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How Does the Portrayal of God in the Movie Compare to Stone's Ideas About God?

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How does the portrayal of God in the movie compare to Stone's ideas about God?

I was raised and taught to believe that there is a God. Someone up above that is watching over me and you at all times. Since I've been taught the Bible and have attended Church sessions, I have nothing to tell me otherwise that there isn't a God or even Jesus Christ. Personally I see God as someone who lives in heaven way above the earth that helps us in our lives and protects us in danger. He is someone who has miraculous powers to control anything and someone who is greater or almightier than any other person on Earth. I imagine that he is loving and caring to anybody no matter race, sex or age. Because I've seen pictures of how Jesus might look or how other people portray Him on looking and acting, I can't really go against that. I see both as a tall clean cut long haired person with a goatee. Why not add the goatee it makes you look like more Godey right? God would be wearing a long white garment or robe that hangs a little above his ankles. I also picture God wearing sandals instead of shoes.

In chapter two I didn't think Stone had a great portrayal of God. He talks a lot about how God is in movies and that's about it. Instead of expressing his own portrayal of God he talks about Carl Reiner's version. He gives examples of how God is or acts and not so much about how he thinks God would look. Stone does state "to speak of God as Father is to speak already of Jesus, for it is in and through Jesus that we are able to speak of God as Father." (p.31) By this I think Stone is stating that in order to talk to God we must speak to or through Jesus Christ. Stone questions whether or not we can use the word Almighty and Father to describe God. He says that Jesus does not use the word Father to judge God in any of the four gospels, but rather links the word Father "to those who ask him" (p.31) and "The Father rewards his children and takes care of them just as surely as he cares for the birds." (p.31) When Stone says this he means that we look at ourselves as God's children and that he will love us just like he would anything else.

Stone doesn't want us to confuse using the word Almighty when describing God because it kind of gets away to what Jesus had taught about God. Stone states that God is Almighty, as He is Almighty to give and forgive. Not in the way as absolute power or sovereignty but rather in the way to care and love for us. Stone says that Almighty "is a power born of intimacy and solidarity, not a remote power dropped in from above." He says "Christians

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