Noah director claims there are very clear environmental themes in the Book of Genesis

While Glenn didn’t find the environmental themes of Noah as offensive as some of the film’s other plot points, Darren Aronofsky’s action-packed movie adaptation of Noah’s Ark has come under fire for inserting the modern-day climate debate into a Biblical story. During an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, however, Aronofsky defended his decision, claiming there are actually clear environmental themes in the Book of Genesis.

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“Did you hear the interview with Aronofsky? This is the director of Noah,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Think of this: A week ago, Paramount studios was trying to convince everybody this was not an environmental activist kind of film. Listen to this.”

Below is a portion of Amanpour’s interview with Aronofsky:

For anyone remotely familiar with Genesis, Aronofsky’s interpretation is loose at best. While Aronofsky views the stories of Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark as cautionary tales, so to speak, he fails to recognize the theme at the crux of the stories.

“So what is their discussion… He’s saying this is the ‘first cautionary tale.’ ‘You are going to just get destroyed.’ ‘You’re wicked,’” Glenn explained. “Instead of diagnosing the wickedness, instead of saying, ‘We’ve got to change the hearts of people,’ he says, ‘We’ve got to stop people from polluting because this will happen again.’ No, it won’t. Will we do damage to the earth? Yes. Will it heal itself? Yes.”

As Glenn explained, the Bible actually outlines the threat of catastrophic events and what will happen. Aronofsky, however, doesn’t seem to have read that part.

“Hey, Mr. Aronofsky, that was also talked about in the Bible. When the people get wicked, there will be wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, there will be volcanoes, and upheavals, but let your heart not be afraid because all of these things have to come to pass,” Glenn concluded. “Look out. Trouble is coming. But instead of going to see an environmental movie, what do you say we just change our lives and start doing the things we are supposed to do.”

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, let’s let an Atheist interpret the Bible for everyone. Really?

  • Jesustheonlyway

    Clearly Mr. Aronofsky has sawdust for brains.

  • Anonymous

    If you liked the book…You’ll hate the movie.

  • Deckard426

    I hope Aronofsky’s ark sinks in a sea of red ink.

  • vigilant2012

    The Bible also says homosexuality is wicked, why didn’t Aronofsky mention that along with his “hurting the trees is wicked” rant?

  • landofaahs

    I agree there are lessons about environmentalism in the Bible. The first and foremost is that God, not man, is in control of the weather. Whether libtards believe it or not.

  • soapboxstu

    Way to go Mr. Beck. Your answer is far more accurate and direct than that of most preachers.

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

    Yes their are a few things God says that could be understand a moderate level environmentalism but to say Noah was about that clearly not read the story of Noah where God was rather blunt to the reason why he was to take his sons and their wives and his wife aboard the ark and it was not to kill each other.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRC57Ja1Sk

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing that video. Alfonzo is one of my favorites. His points on the worshiping of false gods are spot on.

  • Michele Kassahn

    What do you expect? Look at who PAID for the film. I’m sad it was not a more biblically based movie -I would have run to see it. Now, well, I’ll just wait till it comes on the telly..

  • Anonymous

    I understand the word God was not in the movie

  • Mike Nelson

    Stop… you’ll hurt his self esteem.

    After after all, “He’s smart smart enough, he’s good enough, and doggone it, people like him!”

  • Anonymous

    2 fascisto-athests kabittzing about the Bible?
    Whaaa?

  • Anonymous

    The abomination of desolation comes when the anti-Christ declares himself as God in the Jewish Temple. That’s when the wrath of God comes down, you think it’s bad now, this is nothing compared to what is coming.

  • BlueMN

    For a guy who doesn’t want you to see this move, he sure does talk about it a lot.

  • Anonymous

    No; it’s not that he doesn’t want you to see the movie, it is simply a critique of the things wrong with the movie, that tries to make it into a politically correct relevant to today type of movie, which completely misses what the Book actually said.

    As the clip points out, they rewrite some fairly basic elements of the Book, to make it into an “Environmental Message” for today, and it falls flat in doing so.

    In other words, go see it if you want, but be warned — if you have read the Book, you will be disappointed.

    Oh, and in the same vein as Aronofsky taking stuff out of context, I will add my usual comment, and claim that it is relevant, also:
    Remember Benghazi. Who said, “Stand down.”
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    Laus Deo

  • Republitards suck

    Glenn believes in the giant holy love boat and calls someone else a moron. Go figure.

  • http://drudgereport.com/ Myles Standish

    To all the Aronofsky supporters out there, why don’t I hear you suggesting that a Christian film director make a big budget, big star film on the atheist manifesto? You have no qualms with an atheist making a mockery of God’s Genesis and His Noah, so I just figured it followed that you’d have no difficulty with, and would in fact be calling for, a Christian’s take on the atheist manifesto. But I’m not sensing it. There seems to be no encouragement for such a project forthcoming from the atheist community. Isn’t it all about fair play with you people? Open mindedness? Aren’t you the ones who have it all figured out, while we’re the ones flitting around on Fantasy Island? Or is intellectual snobbery and secular hypocrisy getting in the way? Say it isn’t so! Bite your pride and push for equality. Show us you’re not afraid to put your bible and your faith to the test. That you indeed welcome it because you know your religion is more than strong enough to withstand the biased treatment that was so generously afforded one of the greatest men in history, and made unrecognizable in the process!

  • Teresa Fair Todd

    I like how people pull what they want out of the bible and interpret it their way. It is clear to me he doesn’t know anything about the bible.

  • Tom Simpson

    Was he saying to save the animals and don’t worry about the babies-millions of them who perish from left-wing agendas? Is it possible for Hollywierd to make a movie without inserting the Socialist-Atheist message anymore?
    By the way Adam and Eve were given by God dominion over the earth, to tend and keep the garden and subdue it. Not the other way around. Have there been abuses by man? Of course. Deal with the abuses, don’t re-write biblical history.
    And lest the wackos misinterpret scripture further with the fears of all that ice flooding the earth if it melts, well, we have God’s promise that the earth will not be cleansed by water ever again. It will be fire this next time. Cleansing, celestial fire. Glenn is correct. We need to change our hearts. We need to come to Christ. We need purity but of a different sort than Mr. Aronofsky is preaching.

  • Anonymous

    Wait till the next Ark sails and you ain’t on it, pal! In case your wondering, I’m speaking of Jesus Christ!

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  • BlueMN

    Riiiight, that’s why he told people not to go see it even before he got a free flight to Hollywood to see it himself. #Benghazi #tcot #Nobama #DefundTheGOP

  • Anonymous

    Glenn sounds like the bad guy in the movie, that Cain dude.

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t care about “Noah” — generally dislike expensive Hollywood productions — and I also don’t care about the Bible story of the Flood. In my view it’s a legend, and people reinterpret legends all the time — Hindu, Christian, Norse, Greek/Roman, whatever. I can understand why people who think the Flood story is literally true would not like this film … so they shouldn’t see it. To each his own.

    I do, however, find it quite interesting that Glenn Beck, Mister Holier-Than-Thou, Doing-The-Lord’s-Work, Self-Righteous Guy, and his flunkies here, are totally comfortable calling Aronofsky “moron”, “idiot”, “stupid”, etc. because he happens to interpret a Bible story differently than they do. Nice Christian charity there, guys.

  • HerculesLoadmaster

    It is kind of scary to think that economic policy would ever be based on mythology. That said, what “Bible” is this guy reading? Next, he will probably claim that Saturn ate his children because the Earth was too populated.

  • HerculesLoadmaster

    Well, what a disappointment this film’s consequences have turned out to be. No deadly attacks on foreign consulates. Not even one Ambassador’s life was ended.

  • Socialism is Organized Evil

    Each of us must slice through the fog of nonsense conjured up by today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Svend Skrumsager Hansen

    Read this article about “Noah” – the movie, at the Guardian from 6.April 2014 :
    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/06/noah-review-preposterous-epic-russell-crowe