A Huffington Post UK post had some new quotes from Christian Bale about Moses while being interviewed for the forthcoming movie: Exodus: Gods and Kings. Here is a clip:
“He was so much more human than I had ever imagined,” said Bale of his character in the film, adding that Moses was “absolutely seen as a freedom fighter for the Hebrews, but a terrorist in terms of the Egyptian empire”.
He said: “What would happen to Moses if he arrived today? Drones would be sent out after him, right?”
I do agree with Bale that Obama, (as Pharaoh by analogy), would most likely send drones against Moses and those freedom loving Jews, since his administration has over and over again proven to be anti-Israel.
Since a reference to drones draws the obvious parallel of the big issue of the US using drones to kill terrorists.
Or is he referring to the tactic of trying to make a moral equivalency between free Israel and the Sharia-driven Islamo-fascists who seek to destroy the Jews on every border?
If that’s what he meant, then I’m afraid we still disagree after all.
The Hebrews fought the Amalekite terrorists in the desert, but they never fought Egypt. So to consider the Hebrews as terrorists with typical postmodern lack of moral clarity, would be nonsensical.
And there is a third person’s perspective that is conspicuously absent in this moral equivalency game. Now, who could that be?
Oh, yeah, GOD! Not Pharaoh who claims to be a god, but the real God, Yahweh. He says that Egypt was the terror, and Israel deserved justice and their own land, and deserved not to be slaves of foreign terrorist gods.
Just. Like. Today.
So, like Christian Bale, I see an analogy with today. But do we agree on the interpretation of those sides?
This isn’t a case of whose side God is on, it’s a case of whose God’s side are you on?
Check out this novel that has Moses in it. Joshua Valiant on Amazon. You’ve never read anything about the Conquest of Canaan like this before. There are giants in the land. And Moses brings them to the threshold before Joshua leads them in.