Zam: Exercise some wisdom – PUTRAJAYA: Muslims in the country should exercise wisdom in addressing religious issues and not become hysterical when confronted with something seen as challenging their faith or belief like a film, Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said.
I have watched Bruce Almighty like 4 times because they are either shown on DVD or over the TV. My kids love it because it makes fun of a lot of things like Moses parting the red sea which was shown in the movie where Bruce parted his bowl tomato soup. Then, there are parts like Bruce aka God’s temporary helper answering all prayers. As kids, they also know how to use their wisdom to know what is funny, which part is making parody of the Bible and how things can screwed up if God works the way Bruce did. So, overall, it is an enlightening movie to them.
Zainuddin said this in response to calls by various quarters for the Government to ban the screening of Evan Almighty following claims the movie contained scenes that insulted Muslims and Islam.
So, why da heck are people so tense over things like these? Why was Da Vinci Code ok and a parody movie like this so controversial?
The film Evan Almighty has actor Morgan Freeman playing the role of “God” and he orders Evan Baxter (played by Steve Carell) to build an ark to avoid a big flood.