Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

'The Bible' miniseries: History Channel's take on the Bible not for kids
Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 4, 2013 | Lisa Suhay

Posted on 03/04/2013 8:42:23 AM PST by yorkie

'The Bible' miniseries produced by the History Channel is a disappointment for any family hoping for a new way to share the Bible's stories with their children. 'The Bible' miniseries, not altogether surprising given the History Channel's relentless ratings focus, sensationalizes the Bible's stories. Angel ninjas? Really?

The Bible, in addition to being the basis for various religious beliefs, is a fascinating historical conglomeration of stories that can teach us about the customs, times, travails, and conditions of the ancient Middle East that create a social context for modern day news, like the plague of locusts currently hitting Egypt. However "The Bible" miniseries on the History Channel so graphically depicts a predictably selective collection of the stories that some parents may not want kids to view it.

"The Bible" miniseries, for me, is less about what you believe and more about what you believe your family will take away from watching this series. After watching the first installment and trailers for upcoming episodes, I think that if you’re not willing to let your elementary-school child watch "300" and the "Twilight" series you should steer clear of this as a family viewing session.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: General Discusssion; History
KEYWORDS: bible; bibleseries; history; historychannel; markburnett; romadowney; thebible; truth; violence
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last
Did you watch it? What did YOU think?
1 posted on 03/04/2013 8:42:28 AM PST by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: left that other site; jaycee; ConorMacNessa; oldteen; Diver Dave; Kitty Mittens; MEG33

**~~ping~~**


2 posted on 03/04/2013 8:44:39 AM PST by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

My son and I watched it. Just about fell out of my chair when an angel was depicted as a ninja. We both said....”What were they thinking?”

Glossed over the reason for the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

JMO


3 posted on 03/04/2013 8:45:36 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie
I don't trust the Christian Science Monitor.

I question their Christianity, their Science and who and what they choose to "monitor."

4 posted on 03/04/2013 8:47:43 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

The angelic diversity squad was the last straw.


5 posted on 03/04/2013 8:47:55 AM PST by Argus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eCSMaster

I too question them and as for not for kids, well I watched it last night and thought it was alright and will watch the rest of it.

As another freeper said, they glossed over Sodom which IMHO they should not have done.

Seems the CSM does not want young kids to watch a religious program of which my kids will,.

Hopefully the ratings are good and send a message to Hollywood plus was this an English program as many actors were English.


6 posted on 03/04/2013 8:52:27 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

My son and I watched it. Just about fell out of my chair when an angel was depicted as a ninja. We both said....”What were they thinking?”

Really? Did you just assume and think he was a Ninja because the actor playing him was of Asian Descent?

He behaved more like a Roman Gladiator in his sword work and movements, but maybe you didn’t notice that.

Ninjas also carry Katanas, however this guy carried Roman style swords and used them as such.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 8:53:51 AM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Argus

But did you notice that the Lord had light brown hair? I would have preferred more of an Obiwan type angel using the force to repel the bad guys but I guess that they felt it necessary to have the violence. There is a lot of violence in the bible. I just thought that the timing and the editing was not very good. And I thought that the actor playing Moses was trying too hard to be Heston. Lots of flaws. I probably won’t watch the rest.


8 posted on 03/04/2013 8:55:05 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Argus

The angelic diversity squad was the last straw.

Really??? that is your complaint....

I was fine with it, because if you think about it God created EVERYONE!!!!!

So why not an Angel who looks like another race etc etc....


9 posted on 03/04/2013 8:55:54 AM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: yorkie
Not only was it not for kids, it's not for their parents either!

Complete balderdash and biblical illiteracy!

10 posted on 03/04/2013 8:56:03 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc

As another freeper said, they glossed over Sodom which IMHO they should not have done.

There were a lot of subtle clue in the sodom scenes, there was a fat guy in the back ground that was clearly a drag queen.

If they had gone full tilt, I imagine it would have been pulled off the history channel.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 8:58:24 AM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

Did you just assume and think he was a Ninja because the actor playing him was of Asian Descent?
__________________________________________________________

No, the writers must have thought that when they introduced that into the script.


12 posted on 03/04/2013 8:59:47 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
"an angel was depicted as a ninja. We both said....”What were they thinking?”

What, you prefer chubby little cherubs?

Angels can be tough when they have to. That's a good thing, I think.

13 posted on 03/04/2013 9:02:34 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Didn’t you notice the message at the beginning as well that this was an “Adaptation” of the Bible, I mean I am pretty Sure Noah wasn’t a Scotsman....

Scotland didn’t even exist until after the Tower of Babel....


14 posted on 03/04/2013 9:02:34 AM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

The Bible doesn’t read like a Sunday School coloring book.


15 posted on 03/04/2013 9:02:34 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

Not bad, but will not watch any more. Just as Cecile D’s epic was essentially 50’s folks in ancient costumes speaking 50s jargon, last night’s presentation pretty much fast forwarded the people into 2013.

Excellent visuals, though.


16 posted on 03/04/2013 9:05:53 AM PST by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eCSMaster

“an angel was depicted as a ninja. We both said....”What were they thinking?”

What, you prefer chubby little cherubs?

Angels can be tough when they have to. That’s a good thing, I think.

Angels are supposed to be awe inspiring, loving, kind, and downright terrifying when they need to be.....

It is like looking at a fragment of the almighty himself, which is why that one guy was blinded by them.....


17 posted on 03/04/2013 9:06:38 AM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: autumnraine

The Bible doesn’t read like a Sunday School coloring book.

If they did a 100% accurate depiction of the Bible on Film, parts of it would have to be rated NC-17 for both Violence and Sex.


18 posted on 03/04/2013 9:07:29 AM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

It was a similar inspirational experience to watching a modern day vampire movie. I don’t watch vampire movies.


19 posted on 03/04/2013 9:10:13 AM PST by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

I grimaced all the way up to the “Burning Bush” dying down and Moses then saying “With your(God’s) power *I* will set *my* people free”, then endured it till the end just to be somewhat aware of the series. I won’t be watching the rest.

http://bible.cc/exodus/9-1.htm

Quite a Hollyweird “package/promotion” /collaboration with “Christians” though:

Husband and wife behind ‘The Bible’ miniseries
http://news.yahoo.com/husband-wife-behind-bible-miniseries-161636981.html

How Survivor’s Mark Burnett gathered believers for his epic Bible miniseries
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/television/how-survivors-mark-burnett-gathered-believers-for-his-epic-bible-miniseries/article9167902/?cmpid=rss1

Most notable ads in last night’s bombardment:

CatholicsComeHome.org

ChristianMingle.com

“The Bible” on History Channel
3/03/2013 | MacNaughton
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2993153/posts?page=1


20 posted on 03/04/2013 9:12:27 AM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

OP posted this below the article excerpt: “Did you watch it? What did YOU think?”

That’s what I posted. My opinion. Good day.


21 posted on 03/04/2013 9:13:45 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

I watched it. It was weighed in the balance and found wanting. Where was the story of Joseph? The Sodom sequence was really weird. Many many things left out so far. The Vikings show was far better.


22 posted on 03/04/2013 9:19:24 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
Hi Grace.
I was trying to extend a bit of grace to the producers while I watched - - didn't see anything blasphemous or heretical.
It is NOT a Bible study, folks - lighten up.
If it draws even a few unchurched people to the Word of God, it was worth it - once they get the "hunger for the Word" they will discover the breadth and depth of it and require it as the air they breathe.
23 posted on 03/04/2013 9:27:22 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

A great opportunity to watch something else.


24 posted on 03/04/2013 9:27:41 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
Really? Did you just assume and think he was a Ninja because the actor playing him was of Asian Descent?

I thought the same thing. Hey, the other guy was black. Not knowing the difference between Ninja fighting and Gladiator fighting with moves thrown in that I normally associate with martial arts, I went with the Ninja card. Hey, if you had teenage turtles doing the same thing, I'd think Ninja.
25 posted on 03/04/2013 9:29:45 AM PST by klgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: autumnraine
"The Bible doesn’t read like a Sunday School coloring book. "

It's not for kids. It's about how man interprets freedom. The OT is freedom to fight battles for land - civilization has got that down pat. The NT is about freedom from sin - civilization here is defining sin down.

I just hope the series finishes the OT history quickly and gets to spend more time on God's visit to man.

26 posted on 03/04/2013 9:32:14 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: BipolarBob

Abraham & Sarah looked quite youthful for a couple that had just passed the century mark when their son Isaac was born.

At least the two angels didn’t greet Abraham with “Our strength is our diversity”. And the ninja angel wound up getting wounded, I thought they were divine. And boy, the youthful Moses gave Ramses a scar to take to his grave, it hadn’t even healed by the time of the Exodus. BTW, Ramses forgot his war crown. Must have been in a hurry.

Left out the golden calf episode, too. Moses looked more like Charles Manson in this version; I’ll stick with Charlton Heston.


27 posted on 03/04/2013 9:34:00 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: yorkie; P-Marlowe

Last night’s show basically dealt with Abraham and Moses.

They did a decent job telling the story with a little bit of Hollywood....which is to be expected.

If someone didn’t like the graphic nature of women turning to salt, of plagues in Egypt, of children being sent away from home, of a child nearly sacrificed, and of wife sharing, then they better not read the bible in the first place.

The ninja angels were pure Hollywood, but other than that, I can’t think of anything in the first episode that really raised my eyebrows.

My sense is that they’re going to deal with Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Samson, David, Daniel, Jesus life, His death/burial/resurrection, and then the early Church.

That’s it, and that’s a lot, but it’s also leaving out a huge amount more. But Downey and husband have always said they were telling just a few of the stories in the limited time that they did have.


28 posted on 03/04/2013 9:39:20 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

I watched the whole thing, and had a bad feeling throughout.

The dialogue was all “made up”, and didn’t jibe with actual Scripture. I was expecting sentences that never got said, and heard ones that aren’t in the Bible.

All the characters came across as boorish and unlikable, except perhaps for adorable little Ishmael, who was supposed to be 14 and looked around 9. (A 14 year old would be too gawky and adolescent to be attractive!)

Sarah came across as a total bitch, who hated Ishmael for no reason, although the Bible CLEARLY states that Ishmael was Teasing (sporting with, playing with, tormenting, bullying) Baby Isaac. The Hebrew commentaries even go so far as to say that this “teasing” bordered on molestation.

The Three Angels were depicted shrouded in black, and were threatening to Abraham, even though in Genesis, He invited them into his tent, washed their feet, and made them welcome. It was at that point in time when Sarah Laughed at the prospect of her impending Pregnancy, thus giving Isaac his name (Laughter!)

Then they LEFT OUT the most beautiful, redemptive , and inspiring story in the entire Torah, the Story of Joseph! How Could they leave THAT ONE OUT? Without the story of Joseph, there would be NO Book of Exodus at all!

They showed the children of Israel getting extremely WET as they crossed the Red Sea, yet the Bible says they walked through on DRY land.

The Entire Book of Genesis (With NOTHING left out, even Dinah’s and Tamar’s Stories are in there...eek!) was produced several years ago by the Genesis Project. It was four hours long and I watched every second of it in rapt attention. Martin Landau played Abraham, and he was magnificent. The separate stories have been broken up into smaller films and are all available on Netflix.

I was so un-edified by this poorly made revisionist junk that I read My Bible for about a half hour and came back refreshed and ready for a new day.


29 posted on 03/04/2013 9:45:33 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73

I tend to agree with you. It was not deep theology, It was a skimming of the OT. Some people might be spurred to do a real Bible study from elements of the film. I didn’t see any of the usual History Channel Heresy and blasphemy. It was a simple view of the old testament with a Willie Nelson look-a-like playing Moses.


30 posted on 03/04/2013 9:48:16 AM PST by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

If Christian Science Monitor hates it, that’s about all that’s needed to convince me to watch it.

>> I think that if you’re not willing to let your elementary-school child watch “300” and the “Twilight” series you should steer clear of this as a family viewing session. <<

Really? Context means nothing? Violent depictions promoting Satanism and teens having sex (Twilight) are on a par with violent depictions showing the courage of believers in God?


31 posted on 03/04/2013 10:01:48 AM PST by dangus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

Haven’t watched it. But I bet it will get more people looking in to what the Bible actually says more than anything done since The Passion of the Christ.

That’s not a bad thing IMO.


32 posted on 03/04/2013 10:01:58 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yorkie
None of the characters except Abraham were were given any real character. Pharaoh? Moses? perhaps.

The Bible itself moves along quickly and further on we find a few remarks about characters that were in the early part. The point being ... the Bible itself jumps quickly with a (bare outline) often being vague in the telling. It is one of the reasons it takes a serious student to learn of ever deeper knowledge of the LORD God. It is there but it takes time and attention to find. At least it is my experience. It is one of the reasons there are so many differences in understanding and truths. Even today major denomanations differ on understanding.

It is interesting how bare the essentials are being related in this story of the Bible.

Very like the way the Bible presents these stories. MO

33 posted on 03/04/2013 10:02:56 AM PST by geologist (If you love me, obey my commands. John)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
It bothered me more that they used a Gladius and Roman style armor.

Of course, that is how St. Micheal is often depicted, so I can see why.

Don't know how it will play out. I can understand the glossing over Sodom. How do you play anal rape, incest, and a father giving his daughter over to be raped to death and keep you PG13 rating?

It is a starting point for a discussion.

34 posted on 03/04/2013 10:04:47 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2nd Amendment
"...a Willie Nelson look-a-like playing Moses."

A quick story:
Worked with a guy (now retired) who was in an airport with his wife many years ago, when they saw Charton Heston walking toward them - his wife couldn't get the name out so she blurted out: "Look, there's Moses"!
Mr. Heston just gave a quite couteous smile and a wink and walked by.

35 posted on 03/04/2013 10:05:03 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Argus

With History’s record of false Bible and Christian programming, I did not watch it. Now I am glad I didn’t. Thanks for letting us know about it. I simply do not watch the garbage on these channels.


36 posted on 03/04/2013 10:06:49 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

I saw it for a while last night. I really increased my appreciation of Charlton Heston.


37 posted on 03/04/2013 10:08:30 AM PST by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
I am pretty Sure Noah wasn’t a Scotsman

I had quickly turned it on and was still focused on getting settled down to watch when I thought I heard Sean Connery. I had to look close to realize it wasn't Connery and was puzzled why Noah would be Scottish. The show went downhill from there. I was determined to watch but had to turn the channel after an hour. I don't care for Roma Downey because of her being so mamsy pamsy but thought with Mark Burnett involved it would at least have decent editing and production but it was a failure for me.

38 posted on 03/04/2013 10:14:13 AM PST by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: eCSMaster

Overall, I thought it was good. Expecting some “cultural massaging”, I noticed only minor concerns that, in the end didn’t change the “message”.

I was waiting for the asian angel to call the black angel “Michael”. It was good to see some fidelity to “typology” though. (A ^trinity^ of visitors to Abraham and only 2 visitors to S&G.)

I’ll continue to catch futher episodes and pick up when it is re-broadcast (or flees, screaming to NetFlix).


39 posted on 03/04/2013 10:17:03 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

Song of Solomon would be x-rated


40 posted on 03/04/2013 10:18:23 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73

exactly, it seems some complain there is nothing Christian on TV and when it does then the same people still complain.

it gave is the basics and enough for some people to become interested in the Bible and Christianity I think.

Like you said , if it draws just one more person into finding out more than so be it, good as for this family , well my wife and I watched it and will now let the kids watch it.

Like you said aslo, this was not Bible study , this was a program showing the basics and as for when did he have a Scottish accent or the angel was a Ninja, well that is so out of whack IMHO.

Lets just be grateful that there is a show like this on and stop complaining about accents or Ninja or fighting.


41 posted on 03/04/2013 10:25:43 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: bgill

I had quickly turned it on and was still focused on getting settled down to watch when I thought I heard Sean Connery. I had to look close to realize it wasn’t Connery and was puzzled why Noah would be Scottish. The show went downhill from there. I was determined to watch but had to turn the channel after an hour. I don’t care for Roma Downey because of her being so mamsy pamsy but thought with Mark Burnett involved it would at least have decent editing and production but it was a failure for me.

I was so angered that i burned my TV down along with my house and my desktop PC so now I am posting this at the local Christian Owned Coffee Shop ....

History Channel will NOT get my Purity Dammit!!!


42 posted on 03/04/2013 10:30:55 AM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

There are some movies that you can base a deeper understanding of Theology on.

I’d say “Jesus of Nazareth” was one of these.

There is also non-historical movies that are spiritual like “The Robe” “Moses” or “The Passion of the Christ”.

“The Bible” was not “Jesus of Nazareth” but it was better than a lot of movies that are out there.

I found it engaging.


43 posted on 03/04/2013 10:35:55 AM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc
"Like you said , if it draws just one more person into finding out more than so be it . . ."

No wonder so many people who claim to be Christian are functionally identical to the atheists and agnostics.

People have accepted the idea that the parable about the one lost sheep and the ninety and nine in the fold means it's a good idea to tell the ninety nine it's Ok for them to wonder off on their own and do their own thing because the Good Shepherd is looking for the one lost sheep.

Something that leads to thousands of people having the delusion they're under strengthened isn't good just because there's a chance that it will lead one person to Christ. Of course, if you believe everyone is on the way to heaven anyway, sure, so be it.

44 posted on 03/04/2013 10:45:30 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Rashputin

Indeed.

While I didn’t expect the characters to be sugar-coated heroic figures like in a Sunday School Story, I was disappointed that there was no character development, and the people depicted didn’t seem to grow or improve as they walked with God. If I had not been a Believer and watched this, I would not have been inspired to become one because of it.

As I said before, this Story has been done, more accurately, and with more inspiring characters, by DeLaurentis and others.

The “Lost Sheep” analogy is a good one! :-)


45 posted on 03/04/2013 11:04:49 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73

At least they presented the Creation as a work of God, and didn’t try to shoehorn in some way where they could make it seem like millions of years were compressed into six days.

Also, Moses made a very clear statement as he was looking back at Pharaoh at the Red Sea, when Moses said, “there is only one God, and he is here with us.”


46 posted on 03/04/2013 11:14:45 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: GraceG
"...and was puzzled why Noah would be Scottish."

I guess they should have used an ancient Sumerian dialect with Hebrew subtitles........

; )

47 posted on 03/04/2013 11:32:32 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

It was a great big PC groaner. Also soft-pedaling the sin of Sodom. So God obliterated the place because the Sodomites were inhospitable? Really?


48 posted on 03/04/2013 1:04:27 PM PST by Argus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Psalm 73
"...and was puzzled why Noah would be Scottish."

I guess they should have used an ancient Sumerian dialect with Hebrew subtitles........

; )

They should have had Scotty Play Noah... "Did ye just call me ark a garbage scow laddy?"

49 posted on 03/04/2013 1:12:06 PM PST by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

Ahhh - now I understand their point about the Scottish accent - perhaps they would prefer their Noah with a:

North Dakota accent - or a:

Brooklyn accent - or a:

Boston accent - or a:

Georgia accent - or a:

Mexican accent - or a:....


50 posted on 03/04/2013 3:52:41 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson