My kids are watching 'Evan Almighty'......again. Which image of God do you think is more accurate: the vengeful hissy fitting God preached by many atheists; the salvation with strings attached God preached by many fundies; or the long suffering gentle loving God portrayed by Mr. Freeman? Or perhaps something else.
I know which one I prefer.
You forgot the best God portrayal, Geroge Burns. Now there is a God I would listen to. Greg
Perhaps I should change the question to which actor in what film/TV show gave us a) the most accurate portrayal of God and b) the most desirable portrayal of God? It might make for a more interesting set of threads.
I think Liam Neeson did a good job in Clash of the Titans playing Zeus and Ralph Fiennes did really good playing Hades
But, the costume designer should have been fired. What was up with Zeus's outfit and gloves? You'd think a god could find gloves to fit.
I don't think God is like anything because I don't believe any gods exist.
If there is a god however I can tell you one thing: personal preference is irrelevant.
At one time, when I was a believer but not a Christian, I would have told you I believed in a deistic nebulous new-age style God. The sort of deity who was more or less just a force of benevolent consciousness counter-balancing the evil. That was my personal preference at the time. Eventually I realized how pointless it was to cling to that belief, or any supernatural belief, when there was no evidence any of it was true.
As for actors performances in the role of God I've always been fond of God and Jesus appearances on Family Guy... also if you've ever seen the episode of Twilight Zone where Burgess Meredith plays the devil, it doesn't have a god character in it but it's damn good. The episode is called the Printer's Devil, I highly recommend it.
Jimmy Stewart preferred a seven foot rabbit.
george burns,.... i loved morgan freeman,.... but it has to be george burns rendition for me
I go with the Morgan Freeman version. Or rather, I go with what I take to be the message behind casting Morgan Freeman as God to begin with:
God is not what we expect Him to be.
Morgan Freeman, the same guy who had a ten year affiar with his step grandaughter, that he helped raise? There was even talk that they were to marry. I'm sorry, but no. I should hope God is nothing like that, but when I see her I tell you what she's like.
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