Oh, I see. You're under the mistaken impression that this supposed to be a "Christian film". Well, first of all, the story was a Jewish story before it was Christian one.
Speaking as a Christian, I need to say it always amazes me...when Christians think that the story of Moses is a purely Christian Story, when it is a Hebrew Story. fact ..Moses was not Jewish.
If anything..he was a Hebrew by Birth, may have belonged to the tribe of Levi... but was not of the tribe of Judah, therefore not a jew. So the story of Moses is not even Jewish.
If anything Moses was an Egyptian. Maybe not by birth, ( although even this is uncertain since there have been scholarly links made between The Hebrew Moses, and the Egyptian Pharoah Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten) but by upbringing and education.
Secondly, a lot of what is in the Book of Exodus that we attribute to Moses, was plagiarized from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. A religion that Moses followed for a large part of his early life...
I understand that many people do not believe the above, either because they think the entire thing is fantasy, Like Grimm's fairy tales among the atheists... or because they believe that it is the literal history of the early Hebrew people... among the Christians...
If anything.... The Story of Exodus,...is an Egyptian Story. So by the beliefs of the Original Poster, the ONLY person that can direct this movie would have to be a follower of the religion of Ancient Egypt. Neither a Christian, a Jew, a Muslim, or an atheist should have directed this.
So we need to accept that the belief of the Original Poster, about atheists not beling allowed to direct the story of Moses is nonsense, ...or start hunting for Ancient Egyptian religion followers for the next version of this story.
Second, the stories of the old testament are more than just religious, they're part of the Western Tradition, part of our culture's mythology. Same as the ancient Greek or Roman stories. They belong to all of us, and anyone of us has the right to tell it, even atheists.
100 % true. I could not have said it better myself.
I appreciate your perspective, however its very diluted and inaccurate. Keep in mind, these are not "stories" but a depiction of the Torah. You may want to consult with a Rabbinic authority for some clarification. As a Jew myself (both Mother and Father and generations before them), I would like to point out that according to Jewish law (halacha), if one is born by a Jewish mother, they are 100% Jewish. Even if they don't practice Judaism. Now regarding your statement about the tribes of Levi and Yehudah. The Shevatim (the twelve tribes of Israel) aka. Yaakov's twelve sons, all occupied ancient Israel at one point which was ruled by the Jewish religion. Going back to the Shevatim, the tribe of Levi were handpicked to have special status as they were the only tribe that did not participate in the golden calf incident. Whereas the other tribes did participate. The other tribes did not lose their status as Jews however. Out of 600,000 Jews, only 3,000 perished by the hand of G-d. The rest did teshuva (repentance). They agreed to keep the Torah. The whole Jewish faith is based on the oral and written laws given at Mt. Sinai and G-d picked Moshe Rebbeinu to be the Teacher of those laws (our Torah). He was always a Jew even while in Pharoah's house. On a side note, Moshe was born circumcised, which is required by Jewish law.
On a side note, Moshe was born circumcised
Born circumcised? Sounds like a serious birth defect of some kind ...