Skip to comments.Why can't 'The Bible' TV series get the Bible right?
Posted on 03/19/2013 8:24:14 AM PDT by fwdude
With Ninja angels in ancient Sodom, the highly publicized TV miniseries "The Bible," which made its national debut Sunday night on the History Channel, does not always stick to Scripture, despite being produced by two famous Christians and having numerous biblical experts as well as Texas megapastor Joel Osteen advising on the project.
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I was leery about this mini-series from the first advertisement I saw. My worries have been well confirmed.
With apostate Joel Osteen advising, what could go wrong?
Give the show a break.
Joel Osteen - there is the answer.
Give the show a break.
If there's one thing noticable about Christians, it's Biblical nitpicking.
Most folks seem to believe it's them and their group that gets it right, and all the rest are going to hell.
A guy at work here is still upset that Samson was portrayed as black in this show.
Thats like hating the new Star Trek because they changed things up a bit.
I was leery about this mini-series from the first advertisement I saw. My worries have been well confirmed. With apostate Joel Osteen advising, what could go wrong?
"Highly publicized is right! Yet someone forgot to inform the rest of us, prior to the marketing of this series, that Mark Burnett and wife Roma Downey were "famous Christians".
Most of all, I love this explanation from a recent Christian Science Monitor article on the series' runaway popularity amongst Christians:
Seeking to explain the broad appeal of the series to what he believes to be a largely Christian audience, Bob Waliszewski, director of the Plugged In Ministry, which reviews media for Christian advocacy group Focus on the Family, says, This may be largely preaching to the choir, but the choir is increasingly illiterate when it comes to the Bible. This series allows people with a sketchy grasp of the Scriptures, he says, to sit and watch it in the privacy of their homes.
So nauseatingly racially PC as to be insulting
I turned it off
My entire family was very disappointed
It is a good 30,000 foot view for those who are unfamiliar with the Bible. Hopefully, some that watch are inspired to study the text, which I think is the purpose. Doubtfully will anyone replace the text with the miniseries. Yes, it is incomplete and takes some liberties, but I am enjoying the show and see no harm in viewing it.
They could have the Jews searching for immunity idols, competing in reward challenges and voting each other out at tribal councils.
I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said, “Stop! Don’t do it!”
“Why shouldn’t I?” he said.
I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!”
He said, “Like what?”
I said, “Well...are you religious or atheist?”
He said, “Religious.”
I said, “Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?”
He said, “Christian.”
I said, “Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?”
He said, “Protestant.”
I said, “Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?”
He said, “Baptist!”
I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of GOD or Baptist Church of the Lord?”
He said, “Baptist Church of GOD!”
I said, “Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of GOD, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of GOD?”
He said,”Reformed Baptist Church of GOD!”
I said, “Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1915?”
He said, “Reformed Baptist Church of GOD, reformation of 1915!”
I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off.
— Emo Phillips
Samson was not a negro.
Why can't WND get their dates right? The series did not premiere on Sunday. It's been running since March 3rd.
“With apostate Joel Osteen advising, what could go wrong?”
The question asked in the title is answered pretty quickly.
Uh, I believe the swords and style of killing made him a ninja.
I wonder what impression this leaves to those who have never read the Bible before?
Will bring more people to God?
I actually liked the new Star Trek but really didn't get much out of the "Bible" series. Good on the people who did. I'm all for more marketing.
I would agree with you about the first episode, but not the ones I’ve seen since. I’ve enjoyed them quite a bit. Must have been the mood I was in that night, but the second one got to me. I felt it.