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7 Ways Noah Turns the Bible Upside Down

It's so much worse than you've heard.

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Walter Hudson

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March 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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I had no intention of seeing Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, a film releasing wider this weekend “inspired by the [biblical] story of Noah.” Though initial glimpses excited me, revelations regarding Aronofsky’s stark deviations from the biblical narrative blunted my interest. Word on the street was that Aronofsky sought to recast Noah in an environmentalist mold and completely abandon key biblical themes.

Thursday night, I found myself out and about with a couple of hours to kill and decided to catch an early screening. As it turns out, everything you’ve heard about the heresy in Noah proves true. Here are 7 ways Aronofsky’s Noah upends the Bible (major spoilers):

7. Return of the Ents

Yeah, you read that right. Ents, the giant walking trees from The Lord of the Rings. What, you don’t remember those in the Bible?

Okay, these aren’t ents precisely. They are “Watchers,” fallen angels who rebelled against “the creator” (God makes no appearance in the film) by descending to Earth to help mankind. They lumber about in clumsy stone bodies as punishment for their disobedience.

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If you want things that are actually in the Bible, man does not appear to have been permitted to eat animals until Noah saved them in the Flood.

But the whole story as described is so far from the Bible that the message of the film seems to be, "hey, it's all a fake anyway, so I'll make some monster fantasy out of it". Sort of a first-grader's reboot of the Biblical account. No intention of seeing it.
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You've got an actual date for the original Epic of Gilgamesh? Pray tell, what is it?

The reason there are so many stories of the Flood, all over the world, is simply because it happened. Some may well predate the Bible.

PS - My Bible isn't in English, or Syriac for the matter. It's in Hebrew, as handed down through the generations, with an Aramaic translation to help out. And I don't find the language at all obscure, but simple and straightforward.
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Thank you for suffering through this so we won't have to. The one point of disagreement; nature worship is not humanistic, it is pagan. True humanists, Christian or secular, hold that man is the measure of all things. In the case of Christian humanists precisely because God gave man dominion over the world. The anti-human attitude of this Noah reminds me of the truly awful Keyanu Reeves version of The Day the Earth Stood Still in which the arrogant aliens save Earth by destroying all the humans except a few children they keep as pets. Truly stupid and evil. Anyone who actually bought into such nonsense would be morally bound to commit suicide.
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The bible is upside down. For example, In the beginning was The Word. Yet The Word wasn't written until like 1965, and they said, It's so fine, it's sunshine. Which makes no sense.
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Here's what I think happened to get this movie made:
Movie Producer: Wow! These bible movies are making tons of money! We need to make a bible movie!!!
Aronofsky: Let me!! Let me!!! Anybody know any Bible names???
Movie Producer: Ummmmm.... well.....No..ah.... Oh, Snap!!!!
Aronofsky:Okay so what is Noah's backstory?
Movie Producer: I don't have a clue!
Aranofsky: We'll just make some s**t up then, steal some ideas from other movies that have made a bundle and mix it all up together.
Movie Producer: We'll make a s**t load of money on this!!!
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Let's give Aronofsky the benefit of a doubt and say his effort was an attempt to make the Bible vivid, compelling and viscerally alive to modern audiences. As it is, it's a record of the current state of our culture and civilisation, and nothing of the Word.......

Compare the above with this recounting by Ezekiel and then tell me which more a sophisticate expression of imagination, grasp of implication and depth of seeing - the movie, or this:

19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%201&version=NIV
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Rock demons? If it was people born from rock it could be close to the Roman Flood myth I read in my Ovid. Maybe some sort of postmodern fusion was attempted? In any case, this film sounds like a challenge to my sitting muscles...
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I was pretty upset at the complete departure from the orthodox teachings in those Perseus movies with Sam Worthington. Io was a lover of Zeus who got turned into a heifer but in the film they made her marry Perseus. No! This is blasphemy. Perseus married Andromeda after rescuing her. And the sea monster was Cetus, not the Kraken (which is a monster out of the Norse religious tradition), so they ended up offending both me and Odin-worshippers. A friend of mine who is an Odin-worshipper is still very upset at the mockery they made of his religion in some recent movies by portraying Odin as a crotchety old Welshman. It's this blithe indifference to the feelings of believers like me that shows how little regard Hollywood has for religion.
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The Great Flood occurred where and when an isthmus, which joined the Apennine Mountains of Europe and the Atlas Mountains of Africa, collapsed and sank.

PatrickofAtlantis.com
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Nope. That event was about 5 million years too early. However, a similar albeit smaller event (the opening of the Bospurus in around 10,000 BCE) might fit.
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The actual date for flood in Epic of Gilgamesh is 2807 BC.

Almost all flood stories predate the bible, as do stories of the garden of Eden, Samson and Delilah, and template of a proto religious figure of Moses. The Hebrew alphabet is based upon Phoenician alphabet, as is the Aramiac. Phoenician merchants spread their stories across the Mediterranean and from them the stories of Noah, garden of Eden, etc, were woven into the old testament.

Syriac is Aramiac. The Syriac ( Aramaic ) bible is considered to be one of the original sources for translation and copying the Bible by scholars and scribes from the early years of the church onward. However when compared to Modern bibles there are entire passages missing, altered, mistranslated, etc, etc.

The problem with the Bible is not the message, it is Divine and provides salvation to humanity. The problem is we are told not to be sheep, told to research, study, seek the truth. Jesus knew what would happen, the Truth would be corrupted given enough time by Humanity.
The Modern Bible is a work of literature, but the divine message has been corrupted. Seek the truth.
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Wow, that is truly atrocious. Taking the leftist strategy of corrupting good things for their own purposes (like the word "liberal" and more recently "don't tread on my Obamacare") to an extreme here...

This is deplorable. And, mind you, I'm not even religious.
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Third point shows what the movie maker thinks about God: he redefines God as known and described by Orthodox Jews and Orthodox Catholics. Redefining God to fit your own agenda is just another form of atheism. This dude must have been "informed" in his beliefs by the Georgia Guidestones.
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The Greeks knew exactly who Noah was. They called him Nereus (the Wet One) and Halios Geron (the Salt-Sea Old Man). Greek temple art is not about myth, but about boasting of the triumph of the way of Cain after the Flood, pushing Noah and his God out of the picture and exalting man as the measure of all things. You can see 37 images of Noah in ancient Greek art at www.solvinglight.com Also recommend the book "Noah in Ancient Greek Art" and the DVD "The Serpent's Side of Eden."
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