The reviews are in: Noah preaches ‘rabid environmentalism’ with ‘no mention of God’

Director Darren Aronofsky’s action-packed film adaptation of Noah’s Ark is set it hit theaters March 28. But, as Glenn reported last month, it looks like Noah might not the Biblically based biopic some may have been expecting. Why? Well, for starters, Noah is portrayed as a drunk who is worried about environmental issues. With the release date just around the corner, The Hollywood Reporter has offered one of the first reviews of the film, and it’s not looking good.

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“I was turning around on [the film] because… I saw the preview and it looks amazing. It looks great. Maybe I’ll just go see it and ignoring the other stuff,” Stu said on radio this morning. “After reading the review, I don’t think I can get over it.”

The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy offers this analysis:

Darren Aronofsky wrestles one of scripture’s most primal stories to the ground and extracts something vital and audacious, while also pushing some aggressive environmentalism, in Noah. Whereas for a century most Hollywood filmmakers have tread carefully and respectfully when tackling biblical topics in big-budget epics aimed at a mass audience, Aronofsky has been daring, digging deep to develop a bold interpretation of a tale which, in the original, offers a lot of room for speculation and invention.

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Noah will rile some for the complete omission of the name “God” from the dialogue, others for its numerous dramatic fabrications and still more for its heavy-handed ecological doomsday messages, which unmistakably mark it as a product of its time.

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The director/co-writer serves notice of his revisionism right away, mutating the opening line of Genesis into, “In the beginning there was nothing.”

Read the entire review HERE.

Glenn likened Noah to Oliver Stone’s biopic JFK, which was produced with a clearly non-historical agenda in mind.

“Oliver Stone made JFK for a reason… to pump into the system the disinformation of the CIA. Now people look at that and say, ‘That’s got to be the real story.’ No, that’s not the real story. That’s not anywhere close to the real story. But people view that movie as fact,” Glenn explained. “This movie, if it becomes successful… our children will look at that as being the Noah story… It is dangerous disinformation. But I haven’t seen it nor will I because I think it’s a slap in the face.”

If Noah flops, you can bet Hollywood studios will use it as an excuse to stop making religious-themed films. The success of Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s The Bible miniseries and Son of God feature film, prove there is a desire for this content.

“Look at a movie like son of God, which… [in] one weekend alone it made $26.5 million in its opening weekend,” Pat said.

Regardless of what it means for the future of the genre, Glenn hopes that Noah is “a massive failure.”

“I hope that Noah is a massive failure. I hope it is a massive, massive failure,” Glenn concluded. “The only thing they have you on is eye candy – are you going to go because you want to see what it looked like?”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • Guest

    I’m a big fan of Darren Aronofsky, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he does with this story. If someone walks into this and doesn’t see it, as the producers have been marketing it, as “inspired by” the tale of Noah, then that’s their own fault, not Aronofsky’s. I’d rather see someone do something creative and interesting rather than another boring, cliched, by-the-numbers Bible story like Son of God. I know that’s just my opinion, and that there are a lot of people who enjoy those types of Biblical films, but go and actually see Noah before you make your judgment. Taking cues from reviewers (or talk show personalities) who are going to have a bias is just ignorant. If you don’t want to see the movie, fine, but don’t call it a “radical” or “liberal” movie if you won’t actually see it for yourself.

  • Bonnie Somer

    NOAH is all abt GOD and y he built the ark in the first place how do u not mention GOD? I imagine that obama and his environmentalits and the EPA threatened someone?

  • Anonymous

    That’s hardly what is meant by the term “Biblical”.

  • madman

    I guess I’ll pass on this.

  • ColoradoCommish

    When you say ”By-the-numbers”?…. Do you mean historically, liturgically, and biblically accurate, factual, and true?
    Yeah that’s just a “bias” we simply cannot tolerate.

  • Guest

    Well, when the films about the Bible that we have are about Noah’s Ark, Moses and the Exodus, and Jesus’ resurrection, you could probably remove the words “factual” and “historically true” from that list. Given that there is no hard factual evidence and we have to rely on faith to believe those things actually occurred, I’d say these events can be open to interpretation and told from a different perspective.

  • Rachael G

    The review is very misleading, since God features heavily in the film and dictates Noah’s actions – it is simply that he is referred to as ‘The Creator’ rather than God. Since the film is set in a time when a few people who remember Adam and Eve were still alive, the use of ‘Creator’ makes sense.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Nephilim are half angels and man not rock people.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Thank Glenn for pointing out the evils in this movie.

  • Carol Waltman

    If there is no mention of God, how does he know it is going to rain and to build a boat. It has never rained before. They had no tv weathermen in his days

  • John Gallion

    God flooded that world because of the genetic “violence” to ALL flesh – not just humans, by the Nephilim, the giant men of renown – who’ s parents were a group of the Fallen Ones. They were on the earth in those days – and they genetically altered humand and animals and plants. They destroyed God’s creation. It is clear from the Hebrew text that God wiped out this corruption. I hope the Nephilim play a large part in this film because that – and THAT ALONE – is the reason the flood happened.

  • Keggs1961

    Does the phrase “Arguing with Idiots” come to mind?

  • Ruckus

    This was better the first time around when it was called “2012″. And that movie sucked.

  • Roger Womack

    Since there is no god why mention him ?

  • Anonymous

    Beck wants Noah to fail because it doesn’t pander to him. Go figure.

  • Roger Womack

    Its just fantasy so get over it !

  • Anonymous

    Was it filmed near Al Gore’s beachside home in California ?
    Did Al Gore build the Ark,as well as the internet?
    And clearly he can live on the beach because Obama has helped recede the rising tides….And Yet NO mention of GOD in the Movie.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, no! They care about the environment! The humanity! Aronofsky is going straight to hell!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Does that give you the right to rape the story and turn it into climate Change propaganda?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Dumbo! The nonexistent “god” told Noah to build the ark…so sayeth the story….so let’s not pretend this is a Biblical epic…

  • Roger Womack

    Its just a story and a big one at that sonny !

  • Roger Womack

    Climate change is BS also and many ,many movies have been way over the top of what actually happened in real life.
    The actual event would be to boring to put in a movie !

  • TheLoyalOpposition

    Excuse me…. how did Noah care about the environment when he knew it was about to be destroyed?? — He had faith in God, not environmentalism!! —- And how do you make “Biblical Epic” with no mention of “God”!! — This IS truly stupid!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    No because it is propaganda and has nothing to do with the actual story.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    But the story is supposed to be about Noah not the green movement.

  • Anonymous

    As a physicist I tend to treat Bible stories as just that – stories told to pass information on to succeeding generations, not necessarily true in every detail (don’t hate me, people, it’s in my genes…). The Noah story has roots in countless narratives around the world so “something” happened…was it the flooding into the Black Sea, a tsunami somewhere, asteroid impact, the Mt Toba supervolcano, Thera?? Clearly something happened.

    Similarly, Genesis’ description of the birth of the Universe is strikingly reminiscent of the Big Bang and the ultimate creation of stars and the solar system. Good guess by ancient physicists?

    Adam and Eve? What better way for the ancients describe where we came from? True in every detail? – kinda doubt it…

  • Anonymous

    Kinda thing I’m a LOT older than you are, BOY!

  • Doc Savage

    Hey Glenn, seems like a few atheist are listening to your program. There is hope for them

  • Anonymous

    Actually the Nephilim have no part in the Flood story. Their inclusion was only for the inclusion of a more realistic life span of people being 120 years. The text in Gen 6 places these men of renown (sons of God and daughters of men, no definition if sons of God is about angels fallen or otherwise that is entirely speculative, most view it as followers of God joining with those who did not follow God since it is paternalistic written the heritage of the men is the most important and like the Adam and Eve story the blame is placed on the woman)

    After the the Nephilim and life shortened it the Noah story begins. Also remember the Nephilim continued after the flood, so the purpose of the flood was not to remove the Nephilim. Gen 6:4 “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.”

    This short Nephilim story is also where the tradition that Noah Preached for 120 years while building the Ark comes from. The actually story does not say that Noah told anyone let alone preached. Peter calls Noah a Preacher of Righteousness, but that phrase may well just mean his life was righteous and as an example he was a preacher of righteousness.

    As a Christian I see the flood story as a parable and not a historical event. I don’t think God ever repented of creating people, If He did not know what was going to happen then He certainly is not the all knowing God we are familiar with. Nor would a flood be a good way to actually destroy the wicked in the world. But the story as the following tower a Babel story is meant to explain the different groups of people by race and language and ultimately the production of the nation of Israel.

    There are also other areas of the story that lead to the fictional nature, the way the story is laid out as a Hebrew Chiasm etc. But the idea that wickness leads to destruction is a powerful concept and abundantly clear throughout history. This was a story to express that idea and likely created because of the terrible destructive power of floods, something that we see almost universally and is repeated in numerous other religious myths.

  • Anonymous

    If you snort enough cocaine, you can believe anything

  • Rhondelle Kellogg Moldenhauer

    astrojohn, check out “reasons to believe” at http://www.reasons.org. I think you will find great information there that shows how Scriptures and science can fit together. I think you will like the site and the message.

  • Anonymous

    Passing on this one for sure “NO GOD” no me or mine.I don’t support these types
    of movies.Such unmitigated garbage.I rather go see the Road Runner,beep beep!

  • Anonymous

    Good Luck Astrojohn when you come Face to Face with God your Creator.

  • Hugh Jass

    Noah didn’t care about the environment. He must have chopped down 5000 trees to make that ark.

  • Hugh Jass

    Whether you believe in God or not, the story in the Bible is pretty clear about how God is angry at man’s wicked ways. Eliminating God and making the movie about environmentalism, you take away the main context of the story in the highest selling book in the world.
    It’s like making Harry Potter a rich american, or the Hobbit a 7 foot tall basketball player.
    They could have easily just named this movie “Waterworld 2: Environmental Boogaloo.”

  • John Douglas

    In other words, merely FICTION with an overlay of biblical terms in an attempt for credibility.

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    God wiped all of Humanity because they all carried the bad seed of the Nephilim. Only Noah and his family were completely human. And the Nephilim are coming back: Christ said in the last days it would be as it was in the time of Noah. And will He find faith on Earth? Or just churches that serve Starbucks and pander to women?

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    Good point about the Nephilim. They survived the flood so it couldn’t have been all over the Earth. To say it didn’t happen at all is a speculation or over reaction perhaps.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to see it just for the filming effects. I hope people lighten up a little. It is just a hollywood movie, of course, distorted and fiction. It is no different than what youngsters are taught in history classes today. Much of true history is being skewed and omitted for “political correctness”. Movies are the same.

  • Anonymous

    Not really the story places God as the one who repented, and sorry for what He did. If you take this story as literal then you have a flawed God, which is clearly something that the later portions of the Bible do not have. The story would also put God as the destroyer of the innocent. As there were certainly innocent children who were not all wicked, as well as vast amounts of innocent animals who were not all wicked. It puts God in a rather bad position as well because there is no evidence of a world wide flood and there is no real logic behind an almighty God who had the ability to create with a word to go through just a destructive method just to get back at the wicked people. And then in so doing not solve any problems at all. Man was still wicked a few years after Noah. If you take the story literally you have far more problems to deal with. You have an unjust God working to fix a problem He created and failing to do so, ending up with just a capricious God who apparently simply likes to kill life. About nothing in the story is similar to the incarnate God as revealed in Jesus Christ.

  • Anonymous

    With prices so high who is going to attend a movie where the audiences do not, cannot, appreciate Noah biblical story and God is not mentioned. The movie house will echo with empty seats. Crowe even had the nerve to seek Papal audience with a questionable purpose he had in mind or else why throw insults at the church?

  • Anonymous

    5,000 trees would only make one compartment in that ark!. Yeah,how did Noah get enough wood to make such a huge ark. That ark probaby was THE wonder at the time, along the lines of the pyramids in Egypt.

  • Hugh Jass

    From the full review in the Hollywood Reporter:
    “But by far the most startling apparition in this context are the Watchers, the so-called Nephilim, or fallen angels only glancingly mentioned in the Bible. Here they take the form of giant, ferocious-looking rock people (given great, gravelly voice by Nick Nolte, Mark Margolis and FrankLangella, no less) who not only come to Noah’s aid by doing the heavy lifting in building the ark but cut down, stomp on and otherwise decimate the hordes who eventually besiege the ark in hopes of climbing aboard at the last minute.”

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, so says the story. Then I guess it must be true.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah you must be to be an authority on stories.

  • Anonymous

    Let people who see the movie think what they want, not what someone else tells you how to see the movie. I don’t understand why people like Beck opine on a movie to discourage others to see it. And what world are we talking about here? Did the whole world actually drown?

  • ethinim

    rachael; you need to STUDY the bible noah was born only 125 years after adam died and the flood occured when noah was about 600. Enos, Cainan, Mahalaled, Jared, Lamech, Methusulah were all alive in both the times of adam and the times of noah and knew GOD as ELOHIM not “the creator”
    your statement is completely wrong and you obviously retreived it from a place where the sun dont shine

  • ethinim

    you run round naked iin the park on the solstice and equinox dont u

  • Anonymous

    First, God and environmentalism are not incompatible. And second, if you have faith in God, why would you have to wear out his name. Everyone knows Noah followed God’s will. You don’t even have to say it, and not saying it makes it all the more interesting. But no, like Beck, you can only tolerate the media which panders to you.

  • Anonymous

    That don’t make sense. Why save trees if they are all gonna drown. Think before you type. Just an advice.

  • Anonymous

    If it’s a story, it’s a metaphor, not actual. One can improvise from it, just like with a melody.

  • ethinim

    my wife says GOD is a woman

  • David F Lanphere

    Lets add to the list the fact that the entire Nation of Islam refuses to watch this movie because it is Historically inaccurate and makes the Prophet Noah look bad. Lets see, how many Billions of people is that. For all those people who refuse to acknowledge the fact that there was a worldwide flood, the geological evidence is everywhere, and every race of people around the world has a legend about it. You can keep your head in the sand and pretend that you are “enlightened or scientific”, but the Bible is fact. Deny it at your own peril. In case you think I am trying to convince you of something, don’t, because I don’t really care what you believe. Read the story of Gilgamesh. Even Gilgamesh went to visit Noah after the Flood, and as far as I know, Gilgamesh is the oldest written story we have. I don’t know a lot about the Indian Vedas, or any possible Chinese or Tibetan books that may have survived the Flood, but everyone has a story about the world wide Flood. So, how is it that everyone agrees on that one fact? Global man made “climate change” is nothing more that secular humanist arrogance.

  • TimKnight

    Anyone one who has seen “The Life of Brian” and still enjoys a good laugh can surely go see this and be intelligent enough to appreciate ANY Bible reference movie….just sayin’……. “Always look on the bright side of life”

  • Adam J. Bernay

    But no one would mistake “;Life of Brian” as anything other than a comedy, not reality.

  • Byron Skow

    And he used pitch to seal between the boards, which is made from petroleum. He couldn’t have been an evironmentalist.

  • mr.Truth

    Aronofsky said he was taking a little “creative license” by apparently portraying God as a confused sadist ….so … Rainbow flags will be flying from the Ark’s recycling bins….as all the “haterz” get what’s coming to them :)

    I missed the epic movie produced by the 3rd Reich about Moses …so I don’t think I’ll be seeing this one either.

  • Anonymous

    Are you sure you’re a Christian?

  • Jennifer Barela

    Guess we won’t be seeing this afterall. Thanks for the heads up.

  • Anonymous

    What is the “Nephiim” ? Don’t know that word.

  • Anonymous

    The story in the Bible wasn’t about environmentalism, it was about guy who built the first zoo. That zoo happened to be on a very large lake in a very large boat.There doesn’t need to be God in the story because God isn’t the main character. He/she/it just made it possible for the main stuff to happen is all. It’ll be interesting to see how Noah gets the idea to build that zoo boat ark thing. There’s no reason for anyone to want the movie to fail, it’s like how songs sung in concerts aren’t necessarily like they sound on albums. If you want the “album”version of the movie find another one or make your own.

  • Anonymous

    She’s half right.

  • Chuck T

    Uh, NO on ‘Noah’.

    When even the Hollywood Reporter notes a
    TOTAL ommission of the name of God from a story based on the very first
    book of His Bible, and of “aggressive environmentalism, you have to
    wonder why the producer chose the story of Noah’s ark in the first
    place. And then, you begin to understand why. No thank you.

    Russell Crowe, you can afford to choose your roles more carefully, unless you’re just as morally vacant.

    Wait….duh.

  • Anonymous

    Could the biblical “Nephilim” refer to a prehistoric race of humans who coexisted with an advanced evolved race of humans.

  • David Croquet

    These guys are so fucking dumb. Noah does not say GOD but does refer to The Creator, the almighty power that created the heavens and earth, throughout.

  • Gwynn Ap Nudd

    You need to get over yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Good point. I am not a Christian that believes in a capricious wrathful god that must get his way by force and punishment. I believe in a God of love and healing who seeks the lost and offers forgiveness and reconciliation. Yes that is what a Christian is, those who hold to wooden literalism of the Old testament are probably not really Christians maybe we should just call them traditionalists. Folks who make claims of belief yet frequently don’t look deeper to understand what they are actually saying about God. Think about it how many so called Christians believe that Jesus suffered the wrath of God on the cross, receiving our punishment. Yet you will not find a single New Testament text that says Jesus suffered the wrath of God or that He paid the penalty for our sin. No those things come from misinterpreting things like He who had no sin became sin that we might become the righteousness of God. Which is a text taken out of the context as it is a paradoxical statement that sums up over a chapter’s worth of philosophical material Paul wrote before that text.

    So yes. I guess when you say Christian you should perhaps explain what you mean by that and then I can say if I am one or not.

  • landofaahs

    The way Hollywood works, I’m surprised Noah wasn’t a pot smoker and the children all trans-gendered.

  • landofaahs

    They probably had an early version of Al Gore. That’s probably why God destroyed them.

  • landofaahs

    Al was there. He was one of the asses taken on board.

  • landofaahs

    They just ignore it like evolutionists do.

  • landofaahs

    Since you were not there I guess it’s just your belief system.

  • landofaahs

    God cared so much for the environment he flooded the whole Earth and killed all those pagans and excess animals.

  • landofaahs

    He drowned all the trans gendered and other pagans.

  • landofaahs

    All 8 people who were saved were straight.

  • Anonymous

    Neither do I believe in a capricious god. I believe in a holy and just God that would not be loving if he did not love that which was deserving of love of which only His own perfect and holy nature qualifies. As such He must therefore have just wrath which would be entirely congruous with His love. All human beings are wicked and all the wicked deserve to die. The real question should
    never be why do the wicked suffer but why do some receive mercy and grace. The answer is that Jesus became the second Adam that those who believe in Him will not be put to shame or suffer the curse of sin eternally.

    John 3:36
    Whoever believes in the Son has
    eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath
    of God remains on him.
    Rom 5:6-11
    6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the
    ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for
    a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in
    that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we
    have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from
    the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by
    the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved
    by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus
    Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
    Rom 1:18-20
    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
    unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For
    what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
    20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature,
    have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the
    things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
    Rom 5:12-14
    12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death
    through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— 13 for sin
    indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where
    there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose
    sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who
    was to come.
    Mark 14:24-25
    This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink
    again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the
    kingdom of God.”
    Plus many more references. Read the 9th chapter of Hebrews. Hope that’s enough New Testament proof for you.

  • landofaahs

    Drowning all the pagans is good for the environment. That’s what I would take away from the movie.

  • landofaahs

    Why save homosexual people if they are not going to reproduce? Good point.

  • landofaahs

    I believe in climate change. It changes every day somewhere but I never saw man being able to change the seasons.

  • landofaahs

    Do you mean like Caesar? After all there is just as much evidence for God being real and witnessed as there is for Caesar.

  • landofaahs

    Amazingly, the real Noah left the ones like you to drown.

  • landofaahs

    And where is your proof that there is no God?

  • landofaahs

    He probably destroyed all those trees because there were environmentalist wackos hiding in them.

  • Anonymous

    That will be the sequel. Noah II

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, so would the straight people who wrote the Bible say.

  • Anonymous

    For cultural reasons, of course. It’s not all about genes, you know. Besides, they do reproduce. What world do you live in?

  • landofaahs

    The Holy Spirit spoke through the prophets of the Bible. And yes they were straight. You’re starting to catch on maybe.

  • landofaahs

    Not naturally.

  • Anonymous

    Well, if this movie is so accurate and all for saving the planet, where is the ark that they are building?

    Massive hypocrisy here, if they don’t build an ark for us po’ people.

    Maybe because God didn’t tell them to build one, ya think? (They can’t or won’t act to save themselves from their own man-made ideas.)

    Just keep in mind, Remember Benghazi. Who said, “Stand down.”?

    Laus Deo

  • Ruppert Baird

    “…it looks like Noah might not be the Biblically based biopic some may have been expecting. Why? Well, for starters, Noah is portrayed as a drunk who is worried about environmental issues.”
    Noah sounds like as good a definition of a liberal as any I’ve seen!

  • Rachael G

    Where did I say that the Creator is the term used in the Bible? If you look at my comment again, you’d realize I did not – I merely said use of ‘The Creator’ makes sense given the context in which the narrative unwinds. We do not know how the people of Noah’s time thought of God or termed him – The Bible recounts the story from am omniscient perspective, rather than a subjective perspective. The film uses artistic license, and I find it ludicrous that such a small issue should get you so worked up.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh, the old “artistic license” line! Kind of like perverse statues of men having sex with boys is “art”. It’s always the fallback term when liberals want to justify anything at odds with normal! I think the issue is that looseness of the screen write when it is an event taken from the bible and put forth with the “artistic license” you speak of. If your doing a film from the bible, why not try to stay true to it? The world view already has enough anti-God or no God view at all, why add to it with a film that starts off with “In the beginning, there was nothing”?
    I do agree both sides can get rolling on a comment board without face to face conversation, but this is exactly the way the world likes it now, complete mayhem of information and the truth lines so blurred, the controlling faction can move in any direction they wish and the truth is not in focus, kinda like the current government administration!

  • Marlene Klein

    Stu, it is my understanding that In the Beginning, there was an abyss. “Nothingness”, “black hole”, and “emptiness” are related words. It is chaos before creation. This is what makes the bible such a beautiful read: it is subject to individual interpretation.

  • Anonymous

    Because the people teaching your kids in schools today are in alignment with the Hollywood crowd. Understand the Democrat party is so far bent to the liberal left in society today, they will do whatever they can to totally discount the very existence of God.
    When you go see it for “filming effects” you contribute to the funding and pocket lining of the people who are responsible for the decay of society. It is however your choice to do so, enjoy.

  • Anonymous

    Experienced?

  • nutt

    “the flood occured when noah was about 600″ Seriously?

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    this is the hollywood thing — take some truisms and fabricate around it and all through it. argo is a good example of that and we’ll see a lot more of it.

    ultimately noah will accomplish its purpose. remove G-d from everything.

  • Charles Johnsen

    Please. Not “son of God” but “Son of God”. And not “scripture” but “Scripture”. Just try not capitalizing “Quran” or “Koran”. These are all proper names.

  • Know Really

    Marlene, I agree with your comment up to the last phrase. I would go light on the individual interpretation. 2 Peter 1: 19-21 addresses that issue, particularly when it comes to prophecy, which I realize you are not be addressing here, but nonetheless I offer it for your consideration.
    “19 We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

  • Anonymous

    So my statement was about Christians saying Jesus suffered the wrath of God. Of which you gave no evidence at all. That the wrath of God is often seen by God allowing people to go their own way and suffer the consequences that comes from their own actions is not the point of contention.

    But then then idea that we deserve to die just because we are human beings born in this world is another piece of poor reasoning. But that the results of sin will lead to death is true, not because God says we deserve to die but because sin separates us from God who is the source do life.

    It is kind of sad just how distorted a view of God has taken over Christianity.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    I do not care how you try to spin it. Name one place in the entire Bible where it says God flooded the earth because human’s where passing gas beside the camp fires and was causing the earth to warm. Is it right before or after Jesus declares himself a Socialist/Obama. See this is what happens when you take liberals at their word when it comes to the Bible you end up looking as dumb as Fine Toiletries.

  • Yendor Nella

    I read the novelization of the movie which is out in paperback. Is it biblical? Well, it has an ARK and a flood some charters are named Noah, Ham, ect. Wifes for the son’s are missing. Fallen Angels called “Watchers” help build the ARK. Noah is around 30ish and the sons are teens.

    The big sin is Man has polluted the Earth by building cities, cutting down the trees and mining leaving acid pools everywhere. It is so bad grass doesn’t even grow. Noah and his family are vegetarians, Noah kills some guys for hunting a dog for food. God is never mentioned except as ‘The Creator” . It is a complete reworking of the Flood story however it does talk about love and forgiveness.

    I plan on seeing the movie because I think it’ll be a good action flick. If you look at it as just a movie kinda like those “Based on a real story” like “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” was based on Ed Gein you should be OK. Remember it’s NOT a documentary.

  • David Croquet

    The filmmaker had to come up with a visual interpretation for those characters, so he made rock gods … if you wanted the film to be a “literal” interpretation, then they would have to cast a 500 year old actor to play Noah … maybe Abe Vigoda could pull it off?

  • David Croquet

    The movie mentions God throughout, it just calls God “The Creator” … Glenn and Pat are extremely stupid and of course have not seen the movie… so they interpret a review and have a hissy fit

  • David Croquet

    The ignorant circle jerk that is Beck, Pat, and Stu is remarkable

  • Anonymous

    I remember the time when you at least pretended not to be a homophobe. Seems you lost patience somehow.

  • Anonymous

    And by that you mean…? Perhaps that a gay penis, when it enters a vagina, it somehow is not supposed to be there? (that sounds kind of gay). Or perhaps, that straight couples who use in vitro for whatever reasons should drown with the rest of the sodomites? which sounds insane, sodomites should drown alone, don’t you think? LOL, now I’m just jerking your chain, of course sodomites should drown with the rest of the infidels, right?

  • Anonymous

    LOL

  • Anonymous

    All human beings are born in sin, which is a state of being within the inner person that inclines every aspect of the character away from the God. Babies and small children are no less affected although the lack the power and the circumstance to fully manifest the full effect of the condition. Sin is the default setting of all human kind. You don’t have to teach a child to be selfish. Just leave them alone with their desires and see what happens. Animals die because they are temporal creatures by design. God kills us all justly by various means. He also makes alive those who place their trust for righteousness in Him. The ark prefigures Jesus and is an example of Gods salvation from just wrath.

    1 Peter 3:18-22
    For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20 because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
    ESV
    You said the new testament did not speak of Jesus’ substitutionary death and resurrection.

  • Tom Musso

    Ha! That is too funny. Probably because it is true!

  • Anonymous

    God kills us in various ways? Okay not even Close to your conception of Christian then! Humans and disease and natural disasters seem quite capable of killing people, but maybe in your conception of God those are just the tools God uses to kill people because they were born. So your conception is not that God heals and saves us from the results of sin but God saves us from Gods own killing of us.

    Little wonder that Christianity is losing adherents.

  • landofaahs

    Homophobe means a person is scared of homosexuals. I am not afraid of them, I just prefer they leave me alone and I will do likewise.

  • landofaahs

    Let me walk you through this as the possible reason and I think the real reason for the flood. Man as a whole had become so corrupt and it was embedded through out. Since people lived hundreds of years at that time, the children growing up would have very little chance of having good role models to emulate since Mom, Dad, grand parents, great, and great great and great great great grand parents were all just as corrupt. The cycle of embedded corruption needed destruction. The method for the destruction was for future generations who would understand baptism as the drowning of the old Adam ie original sin and then the daily contrition and repentance for the daily sins. The corruption was not just homosexuality but all sexual sin. Murder and theft along with adultery and the list goes on and on. Sin in all it’s forms that goes unforgiven through repentance leads to eternal damnation. So I guess you can’t claim victimhood like your kind always seem to enjoy in some sick manner. It’s kind of like you live for victimhood.

  • Anonymous

    God is sovereign over all things. He ordains the means as well as the ends. You keep twisting my words. I didn’t say God kills us just because we are born, but that God kills us because we are sinners. God still destroys our bodies, even of those that believe, but doesn’t condemn us to hell [eternal separation from His grace]. Yes; this is the means God saves us from His own wrath.
    Christianity has never lost a single “adherent”. Unbelievers that try to adhere by their own strength drop like flies. If you “adhere” to the end you will be saved.

  • Anonymous

    Victimhood sounds awful. Don’t really see what you see, about my “kind” claiming victimhood. Perhaps, you are projecting. But never mind that, I do follow. I get the embedded corruption and the need for destruction. I know that there is no space to argue with you about what “corruption” and “destruction” might mean, because we don’t talk from compatible perspectives. But I don’t think we would agree, at all. What you believe a sexual sin is might be, for someone else, the form of affection that expresses their love. I am against adultery. But do let me ask, have you given any thought about the force behind such vivid mental image: the corrupt, the sinful, the sodomites drowning in the great flood. I wonder if a moral person should fantasize thusly, with the genocide of others. To me, that is a true perversion. To arrive at the conclusion that the only solution for the problem of corruption is drowning, flood and death. If God acts on this will, fine. But you reveling on it, is nothing like Christ. It’s sick.

  • landofaahs

    It seems that you believe that I hate you and let me tell you that I don’t. Any sin that we do not confess and repent of is damning. My sins are just as bad as yours. Let me give you an example of what I am trying to convey. Say that I a man of means and can procure just about anything this world has to offer. That person even if an old geezer could attract very beautiful young women who would tender their affections to me because of that wealth. Now, such a thing is very tempting. I would be able to satisfy my personal physical desires and not be concerned about the morality of it. It’s very tempting but as a human being with reason, I can give in to those temptations or refrain from them. It is one of the things that separate us from the animals. We have conscience enough to discern. Can you love someone without sexual relations? I certainly hope so. It is a different kind of love. The kind of love that does not allow physical affections is an agape type of love. It is a love of self sacrifice as our Lord demonstrated on the cross for each of us. Please do not confuse love with lust or the agape love I would have for you as hate.

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote in this last comment. If sins are things that hurt people and us, then yes, confess and repent. But if sin is what bothers a strict Bible-reader then, please, agape. If God created us too, He did it because He loves us, too.

  • Anonymous

    The whole story about Noah revolved around his relationship and connection with God. Making this movie the way it is misses the point.

    They’re excluding the second main character…

  • Anonymous

    While The Holy Bible is subjected to individual interpretation, that doesn’t mean that it should be. A recurring theme throughout The Bible is that no one who was a disciple of Christ “went it alone”. The Apostles as a group didn’t even get it right and He was living among them! Humans do not possess perfect knowledge. To think so is an error. “Chaos before creation” is to suggest that there has always been *something* however unorganized. That is an error.

  • Anonymous

    aka Armageddon.

  • landofaahs

    You totally miss the point and you are hell bent on continuing your lifestyle when it is clearly sinful. I leave you to your craven ways and into God’s hands. What happens to you is on your own. God loves but he is also just. He did not make you “That way” any more than he made me attracted to women to the point that I would think I could misuse that gift in a way God did not attend.

  • landofaahs

    God loves people but God hates sin. Make sure then that you cease the sin.

  • Steve Cane

    caring is different than thinking my money can control it dumbass

  • David Croquet

    Bonnie, you need to turn your radio off and go outside sometime. Take a walk in the fresh air

  • Anonymous

    You don’t go and feed your attraction to many women to be faithful to yours. Awesome. Guess what? I don’t feed those impulses either, to go around with many men. I am with someone I love and am faithful to him. No sin there. Just love and dedication to a person who shares life with me. The problem, as I see it, is you judging my love as sin. You say hellbent on sinfulness… I say strong in the love that makes me strong: my mind, my spirit, my life. You are you to judge me, I wonder. Who exactly do you think you are?

  • Anonymous

    I would advice the same.

  • David Croquet

    Just FYI, the Great Blumpkin pussied out on his “stand” against NOAH when the head of a Hollywood studio invited him to a free screening. Glenn will suck the Hollywood cock on Monday on his show

  • landofaahs

    God’s word is clear. My duty is to show the way as loving as my human failures allow me and then I am absolved from having your blood on my hands. I have done so.

  • TimKnight

    I agree. At the time it came out there was a TON of hoopla that it was blasphemous rubbish put out by non-believers……As if it was actually trying to be anything but funny as hell…..I’m actually looking forward to a good disaster movie, based on Biblical references…

  • David Croquet

    Just ask Glenn Beck, who used to suck off a cocaine dealer in a bathroom stall, and now is running his own media empire!

  • Anonymous

    Pardon me for being a bit annoyed at those people who think to tell God that He is just mean-spirited, to wholesale kill everyone on earth (Noah and family excepted, of course), likely including innocent little children. Therefore, the thinking goes, “God doesn’t really exist, or He didn’t do it that way — it was a local flood,” and so on, displaying man’s limited thinking and acceptance of what was done, and why.

    There are two reasons for the flood, really, and we too often dismiss them both, via our “superior logic.” The first reason is the earth is a living organism, and needed baptism, as do we all, to qualify for entrance to God’s presence. Yes, it all got wet. The confirmation by fire will come at the end, when the earth is consumed, and the “elements melt with fervent heat.” The earth will then be changed to its paradisiacal state, whereon the righteous who inherit it, will dwell.

    The second reason, why everyone was killed, was that God the Father saw that all mankind had become wicked, so wicked they were almost past redemption, no chance to turn them around, so to save them suffering judgement beyond redemptive situations in the final judgement, they were mercifully taken before they became too far gone, so to speak. As to children, innocent yet, we presume, let me ask — why do the Catholics immediately “baptize” infants, if they are still pure? Do they then bring little infants to the priest for confession of their sins, while still too young to speak for themselves yet? (Please pardon me, Catholics, for asking that question, which has bothered me for some time. Rather crass on my part, I know.)

    An answer given by the Prophet Joseph Smith, was in response to his question, “… why is it that infants, innocent children, are taken away from us …. The Lord takes many away, even in infancy, that they may escape … the sorrows and evils of this present world; they were too pure, too lovely, to live on earth; therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil, and we shall soon have them again.” This, by the way, is excellent consolation for our present day, as well as answering the flood question.

    Okay, everyone can now dog pile on me for such “ridiculous” thinking, as to what must really have happened. Well, I suppose, in the end, we shall see, won’t we?

    Laus Deo

  • A casual observer

    You hit the nail on the head, Glenn. Hollywood, stay out of Biblical movies. First, they can’t do it right, and second, their motives are purely to tap into the huge Christian market. That’s why Christian filmmakers have got to get their act together and produce the kind of quality films that moviegoers are used to seeing.

  • John OccupyTogether Mccoy

    spoken like a true illiterate.

  • John OccupyTogether Mccoy

    as if “the bible” is truth : )

  • John OccupyTogether Mccoy

    What is stupid is believing the story in the first place. Do you realize how many species there are on this planet??

  • John OccupyTogether Mccoy

    Yep ! INCEST IS BEST ! Think about it if you’re able…..

  • John OccupyTogether Mccoy

    fair enough, I tend to stay away from complete morons like you as well.

  • John OccupyTogether Mccoy

    and yet they came back with a vengeance in the 70′s ! LOL

    so much for gods wrath….

  • John OccupyTogether Mccoy

    “your kind”? without “our kind” you cave dwelling , believers in magic would STILL be living in caves.

  • landofaahs

    GPS

  • B D

    We can’t wait to see this film. If a buffoon and liar like Glenn Beck is trashing it, you know it’s great.

  • B D

    Noah is a myth taken from an old book of myths. If people were immune to brainwashing, religion would not exist. When a documented liar like Glenn Beck bashes a movie, it’s a must see.

  • B D

    Exactly. The supernatural realm ancient bronze age men with bad teeth invented wasn’t real back then and it’s not real now. If people would use some logic and independent thought and behave like intelligent beings instead of trained dogs, religion would disappear and we could all focus on building a better world together.

  • B D

    Glenn points a lot of things that turn out to be false and this is just another glaring example of that. He’s a liar and he’s lying about this because it doesn’t fit his religious zealot agenda. It’s just like when he made up that Boston Marathon conspiracy and lied about the involvement of an innocent Saudi student. Glenn is a scumbag.

  • B D

    There’s no evidence to support your absurd assertion. It’s your fantasy, so make it as big as you want. There’s plenty of evidence that reveals that Joseph Smith was a philandering conman though.

  • B D

    It’s their art done their way. It’s not Biblical propaganda. Tough luck.

  • B D

    The people in the US that are upset about this movie not being exactly like the myth story in their Bible are the same lot in the Middle East who riot when someone draws a picture of Mohammad.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    So you’re saying a lying propagandist taking the story and twisting it to a green movement story when the story of Noah has nothing to do with the green movement is not lying to your small pea brained world view?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor
  • Anonymous

    Yup, B D, you’re the first on my predicted dog pile, and I thank you! You are the most extreme of the naysayers I expected. I must have done well to attract your attention, but I am a bit disappointed I didn’t get one of your oh-so-cute picture responses, but giving you a Joseph Smith reference was enough catnip for a common JS putdown, I suppose.

    And, of course, anything Glenn Beck may say, will bring you out to add a negative comment or two, just to keep up the loyal opposition. Good –er, bad? going, there.

    Yeah, I suppose I’m a philandering conman also, having two wives. –Oh, wait, the first one died before I married the second.

    And the continuing evidence for what Joseph Smith did is a steadily growing worldwide church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (not “church of Joseph Smith”), that is doing good, not just for its members, but all mankind that may be in need. Yup, real bad press, there.

    Laus Deo

  • Anonymous

    But it’s a biblical story…
    Their previews are dishonest to the movie, the review was rather insulting to us religious folk, and they chose to twist the story in a way to support leftist ideology (aka. propaganda).

    At any rate, you are correct. They DO have the right to do that. But I have the right to be a critic.

  • Anonymous

    So caring for it does not necessarily mean you are willing to spend money on it. Let me suggest, you don’t care enough.

  • Al Bumen

    Certainly, most people now recognize that Hussein Obama is a liar, a fraud, and a fool.

  • Marlene Klein

    Chaos is the absence of God. One should most certainly apply scripture to daily life, which leaves it opened to interpretation. The Bible is a timeless literary work that can be applied to life two thousand years ago, and two thousand years from now. In this sense, the wisdom and life lessons are subject to interpretation based on the world we live in today.

  • Marlene Klein

    Good thing I wasn’t prophesying!

  • Ryan

    the word ‘homophobe’ is a complete distraction from the facts. On that logic everyone who is saying that is catholicphobes or christianphobes. It’s not the people we condemn just there actions.

  • landofaahs

    Very true Ryan.

  • Tomand Jerry

    The movie trailors are fraudulant. They seem to tell you this is going to be a down the line story. Vehicle for mass distortion designed to discredit it’s namesake.

  • Anonymous

    “In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.” https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Noahmovie

  • http://twitter.com/johnheuer John Heuer

    In the film, Noah and his family take care of the earth and it’s creatures because they look at it as a gift from God. They take what they need and nothing more. The evil characters in the film take what they want and kill what they want, burning villages and destroying the earth. Also they call God “The Creator” and it’s made explicitly clear that God exists and gives Noah the vision to build the ark.

  • http://twitter.com/johnheuer John Heuer

    The fact is many things that people consider to be perverse is art. Art is a very broad term meant to define creative endeavors. How well you can argue in favor of that art and how it speaks to you is what ultimately defines it’s value.

    As for the film, when taking a short story that fits within the larger context of work like the bible, it needs to be adapted to a certain degree if it were to exist on it’s own as a film. A visual medium is not told the same way as a book. First, the story needs to be expanded and the certain things need to be explained in greater detail. Because it can’t be perfectly translated to the screen, the adaptation takes on it’s own identity. Why is that? Because the filmmaker starts making decisions on how to form the material into a cohesive whole. That means that certain aspects will be given more focus than others. The ultimate goal: A film that works on it’s own but stays true to the spirit of the text. Darren Aronofsky version may not be what you want it to be but it’s his film and he is using the story to make a larger point about the ultimate good of humanity and the struggle of maintaining faith when given such a monumental task. He chose to have God called “The Creator”. It’s a really insignificant change and one that plays up the more lively nature of the setting that we are introduced to at the start of the film. The changes made for the film are for the better. It took a completely unrealistic story and made it feel real. The film is meant to be seen by everyone and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

  • theguag

    I APOLOGIZE TO MY FOLLOW CHRISTIANS FOR GOING TO SEE NOAH

  • theguag

    Another false element it added was the feminazi outlook & chicafickation of all men, sorry to my christain sisters if it is any consolation I shouted aflac when the duck appeared to spread its wings & hummed the gilligan ‘ s island tune shem was trying to leave the ark

  • theguag

    I guess the rock people must have built the pyriamids in their spare time. They took the job from the mason’s & they are not even union!