Category Archives: Moses

 

Five things you didn’t know about Moses

By Joel S. Baden, special to CNN (CNN) – Moses: the main character of the Torah, the paradigmatic law-giver and the star of multiple motion pictures. As Passover rolls around again and Jews the world over retell the story of Moses’s big moment, it’s worth remembering that there are aspects of Moses that haven’t made it […]

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Does God have a prayer in Hollywood?

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Los Angeles (CNN) – Forgive Darren Aronofsky if he’s begun to identify with the title character of his new film, “Noah.” Like the infamous ark-maker, the 45-year-old director has weathered a Bible-sized storm – and it’s not over yet. Aronofsky’s epic, which stars Russell Crowe and boasts a $130 […]

Also posted in "Mary, "Son of God", "The Passion of the Christ", art, Bible, business, Christianity, darren aronofsky, exodus, hollywood, mark burnett, media, Money & Faith, Mother of God", Movies, Noah, russell crowe, t.d. jakes, the bible| Comments closed

Does God have a prayer in Hollywood?

By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Los Angeles (CNN) – Forgive Darren Aronofsky if he’s begun to identify with the title character of his new film, “Noah.” Like the infamous ark-maker, the 45-year-old director has weathered a Bible-sized storm – and it’s not over yet. Aronofsky’s epic, which stars Russell Crowe and boasts a $130 […]

Also posted in "Mary, "Son of God", "The Passion of the Christ", art, Bible, business, Christianity, darren aronofsky, exodus, hollywood, mark burnett, media, Money & Faith, Mother of God", Movies, Noah, russell crowe, t.d. jakes, the bible| Comments closed

When religious beliefs become evil: 4 signs

By John Blake, CNN (CNN) – An angry outburst at a mosque. The posting of a suspicious YouTube video. A friendship with a shadowy imam. Those were just some of the signs that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, accused of masterminding the Boston Marathon bombings, had adopted a virulent strain of Islam that led to the deaths of [...]

Also posted in Belief, books, Catholic Church, Christianity, Courts, Culture wars, Egypt, Fundamentalism, History, Islam, Leaders, Muslim, Qur'an, Spirituality| Tagged | Comments closed

How religion has been used to promote slavery

By John Blake, CNN Editor’s note: The CNN documentary 'Slavery's Last Stronghold' airs on CNN International TV March 29, 30, 31 and April 22. Check local listings for times. (CNN) – Which revered religious figure – Moses, Jesus, or the Prophet Muhammad – spoke out boldly and unambiguously against slavery? Answer: None of them. One [...]

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