Atheist Director “Noah” Brags About Being Least Biblical Film of All Time
Note to Christians and those who believe in the Bible: Self-proclaimed atheist film producer “Noah” says he’s proud of the fact that he took a story inspired by the word of God and transformed it into something so secular.
Director Darren Aronofsky called his film “the least Biblical film ever made,” reported The Telegraph. He also claimed that his main character, Noah, was the “first environmentalist,” which suggests that the film’s script does not exactly follow that of the Bible.
And something else suggests a serious departure from the Biblical account: Not once during the film is the name of “God” mentioned, an early reviewer found, reported The Telegraph.
Christian groups raised such an uproar that Paramount, the studio that released the film, released an explanatory statement.
It reads, in part: The film is “inspired by the story of Noah” but at the same time, “the artistic license has been taken”. The statement also gives this helpful advice: “The biblical story of Noah is found in the book of Genesis.
Mr. Aronofsky, meanwhile, describes his version of the Biblical story as a “dark parable of sin, righteousness, and mercy,” which leads Noah to serve as a judge and jury to determine who gets on the boat – and who dies, The Telegraph said.
Among the complaints is the fact that the director portrayed Noah as a man of the environment more than a true follower of God.
“Inserting the extremist environmental agenda is a problem,” Jerry Johnson, chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters group, told The Telegraph.