Ray Rider wrote:lol jk, seriously though, it's a pretty funny coincidence.
You seriously think this is "just a cooincidence"?
Apparently you have not visited many conservative Christian or right wing sites lately. According to many, Obama IS Satan.
Jesus finds that hilarious:
Although History raised
eyebrows for the controversial casting of a President Obama-esque Satan in The Bible mini-series, the actor who plays Jesus calls the situation "hilarious."
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"I don't think that's controversial at all, I think that's so funny," Diogo Morgado told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's just funny."
Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, who plays the devil, "did a nice job and it was awesome and never -- not even for one second -- were we even thinking about that, so I think it's hilarious," said Morgado. "At the same time, I think it's just a sign of how successful the show is" because people are paying attention to "silly things."
lol sorry, I couldn't resist.
Juan_Bottom wrote:The shows head producers are actually conservative Christians who made a show about the Bible's version of history on a supposedly educational channel about real history.
Makes you think... "are these the most trustworthy of people?"
Meh, I don't see any problem with a history channel producing a series dramatizing one of the most influential books in history. Besides, 2.2 billion people around the globe either consider it to be a historical book or at least contain sections of historical narrative (and that's not including the Jews who believe the Old Testament and the Muslims who also believe parts of it). I'm curious to see if this series will become as popular as the old Jesus film from the early 80s. Last I heard, that one had been translated into over 1000 languages and counting.
I was reading a bit about the series and I guess on opening night it garnered the largest cable-television audience of 2013
so far, even beating American Idol. I bought the first two episodes on iTunes to check it out for myself, and of course it's easy to criticize parts--for example the CGI effects could've been better, costumes more realistic (not brand new clothing), and more culturally realistic characters (darker skinned, more like the Arabs of today)--however I would say the series is pretty good, especially when compared to a lot of the cheesy movies that conservative/Christian organizations produce. I'll definitely buy the whole series when it's released on DVD.