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And if there was not enough bad mouthing about Ridley Scott’s film Exodus: Gods and Kings. The announcement this month that God will be played by 11-year-old Isaac Andrews has religious sects in an uproar.

Chris Stone, Founder of Faith Driven Consumer and Certified Brand Strategist said many will be offended that a child will play the Almighty.

“Consumers don’t object to filmmakers taking artistic license, they expect that, but they strongly object to deviations that fundamentally undercut the core biblical story and message,” Stone in a press release after the announcement.

“Using the voice of a child for God the Father is a primary example, it will likely offend millions around the world. It’s gross miscasting, the biblical equivalent of choosing an old woman to play Harry Potter.”

Scott was also slammed for his casting and for not sticking to the biblical script of the parting of the Red Sea. The film will depict the parting of the Sea to be from an earthquake, not from God’s hand.

Last month Christian Bale was criticized for calling Moses a schizophrenic, who was “a very troubled, tumultuous man and mercurial. But the biggest surprise was the nature of God. He was equally very mercurial.”

Exodus: Gods and Kings will open in theaters on Dec. 12.

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