Author Topic: 'The Bible' Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett Bring Grit, Love to Epic Miniseries  (Read 1129 times)

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Bill O'Reilly interviewed them this week and they both said they kept control over this project and the entire 10 hours closely follows the bible. The first five hours is the Old Testament and the last five hours the New Testament....

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I am really looking forward to this, along with "Vikings" which will air right after.

From what the producers have been saying, I'm optimistic that it will not get butchered, which is what I first expected when I saw the first commercial for it.  I never trust the media to get a single thing right when it comes to the Bible or Christianity.

However, the bastardized History Channel (and I call it that because there is so little history on it anymore) has actually done very well with their previous miniseries of this type (technically docudramas) and kept it on topic rather than as a propaganda piece.  We'll see if that continues.

Of course, I've already seen some of the self righteous on another website trashing it with everything from calling it a sneak attack on Christianity to a pro-Obama propaganda piece.
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I am so looking forward to it starting.  Can't wait!

One of the things I love about the holy season-- the documentaries. 

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It was good, about on par for a TV production.  I noticed somethings that were probably creative license such as not showing Abraham's name being changed from Abram; most likely done so as not to confuse people who have never read the Bible.

But of course, some people are already declaring it a work of the devil, who by the way has already been seen in the background a couple of times.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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It was good, about on par for a TV production.  I noticed somethings that were probably creative license such as not showing Abraham's name being changed from Abram; most likely done so as not to confuse people who have never read the Bible.

But of course, some people are already declaring it a work of the devil, who by the way has already been seen in the background a couple of times.

Who care what some people are saying....... if it is well done and it gets people to watch and take an interest in the bible then it has served a good purpose.

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Who care what some people are saying....... if it is well done and it gets people to watch and take an interest in the bible then it has served a good purpose.

Yeah, but it irritates me that most of the attacks which are being and will be launched against it will come from people who claim to be Christians.
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"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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Yeah, but it irritates me that most of the attacks which are being and will be launched against it will come from people who claim to be Christians.

I was on FR long enough to know full well a LOT of people who "claim" to be Christians prove by their words as well as actions they are anything but.......  when we all meet up with our maker on the other side he is going to look at how we lived our lives not what we piously claimed to be here on earth.

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I was on FR long enough to know full well a LOT of people who "claim" to be Christians prove by their words as well as actions they are anything but.......  when we all meet up with our maker on the other side he is going to look at how we lived our lives not what we piously claimed to be here on earth.

Yeah, most of them are hating it big time.  One even said it was portraying Islam in a good way by not spending time making Ishmael look bad.  They see a conspiracy in everything.
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Yeah, most of them are hating it big time.  One even said it was portraying Islam in a good way by not spending time making Ishmael look bad.  They see a conspiracy in everything.

Just had the misfortune to read the thread you mentioned.

With "Christians" like that, is it any wonder there are so many combative atheists about? It tempts me to troll them too.
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I was on FR long enough to know full well a LOT of people who "claim" to be Christians prove by their words as well as actions they are anything but.......  when we all meet up with our maker on the other side he is going to look at how we lived our lives not what we piously claimed to be here on earth.

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