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Is anyone going the watch the "The Bible" Series on "History"?
01 Mar 2013 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 03/01/2013 11:12:36 AM PST by US Navy Vet

I am undecided about it.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Religion
KEYWORDS: bibleseries; history; historychannel; markburnett; romadowney; thebible; theholybible
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1 posted on 03/01/2013 11:12:41 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m not.

I recommend canceling your cable. You’ll save money and have a lot more time for constructive things.

On this topic, I can read the book.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 11:14:41 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: US Navy Vet

I will as long as Duck Dynasty isn’t playing at the same time.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 11:14:41 AM PST by circlecity
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To: US Navy Vet

I don’t have a TV but I’m sure I could find it somewhere. It’s probably going to be a lot different than the book. Sort of like The Hobbit with blasphemy.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 11:15:24 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I will record it and watch with a cautious optomism. I know a person who knows 1 of the producers and hopes it will turn out well because of that. As long as no one tries to build their theology on it, it could be OK.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 11:17:46 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: ifinnegan

One should watch the series only to see how many times the producers manage to incorporate aliens (as in space aliens, not as in president aliens) into the show.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 11:17:52 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: ifinnegan

I haven’t had cable for almost 10 years. I don’t miss a thing. Especially now that everything I’d want to watch is on YouTube.

I watched a BBC documentary about India. That was an eye opener.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 11:17:52 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: US Navy Vet

There was a nice write-up about Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey in Parade last weekend.

And I caught the tail end of a Focus on The Family radio interview with them today.

I think it will be a quality series.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 11:18:04 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Not sure . . . wonder just how awful they’ll portray biblical characters.


9 posted on 03/01/2013 11:18:53 AM PST by laweeks
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To: US Navy Vet

I read a favorable review of it at creation.com. The reviewers seemed to think it was well done with some minor reservations. One can always hope!


10 posted on 03/01/2013 11:19:20 AM PST by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: US Navy Vet

100% Yes!! Producer found Christ a few years ago. His wife is a committed Believer. Both are big players in Hollywood. This 5 week, 10 hour series will be split 50/50 between Old & New Testament events, with the final episode being Christ’s resurrection broadcast on Easter Sunday.

Mark & Emma are strong proponents of having the world’s most significant, influential and widely read book, the Bible, added back into school curriculum - to be taught, not preached.

Conservatives have long sought less slime and more decency from Hollywood. Why on earth wouldn’t all conservatives support and celebrate this series?


11 posted on 03/01/2013 11:19:59 AM PST by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Already got the DVR set. I’ll know in the first 5 mins whether I need to delete it or not.


12 posted on 03/01/2013 11:20:07 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: US Navy Vet

Watch it with a note book to mark down everything they get wrong.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 11:21:56 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: Da Coyote

Made me laugh!


14 posted on 03/01/2013 11:22:54 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: RobaWho

If they used “Texus Receptus”, The LXX, or the King James it MAY be worth my while. If they used the “New Age” “Preversions”(NIV, NAS, etc) I HOPE IT FAILS!


15 posted on 03/01/2013 11:23:04 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I read the book. I won’t tell you how it ends but it was a good read.


16 posted on 03/01/2013 11:23:25 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: US Navy Vet

Anything that Rick Warren has his fat little finger tips on is not something I am going to support.


17 posted on 03/01/2013 11:24:21 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: IronJack

The Bible or the “series”?


18 posted on 03/01/2013 11:25:31 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I heard the couple who produced it are bible believing Christians. It might turn out pretty good.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 11:25:43 AM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: RobaWho
Conservatives have long sought less slime and more decency from Hollywood. Why on earth wouldn’t all conservatives support and celebrate this series?

It still remains to be seen whether or not this is just another attack on Christians or not. Maybe Mark wants another award from GLAAD, like he got in 2001?

20 posted on 03/01/2013 11:26:05 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: US Navy Vet; All

I have Dish Network. Anyone have the channel, date, and time (CST)?


21 posted on 03/01/2013 11:27:16 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Truth2012

Glenn Beck got a pre-screen of the first episode and said it was great and well worth watching. I’m DVRing it for us and the kids.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 11:28:10 AM PST by bigtoona
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One of the producers is Roma Downey, of “Touched by an Angel” fame.

Mark


23 posted on 03/01/2013 11:29:44 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

History Channel Sunday night -
http://www.history.com/shows/the-bible


24 posted on 03/01/2013 11:29:47 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: US Navy Vet

Nope. I am forced by long experience to assume that the entire production is designed to induce doubt into the minds of believers and reenforce the smug convictions of non-believers. If I’m wrong, too bad. They can keep it.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 11:30:13 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I am looking forward to it.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 11:31:18 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Yep. The movie is made by two Christians. The woman who played the part of an angel in "Touched by an Angel" one of the producers.

Yeah. I'm watching it. They take the Bible seriously. I'm sure it'll be a great series. I wouldn't miss it.

27 posted on 03/01/2013 11:33:03 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ll give it a look. But I won’t last too long if the emphasis is on the OT.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 11:33:03 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: RobaWho
"Conservatives have long sought less slime and more decency from Hollywood. Why on earth wouldn’t all conservatives support and celebrate this series?"

Very well put!

29 posted on 03/01/2013 11:34:20 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: jboot

I am having a tendency to agree with you, I would almost bet that the producers are going to base it off of a Westcott and Hort Perversion of the Holy Bible(NIV, etc) and mislead MANY.


30 posted on 03/01/2013 11:34:47 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: bigtoona

The couple were on Raymond Arroyo’s “World Over Live” on EWTN this morning, so I do believe it should be very good. She mentioned that several of the actors were converted to the faith due to the show.


31 posted on 03/01/2013 11:35:57 AM PST by simonjo
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To: US Navy Vet

History’s bible coverage is always done by fanatically anti-Christian freaks. What should be a great cable network (educational, interesting, evergreen) is instead just about the worst (deceitfully propagandistic, miseducational, laughable, tired).


32 posted on 03/01/2013 11:35:56 AM PST by dangus
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To: bigtoona

Glenn Beck is a MORMAN and DOES NOT provide accurate Religous ANYTHING!


33 posted on 03/01/2013 11:36:03 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
BH Interview: 'The Bible' Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett Bring Grit, Love to Epic Miniseries

Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey consulted with a battery of theologians while preparing The History Channel miniseries The Bible. The spiritually strong couple wanted to get every detail right for an adaptation of the most popular book of all time.

The couple also heeded the wisdom of their own teenagers who gently cautioned them not to make the special effects “lame.”

Burnett and Downey understand the potential impact of The Bible, the 10-part series which begins at 8 p.m. EST Sunday. They also grasp how impressionable viewers, particularly teens, could take the project to heart.

“There’s no way anybody could watch this and not get attracted to faith and feeling,” says Burnett, the reality show innovator behind Survivor and The Amazing Race.



34 posted on 03/01/2013 11:36:16 AM PST by Bratch
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To: US Navy Vet

absolutely!!!!


35 posted on 03/01/2013 11:37:50 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes; our church is using it as an outreach...using clips from the mini-series to teach.

Apparently the producers of the project ARE BELIEVERS and so it can be trusted to be somewhat trustworthy.

Note: the History Channel’s “The Story of US”, a supposed overview of American history was a TOTAL piece of crap, Howard Zinn left-tard idiocy.

So I know why people are wary.

This is one time, I think, they are getting it right.

Of course, we’ll have to wait until it actually airs. :)


36 posted on 03/01/2013 11:41:11 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ex-snook

I understand its 5 hours on OT and 5 hours on the NT. Please do give it a look. The only thing on Sunday night worth watching is the Good Wife. So tape one and watch the other. Enjoy and may God Bless.


37 posted on 03/01/2013 11:41:22 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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“Apparently the producers of the project ARE BELIEVERS and so it can be trusted to be somewhat trustworthy.” Rick Warren calls himself a “beleiver” and I would NOT trust his as far as I could throw him. In the last days...!


38 posted on 03/01/2013 11:43:38 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: demshateGod

Got a link to the BBC documentary?


39 posted on 03/01/2013 11:44:57 AM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: bigtoona

Thanks!


40 posted on 03/01/2013 11:46:50 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Hostage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpdoRUMeshw

It’s HD too!


41 posted on 03/01/2013 11:50:04 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes, I will be watching. I am a big girl who can read the Bible for myself and I can decide what to think about the series. Unfortunately, we have too many who want to dictate to others concerning the interpretation of the Scriptures..It is high time someone produced something based on Christianity because the persecution of our religion is increasing. The left produces movies all the time to get a message out there and it works. These producers seem to be well known and were interviewed by O’Reilly a couple of nights ago. They were very interesting. I am looking forward to viewing this series and I am hopeful it will be a success.


42 posted on 03/01/2013 11:50:49 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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By the way, anyone remember when it airs? Is it on Sunday, or is it today?


43 posted on 03/01/2013 11:52:15 AM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: US Navy Vet

The History Channel...also known as the UFO Channel.


44 posted on 03/01/2013 11:52:49 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: RobaWho

...”Conservatives have long sought less slime and more decency from Hollywood. Why on earth wouldn’t all conservatives support and celebrate this series?”...

Doesn’t make sense that any conservative would criticize this series even before it comes out. One has to wonder whether they are only playing like they are conservative.


45 posted on 03/01/2013 11:54:32 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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...”History’s bible coverage is always done by fanatically anti-Christian freaks. What should be a great cable network (educational, interesting, evergreen) is instead just about the worst (deceitfully propagandistic, miseducational, laughable, tired)”...

Could it possibly be that the prayers which have gone up from our faith for many years are beginning to pay off? Regardless of your opinion of the history channel, it has credentials and is the best place to air this series. Where else would you choose to show it if you want a large audience and good PR beforehand?


46 posted on 03/01/2013 12:02:18 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: US Navy Vet
according to a review in "Christian Post" found on real clear religion, Roma Downey and her husband Mark Brunett have done a very good job on the telling of a complex book in a short series of programs.

here is the web address

http://www.christianpost.com/news/review-the-bible-this-time-hollywood-got-it-right-90992/

47 posted on 03/01/2013 12:08:04 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

...”By the way, anyone remember when it airs? Is it on Sunday, or is it today?”...

It airs Sunday evening on the History channel..I set my DVR to record it but I can’t remember the exact time.


48 posted on 03/01/2013 12:09:14 PM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Starts this Sunday, 7 PM CST.

I’m recording it, because if nothing else - I can preview it and know what to tell my coworkers/friends where it’s wrong, and where it’s right. Roma Downey is a believer and has been for a long time. Mark Burnett I believe is a newer believer, but a very powerful person in the Hollywood machine.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 12:11:03 PM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: q_an_a

“Christian Post” huh, and just WHY should it TRUST anything that the “Christian Post” has to say?!


50 posted on 03/01/2013 12:12:23 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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