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Author and film producer Phil Cook urges Christians to prepare for the end of Christianity.
"Based on the hundreds of responses to my recent blog posts about the Paramount Pictures movie Noah, here's what we should do: prepare for the end of Christianity. After Friday's opening, be ready for millions of Christians to turn away from the faith," he states. more >>
Based on the hundreds of responses to my recent blog posts about the Paramount Pictures movie Noah, here's what we should do: prepare for the end of Christianity. After Friday's opening, be ready for millions of Christians to turn away from the faith.
This movie will be the most catastrophic event since the crucifixion. We thought all that pesky persecution of the early church during the Roman era was rough, or the gulags in Soviet Russia and North Korea, or the outlawed Church in China or burning churches in Muslim countries. But that's nothing compared to the onslaught of Darren Aronofsky and his team.
Hollywood has finally won the battle. I think we held on pretty well for 2,000 years since the time of Jesus, but based on the folks responding to my blog, the gospel message just isn't that strong, and this movie will tip us over the edge. more >>
As the anticipated Darren Aronofsky film "Noah" hit theaters on Friday, debate in the Christian community over the movie's biblical accuracy continued and critics remained divided.
Faith Driven Consumer, which already had a negative impression of the film before its release, insisted that Aronofsky's movie "misses the boat," and gave it a faith-friendly rating of 2 stars out of 5, based on categories including overall faith or biblical relevance, faith-compatible characters and relationships, faith-compatible situations, family viewing suitability and entertainment value.
"Having now seen 'Noah,' we are disappointed to report that the film misses the boat," wrote founder Chris Stone. "'Noah' is a significant departure both from the Biblical narrative and message, and Faith Driven Consumers are likely not going to spend their hard-earned dollars on an entertainment product that fails to resonate." more >>
I'm the "little guy" who wrote a blog post critiquing an early draft of the Noah script because of my own research into the subject matter. Well, when things went south in the studio screenings of the movie with religious audiences, the blood hound media scoured the internet for negative quotes, found my post, and it went viral.
I thus became Satan for Paramount and its elitist director of dark unsympathetic sick and twisted heroes, Darren Aronofsky.
I finally saw the movie. And now I know why Paramount and its hired Christian marketers would not let me into an early screening to correct my analysis of the early script of Noah. more >>
The story of Noah has been told and retold for centuries with its titular character being one of the Bible's most recognizable, especially during Sunday school lessons.
However, the Darren Aronofsky-directed film will leave the audience wondering if they had ever been introduced to Noah at all. Released to theaters everywhere on Friday, March 28, "Noah" sparked controversy among Christians who speculated on how closely Hollywood would adhere to the Bible. While Aronofsky took several well-documented creative liberties, "Noah" remains true to the core themes in the Biblical epic.
Perfectly cast as Noah, Russell Crowe is a moody, dark and silently powerful in the glittering film. The Oscar-winning actor never falters in the difficult role as the sole patriarch that God deemed fit to live through the great flood, as written in the Biblical story of "Noah." more >>
The Noah movie opens today to a confusing chorus of Christian voices. Some say, "Go," while others say, "No." Some say, "Good," while others say, "Heresy."
If Hollywood has a checkered history with biblical movies, Christian responses are equally inconsistent. Partially at issue is whether followers of Christ should expect perfect alignment with scripture when a non-believer is telling the story. Any deviation from the text sets loose howls of "war on Christians" or "war on the Bible." more >>