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On re-watching Raiders of the Lost Ark: [Dec. 28th, 2004|01:45 am]
Just me.
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Yes, I know "it's in the script" and movies are not theology, but is anyone else slightly bothered by the fact that in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hitler is off in Europe rounding up God's Chosen people to be slaughtered and God does nothing, but it's only when some Nazi archeologists open God's pretty golden box He keeps His commandments in that God decides to open the can of Divine Whoop-ass?

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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-12-28 02:20 pm (UTC)
then why don't serious acts befall the people who mess with the Jews, especially when (in the movie) that's happening concurrently with the Ark excavation? It's as if like God protects his bling-bling rather than his children.
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[User Picture]From: quelqueparte
2004-12-28 03:23 pm (UTC)
even the chosen people got zapped if they touched the box. it wasn't specifically an act of god . . . the ark held the rubble from the tablets of the law, which had been engraved with god's own firey finger. the box itself became dangerous by holding the broken tablets. effectively, the ark contained divine toxic waste. god could have been taking a nap like he usually is this time of day, and the same thing would have happened. nazis, americans, japanese--anyone wuld have suffered the same fate.

imagining ourselves inside the movie, the nazis believed that the ark would confer victory on its possessors, as jewish armies that carried it were never defeated. even if they had managed to wield it, though, i suspect that they would have failed, as *that* would have taken a direct blessing of god that even the jews were unable to maintain for more than a few years at a time . . .
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