First of all, to those of you celebrating Passover this week, Happy Passover! I spent last night at a lovely seder with The Boy and his family, and I hope that the rest of you out there celebrating with your families had as wonderful and as laughter-filled a night as I did!
Secondly, whether you’re celebrating Passover this week, Easter on Sunday, or just love talking about movies, my first post is up at Beacon! Appropriately enough, it’s a write-up about Hollywood’s latest Biblical epic, Noah.
In Noah, we never see God struggle with the decision of whether or not to destroy humanity. The decision is placed entirely in Noah’s hands, which might be easier for us humans to digest, but if anyone is going to call an idea from the film blasphemous or controversial, this would be as appropriate a choice as any. It’s as if people want to protect the image of a perfect God so much that they do it at the expense of those moments in our religious texts when God admits and highlights God’s own struggles. Even when those struggles might also have things to teach us.
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