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Bill Murray to star in Book of Job in biblical
reading on Zoom aimed for Ohio's
Knox County

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Posted By: OhioNick, 12/7/2020 12:03:28 AM

Against the backdrop of a pandemic’s blight and wounds from an acrimonious election, a group of acclaimed actors on Sunday will stage an online reading of a religious text with remarkable relevance to the current moment: the Book of Job. Audience members may be drawn to the production by the casting of Bill Murray as Job, the righteous man tested by the loss of his health, home and children, but the real star is the format. Staged on Zoom, it's aimed at Republican-leaning Knox County, Ohio, with participation from locals including people of faith, and designed to spark meaningful conversations across spiritual and political divides.

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Bill Murray? I really don't know what to make of this.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano 12/7/2020 12:21:51 AM (No. 624920)
I like Murray, but will withhold judgment, if I watch it at all.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jesse Jenkem 12/7/2020 12:23:51 AM (No. 624922)
"focus on bridging rifts opened by the election" The election was STOLEN, there will be NO bridging of rifts until that is resolved. I guess they just want us to accept the election and move on. That is their "Bridging the rift".
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Reply 3 - Posted by: panther361 12/7/2020 12:40:28 AM (No. 624925)
This is what is called "stroking" pure and simple.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mauigirl 12/7/2020 12:47:25 AM (No. 624928)
#3, I thought 'stroking' was what Jeffrey Toobin does when on Zoom.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: watashiyo 12/7/2020 3:10:39 AM (No. 624953)
Say what?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 12/7/2020 3:44:49 AM (No. 624963)
Sounds like a chance to preach to the deplorables. I’ll pass.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rather Read 12/7/2020 5:56:41 AM (No. 624989)
I absolutely LOATHE Zoom. I have been on a couple of meetings on it and remain confused as can be.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: F15 Gork 12/7/2020 7:19:42 AM (No. 625018)
Well he was purdy good in Caddy Shack where they sent him out to shoot all the golfers.......or was that gophers?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: philsner 12/7/2020 7:55:28 AM (No. 625045)
Sounds to me like celebrities are saying: "Even though we are knowingly destroying everything good in this country, be of good cheer and get over it."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: tootall 12/7/2020 8:14:12 AM (No. 625068)
I'm skeptical. As has been mentioned, this could be an artistic use of Biblical stories to influence Believers into accepting a fraudulent election.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 12/7/2020 8:19:24 AM (No. 625074)
The cynic in me is suspicious when known Hollywood liberals start quoting the Bible and proposing to engage in "dialog" with conservatives.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 12/7/2020 8:20:51 AM (No. 625077)
1. It is a little late. This event happened yesterday afternoon at 4:00. As far as Bill Murray is concerned, I have no idea of his politics as he seems to keep quiet about it. He definitely is an odd character but, from what I have seen he is compassionate and has a good heart. Do not judge if you do not know!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99 12/7/2020 8:44:29 AM (No. 625105)
Remember “Groundhog Day”? It has been rated one of the most conservative movies ever made. Starring Bill Murray. He lives here in Charleston, SC, owns a few restaurants and is part owner of the local semi-pro baseball team, the Riverdogs. I’ve never run into him but lots of people have and everyone loves him. But I agree with #2. There will be no bridges after this election, no matter who is sworn in.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Edgelady 12/7/2020 8:44:39 AM (No. 625106)
Seems like Hollywood telling us we’re in for a lot of hurt, to be stoic and take it on the chin. Totally weird they’ve chosen Bill Murray as Job - this is goofy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: BarryNo 12/7/2020 8:49:32 AM (No. 625116)
Comedians often due excellent serious work - look at Robin Williams. That said, I don't know what to make of it either. Hollywood types tend to perform Bible Stories only to deride them, these days.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: BarryNo 12/7/2020 8:53:41 AM (No. 625126)
Hey, Bill. Tell your Democrat Party (Tyre) that the Lord is about to destroy them. Tell them Bill!! Judgement is coming on the Democrat Party, for they have defrauded his people and stolen the fruits of their labors, and denied his word. Tell them Bill!! Maybe... Just Maybe, they will repent. Otherwise... JOB!... Judgement comes...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Laotzu 12/7/2020 9:00:08 AM (No. 625133)
And they didn't try this with Black Lives Matters when they were burning our cities because?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bigfatslob 12/7/2020 9:40:14 AM (No. 625174)
Bill Murray? I'll pass I can't stand the guy just like Chevy Chase they are both leftover duds from SNL. I already know the theme "eat your gruel Trump supports and accept the fraud". No I will not and Biden will never be 'my president'.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lawsy0 12/7/2020 9:43:46 AM (No. 625177)
I would love to watch the presentation, Zoom and all. It will be interesting to see how the three ''friends'' of Job ''comfort'' him in a modern presentation. Don't confuse Murray's acting ability with his personal life. He is just a vessel.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: GO3 12/7/2020 10:23:05 AM (No. 625219)
The last time I saw Murray do something serious was in a disaster of a movie called the Razor’s Edge. He never could wipe that smart aleck grin off his mug.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/7/2020 11:13:58 AM (No. 625278)
This could actually be interesting. I have often wondered why Hollywood never made a movie about Job, for he was a very sturdy fellow, very strong in his faith even as others were failing to keep their's. Including his own wife. Or maybe though the story is interesting, it is too strongly flavored with Christianity for Hollywood to swallow. Bill Murray can actually play it straight when the occasion calls for him to do so.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Jebediah 12/7/2020 5:56:43 PM (No. 625584)
Blah blah blah....another case of us being taught by our betters.
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