Comments about ‘2014 'Noah' film to star big names, but some worry it doesn't stay faithful to the original script’

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Published: Monday, Nov. 18 2013 3:10 p.m. MST

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Mount Pleasant, UT

To: Dennis...Oh, he who is without wisdom and knowledge. It did happen and I'm sad you don't believe so.The third grade history was not accurate then. You really need to do some serious reading with prayer and you will find and know what is true. I challenge you to do that.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@suzyk#1 – “It did happen… You really need to do some serious reading with prayer and you will find and know what is true.”

Interesting challenge – personally, if anyone undertook this challenge and got some answer that the flood described in Genesis did occur, I would consider that strong evidence of the ineffectiveness of prayer to provide objective knowledge.

Please keep in mind that this method for attaining “knowledge” has been around for thousands of years (from the first shamans and witch doctors to modern day seers) but is no longer relied upon strictly due to its ineffectiveness.

Science was a giant leap forward in our evolution because it not only provides better answers (than the old methods) but because it works. And debunking myth & fairytales is simply part of this increase in our knowledge… sorry if that is troubling.

Unreconstructed Reb
Chantilly, VA

They had me at Jennifer Connelly. I'm in.

layton, UT

RE: Tyler D, Increase in [Y]our knowledge… sorry if that is troubling.

The Noahic Covenant is the promise that God made to Noah and his descendants after the flood which destroyed the world. The Noahic Covenant has several distinguishing features. First, it is an unconditional covenant. Second, it was made to Noah and all his descendants as well as “every living creature” and the earth in general (Genesis 9:8-10). Third, it was sealed with a sign, “the rainbow.“

They were secure in the Ark, Genesis 7:16 The Lord shut Noah in the ark and He kept him secure. In the same way Beleivers are not saved by works, but by grace.

…“in the days of Noah,” while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.( 1 Pet 3:20);

“the pledge of a good conscience toward God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 3:21).
Peter makes it clear in this verse that it is not the ritual itself that saves, but the fact that Believers are united with Christ in His resurrection through faith.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@sharrona – “The Noahic Covenant has several distinguishing features…”

I’ve always found it strange when you offer Bible quotes as a counter to my points. You do realize (at least for me) that doing so looks like you’re trying to prove your math skills by writing 2+2=5.

But I guess you’re not quoting the Bible for my benefit, are you?

Saint George, UT

Hey, you're being too harsh here with my believing in tales. Tales are what helps us get through childhood and I still want to be a child! Come to think of it, children are the most amazing people on earth. As a teacher, I've discovered that they are the most open,fun, and teachable, a heck of lot more so than adults. Once an adult mind closes, it takes a more than a steel crow bar to open it. sometimes when people get knocked down, it changes them, but that is a rarity. Most people that get knocked down, get up, brush themselves off and keep going, not having learned a thing. It must be awfully frustrating to God to watch it happen over and over, but that's what makes Him God. Eventually, he gets to meet us all. All those tales will take on new meaning then. Until then, leave me alone.

Maryville, MO

noceleb: I completely disagree with your statement about the pyramids. The first pyramid is said to have been built around 2600 BC. This is thousands of years after the flood mentioned in Genesis.

Others mention that the separation of the Red Sea is also a myth, yet, science has proven that this is completely possible as there is a land bridge under the Red Sea that would appear with a strong easterly wind.

Jesus under direction of his Father created heavens and earth. As such, as the creator he would know better than any knowledge learned by a scientist as all knowledge comes from our Father in Heaven and his Son Jesus Christ. It just depends on how they wish to show their knowledge.

Hollywood is becoming an anti-Christ establishment. I don't trust mush of how it produces the stories and information in the Bible. Someone said God is the greatest mass murder but the Bible explicitly tells us that the wicked shall be destroyed just as it was during the flood, the death of the Savior as in the Book of Mormon and at the time of his second coming.

Mount Laurel, NJ

Noah was 500 years old when he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth; Genesis 5:32. Does Noah look like he's 500 years old in the movie?

Harwich, MA

@suzyk#1....I would suggest you study the origins of the Old Testament. I know for a fact that the story of Noah is fiction. I could pray about it every day for the rest of my life and not verify the fact that this is all nonsense and a story only written for teaching purposes. Finding perspective in religious beliefs is important. Believing just because someone says so will always lead you astray.
There are hundreds of things you believe that I do not. It's just a difference of opinion, not fact.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

A flood that would submerge even the tip of Mt. Everest would require more water than has ever been present in the Earth's atmosphere. No amount of condensation could make it happen. A mind can lose its clarity spending time mulling over an absurdity in fervently trying to find something rational in it. The significance in the story of Noah's ark is in the meaning people find in it. How literal we take the purported event is a matter of choice.

layton, UT

RE: Tyler, for your benefit. Noah’s Ark Teaches Us About Jesus, Heb 11:7 by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.

RE: Craig Clark. The universal Flood, Jesus himself presented the Genesis flood as a type of the coming destruction of the world associated with his second advent (Matt. 24: 37-39, Lk. 17: 27, 28). Surely we are not ready to believe the final Judgment will only be local. However, in order to be consistent those who accept the local flood doctrine must contend that Jesus' coming and the destruction of the "earth" will be limited to an area and isolated to only a comparatively few people of the earth.

The Genesis flood reveals the righteousness of God and serves as a type of the great judgment to come upon all men (Rom. 11: 22; Lk. 17: 27, 28). The global flood has also contributed much to form the world as we know it today.

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