The Bible and Literature

I recently read a review of the movie version of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. The critic concluded that Wells would have objected to the film's conclusion, that God killed the Martian invaders with bacteria. Yet that is how Wells ended his novel! Indeed, in Book 2, chapter 8, the narrator likens the earth's deliverance to the destruction of Sennacherib, which is recorded in the Bible (Isaiah 37.36-38). Whatever H.G. Wells personal beliefs were, his narrator is portrayed as a man of faith and prayer. I would recommend that the movie critic read Wells before he writes a review. I would also recommend that everyone read the Bible.

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William Michael Kelly
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