I’ll not be watching, since I am taking the year off from the absurd genre of religion/bible tv docu-mockeries. I only mention it because CNN has this little gem of ick in its ‘money’ section… which, whether they know it or not, is exactly the central concern of all these idiotic specials with their idiotic claims and poor scholarship.
Note too the little sentences at the bottom. I’ll go ahead and answer them for you – who cares, and nothing.
TV specials around Easter and Christmas are always the most sensationalistic and ridiculous. This is, no doubt, just the first of many this year.
NB- No, I haven’t seen it. Yes, I am within my rights to criticize it because I’ve seen enough of these things to know what’s going to happen. There will be an outlandish claim followed by a talking head from the fringe of scholarship or of the anti-theistic sort followed by a fundamentalist’s opinion followed by another ridiculous claim… etc. At the end of the day balanced scholarship will be absent. It’s always absent. So, yes, I am within my rights to mock not only the individual special but the entire genre.