Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Red Tent

Hey all! It's funny that I narrate my days as though they were blog posts (yes, like talking to myself in the pantry), but I don't get online to do it. It gets less convenient as time goes by. Anybody else feel this way?

So I watched this Lifetime mini-series and was enthralled. I am always questioning the Bible...not its validity, but interpretations of different parts of it. "The Red Tent" was no exception. I could totally embrace the idea that the "rape" of Dinah was, rather, a passionate event that led to tragedy. A prince who would rape as a power play would surely not endure the humiliation and excruciating pain of circumcision so he could have her again, when as a prince he could just take and keep her! And surely his father would be convinced of his son's devotion before enduring it himself. But tragedy followed, nonetheless. Anything from that point was, of course, conjecture, and the author herself says it was always intended to be a fictionalized account. But watching the movie, I was moved and drawn toward the females in the story. Especially Leah, played by the unimitable Minnie Driver. Whether true to character or not, these were certainly personalities worth contemplating.

You can actually watch both episodes here:

http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/the-red-tent/video/the-red-tent-night-1?mkwid=svvLT8AH1|dc_pcrid_52385470611_pkw_the%20red%20tent_pmt_e&utm_source=ltd_google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=the%20red%20tent&utm_campaign=G_The+Red+Tent&paidlink=1&cmpid=PaidSearch_ltd_google_G_The+Red+Tent_the%20red%20tent&gclid=CjwKEAiA-5-kBRDylPG5096R8mASJABqEdm4mSWTypayQ77kQBPku6SUbcJTcWiHYPHngLQ_8vnUMRoCT0Dw_wcB

In any case, I give the mini-series 4.5 gold stars, holding back only for those who wish complete adherence to the biblical text. I myself distinctly feel the words from the hymn "Break Thou the Bread of Life" which are "beyond the sacred page, I seek Thee Lord." I believe He will honor this.

Glory be!
Tam

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