The Pros and Cons of Watching Noah

April 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Movies) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide.

“The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide.”

 

I admit, I expected the worst from this movie. How could I possibly expect an atheist to know anything about how to portray God’s character accurately on screen? I was super surprised to find that it does not villain-ize God or Noah in the end. It does, however, deviate from the Biblical truth of God’s word. The result is an emotional journey with Noah and his family on the ark, that challenges the viewer to confront God’s judgment and mercy in a much more personal way, without leaving God’s faithfulness in a questionable light.

With so much debate over this film in Christian circles, I decided to just throw a basic pros and cons list into the mix of reviews swirling around this ocean of controversy.

Rather than tell you what to think, I hope that this list might help you make your own judgment about “supporting” the film or not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Challenger 1b: Why Does God Allow Suffering?

August 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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This post is in response to an earlier post called Challenger. It is Part 2. Please read Part 1 first.

DISCLAIMER: I am not God. Therefore, I do not have all the answers and I can only speculate based on my knowledge of the Scriptures and the wisdom God chooses to reveal to me. I hope this discussion can be an encouragement to you, but please definitely do your own research as well. And remember: many questions will simply not be answered in this life.

~ Part 2 ~
Is God Unfair?

There seems to be a soul-level understanding within us that things should be fair. Those who do good should be rewarded and those who do evil should be punished, right? We have a deep sense of justice built into us; it is especially apparent when we are affronted personally. Where does that come from? Read the rest of this entry »

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