THAT it why the Bible was not trivialized in my opinion. The ending showed the miraculous nature of the Bible (that God would find a way to preserve His word in an apocalyptic environment.)
True, but the way they just filed it away with other books kind of trivialized it as just another religious book.
To me it showed that in light of the worlds occupants all but distroying themselves, God could preserve the Bible by supernatural means. (In a blind man's memory) would we have expected God to do anything less?
No, but I kind of expected more out of the screenplay than to have it end like that. After all he went through the Bible is just extracted from his memory and filed away with all the other supposedly "similar" books. I didn't like that at all and it was a BIG letdown after what I had thought was a pretty decent movie.
Yeah but it was a realistic viewpoint. I.e Eli thought the book extremely important and willing to risk his life and go to extreme lengths to preserve it, even memorizing the whole book, also some insights of divine help when he heard a voice inside himself about the book. But to the remnant of government or branch of the Navy on that ship, they looked upon it as a historic document of great importance to preserve history of America, which they place on the shelf with other important educational and cultural books. So even Eli had a smell of divine purpose and maybe a hint of faith in God (i.e belief that God will protect him, but yet, not exactly a great evangelist and love of Jesus) the Navy, historians, did not have such faith, their mission and focus was to rebuild America, not preachers or men of God, they probably even resented God after going through an apocalypse.
And men blasphemed God because of their plagues, but repented not.