Monday, November 17, 2008


PBS is set to broadcast a program this week that says the Old Testament is a bunch of made-up stories that never happened. "The Bible's Buried Secrets", scheduled to air on Tuesday, November 18th, basically says that the Bible is not true.
Producer Paula Apsell says: "It's 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."

Really? Intelligent people?!?

Among highlights (or lowlights) of "The Bible's Buried Secrets":

- The Old Testament was written in the 6th century BC and hundreds of authors contributed.
- Abraham, Sarah and their offspring didn't exist.
- There is no 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.

Although PBS broadcasts some quality programming at times, this program is a perfect example of why I don't pledge money at tele-thon time.

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