Guess what? All your ancestors are white: Aronofsky Casts All Europeans for ‘Noah’

Do you look like this?

That’s the Biblical Noah and, um, Mrs. Noah, as cast in Darren Aronofsky’s movie based on the Biblical story of Noah, due out next March.  Russell Crowe will play the titular character and Jennifer Connelly his wife.

New casting news from Deadline.com has Noah’s sons cast as Douglas Booth as Shem, Logan Lerman as Ham, and Saorise Ronan as (perhaps) a love interest for one of the sons. They look like this:

Booth

Lerman

Ronan

They’re all lovely, beautiful people and fine actors. But, hold the phone, there’s a problem.

Isn’t something missing? Like, maybe, melanin?

Traditionally, Shem is supposed to be the father of the Semites (Jewish people, Arabs, etc) and Ham of Africans and the third son Japheth of the Europeans. (I’ve always wondered where Asians were supposed to have come from. I’m sure some Biblical scholar could tell me.) Japheth has not been cast, but apparently his genes were the strong ones in the family.

That boy don’t look Jewish and that other boy don’t look black.

They look like the scions of a WASPy country club, or maybe members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Booth is the only one without blue eyes. I don’t consider that diversity.

Target ads are more diverse. Heck, toothpaste ads are more diverse.

I know, I know, it’s just a movie. And movies are hard to cast.

In some ways, we can’t take the stories too seriously.

On the other hand, we must take them very seriously indeed, in all their complexity.

We all know there has been centuries racism and hurt associated with these origin stories, especially with the supposed justification of the mistreatment of “Hamitic” peoples.

We don’t want that all over again. But is the answer to leave non-Europeans out of the story all together?

Along with Adam, Noah is described as the father of all humanity in the Bible and many people believe this to be true. Shouldn’t he, and his family, look a little bit more like the breadth and diversity of humankind?

Read more: Urban Daily proposes Black Moses for Spielberg’s Biblical Epic

UPDATE 7/2014: This post was written June of 2012, when casting was announced. The cast subsequently changed, although not to include any characters of color. For my eventual review of the film (which I loved), click here. For my interview with Aronfosky and co-writer Ari Handel, click here. 

About Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca is a lead critic and editor of entertainment at Patheos. Follow her on Twitter @Rebecca_Cusey

  • ben

    Logan Lerman is a full-blooded Jew. Not only that: His grandfather is a Holocaust survivor who was in the Jewish Ghetto in Shanghai during World War II. I doubt his grandfather, who grew up in 1930s Berlin (before his family fled to the only place that would take them, Shanghai), felt like joining any “country clubs” or Sons Of The American Revolution when he was a teenager and living in a Ghetto. A real one.

    I’m glad you’ve managed to learn every pop-cultural cliche but couldn’t even look up the Jewish background of a guy with an obviously Jewish last name, Lerman (never mind his mother’s name, Goldman). The closest thing to a country club in his background is that one of his maternal great-grandfathers was a local B’Nai B’rith lodge president in California.

    BTW, what sense would it make for one of Noah’s sons to be black and the other to be white? That’s what you seem to be saying. If they had the same mother, how is this possible?

    As for Lerman, I imagine if Paul Rudd (Jewish) had a son with Mila Kunis (Jewish) he would look just like Logan Lerman. In fact, Lerman looks like Tony Curtis, the old school ’50s Jewish film star.

    Curtis – http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CNPZ0JYfo5Y/TKU6QedZaxI/AAAAAAAAQh8/H442dp2ZXPQ/s800/TonyCurtis.jpg

    Lerman – http://www.jewishsailors.com/famous/curtis/curtisnavy.jpg

  • ben

    Err, the second link I meant to give was this. My bad. Like I said, spitting image.

    http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg878/scaled.php?tn=0&server=878&filename=66jd.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

    • Rebecca Cusey

      I appreciate the compliment that I’ve mastered every pop culture cliche. I think my kids would be surprised to learn that.

      You’re right that I should have looked him up better than I did. His Jewish heritage is right there on his IMDB profile. For that, I deserve your spanking.

      However, he’s playing Ham and Booth (British) is playing Shem, so it’s still a little odd.

      Having one son be black and another be white? Sure. Why not? This is not now. If you believe the story, this is before history got funneled into the people we are now. For one thing, people lived for centuries. Who’s to say that there weren’t green or blue skinned people before the flood, whose genes didn’t make it on the ark? I can definitely put my mind around a different level of genetic diversity and expression that could result in one white son and one black.

      I mean, we’re dealing with either a divinely different world or fantasy here, right? Either way, things were very different than they are now.

  • ben

    What I meant by pop culture cliches was the country club stuff and Sons of the American Revolution (It would be Sons, obviously, for the men, not Daughters; and neither Booth [I would assume given his Britishness] nor Lerman would be eligible for membership – nor would Crowe and Ronan (no American ancestors) nor Connelly (Irish-Norwegian father and Eastern European Jewish mother – unlikely either parent had family going back in the U.S. that far). So, congratulations, you have a cast that is entirely free of people who are eligible for Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution! Mission accomplished?

    I hope your kids never learn THOSE cliches (country club, etc.). It is depressing that someone as young-seeming as you do know them yourself.

    The IMDB doesn’t get much into Lerman’s ancestry, which is quite interesting and a little different than most American Jews his age. Different in that while his family is entirely from Eastern Europe originally, his grandparents were all born/raised in some “exotic” places. I know one thing you can’t find on the internet right now is that his paternal grandmother grew up in Mexico City, where her Russian-born Jewish parents moved.

    No, that doesn’t make the cast any more “diverse” but wouldn’t you rather know stuff like that than repeat cliches about every handsome white person being from some country club?

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  • Rebecca Cusey

    I appreciate the compliment on my age. You’re full of compliments.

    I can’t tell if you’re defending country clubs or DAR. Feel free to suggest another WASP metaphor.

    You do know a lot about Lerman, though, and I’m liking what I’m hearing. His history sounds very interesting, if what you say is true. I love great American stories like that. (Eventually American, anyway)

    My point stands that lovely white people don’t represent all of humanity, lovely and interesting as they may be. Thanks for taking the time to comment. I sincerely appreciate it.

    • ben

      Look, there’s no question that minorities (i.e. non-white people) are underrepresented in major Hollywood films (considering almost 50% of Americans under 18 fit that category, that’s especially true). But I don’t know that a film about a biblical family is the right place to fix that. That’s what I didn’t bother addressing this.

      I have no idea if I’m defending DAR or country clubs either. I have no opinion on either. Mostly I’m just defending facts. I’ve never been to a country club and I don’t know anyone who has, I think, and I live in a mostly WASP area. I think country clubs are totally irrelevant to the vast overwhelming majority of Americans (and Canadians). Especially in 2012. (of course, there are also heavily Jewish country clubs, too).

      As for DAR and the like, well, Sons of the American Revolution has black members, for a number of reasons, many descended from blacks who fought in the Revolution (i.e. http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/09.14/26-gates.html).

      As for Lerman, yes, I’m very familiar with his family. Of course, family history doesn’t make the man, but there is quite a fascinating chunk of history between Eastern Europe in 1892 and Beverly Hills in 1992.

      • Rebecca Cusey

        Sounds like we’re generally agreed then. You just object to my snarky way of stating opinion.

        I grew up with many Jewish friends and attended way more bar mitzvahs than confirmations. My dear friend’s father survived multiple concentration camps in the Holocaust. I’ve traveled to Israel. I have vast amounts of respect for my Jewish brothers and sisters and never intended (nor, I think, did) to denigrate them. I sincerely think a family history like that is fascinating. I should have noted it in my piece and appreciate you bringing it to my attention.

        I don’t think it changes the general idea of the article.

        And, btw, I know quite a few people who are in both country clubs and/or the DAR, so they both are still alive and kicking.

        • ben

          Just curious, and I don’t mean to out-milk this for more than its worth, but is DAR really “bad”? You seem to keep writing about it this way.

          Race and religion are not a barrier for entry into DAR or SAR (as far as I know they never have been). It doesn’t bother me that it exists, though I know that there is no way in heck I am eligible for entry (maybe I’m eligible for Sons of the Russian Revolution? worth checking out).

          Are you eligible? You may be and not know it (I think most people have no idea that their families have been American for that long).

          • Timothy Dalrymple

            If I read her correctly, Rebecca is not bringing up the color issue because of concern over diversity in hiring in Hollywood but because the story calls for them to be the ancestors of the major different ethnic groups.

          • Rebecca Cusey

            I am eligible, actually, and for several other groups as well. I have seven ancestors on the Mayflower. My grandmother was a lifelong DARer. I was a little uncomfortable and a lot bored with the organization I knew, so I didn’t follow in her footsteps.

            I think the family history is cool, but definitely didn’t like the pride people took in it or the not so subtle racism the organization used to exhibit.

          • Rebecca Cusey

            I am concerned with both, actually. They’re related. When the story calls for, or at least perhaps calls for, people of different ethnicities to be cast and then white people are cast, it affects both the credibility of the story and the rate of ethnic hiring.

        • Mr. Kyser

          Only minorities in America 80 percent of all people are non white. But guess what its a fake story.

    • Dee

      LOL “great American stories”! The U.S. has a perfect three out of three record of not letting the families of Lerman’s grandparents into the U.S. while they were being persecuted elsewhere in the world. The U.S. was only gracious enough to let them in ”after” World War II, which doesn’t count.

  • Peter T Chattaway

    For what it’s worth, I don’t think it would make much sense to make Noah’s sons all different races; they all come from the same father and the same mother and should look fairly similar.

    Their wives, on the other hand…

    • Rebecca Cusey

      Yeah. I agree, I suppose. But…I’ve spent a lot of time musing on the whole Noah concept (which is probably why this intrigues me) and I wonder if genetics didn’t work differently. There’s the whole concept that genetics started out perfect (no abnormalities and everyone was healthy and gorgeous) and more diverse (many more options in the genome, popping up more frequently). I will point out that, even today, “white” parents occasionally have “black” kids. That is, kids with “black” characteristics. It’s rare. but it’s not that rare in mixed race families for siblings to vary greatly in their level of expression of characteristics of ethnicity. One kid will be lighter than another, for example.

      • Peter T Chattaway

        Hmmm. I’m not quite sure what to make of that concept (i.e. that genetics started out as both perfect and diverse), but it seems kind of counter-intuitive to me. It would seem to suggest that any diversity that came later was somehow an imperfection — and yet blue eyes, to cite just one example, are considered gorgeous by some and are believed to be a mutation that arose in a single individual sometime between 4,000 and 8,000 B.C. (and human civilization had already been around for some time prior that; the cities of Jericho and Damascus, widely regarded as the oldest cities in the world, date to between 8,000 and 10,000 B.C.). If we take the early chapters of Genesis literally — and I tend not to, for whatever that’s worth — then we would expect obvious racial differentiation to turn up after the Tower of Babel and the scattering of the human race (and all the in-breeding that would have taken place within the various isolated population groups), but not necessarily at any point prior to that.

        • Rebecca Cusey

          Interesting. How do they know blue eyes arose between 4000 and 8000 BC? Curious how that claim is made.

          I don’t tend to take the story literally either. Although, I must say, the flood story is one of the most troubling of the Bible for me, if you consider the Bible infallible. The creation story has enough mythical language and oral history language, and wiggle room, to make sense to me as an incomplete account that can jive with evolution, the fossil record, etc. Supernatural events such as miracles, Jesus’s resurrection, the Virgin birth, etc don’t trouble me because they’re supernatural. You either believe God exists and intervenes in history or you don’t. It seems that people who have a problem with supernatural events really have a problem with the concept of God.

          But the Noah story is much more troubling to me. It’s all or nothing, it seems. It’s oddly specific. The years are clearly defined. The depth of the water, the size of the boat, the amount of time spent on water after the flood, all specifically defined. There’s not much room to say, oh, it was a regional flood. Because, the account states it was worldwide. Plus, if it were regional, what’s the point of rescuing the animals? It pretty much has to be a worldwide flood or be an incorrect account.

          Anyway, this is all much more than I intended to write. But I have found Noah fascinating for years.

          I don’t necessarily take it literally. But I like to think about it as if it were literal, as a literary and imaginary exercise, if that makes sense. The only thing that makes sense to me is that the flood was a demarcation point between wildly different worlds and ways of being human. Things were different before than they were after. We see this in change of the length of years lived. And part of what I’ve toyed with is the concept that genetics worked differently, closer to creation and before the flood. And then I get speculative. Maybe there was wider creativity in genetics, a wider range of what being human could mean, and more possibilities for variation among offspring. Just as the same parents have children with red or black hair now, maybe the same parents could have children with black or white skin (or blue) then. That, and the concept that the genome was less mutated, would allow for the concept of marrying close relatives without danger.

          Like I said, it’s all speculative and imagination for me, not necessarily exegesis or science.

          • Peter T Chattaway

            I got the bit about blue eyes from Wikipedia a few years ago while reviewing Roland Emmerich’s 10,000 B.C. and doing some background research. According to : “In 2008, new research suggested that people with blue eyes have a single common ancestor. Scientists tracked down a genetic mutation that leads to blue eyes. . . . The authors concluded that the mutation may have arisen in a single individual probably living in the northwestern part of the Black Sea region (around modern Romania) 6,000–10,000 years ago during the Neolithic revolution.” I wrote a blog post at the time, listing all the historical facts I had looked up after watching 10,000 B.C., including this bit about blue eyes; you can read that blog post here: .

            As for the Flood story itself, I’m honestly not sure what to make of it in terms of its historical origins. I do tend to see it, though, in the context of the other early chapters in Genesis, which repeatedly emphasize that gods and humans are distinct types of beings and need to be kept that way: humans must not have both immortality and the knowledge of good and evil that God has, humans must not mate with the gods and produce semi-divine offspring (which seems to have been the catalyst for the Flood, according to Genesis 6), humans must not build towers into the heavens, etc. It is also interesting to note how at least some Jewish interpreters have regarded the covenant between God and Noah as binding on *all* of humanity, because we are all descended from Noah, in contrast to the later covenants that were formed with Abraham and Moses and are thus binding only on the descendants of those individuals or the communities that they led. That is where I see the central thrust of the Noah story; the rest is details, in a sense.

      • Michell Maddie

        Rebeca you are totally right…!!! Im hispanic and my race are everything indigenous, white and black… And my family are all almagamated… so this is why I dont disagree with ur point..

  • ben

    Well, Rebecca, I have to tell you this… but you look nothing like any of the actors you just claimed look like DAR or SAR members. Since you’re the only one in this conversation who can plausibly be in SAR, I think it’s fair to use you as comparison (not meant as an insult on your looks, far from it! but it is a point).

    BTW, since you seem to subtly dislike these groups, don’t you realize you’re being amazingly flattering to them when you say that every really handsome white guy looks like they belong in SAR? Especially when it comes to people like Lerman, who have no Anglo-Saxon ancestry? That is my problem with all this lingo like SAR and country club. Subtly, it is very flattering to those groups (since it’s usually used about very attractive people and not about people who look like Patton Oswalt) and unflattering to the groups these people actually come from, like Jews or African-Americans (I bet descendants of African-American Revolutionary War soldiers would be surprised to find out they look like Russell Crowe).

    • ben

      p.s. I don’t want to start another huge argument… but I think this subtle but very real form of non-fact-based flattery/unflattery is something to think about.

  • http://tinyurl.com/25wbddu mistah charley, ph.d.

    it’s only a story noah is not really everybody’s ancestor “the things that you liable to read in the bible it ain’t necessarily so”

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  • vince

    “Look, I don’t mean to be rude, but is there any way we could speed things up?” To the point, this exchange has made me want to spout off too!

    The Biblical account is written as historical narrative – in other words, the author took the account to be true. Subsequent writers of Biblical texts also took the story to be true (the apostle Peter being one example in 2 Peter 3:5-6. To wit: “5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.” ). So we can choose to doubt the author of the text and other ancient witnesses, or we can take them at face value. (Of course there is a ton more that could be said about the historical reliability of Biblical texts, but that’s not particularly relevant to this article =) ).

    Second, I totally agree with Rebecca – the story would be far more authentic if it weren’t full of light skinned people as main characters. How about even some actors that look a little Middle Eastern? I dunno, just sayin’. I also hate when movies are set in a foreign country and different time period and everyone is speaking with an American English accent – give me a break, peeps. How about a LITTLE authenticity in the delivery??

    Third, black and white TWINS, much less siblings, are entirely possible, and in fact a reality. Check out the following links:
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/twins-white-black-born-biracial-parents-stirs-issues/story?id=12984334#.T-IJWnDeY18
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/sep/24/twins-black-white

    BTW – on a completely irrelevant point to the article – my mother is a member of the DAR…

    I like facts, too. =)

    • Rebecca Cusey

      Thanks for the backup on my main point.

      It seems to have gotten lost in all the shubba-shubba-doing, as my DAR grandmother would say.

  • Mister obvious

    Here is what some creationist scientist believes.

    http://www.soundchristian.com/man/

    • Froggage

      No such thing as a “creationist scientist.” Creationism has no basis in science; it’s an ideology.

  • Mister obvious

    Also to be personally honest i think noah family were most likely similar to these people, hence human diversity today.

    http://www.incrediblebirths.com/Remee-Kian-Hodgson.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVIowlEJgwI

    If you watch the youtube videos of this family, you will notice they have a diversity of phenotypes, some similar to some sub saharan africans, asians, and europeans within one family, and i strongly believe noah family was similar to this, also note blonde hair in this region of the world is fairly common as well, here is a couple of picture.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/844/img2790.jpg/sr=1
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klipsphotography/2859425108/
    http://www.youthgoogly.com/blonde-hair-in-black-population-polynesian-is-due-to-genetic-mutation-study/857

    • Mister obvious

      similar to the other you tube video, notice the diversity of appearance among this family from the south seas.

  • VegasNevada

    Asians are from Ham’s grandsons…Sin…goes like this…Two of Canaan’s sons, Heth (Hittites) and Sin (Sinites), are presumed to be the progenitors of Chinese and Mongoloid stock.

  • VegasNevada

    Casting was an EPIC FAIL!

    • Michell Maddie

      Lmao hell yeah I agree.

  • Less

    Logan Lerman is fully Jewish

    • April Harkness

      So what? Noah wasn’t Jewish. The Jews didn’t come on the scene until Abraham. That was after the flood. Not before.

      • Agni Ashwin

        Even Abraham wasn’t Jewish.

        • April Harkness

          You are right. Its Jacob and his descendants that would be considered the start of the Jewish people. (Hmm, makes me wonder what became of Esau’s descendents..)

  • Montre Bible

    lol I was just commenting this on facebook and found this post. I was like wow… not even some of the “lighter” african americans made the film (Vanessa Williams, Michael Ealy, Corbin Bleu) ??? lol… oh well. I guess all the black people were on the “other ark”

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/tinseltalk Rebecca Cusey

      Seriously. The flava ark.

    • April Harkness

      That’s what I was thinking. Funny you mentioned Ealy. I just commented and posted my “casting” for the movie. I kept Russel Crowe, but made Kerry Washington his wife. To placate white audiences I used Wentworth Miller (part black/white but could be mistaken for white) for my SHem and paired him up with Moon Bloodgood (half korean/white). I had Michael Ealy as Japeth paired with Jennifer Lawrence..lol..Anyways, I think some of my people were on the other ark too. Or I’m alien. One of the two.

    • Dee

      This article still hasn’t been corrected to say that Logan Lerman is Jewish and that Jennifer Connelly has a Jewish mother, instead of the fake ethnic backgrounds the author has lovingly forged for them.
      Are you going to print all this country club stuff about annoying comedians like Jonah Hill, too? When shall you start? What goes for one Jew should go for the other. Most people reading this will see only the article and not the comments way down.

      • matt

        if Noah repopulated the earth, then he was black. Sorry Dee, you Askhnazi’s are mixed and not pure.. You do not look like the Jews (Hebrews) the bible speak of. Im sorry

        • Guest

          LOL! What does “pure” mean? Descended exclusively from Abraham and Sarah? Ashkenazi Jews are one of the most homogeneous (genetically similar to each other) ethnic groups on earth. No ethnicity is the same genetically as it was 2000 years ago, say. But Ashkenazi Jews are closer than most.

          • Leanna

            The Jewish “race” was created in the 40s after they left from POLAND and started destroying Palestine. The Jews that speak about the holocaust are mostly white women and men EUROPEAN from Poland and Germany. They even decide who is Jewish or not and give the black folks with blacker features a horrible time and do not accept them as “real jews” even though the black ones have always been on that land.

            White Isreali Jews came back to “get what land they were promised” in the name of war.They put brown and dark Palestinians in camps from after 1940 and made it illegal for parents to bury Palestinian children.The same people who left the camps rigged the ground with bombs for Palestinian kids , burned down their homes and made it illegal for non Polish/German jews to work in their country! They did it under their religion. Th this movie, no one should look like the white jews because they had no ties to that land what so ever! They originate from europe.

  • April Harkness

    How about Russel Crowe still as noah with a black woman cast as his wife? Kerry Washington from Scandal! Heck, if they are afraid of alienating white audeinces they can have someone like Wentworth Miller from Prison Break play one of the sons. Heck, have Wentworth Miller play Shem and have his wife played by Moon Bloodgood who is half Korean/white but not too exotic as to make the white audience nervous and now we have a bunch of people that could totally repopulate the earth with all color and traits.. But let’s not forget the other sons Michael Ealy. as Japheth( I think he’s part Black/white) and pair him up with a white woman…Jennifer Lawrence to make the white audience happy! And for Ham – Vin Diesel because Noah’s sons were probaly strong and muscular from building that ark , paired up with Aishwarya Rai. Yeah, that would be my cast. I think it’s totally plausible(if you believe the flood story) that people on the ark were different hues. Not just euro looking. Only 8 people survived so they all had to be able to give us the traits we have now. Maybe seeing that I a not a product of the survivors of the ark- I am actually a product of the nephilim!

  • Mr. Kyser

    They should do like the Muslim movies do they never show Muhammad face you only see the world through his view so we should never see Noah but we see the world through his view and threw his voice then let his four sons be the different peoples of the world 1 white guy one black guy one Asian guy and a Mexican

  • Roland94

    This post supports my view on the Movie Noah.
    But also Rebecca Cusey’s remark on the mistreatment of the supposed “Hamitic” people of the human family leaves a Sour taste in my mouth.

    Cusey I think you’ve been misled on the concept with one of Noah’s sons, Ham.
    Noah laid a curse on Ham for a particular reason (Gen 9, 20-27). The curse was defined specifically to one of Ham’s sons called Canaan. “The curse of Canaan” which we know later on in genesis and exodus; of as middle eastern family tribe and civilisation that the is isrealites came into clash with many times. Has nothing to do with Africans or on Ham’s other sons. Make a correction to that theory.

  • Dee

    The Exodus movie that’s coming up is the real offense, in terms of the casting of the Egyptians (and, if it matters, none of the actors playing Hebrews in Exodus are Jewish, either).
    Noah is a more disputable case at worst. And it has two Jews (Jennifer Connelly, whose mother is Jewish, and Logan LerMAN, who is just Jewish) to give it that Old Testament ring.
    But I suppose the author needs Juicy Eisenburgerstein, or whatever his name is, who obviously can only fit into Saudi Arabia.

  • Dee

    BTW, why hasn’t anyone corrected the text of the article itself? Given the comment by “Less”, the article obviously seems to be saying something about some of these actors that isn’t factually true.
    Just because The New York Times gets things wrong and doesn’t correct it with relish, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t as well.

  • HigherHeights

    I’m late just saw the trailer today and came across this article. Question: I wonder how white people would feel if say the new Vikings show was a cast of all black people? Would they say so what if the acting is great or would they be disinterested because of the race of the actors playing the Vikings? I mean how many ancient civilizations must they white wash? Could they not find any great African or middle eastern actors to play African and middle eastern characters?

  • Quincey

    That is the reason I am not going to see it. I am sick of Hollywood taking roles and stories that historically are people of color and giving them to Europeans. The bible takes place in the middle east, yet everyone of note listed in the cast is white? Wow! Nice casting. Just a sham.

  • Acash

    THEY HAVE IT HALF RIGHT!

    Zondervan’s Compact Bible Dictionary:

    Ham – The youngest son of Noah, born probably about 96 years before
    the Flood; and one of eight persons to live through the Flood. He became
    the progenitor of the dark races; NOT THE NEGROES, but the Egyptians,
    Ethiopians, Libyans and Canaanites.

    SHEM IS THE PROGENITOR OF THE NEGROES..

    • matt

      ah Acash, you are wrong.. sorry

      • Bmore1100

        Actually he is right and Ham wasn’t cursed,just his son Caneen.

  • Bethany

    lol wow amazing an all white cast when we should know by now that most of the characters in the bible are black people including the real jews all black people they wont be getting my dollar

  • Michell Maddie

    Im hispanic. Im not afrocentric nor eurocentric, but where are the colored people In this movie???? BLACK PEOPLE ARE ALL over the globe!! As whites too… they should have put at least an asian person, to make it more realistic.

    • Bmore1100

      Last time I checked,Hispanic wasn’t a race but a culture related to people from Spanish speaking countries!! Afrocentric or Eurocentric people can be Hispanic, Asian people can be Hispanic. Hell, an alien born in a Spanish speaking country is Hispanic. I think you get my point.

      • Michell Maddie

        Hey rhea

        Is not about Me is about the movie

  • Crazy

    Actually they are all black. Read the book of Enoch. It plainly states that Noah was what one would consider a black albino. And his father was afraid of him because he was different from mankind. Meaning? Mankind was black. All 3 of his sons were black. Including Japheth, the father of the European nations. And Ham and Shem were black. Ham was the father of Egyptians, Ethiopians, Sudan, etc. And Shem was the father of eventually Abraham and the Israelites, who were and still are a black nation. Hollywood loves to pain images falsely. But even more, society loves to keep those lies implanted and go off of that to help some sleep better at night. Research it for yourself. And those so called African Americans, you know those, n*ggers of society? Well they just so happen to be Hebrew Israelites that the bible is referencing. Along w/ other tribes spread out over the world. Wake up world! The devil is playing one hellofa game on many. The time of the Gentiles is now so society accepts everything they say and develop as truth. Noah was horrible to say the least.

  • bryhudso

    This film is irrelevant. Let them have it.

  • CJAS

    Thank you for noting it. It’s April, 2014, the film been released, with an all-white cast, and the WaPo is the only major-media outlet to mentioned it.


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