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Old 02-27-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Beginning this Sunday night, The History Channel will present The Bible. Looks like it will be fascinating tv.

The Bible - Episodes, Video & Schedule - History.com
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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History Channel, indeed.

I wonder if the channel will even bother to inform viewers that, as George Gershwin had it..


Quote:
It ain't necessarily so
It ain't necessarily so
The t'ings dat yo' li'ble
To read in de Bible,
It ain't necessarily so.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:14 AM
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This is a show by Mark Burnett (Survivor) and his wife, Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel). It could be interesting.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:09 AM
 
Location: England
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As long as the producers of this series point out that there is not one piece of evidence that proves the Bible is factual, then no harm done.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:45 AM
 
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History Channel, indeed.

I wonder if the channel will even bother to inform viewers that, as George Gershwin had it..
You can rest assured that the secular revisionist channel will be careful to present the Bible as myth and fable.

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Old 02-28-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Maybe yall should actually WATCH the show first before you criticize it?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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As long as the producers of this series point out that there is not one piece of evidence that proves the Bible is factual, then no harm done.
Seriously? Whether you believe in it or not, why does it matter to you that other people do?
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I'm happy the History Channel is actually showing a show on history and they didn't turn it into Jesus, tuna fisherman pawn shop or something equally stupid like what's on their lineup now.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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Seriously? Whether you believe in it or not, why does it matter to you that other people do?
I think that there is value in distinguishing between the history of myths and history as myth. The Bible is the latter.

The History Channel has abandoned conventional historical presentations recently in favor of more sensationalistic, speculative history. Instead of emperors and cultures, we have been getting ghosts and ancient alien visitors. That they have now decided to try and scoop some ratings from the religious viewers with a presentation of Biblical myths, is in keeping with this unwelcome direction.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Maybe yall should actually WATCH the show first before you criticize it?
^^^THIS. I hope they'll show exactly what is depicted in the bible and just let people decide whether they believe it or not.
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