Skip to comments.From 'Ben-Hur' to 'Nazareth' to 'The Sisterhood'--Film and TV Court Christians
Posted on 04/27/2014 8:43:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
There's an old saw about standing on the shoulders of giants and thinking you're tall. In other words, you take full advantage of what came before you while pretending, or even wrongly believing, that it sprang fully-formed from your own head or just materialized out of the ether.
As militant secularists try to scrub Christianity out of Western culture, they're engaged in a fundamentally dishonest pursuit, which requires a great deal of rewriting and revising of history. They're also actively turning their backs on, or only vaguely comprehending, huge chunks of art, music and literature inspired by biblical stories and themes, and by the lives of believers (or simply commissioned by the Church itself).
But they have succeeded in scrubbing it in certain areas, including many universities, among cultural elites and in most of the media (who are not fond of competition for their spot at the top of the style-setting hierarchy).
But this is a very recent development.
From medieval times well into the 20th Century, part of being considered educated in the West (often in universities, a concept that was fostered within the Catholic Church) meant to be grounded in the classical writings from Ancient Greece and Rome--which Catholic clergy and lay monastics preserved for posterity through the Fall of Rome and the Black Plague--and to be well-versed in the stories and characters of the Bible....
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Most people don’t know what a literary bomb shell “Ben Hur” was. Written by a Civil War vet. It was the best selling book from the time it was published (1880) until “Gone with the Wind” came out.
Ben Hur was written by Lew Wallace. The book is waaaay better than the movie ...
I agree. It’s a wonderful book.
I read it recently. It was very good.