The Movie ‘Noah’ (Possible Spoilers)

There has been a lot of talk about the movie ‘Noah’. Most of the talk is about how the movie doesn’t accurately tell the story, or twists the story.

After watching the movie, I came home and read the story of Noah in the Bible. Had they made a movie on what is in the Bible,  the movie would have likely been about 15 minutes long. The story of Noah starts in Genesis 6 and by the time we reach Genesis 9, the flood is overwith and God is confirming his covenant with Noah.

So, clearly creative expression had to be taken. Behind every movie there is always a writer, who tells a story. This movie is loosely based on the story in the Bible. BUT, it stays close enough to the biblical story, that it doesn’t feel completely fabricated.

Now here are a few things I want to point out.

The director of this film is a self proclaimed Atheist.

In the movie there are giant rock creatures that are called “The Watchers”.  According to the movie, The Watchers were originally entities of Light that watched over the Garden of Eden and were cast upon Earth as a punishment for not preventing Eve from eating from the forbidden tree.

The movie shows Shem as the only son with a wife, when according to the Bible, Shem, Ham and Japheth all had wives.

Emma Watson’s character Ila never existed in the Bible, at least her story wasn’t written about.

Tubal-Cain never got onto the Ark, and Noah never killed him.

According to the Bible, Noah never took his family on a long journey to find Methuselah to sort out the visions of flooding and death, which on this Journey in the movie is when Noah finds Ila the future wife of Shem.

I will stop here, because I don’t want to ruin the movie for anybody. You have to go into this movie with an open frame of mind, the biblical story isn’t long enough and doesn’t contain enough details to create a 2 hour film. The film is inspired by the biblical story, and shouldn’t be taken as a factual story of true events.

So please, stop going on and on about it, and just enjoy an amazing movie!

 

The Bank-less Era

If you haven’t heard of Crypto-Currencies, then you’ve been under a rock somewhere. 2013 was the year of Cyrpto-Currency, Bitcoin and Litecoin took the world by storm. Because they’re both open-source, anybody can modify the source and make their own coin. Boy have they! I’ve lost track of all the coins. In the world of Crypto, Bitcoin is the Gold and Litecoin is the Silver, everything else is an “Alt-Coin” or Alternate Coin. Some have greater value than others, mainly due to a supply and demand exchange.

So, why are crypto’s taking the world by storm? There are a few reason, first, you can send money anywhere in the world for much, much less than a bank or other money transfer system. I’ll take Bitcoin as an example. Lets say you have 1 BTC (Bitcoin) and you want to send .5 BTC to someone half way across the world, instantly. Right now Bitcoin is valued at $634 dollars, so if we were going to send .5 BTC we’d be sending $317 dollars. Because of the way Bitcoin works, the transaction fee is only 0.0001 BTC which is $0.06. That’s six cents. You just sent $317 dollars worth of Bitcoin for $0.06.

Second reason, there is no middle man taking their cut off the transaction. You send the money from your wallet, to their wallet. Safely, Securely and for pennies on the dollar.

Places like Tigerdirect.com and Overstock.com are accepting Bitcoin, which means mainstream business are realizing the benefit to Crypto. For businesses like TigerDirect and Overstock, where the profit of margin is usually pretty tight, then you add in the fees from Credit Card companies and that just got tighter. Now imagine Bitcoin coming in the mix, they don’t pay that fee to the Credit Card company, instead they keep more of the money you spend. Making for a stronger and healthier company overall.

Something else that is amazing is the advent of Bitcoin ATM’s which will make accessing Bitcoin much easier for the masses. If you haven’t had a chance to get informed, you might want to get onboard the Crypto train early. Things are just really getting started!

Thanks for reading, catch ya on the flip side!

Dan

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