Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Roma and Mark's Great Adventure
"We have such a short time to prepare
for such a long time."
About half way through March Madness - not the NCAAs but Roma and Mark's The Bible - I met with my covenant brothers for our monthly assembly to discuss, uh, stuff; and I started in on it.
After mentioning the underwhelming casting of many characters and gross differences from Biblical revelation that defied Revelation 22:18-19 that is hardly rationalized by their disclaimer that the television miniseries now industry proving Weber's thesis on Christian connections to capitalism "is an adaptation of Bible stories...[endeavoring]...to stay true to the spirit of the book" which continued to the last episode as accented by the impeccably if not miraculously coiffuring of Downey's Mary juxtaposed to everybody else, Jeff interrupted, "Kinda like your series on scratching the surface of the Bible!"
Calming down some since the castigation, I've listened more to what people are saying about it.
Of course, I couldn't resist annoying a friend who adores the current residents of DC's most exclusive address: "Yeah, they're the biggest celebrities in America and maybe even the world. If they're not on The View or handing out Oscars or teeing it up with Tiger or filling out brackets, he's gettin' a bunch of guest appearances on Roma and Mark's great adventure."
Anyway, even my 9th grader has begun scouring the Bible to fill in the blanks, sort out the exegesis from the eisegesis, and discover the, uh, uh, uh, truth.
So in a situational ethics kinda way, I guess the good outweighs the bad in Roma and Mark's version of, uh, you know...
If it moves/compels people to read the real one, I guess it's just one of those God-works-for-good-in-all-things-for-those-who...
I still like Heston being cast as Moses a lot better and wonder why they didn't pick some real Biblical scholars as project advisors; really, their list of consultants reads like a bibliography for Sesame Street.
I still think comparing this one to Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ or Franco Zeffirelli's Jesus of Nazareth is like comparing a BB gun to heavy artillery.
I still think watching it is about as profound as a devotional life limited to Our Daily Bread.
On the other hand, it's a start.
It's better than...
Cliff Notes are better than no notes.
Read the quote from Tozer again.
Blessings and Love!