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Amph 'The Bible' Miniseries: Accurate or New Age teachings?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Green_Destiny_Sword, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    There was a show based on King David on NBC, though it only lasted a few episodes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_(U.S._TV_series)
     
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  2. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    It lasted the first season, just wasn't renewed. And it was set in modern times (though different countries/geography), and took a lot of creative liberties.
     
  3. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Carlos Santana's brother? OMG, if you move some letters around santana and drop some you get ........satan!
     
  4. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    For my money the best Biblical film is probably The Gospel According to St. Matthew, which is probably the most poetic, as well as the most accurate to gospel text and christian philosophy. Which is ironic because it was written and directed by a homosexual atheist who had no love for the Church.
     
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  5. Jabba-wocky

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    It wasn't set in different countries at all. They went out of their way to try and construct fictional analogues of Israel and Philistia. Even the deposed ruler Saul consulted with in prison can be seen to fit under the general rubric of the many tribes displaced during the original Hebrew conquest under Joshua.
     
  6. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    He also directed Salo....
     
  7. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Which is literally the only film featuring coprophilia to be taken seriously in film critic circles. Pasolini is that good.
     
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  8. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah they were set in different countries. It wasn't set in the United States or Israel, and it was with fictional geography and fictional countries. An alternative Earth in modern-like times. Of course there were allegories, that's what the show was about, but it wasn't a historical/biblical account of King Saul and King David.
     
  9. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Can't wait to see what they say about Lot and his daughters!
     
  10. Shadojoker

    Shadojoker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I agree...some acting is great but some is horrible..and some bad miscasting..leaving out a lot of subplots..its visually ok for a tv series..but I'm just 50/50 on it ..better than nothing.

    Hey Dt421..they left out what happened to Lot and his daughters after his wife turned into salt. It's pretty much a visual Cliffnotes of the Bible
     
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  11. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I saw the 3rd part last night (from the Babylonians taking Jerusalem to Jesus recruiting Peter), and I have to say that even though the actor looks a bit too much like the stereotypical Jesus, he really does seem to be great at depicting Jesus.
     
  12. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    They skipped right over that part, conveniently.
     
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  13. Shadojoker

    Shadojoker Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    People who laugh at Samson being black are the same who have a painting of Jesus &/or Mary with Blonde hair and blue eyes..gtf over yourself and racial hypocrisy...

    Some people aren't going be accurately portrayed but its fine with me..
     
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  14. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    to be fair to these hypothetical people, they did grow up looking at white Jesus...
     
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  15. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, not surprised really. :p
     
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  16. Green_Destiny_Sword

    Green_Destiny_Sword Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have to disagree. Joel Osteen does not even come close to preaching Biblical Christianity. And Rick Warren is also pretty out there, doctrinally.
     
  17. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't have any paintings of Jesus, but I do chuckle at the ones where Jesus looks Norwegian just as much as I do the ones where he looks anything other than Semitic.

    You clearly did not read my post. Osteen isn't totally sold out, but he is awfully close to it, never said a thing about him NOT being sold out. Warren is one which I have seen in person and on video many times as well as read some of his books. I really have yet to see much of anything he has said/done which is "out there, doctrinally." as you put it. The link from earlier was also quite vague and seemed to rely heavily upon cherrypicked quotes.
     
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  18. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    [face_rofl] Oh, hell... Let me think about this one. Oh, yeah, that's right, Noah didn't mention a dude who wasn't born until 2000 years later. His family should have thrown him off the ark and let him drown for blasphemy.
     
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  19. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    What they seem to be getting het up about is the assertion that Jesus's existence was (on some interpretations of Genesis) prophesised literally from the day Adam and Eve got chucked out of Eden, with the whole verse that talks about women and snakes supporting different football teams having enmity between them, and that one of Eve's descendants will crush the Devil beneath his feet. Ergo, supposedly anyone who worshipped God from the beginning knew about the prophecy. Noah not mentioning Jesus annoys them because their belief is that all Old Testament history was filled with people waiting and hoping for the Messiah, and that Noah should've said something like this to reflect it.

    It's a rather silly criticism of the TV series, particularly given (a) most of the prophecies around Jesus seem to derive from, y'know, prophets like Isaiah and friends who come along at least a good thousand years or so down the line and (b) speaking only for Karen Alexander's book The Case for God, even the people who were telling the Genesis story, or something similar to it, around campfires, sure as hell wouldn't have been taking it literally.
     
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  20. wannasee

    wannasee Jedi Master star 4

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    I've only seen the first twenty minutes of the first episode, but I don't see anything New Age about it.

    I just see biblical stories told from a modern liberal perspective.
     
  21. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Something I can agree with.

    We do that **** all the time.
     
  22. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Not really...

    I know about the prophecy interpretation, but that clearly wasn't the intention. It's not a prophecy, it's explaining why people and snakes don't get along well... saying how both Eve's descendents and the snake's descendents will always have trouble between them. And the Snake wasn't interpreted as the Devil until Jesus's time, if not later. I agree with your second part.
     
  23. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    ...Yes, I thought you might have a difficulty with the supporting of different football teams part, which is why I crossed it out. :D :D
     
  24. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    How are Semites a white people? I am sure Semites pre-date Europeans as do Iranians and Indans, isnt it a misnomer to call caucasians, caucasian didn't white people come to be around the Afganistan-Katazstan region?

    If accuracy is a must why not get an all Lebenonian or Kurdish cast?
     
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  25. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Because nobody would take it seriously if they didn't all speak with British accents.
     
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