I'm pretty sure that Noah wasn't a Jew. He wasn't even a Hebrew.
We can't say that he was a member of a Semetic race at all. So the
arguement about diversity means nothing. These preachers are putting 21st
Century mores on what happened 5000 years ago.
I just finished seeing the "Noah" movie about 45 minutes ago. When
leaving the theater several others leaving almost said in unison,
"That's not the Bible's version of the Noah story. It's the
'Hollywood' version." I echoed back the same observations.A few decades ago, Bill Cosby, while doing his comedian thing, did
"his" version of the Noah story. After seeing the current
"Noah" movie, I have to think that Bill Cosby was closer to the Biblical
version than this recent release currently in the theaters. I'm sure the
audio of Bill Cosby's "Noah" is somewhere available on the
internet.Have a Good Day!!
Regret to say that I wasted time and money viewing this film...my wife felt
exactly the same.
BYU Track Star,There are estimates that go above 5 million animal
species leaving out microscopic life like bacteria. I don’t know how many
there were in the time of Noah but it does call to mind the Roy Scheider line
from Jaws. “I think you’re going to need a bigger boat.”
To "USAlover" there are corners of Hollywood that have produced
excellent Bible stories. TNT has a series of DVDs based on various bible
stores. I have seen many of them, and they are quite good and remain quite true
to the original text. They are not perfect, and skip details or have some
things slightly wrong, but overall are quite good.
Speaking of diversity: I looked High and low for Kangeroos in the ark. I sadly
did not see any. Could Kangeroos have evolved after the Flood?
The Genesis flood is a mean-spirited story. Noah and his brood survive as
neighbors perish along with their terrified infants and crying toddlers. Is this
the justice of God or a nightmare fable without an obvious moral to teach? There
is little to be lost in the hands of Hollywood where nothing is sacred.
Again...this movie has nothing to do with the bible other than a guy named Noah
and a flood. Please stop expecting Hollywood to produce anything close to what
is in the Bible.
The dialogue on this movie is becoming truly absurd. Good grief, this
isn't history (there are doubts the actual account is even history),
it's entertainment. People, get a grip!
There were eight people in the ark. All races, white and black and brown and
everything in between, are all decedents of those eight people. Whatever races
existed prior to the flood, they are all dead and nobody today is a decedent of
them. It is not likely that Ham looked much different than his brothers. Any
shift in skin color probably occurred gradually over many generations. Also, in
Mormon doctrine the "curse of Cain" is not synonymous with dark skin.
The skin color is not the curse. The curse is spiritual in nature.
Between what happened after the flood and the tower of babel.all
languages and races are explained.
“It’s a world where only white people get saved,” Butler said.
“This doesn’t look like the world that God created.”Ok,
but it's a world where only white people are destroyed as well.Who cares
that they are all white? If all the characters were black, would they have still
protested? Racism will only cease to exist when we stop making such a big deal
Given everyone but the family dies I think it would be bad commentary to have
diversity among the others. Were all races present in the family of
Noah? That is a good question. How to explain all the wonderful people on earth
if those saved by the ark all look alike?
Noah co-stars Jennifer Connelly, whose mother is Jewish, and Logan Lerman, who
is 100% Jewish. Surely they can play Old Testament characters?
Why expect diversity in a saga that's more like Biblical natural selection?
Why expect depth in a Hollywood film that gives the Bible a comic book
Ticus,According to religious (especially LDS) mythology, the
"curse of Cain" predates the Flood by over 900 years.But
since it is all fiction, religion has no good answer for the origin of
races/ethnicities, just as religion has no good answer for the origin of
It's entirely possible that darker-skinned ethnicities didn't exist
yet prior to the flood...
I'm not sure what the author was expecting. The guy who's supposed to
be a bronze age palestinian Jew usually looks like someone from the cast of