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Christian Bale on Playing Moses, Andrew Tahmooressi Free, NASA and Other Things We’re Talking About This Week
Written by T.M. Gaouette | November 3, 2014
Here’s a quick recap of a few things happening in the world this week.
NASA explosion. This Tuesday, an unmanned rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station exploded seconds after taking off from a NASA facility. The operators of the Antares rocket, Orbital Sciences Corp., later stated that they had caused it to self-destruct following concerns about the initial launch. Read more about this story.
Christian Bale calls Moses “barbaric” and “likely schizophrenic.” In discussing his upcoming movie Exodus: Gods and Kings, actor Christian Bale, who portrays Moses, recently described his character as “likely schizophrenic” and “one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.” His comments have sparked outrage from Christians, many of whom had hoped that his Biblical-based film would portray scripture more accurately than Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Some critics have even vowed not to watch the Ridley Scott-directed film, due to be released on December 12. Read more about this story.
Mayor Menino passes. Boston’s longest serving mayor, Thomas M. Menino, died last week. Before leaving office in February, Menino was diagnosed with advanced stage cancer. He recently announced that he was suspending his treatment to spend more time with his loved ones. Menino was 71. Read more about this story.
Mexican judge orders jailed marine Andrew Tahmooressi freed. Finally! This Saturday, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was released from a Mexican jail after being held for seven months. Twenty-five-year-old Tahmooressi accidentally entered Mexico after taking a wrong turn. Because he had three guns in his car, he was detained by Mexican authorities and imprisoned. Tahmooressi’s mother and many lawmakers had urged the U.S. government to request his release, but it was finally a Mexican judge who ordered it, some saying it was due to the marine’s need for PTSD treatment. Let’s pray that God blesses Tahmooressi, a war hero, and continues to give him the strength to overcome the suffering he endured in prison and during his two tours in Afghanistan. Read more about this story.
Upcoming mid-term elections have some Democrats scrambling. With problems related to the economy, healthcare system, government scandals, border security, terrorism and Ebola concerns, the current presidential administration is ranking in low approval ratings, so some Democrats are distancing themselves from it in an attempt to hold on to the Senate tomorrow. Currently, Democrats hold a two-thirds majority, but Republicans hope to gain the Senate and keep the House. Read more about this story.
What news are you ladies talking about this week?