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Glenn Beck Hates Exodus Film For Showing God as Petulant Child, Moses as Terrorist


Glenn Beck, the self-proclaimed “fusion of entertainment and enlightenment,” thinks Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings is “one of the more dangerous movies” he’s seen, “religiously speaking.”

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Not because, as 20th Century Fox puts it, “Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.”

Not, in other words, because the film, like the Bible,

He doesn’t even complain on the basis of Entertainment Weekly’s “fact-checking” of the film.

But ironically, because the film accurately depicts “God as a petulant child and Moses as a terrorist.”

Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.

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