PBS: “The Bible isn’t true.”

Posted: July 23, 2008 in Above the Fold, Keep it real, Legal Prejudice, Networking, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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Not the puppets you think they are...

Not the puppets you think they are...

Wall Watchers everywhere, pay close attention to this post because guess what? Whether you know it or not, cop to it or not, care or not… you are PAYING for this sinister comment to make it on the airwaves. Congratulations!

That’s right, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) – a national syndicate network paid for through Congress by you, Mr. and Missus Taxpayer – will air “The Bible’s Buried Secrets” on November 18. Glad you made that investment, eh?

Thanks to your hard-earned dollar, the same network that brought us “Sesame Street”, “The Electric Company” and countless Yanni concerts has decided to take the place of theologian and archaeologist by tracing Jesus’ steps and deciding those hallowed footprints in the sand where just made by a pair of hand-me-down Birkenstocks and some cat dragging along a camel.

Included in this twaddling documentary are:

  • The Old Testament was written in the sixth century BC and hundreds of authors contributed.
  • Abraham, Sarah and their offspring didn’t exist.
  • There is no archaeological evidence of the Exodus.
  • Monotheism was a process that took hundreds of years.
  • The Israelites were actually Canaanites.
  • The Israelites believed that God had a wife.

And then, there’s this unbelievably loaded and skewed quote:

Producer Paula Apsell said: “…It’s (The Bible’s Buried Secrets) designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind. …it will give intelligent people who want to read the Bible in a modern way a chance. If we insist on reading the Bible literally, in 25 years, nobody will read it any longer.”

Um, is anyone listening out there? You are forced to pay for this thanks to Congress and I wonder if the Church has the temerity to do anything about this? Your elected officials give millions of dollars to PBS annually. Now that they have left the children’s broadcasting to roadkill, I believe the same fate should happen to them. If PBS wants to broadcast this poppycock, then do it on your own coin!

The American Family Association is creating a petition that I could be swayed into signing, but you can do something too. Sign your own fueled e-mail to whomever is your designated Representative or Senator. This is shameful, Wall Watchers. So send this post EVERYWHERE. Get the word out, because if you don’t, PBS will.

We don’t have an ACLU to fight FOR the Church. We have to do it ourselves, and the fact that a publicly-funded network is flushing anti-religious jibberish in the sewers of society is irresponsible, unbelievable and nearly illegal. There’s not something the FCC can chalk up? Anything Congress can do to put a cap on those funds?

The choice is yours to declare what’s true and what’s made for TV.

  1. Lando says:

    Its about time for reason to overcome silly religeous ideas written by a more primitive man. Besides I have left my t.v. on last night and when I woke up I had some dude preaching to me about how i need to be saved. Kinda sad that so many poeple fear the truth.

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  4. hiscrivener says:

    Yes, and others are simply delusional.

    I understand a school of paganistic thought on Astoreth believes that a goddess recognized by Gnostics, Phoenicians and Canaanites had something to do with the God of the Universe – the supreme figure of the Godhead and Trinity. That double vision saw her mythological stance in worship being done away with as the advent of messianic prophecies ruined the altar of Baal with fury.

    In street terminology, she was (in essence) the first HO because prostitution was a religious rite done under her name of sexual love. Any woman that fancied hanging out with Jezebel was considered, well… let’s just say, not a chic to take home to Mommy. And Astoreth was her main focus of worship.

    You really think the God of Abraham, Issac, Jacob, David – and oh yeah, Jesus Christ himself – would marry a tricked-up woman like that? I know religion is a world of faith, which counteracts logic. But good God man. Jesus doesn’t replace common sense. That’s all I’m saying, and everything this PBS documentary is not.

  5. John Hodges says:

    But the god of the hebrews DID have a wife, by name of Astoreth. It took a lot of time and effort to stamp out the worship of her, and this effort is chronicled in the Bible.

    Some people are born stupid, some have been made stupid, and some have made themselves stupid for the Kingdom of Heaven’s sake.

  6. thatdengfilipino says:

    And, good looking out at exploiting the enemy’s strategy. It’s important that we not fall into that type of reasoning.
    I don’t really watch PBS, but yes. It’s going down.

  7. “It’s (The Bible’s Buried Secrets) designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind…”

    The willingness to change one’s mind is not an indicator of intelligence. However, it is a good war to preempt your audiences reaction and basically tell them, “If you in anyway critique this or disagree you must be an ignorant knuckle dragging fundamentalist.”

    I assume this “documentary” will feature the usual line up of Jesus Seminar liberal theologians and scholars?

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