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Monday, March 18, 2013 

Ridley Scott is not the best choice for directing Moses

The UK Guardian says Ridley Scott looks to be director of a new rendition of the biblical Moses. But is the same guy who helmed Kingdon of Heaven with its apologist angle towards the Muslim conquestors of the medieval times really suited to direct something like this? I think not. Let's take a look at this discussion about his previous film on CBN:
The problem with this movie -- and the problem with most of the approaches toward this topic -- is that it tends to think that Christianity and Islam are the same. If you read Hilaire Belloc's great historical work on the Crusades, or any of the major works on the Koran, you will see that this is a serious problem. It is not just a question of everyone sitting down and accepting each other. When Mohammed couldn't get everyone to accept Islam he started killing people. That's built within the very fabric of his faith. So Saladin was a ruthless killer. The Muslims moved into areas that were a hundred percent Christian. They were a conquering army. They were not part of Jerusalem.

Up until twenty years ago the majority of Lebanon was Christian. We have seen in our century, just in my lifetime whole areas being persecuted, including the Coptic people in Egypt, the Lebanese Christians with their own Diaspora, the Armenian Christians who were liquidated by Ataturk -- there has been constant persecution.

I was just with the Kurds, who were very resentful that the Arabs and Muslims came in and killed their fathers, raped their mothers, and spread Islam. So this is not a sweet, lovable religion. And I know that everybody would like it to be. This movie ultimately is in favor of Christians, Muslims, and Jews to stop fighting over the holy sites and to blend together in peaceful coexistence. Well, that's just a lot of baloney, because it's just not going to happen now. Some side is going to have to relent.
For all we know, a new movie based on Moses' famous biblical journey could get something right - the likelihood that Tzipporah and her tribe led by Jethro were black, one thing the otherwise overly liberal Prince of Egypt cartoon got right. But like that cartoon, a new rendition of Moses' quest to liberate the Israelites from the wrath of the Phaeroh under the helming of Ridley Scott could turn out to be one of the most wretched exercises in apologia...and even refuse to detail the eventual journey to reclaim Israel.

So I'm not looking forward to this planned movie. Even if Spielberg were director, I still wouldn't trust him.

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