Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Because the historical gospels aren't that interesting...

...Hollywood is evidently going to do "The Aquarian 'Gospel,'" about Jesus' "lost years."

Of course, like the "lost tribes of Israel," these years were never really lost. They're right there in Luke 2:51-52; 3:23; John 2:11. It's just that Hollywood (and the rest of the world) doesn't really like the actual life and ministry of Jesus. So it has to twist it.

I know that not all of you will agree with me, but I just don't understand why someone doesn't say, "You know, that's really a pretty excellent story just as it stands. Let's do it." If they'd even show the respect for the material that Peter Jackson showed for The Lord of the Rings (mostly), it'd make quite a series of movies.

Well, maybe I do understand it. In fact, probably I do. It's because The Lord of the Rings doesn't challenge and condemn their rebellion against God, and there is no spiritual power desperate to pervert Tolkien's story.

3 comments:

Trinian said...

I'm waiting for "The Aquaman Gospel" wherein Jesus spent His teen years living with the whales and dolphins under the sea and fighting Nazi U-boats and defending Atlantis from the evil Ocean Master.
At least that would have some existing source material to go off of...

Four Pointer said...

Interesting how the website says that "modern-day spiritual leaders are being sought for cameo roles as prominent historical and religious figures that Jesus encountered." Maybe they could use Kenneth Copeland and Benny Hinn as the local false prophets.

Libbie said...

Hmm, I can think of a few candidates for Pilate, with his "What is truth?"

And I shall wait eagerly for the Christianity Today backed curriculum for churches, based on the movie.

Sample question #1: How do you think Jesus felt as He travelled in Egypt? Do you think He saw the pyramids? How would you have felt if you had seen the pyramids?