I promised to review this one-off programme, The Ark shown on BBC1 on Monday 30 March 2015.
Is it not the way of things... pen and paper to hand, my TV began to experience massive glitches and 'freezing' of both vision and sound!! (Something to do with weather) and I missed huge chunks of the film.
So, I can only offer a VERY brief observation of what I managed to see.
The first is the TV blurb itself, which inadvertently warned of the programme's coming problems!
It said: "Epic one-off drama telling the story of Noah: a man who risks everything to save the people he loves. A retelling of the classic tale, fusing elements from the Bible and Qur'an."
There you have it in a nutshell. Typical BBC hatred for the genuine biblical message and an insult to genuine Christians.
1. It did not tell the story of Noah – it gave a very skewed novel-writer's approach to the biblical facts.
2. Noah did not "risk everything" – he faithfully obeyed God and knew he would not lose anything, but would gain God's care, help and rewards.
3. It was NOT his aim to save those he loved – Noah did what he did out of obedience to God! That he also saved his family was just a bonus.
4. Calling it a "classic tale" is another way of calling it a myth, which it was, and is, not.
5. And fusing Bible and Qur'an is a major insult to Christians and God. Mohammed plagiarised huge parts of the Old Testament/Torah so as to mix it with his odd ideas of what life is and Who God is. And he got it all wrong! Where the Qur'an agrees with the Old Testament there can be no argument. But, where it says something different from the Old Testament, the Qur'an has got it wrong. Simple as that. In other words we cannot 'fuse' Bible and Qur'an!