Wednesday, July 23, 2008

PBS - "The Bible's Buried Secrets"

Well, for a long time now I've known that you can't just sit your children or yourself in front of PBS and expect everything to be just wonderful (contrary to their commercials where parents talk about how all the shows are so great and they can put their children in front of PBS and let them watch w/o worrying about the content, yada yada yada).

Yesterday I heard about this new show coming out on PBS - seems to be one of those weeks for me to hear too much news and none of it good. Maybe this is why I stopped watching the news years ago. Well, it's one reason - the other is that little Miss E learned to read before she turned 3 and I couldn't even watch the news w/the sound off because she could read all the captions!

I digress.

Here's the latest from the American Family Association website:

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), probably the most liberal network in America, will present a program this fall that says the Old Testament is a bunch of made-up stories that never happened. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" says the Bible is not true. It is scheduled to air on November 18.

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."

Among highlights of "The Bible's Buried Secrets":

• 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.

I have often said that PBS should not receive tax dollars. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is simply one more reason Congress should stop supporting PBS with our tax dollars. Congress gives PBS hundreds of millions of tax dollars to help support the network.

For more information, go here.

I agree!

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