Re "'Noah' stays afloat in storm of literalism" (Forum, March 16): Kathleen Parker fails to make a distinction between those who ban movies and issue death threats, and Christians who simply are peacefully concerned that the greatest book ever written will be abused. I am sure many Christians will go see, or rent, "Noah." We understand Hollywood moviemaking and do not expect it to be preachy. As far as dialogue is concerned, God says plenty to Noah which could give writers enough to craft decent and interesting responses.
That said, if what she says is true, the idea that man and beast are equal in the eyes of God is foolish since God provided animals for food and sacrifice for man, but not the reverse. In fact, the idea that Noah was an environmentalist or a vegetarian are clear departures from Scripture and demonstrate why Hollywood needs eyes on it.
-- Michael J. Lamb, Sacramento