Well, once again Hollywood has made a feeble attempt to woo the Christian Camp. The new movie, Evan Almighty is set to hit the theaters today and I have just a few words for this movie; irreverent, blasphemous, and ignorant. It is an insult to Christians and to the story of Noah. In case you haven’t seen the previews, this movie is an attempt to modernize the Biblical story of Noah.
Evan Almighty clearly shows Hollywood’s shallow view of Christianity. It is an obvious attempt to make money off of the “Evangelical Christian” community. And the saddest part, many Christians will go see it and all in the name of “good, clean fun.” After all, they say to themselves, “It’s a movie about Noah and that’s a Bible story, what’s wrong with that?” Well there is a lot wrong with that. The story of Noah was REAL story that took place in time and history. It was not a comedy. In fact, it was not a laughing matter at all! Ironically, it was about the Flood and how God wanted to destroy the Earth because it was so abhorrently evil! Hmmmmmm, sound familiar?
Steve Carrell plays the Noah figure and cracks jokes at every turn. Well, Noah was not a blundering idiot…pardon the language! Noah, the real Noah, was a man who loved and feared YHWH, and for his devotion, God chose him to build the ark and save his family and all the animals of the World from the destruction of the Flood. Is there any thing slapstick about that! I don’t think so! I guess you can tell how I feel about this movie! Bobby and I were privy to a “sneak preview” of this movie and let me tell you, it is not worth your time or money. It saddens me to think that many Christians see no problem in viewing this movie. It is just another barometer of the state of the Christian church in America.