith and Fairness bill being proposed in the movie Persecuted is a law where all lines between Christians and Muslims and Jews and Buddhists, etc. are removed by government and government is allowed not ony access to, but control over, all those religions.
"This is no longer a Christian nation; in fact, it never has been," Davison's politician tells an ecumenical gathering of supporters. (JSOnline)
That is a quote from the movie Persecuted, but I've heard that statement more than once by people in the media and on the Left in the USA. Perhaps that statement is true, or perhaps it is the goal of certain people inside the US. The group portrayed in the movie as ecumenical is anything but ...
Look at how certain departments in our government give special investigation to Christian organizations, to Conservative businesses. But more important, look at what is going on around the world today.
Christians in Mosul Iraqare being killed, forced to convert to Islam, kept from getting food rations, and the lucky ones are fleeing.
I could go on and on listing places around the world where Christians are being threatened, abused, tortured, starved, killed and houses of worship looted and destroyed. However, thousands of people are coming to Christ in Egypt in spite of the persecution there. We can only pray that this is the case in other countries.
The reviews of Persecuted are not good in left-wing publications, which is to be expected, mainly because Fred Thompson and Cretchen Carlson of Fox News are in the movie. Anything with a Fox News connection, however small, is automatically poo-pooed.
Huffington Post says Persecuted gives faith-based films a bad name.
This terrible attempt at a political thriller for the religious right is aimed not at Christians in general but at a certain breed of them, the kind who feel as if the rest of the world were engaged in a giant conspiracy against their interpretation of good and truth.
Lorna Salzman, author of “Jews Behaving Like Muslims,” featured in the New English Review, claims “Zionists and observant Jews” complain like Muslims regarding The Death of Klinghoffer, an “opera” to be produced at the Met. Salzman, evidently an anti-Zionist and self-hating Jew, disregarded the spirit of the complaints. Rather, she uses moral relativism (trickery) to equate disparate events and reactions, villains with victims. The two cultures are disparate. (Observant) Jews don’t behave like Muslims.
She knows that Islam, the harshest death cult on the planet, metes out severe punishment for minor behavioral infractions to maintain total control over its people – antithetical to Jewish law. She understands that Islamists invented Islamophobia to quash free speech and hide Islamic history and current activities from the masses – not so in Judaism. She grasps that the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was formed to enforce the prohibitions – Jews have no such organization. Salzman can research the hundreds of millions converted, enslaved, or slaughtered under Islamic law – unheard of among the Jews. She knows that the purpose of jihad is to establish sharia law over all the world. Jews do not impose Judaism on others. Jews don’t behave like Muslims.
The opera’s producers provided the murderous terrorists with justification for their evil and expunged the humanity from their victim. The conscientious Jewish community is trying to prevent a libelous, fabricated interpretation of an historic event from poisoning the minds of naïve viewers. Salzman is discombobulated.
Canceling the simulcast of ‘The Death of Klinghoffer” does not exculpate any of the personnel affiliated with the opera if the show will be presented on stage as scheduled. Because Peter Gelb acknowledged the “genuine concern in the international Jewish community,” he is not oblivious to the impropriety, yet he continues unimpeded. He may well be an active partner to the insult, an accomplice to Alice Goodman’s rejection of their mutual heritage, or he lacks the capacity to see that this production should also be of enormous concern to the greater American community. It would appear that this may well rank with the Bavarian Oberammergau that continues to inspire antisemitism – but not only antisemitism. This perverted story is an act of jihad.
For the still uninformed, Jihad is “holy war,” or it would be a holy war if Islam were a bona fide religion. However, Islam is political ideology, a movement of conquest that is presented as a religion (a religion of peace, no less!), a duty for all Muslims to wage war against the non-Islamic world on behalf of their prophet, Mohammed. In the 7th century, after 13 years of futile attempts at converting Meccan and Medinan Jews, Christians and idol worshippers to his new religion, Mohammed began torturing, looting and destroying those who would not accept his “religion” or him as prophet. He beheaded (Jewish) men, enslaved women and children, and killed until both cities were inhabited by Muslims only. Thus he acquired land and converts to Islam. To this day, his followers must obey the same Qur’anic decrees. Eighty percent of the Qur’an is devoted to dealing with the unbeliever. Mohammed converted about 10,000 to Islam every year, committing violence until the end of his life. Islam is a detailed political system, a demonic doctrine of jihad and the implementation of Islamic laws, Sharia, everywhere.
Attn: Peter Sellars, Peter Gelb, Nicole Halton, Susan Hayes
To the Staff of the Metropolitan Opera:
During World War II, a violinist dressed in military uniform went to play for the servicemen in a United States Army hospital in Italy. As he entered a ward designated for young men who had recently lost limbs, he was shocked to see that one patient was attempting to applaud with his only hand. As the musician’s face lit up with compassion and sensitivity, he raised his violin and played. His name was Jascha Heifetz, a Lithuanian-born Jewish American whose 65-year career began at age four. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 16, and became world renowned for the perfection to which other violinists still aspire.
Seated next to Heifetz at the hospital piano was pianist Milton Kaye. Fifty years later, Kaye recalled that memorable concert when he heard “the greatest violinist of the ages.” The following year, pianist Seymour Lipkin beheld that same magnificence when he accompanied Heifetz on another GI tour, stating that the violinist always played his best, no matter the circumstances. Heifetz had been so moved when he entertained the paraplegics, that despite his grueling schedule, he continued to add more such concerts to his tours, and Kaye remembers those days as “the greatest privilege” of his musical life.
In addition to an unparalleled talent, Heifetz had what is known as neshamah, a Jewish soul – what may be described as an energy and essence of virtue and humanity, passion and compassion, and depth of empathy for others. It was even apparent to his father who saw the four-year-old prodigy cry when he played sad music. No doubt, it is the Israeli neshamah that provides quality medical attention even to their enemies, and the same that sends Israeli first responders to countries devastated by natural disasters. And it is this same quality that appears to have eluded the next generation of Heifetzes,-- Jascha’s great nephew, Peter Gelb, artistic director at the Metropolitan Opera (The “Met”).
It was said of Gelb that he declares himself a man of the people, but that he is out of touch with the prevailing zeitgeist (culture of the time). Noted in the Berkshire Fine Arts, Gelb lacks the qualifications to organize a program and appoint or audition singers and, despite his inexpertise, captured this Met position from the ailing James Levine. But it is Gelb’s choice of opera for the 2014 fall season that is most disturbing.
The Death of Klinghoffer was cited for being anti-Semitic and pro-Islamic terrorism, and Gelb’s integrity and moral compass are in question. Instead of eliciting compassion and tears for the murder of a defenseless, wheelchair-bound man, Mr. Leon Klinghoffer, a fellow-American and Jew, Gelb’s opera will offer sympathy and apology for the Islamic murderers – who might just as well have thrown the Jewish-American Gelb overboard, had he vacationed aboard the ill-fated Achille Lauro.
Gelb’s collaborators were director Peter Sellars and choreographer Mark Morris for concept, John Adams’ music and Alice Goodman’s libretto. The opera was commissioned by five American and European opera companies and was first performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. And the Met staff decided to cast ethics to the wind and fan the flames of anti-Semitism.
Rather than show concern for the victim and his family, and the other terrified, endangered tourists who were taken hostage, although ultimately spared, the artistes extol the contrived virtues of the cold-blooded killers. They have taken a pro-Islamic, anti-American/Jewish stance in favor of an avowed enemy – Islam, whose adherents repeatedly warn that they will overtake the West and establish an Islamic caliphate on our soil. And the Met’s callous staff and cast will provide the venue for the glorification of Islam, thereby softening the eventual conquest of an acclimatized people.
Would these soulless specimens sympathize with these Muslims if the victim were also their own family member or religious compadre? Did they likewise sympathize with the Mahmoud Abbas-financed and -orchestrated Munich Massacre of 11 Israeli athletes? Or the Muslims who commandeered the planes that killed three thousand in the World Trade Center? Or the Boston Marathon jihadists who killed three and injured/crippled 264 racers? Or Major Hassan who fatally shot 13 and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood? Would the Met also consider providing sophisticated entertainment while reproducing the beheading of Jewish-American journalist, Daniel Pearl? Or blowing up a school bus of children in Chechnya or Israel? Perhaps Gelb would consider a choral group of 200 young girls for an opera about the Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria? What other inspiration might one select for musical adventures into the exaltation of Islam and its adherents for the pleasure of the unenlightened?
Can the Met not grasp that to glorify evil is evil? Just as we must never recreate the atrocities of the concentration camps for our amusement, so must we never recreate any acts of malevolence to minimize their impact on the human psyche. While the author(s) and producer(s) claim to find motivation for Islamic acts, they do not seek the truth; Islamic motivation is hate, envy, resentment, against Jews, Christians, Americans, Western Civilization.
·Mohammed bore extreme hate for the Jews because they rejected his new religion and his status as prophet.
·In revenge, he beheaded the Jewish men of Mecca and Medina, captured other men, women, and children as slaves (or for slave trade), seized the coveted metal crafts for his booty, and declared the cities holy for Islam. This success became part of the Islamic “religion.”
·The envy of Islam for Western accomplishments is strong because their lives were devoted to war, conquest, bloodshed, not learning or creativity. Therefore, their claims to invention come from the creativity of the nations they have conquered. Muslims are now asserting that Moses, Jesus, Christopher Columbus, and Albert Einstein were Muslim.
·Further envy and hatred come from their belief that Islam is the best and only religion, yet they are conflicted because their society is beset with illiteracy, poverty, distrust, discrimination, enslavement, vigilante killings and unhappiness. They understand that life is better in the West, yet they are in the West to change our system to theirs.
Just as we must never recreate the atrocities of the concentration camps for our amusement, so we must never recreate any acts of malevolence to minimize their impact on the human psyche. No matter what the adversity or personal history behind acts of evil, never forget that the acts are evil. Although Islamic motivation is hate, embedded in the Koran, and taught to the very young and throughout their lives, the motivation is immaterial.
Criminals must be held accountable, not excused, for their behavior, and never celebrated, or every felon would be freed and anarchy would reign. For the sake of our survival as a nation and as a species, our obligation is morality.
For anyone who is unclear about the movie, America's Biggest SERIAL KILLER - Gosnell - The Doctor Who Is S-I-N, read THIS. We want this movie made, we want the truth of how he murdered innocent babies, babies born alive. This case is about a doctor who killed babies ... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors ....
Via email from filmmakers Phelim McAleer, Magdalena Segieda, and Ann McElhinney :
We wanted to let you know about the latest Hollywood celebrity who has come out in support of the Gosnell Movie. Nick Searcy who plays Art Mullen in FX's TV series Justified has recorded a video about why it's important that the Gosnell Movie gets made.
As you know many in Hollywood don't want this film made but there is also a growing demand from others in Hollywood that the truth be told about Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor who killed thousands of live, viable babies in a 40 year killing spree.
It comes after Kevin Sorbo, the star of TV's Hercules and the recent box office hit God's Not Dead, came out in support of the Gosnell Movie. Along with his wife Sam, also an actor, he recorded this video:
Nick Searcy has had a long and varied acting career from TV shows such as Boston Legal, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The West Wing and movies such as the Fugitive and Castaway.
It comes after Kevin Sorbo, the star of TV's Hercules and the recent box office hit God's Not Dead, came out in support of the Gosnell Movie. Along with his wife Sam, also an actor, he recorded this video:
Don't forget with crowdfunding you can give as little as a dollar - you will be joining the 9,000 people who have already donated and cast their vote for the truth to be told about the crimes of Kermit Gosnell.
I would like to share a great article by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog, entitled Welcome To Terminus (also found at Zero Hedge). Welcome To Terminus is taken from the television series The Walking Dead. Whether you watch the TV show or not, you can relate to the current conditions in the United States of America under Barack Obama and the Zombie virus infected world of the Walking Dead. While readers may not agree with everything in the article, it is very thought-provoking and well worth the read. Here is an excerpt to get you started:
“Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible.”
I was a late arrival to the Walking Dead television program. I don’t watch much of the mindless drivel passing for entertainment on the 600 worthless channels available 24/7 on cable TV. I assumed it was another superficial zombie horror show on par with the teenage vampire crap polluting the airwaves. Last year a friend told me I had to watch the show. I was hooked immediately and after some marathon watching of seasons one and two, I understood the various storylines and back stories. What the show doesn’t openly reveal is the deeper meanings, symbolism, and lessons we can learn from viewing human beings trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. In my opinion, the horror and gore is secondary to the human responses to horrific circumstances and the consequences of individual and group decisions to their survival.
As the end of season four approached, the disbursed characters were descending upon a place called Terminus. They were drawn by the intriguing and hopeful signs posted at various railroad junctions promising sanctuary, community and survival. Of course the name Terminus does not sound very inviting or hopeful. There are multiple possible meanings regarding Terminus. The Roman god Terminus protected boundary markers and sacrifices were performed to sanctify each boundary stone. The bones, ashes, and blood of a sacrificial victim, along with crops, honeycombs, and wine, were placed into a hole at a point where estates converged, and the stone was driven in on top. Maintaining boundaries and sacrifice are major themes throughout the series.
The show is set in the metropolitan Atlanta area of Georgia and the surrounding countryside. It just so happens that during the 1830s Terminus was the name of a settlement at the end of the Western and Atlantic railroad line. That settlement is now Atlanta. Terminus is also the title of the final poem ever composed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The poem focuses on a conversation between the author and the god Terminus, discussing the author’s forthcoming death. The message of the poem is to resist fear and prepare for death. The destination is worth the journey.
“As the bird trims her to the gale,
I trim myself to the storm of time,
I man the rudder, reef the sail,
Obey the voice at eve obeyed at prime:
“Lowly faithful, banish fear,
Right onward drive unharmed;
The port, well worth the cruise, is near,
And every wave is charmed.”
We are only given a short time on this earth and the end of the line will be the same for everyone. What matters is how we conduct ourselves during our own journey towards our personal Terminus. Have we served as a virtuous example for our children, sacrificed for others, and benefited humanity or have we displayed greed, avarice and selfishness during our trek through life? As we approach our own meeting with destiny, the actions and morality of individuals will matter. I don’t know the motivations of the writers creating the themes for the Walking Dead, but the show connects with me on a number of levels. I look around and see hordes of zombies everywhere.
Zombification of America
“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.” – Aldous Huxley – Brave New World Revisited
The vast majority of the population in the post-apocalyptic world of the Walking Dead is mindless zombies driven by only their need to feed upon human flesh. They are infected with a disease that disables the cognitive portion of their brains and leaves them as slobbering predatory zombies seeking to satisfy their vile needs. They are referred to as “walkers” or “biters” as they aimlessly roam the countryside seeking human flesh. Everyone bitten or killed by a zombie is infected and turned into a zombie. The only way to stop them is by destroying their brain. The relentless violence and gore is not for the squeamish, but is probably a realistic portrayal of the brutishness and harsh conditions that will overwhelm this country once the electrical grid goes down, fuel becomes scarce and the global supply chain fails. Our just in time society is about one week from chaos, lawlessness, starvation and death on a grand scale.
We saw the movie Noah this evening and I cannot think of enough negative words to describe it. Save your money, do not support this abomination. No surprise since the director,Darren Aronofsky, is an atheist. Not just an atheist, but a rabid global-warming kook, environmental wacko, who believes that humans are destroying the earth and is against anyone who eats meat or anything other than fruits and vegetables. (Don't even get me started on the "rock monster" in the movie Noah)
You know there is something wrong with a movie when Christians, Jews, and Muslims agree...
All in all, the script for Noah is an uninteresting and unbiblical waste of a hundred and fifty million dollars that will ruin for decades the possibility of making a really great and entertaining movie of this Bible hero beloved by billions of religious believers, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. (more)
In fact, there was no meat, only vegetables, at the "Noah" party at the Boathouse in Central Park.
The buffet tables were loaded with various forms of edible vegetable matter, but there was no meat, fish or cheese — because director Darren Aronofsky is vegan, as was the hero of his biblical epic, as played by Russell Crowe.
To underscore the point in the movie, which also stars Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly, villain Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone) eagerly bites the head off an unidentified reptile and devours it raw. Meat = evil. Got it. (Page6, via Drudge)
In Genesis 9:3 God says: Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you.
Darren Aronofsky, the atheist director, bragged on more than one interview that Noah is "the least biblical biblical film ever made." Boy was he right.
The Noah movie is ugly. It's anti-human exceptionalism. It's enviro-agitprop. And it's poorly done. I can't recommend this movie, not just because of it's godawful theology (or should I say "earthology"), but because it's godawful filmmaking. (The Christian Post)
Noah is described as a $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account. Nothing could be further from the truth. There isn't a thimble full of Biblical truth in this movie.
If you were expecting a Biblically faithful retelling of the story of the greatest mariner in history and a tale of redemption and obedience to God you’ll be sorely disappointed. Noah paints the primeval world of Genesis 6 as scorched arid desert, dry cracked earth, and a gray gloomy sky that gives no rain – and all this, caused by man’s “disrespect” for the environment. In short, an anachronistic doomsday scenario of ancient global warming. How Neolithic man was able to cause such anthropogenic catastrophic climate change without the “evil” carbon emissions of modern industrial revolution is not explained. Nevertheless, humanity wanders the land in nomadic warrior tribes killing animals for food or wasteful trophies.
In this oppressive world, Noah and his family seek to avoid the crowds and live off the land. Noah is a kind of rural shaman, and vegan hippy-like gatherer of herbs. Noah explains that his family “studies the world,” “healing it as best we can,” like a kind of environmentalist scientist. [snip]
It is no secret that Aronofsky set out to make a political propaganda piece for environmentalism. He said so himself to entertainment reporters:
“It’s about environmental apocalypse which is the biggest theme, for me, right now for what’s going on on this planet. So I think it’s got these big, big themes that connect with us. Noah was the first environmentalist.” (see here: SlashFilm.com) [snip]
... postmodernists fancy playing God and changing the meaning of texts to suit their agenda because they believe language creates reality. Therefore, it’s okay to “make the Bible say what we want it to say.” This is manipulative narcissistic nonsense, (Godawa's Movie Blog)
Don't believe some reports that the movie is winning over faith-based movie-goers. The theater where we saw Noah was only about 1/4 full, compared to when we saw God's NOT Dead and the theater was packed.
At least two couples got up and left Noah about half way through the movie. I can't blame them. There was NO clapping at the end, NO cheers of approval, only dead silence, unlike God's NOT Dead where everyone was applauding at the end.
... according to Pew, just 58% of millennials believe in God
Why not make a movie that is factually based on the Bible account of Noah and the flood. Why not make a movie that those 58% could relate to. Why not make a movie that might lead viewers to read more of the Bible or that might lead them to God?
We know the answer to that. Atheists are not happy in their own belief, they must try to destroy the faith of those who believe differently than they do.
Yes this is a short story when taken in the full context of the Bible, but it is full of truths that need to be stressed. Not made up rock monsters.
Now to the specifics...
First, let me say that no Christian that I am aware of believes that we should carelessly pollute the environment and kill animals without concern for the consequences of our actions. Those kind of accusations are straw man caricatures from ignorant anti-Christian bigotry. The Bible itself is where we get the notion of being responsible stewards of the earth. Genesis 2:15 says that God put man in the Garden “to work it and keep it.” The basic meaning of the Hebrew text is to exercise great care while cultivating it. If anything, Adam was the first conservationist, not environmentalist, because he was to work the land, use human planning to overcome the thorns and thistles of nature. Which brings us to the next command that God also gives to mankind relating to the environment.
And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)
The Hebrew words for subduing the earth and having dominion are military terms of conquest. So, we see that man is to use his technological insights to forcefully harness the wild and chaotic forces of animals and the environment to bring them into good use. This is not a command to pollute or pillage the earth, but neither is it a subordination of man as a servant of the earth. The earth was made for man, not man for the earth, unlike pagan earth religion or environmental extremism, which claims that man is made for the earth, not the earth for man. (Gadawa's Movie Blog)
The director mentions Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives .... however in the movie the three sons do not have three wives, only one son has a wife. Not Biblical.
On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. --Genesis 7:13
Then God said to Noah, 16“Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. -- Genesis 8:15
'God says to Noah', or the 'Lord Says to Noah', is repeated over and over in the account of Noah and the flood. God doesn't get mentioned in this movie. You never hear he word "God" or "Lord" in the movie Noah.
In the movie Noah and his wife mix up some green concoction that makes a smoke that puts ALL the animals, birds, etc. to sleep for the trip. But by some coincidence doesn't bother the humans on board.
In the Bible, Genis 6:21, it says:
You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”
So in the Bible the animals were not put to sleep for the ride.
Turning the tale of Noah into an environmentalist screed and animal rights diatribe does violence to the Biblical meaning and turns it into something entirely alien to the original meaning of the text. Admittedly, the script does include murder and violence against man as an additional “evil,” but this is secondary in the story. The primary sin of the script Noah is man’s violence against the environment. Which is kind of contradictory, don’t you think? Claiming that God destroys the entire environment because man was — well, destroying the environment?
And how in the world was Neolithic man able to destroy his environment and cause global warming anyway? Exactly where did the carbon emissions come from? Fred Flintstone SUVs? Industrial campfire smokestacks? The number of people on the planet in that distant age would have less impact on the climate than bison farts. It’s really quite ludicrous, but inadvertently hints at the historical and scientific fact that far greater global warming and cooling cycles have occurred in the past without man. It’s quite natural. Consider it the Circle of Life.
In the movie Noah believes God wants all humans to die, that he wants Noah to kill the new twin granddaughters (that are not mentioned in the Bible so far as I know). However, the Bible account God tells Noah and his family to come out of the ark on dry land.
Then God said to Noah, 16“Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. --Genesis 8:15
And they did just that. They also did other things. He built an altar, sacrificed an animal to God, and God was pleased.
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives....
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. Genesis 8 18-21
This is a vile and wicked movie directed by an atheist wacko. God must be weeping.
... could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not? [snip]
What does matter, though, is The Message. The Message is everything. And this is where Aronofsky is the snake in the garden. Using $135 million, he and Paramount have brilliantly and deviously disguised the Pagan god Gaia as the God of the Old Testament … as THE God.
And let's give the Devil his due: using the story of Noah to twist Christianity into something it is not, is a genius piece of propagandizing that is sure to lead many away from God under the mistaken belief that through left-wing environmentalism they are coming closer to Him. [snip]
Every glimpse of those God will wipe out shows these "sinners" exploiting Mother Nature. They butcher meat, tear live animals to pieces, hunt, mine, and cut trees. According to Aronofsky, that is all these people are guilty of and that is enough to justify the coming biblical genocide.
Every action taken and piece of dialogue spoken by the "sinners" (as personified by the strip-mining villain Tubal-Cain, a hale and hearty Ray Winstone) is about man's right to dominate the earth. Tubal-Cain even goes so far as to eat an endangered species alive, one of two lizards left on earth. The brute.
Moral and sexual depravity aren't even hinted at as sinful. Nor is idolatry. Tubal-Cain and his hordes of follower have not built a golden calf. In fact, they believe in God. (read it all)
I forgot to mention that the costumes were completely wrong for the era. Women wore pants, so did the men. Noah had what looked like a worn out suit coat at one point. They all wore boots, even Noah had on what looked like modern day leather men's boots.
The women wear pants — they all dress like they are in a ‘modern day, after the bomb dropped,’ movie. [If you look at Biblical history in pictures, no one wore pants. Men wore loin clothes, robes or wrappings that resembled what we think of as robes.] [snip]
... it was just so amazingly bad — the whole movie — I mean the final vest or jacket Noah is wearing has lapels.. LAPELS! (review by artist David Lemon, read it here at Maggie's Notebook)
God's NOT Dead is about a Christian college student (Shane Harper) who finds his faith challenged by a philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) who is an atheist.
Sorbo is effective as the atheist professor and Harper is strong as the dedicated Christian student. Willie Robertson of "Duck Dynasty: fame appears as himself in order to make a statement about his beliefs. There is also a solid performance from Tricia LaFache as the young woman with cancer. The musical group Newsboys appear as themselves at the end of the film to present some uplifting songs. --Movie Review Jackie K Cooper
I highly recommend the movie God's NOT Dead. There is not one thing about this movie I would change, not one thing I would correct, and not one thing I would add.
Hubby and I saw the movie this afternoon to an almost full theater. People of all ages filled the seats eager to see God's NOT Dead. It seems that films like this about Christianity are filling theaters.
The film, which opened on just 780 screens nationwide, took in more than $2.8 million Friday. It's likely to be the No. 3 movie for the weekend, behind the bigger-budget, wider-released "Divergent" and "Muppets Most Wanted."
Released through Freestyle Releasing, the drama from the Christian movie studio Pure Flix Entertainment and the Red Entertainment Group was heavily marketed in churches, on the film's website and other Christian websites, as well as social media. --Susan King, LA Times
Directed by Harold Cronk, the movie sends a strong Christian message while being entertaining at the same time. --Movie Review Jackie K Cooper, Huffington Post
...more Biblical and scientific evidence substantiating Josh's claim of God's existence could have been introduced. Nevertheless, the final analytical theme, "God gave people freedom of choice," is extremely prevalent up to the end. It is the choice of each individual on the existence of God and Jesus. --Bettse Folsom, The Examiner
Go see this film, take your Christian friends, take those who do not know God, take any atheists you know, because -- God's NOT Dead.
"God's Not Dead" wasn't the only religious film in the box office top 10. "Son of God," which opened Feb. 28, made an estimated $660,000 Friday on 2,129 screens for a total so far of $53.6 million. (LA Times)
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