ENTIRE NATIONS have now banned the film Noah. In the United States, Christians are unhappy with a Hollywood movie that substitutes, for the all-knowing and all-mighty LORD God Almighty, a distant, Pagan deity known vaguely as “the Creator.” Aronofsky’s Noah, an emo environmentalist with a too-voguish commitment to veganism and animal rights, is widely denounced, as is the film’s non-biblical (if not anti-biblical) theme – that human sin is against Mother Earth, not God, and that redemption must be found through earth-friendly living.
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Tagged Ark, Art, Bible, Book of Genesis, Christianity, Current Events, Darren Aronofsky, Film, Flood, Genesis, Judeo-Christianity, Movies, News, Noah, religion, Russell Crowe, Scripture, Wacky
WE ARE INFORMED by the Oxford English Dictionary that the word “ghoul” derives from an Arabic root whose meaning is to seize. More specific, the term refers to an evil spirit said in Muslim countries to prey on human corpses exhumed from graves. In this case however the seizing and the devouring of human beings are crimes of a Christian character and constitute the explicit subjects of Jeff Barnaby’s first full-length feature, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, which at eighty-eight minutes — short by today’s standard — is an economical and engaging story.
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Tagged Aboriginal, Art, Culture, Duncan Campbell Scott, Indian Residential School System, Indigenous People, Jeff Barnaby, Movies, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, TIFF, Toronto Film Festival