I’ve watched the episode from yesterday morning (with thanks to the cool program called Expat Shield which lets folk outside Britain watch British tv) and I have two words- big disappointment.
That disappointment isn’t aimed at the atheist side of the panel, but the Chrisitan. Surely the BBC could have assembled a brighter panel of experts. They needed a systematic theologian, a Christian philosopher, and a Biblical scholar who holds to the Christian faith. Instead they had a panel that they seemed to pick up off the streets of Manchester after the pubs closed on Saturday night.
Francesca did a good job. I could have done a good job on the other side. So could Christian Brady or Robert Cargill, or any of a couple of hundred biblical scholars I can think of. The next time the BBC has one of these things they should ask someone who actually knows the subject. Otherwise, it just looks like the deck is stacked.
- Francesca Stavrakopoulou on BBC’s ‘Big Questions’ (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Big Questions… Stacked Decks… Predetermined Answers (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)