Noah, biblical inaccuracies and why wait and see is better



Noah is released this weekend and I’m hopefully going to get the chance to see it soon.

It’s been a divisive topic out there in the Christian blogging world (which is as odd we are normally such a tolerant bunch). Many are excited about the possible conversation starter this film could prove to be in their workplace, some are hesitant in the depiction given that Aronofsky is an atheist, some are real radicals and have said they want to see it first before passing judgement (imagine that world).

Much more however has been written  about the biblical inaccuracies. Parts of the story not included or detailed incorrectly from the Biblical account. 

I’m going to wait and see for myself and I’m hopeful for the conversation starter aspect of the film.

I’m not however bothered by any supposed ‘biblical inaccuracies’.

Noah is a great bible story. Sunday school is where it’s main audience lies.

Faith to believe you are asked to build a massive boat  and look after a floating zoo shows great faith and trust while your peers look on and mock. Noah’s failings later in the story are also great learning for adults. The Noah story shows that even those with great faith can make great mistakes (they don’t go over that part in Sunday schools for obvious reasons).

The main point is that I am a Christian and as such wish to engage with art in all its forms and where possible bring Christ into those conversations held after the event.

Here’s the thing how many Noahians do you know? None? No me either.


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