It seems that Paramount pictures appended a disclaimer to both the film “Noah” and its promotional materials at the request of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
NRB board member Phil Cooke was quoted in part as saying that the disclaimer was necessary because the film is “historically inaccurate.”
I don’t think anyone would be surprised to hear that Hollywood movies are historically inaccurate but in the interests of fairness shouldn’t the same disclaimer be appended to any publication containing unsupported accounts such as the story of Noah ?
My world view may be wrong of course, perhaps there is a God and my sarcasm is dangerously misplaced. That being the case; no one could accuse this God of not having a sense of humor. In a case of ‘epic’ irony, a screening of the film Noah was cancelled due to flooding in a cinema.
The story of Noah is also used as support to counter Climate Science. Republican congressman John Shimkus denied that climate change was happening because it says so in the bible, he said that “we shouldn’t [be] concerned about the planet being destroyed because God promised Noah it wouldn’t happen again after the great flood”.
Fortunately most religious organizations agree with the science and promote the view that climate change is real and we are the cause.
A more rational view is taken by Katharine Hayhoe, a Texas based climate scientist and evangelical Christian to boot. Here: she explains what’s wrong about religious right. Muslims too are mostly on the side of science as far as climate change is concerned. [Click here for report]
[Click here] for an overview of the Climate change /Global warming controversy including references to the views of all sides.
[Click here] for an overview of Climate change denial
Warning many of the references in these sites contain actual scientific data.