Big Screen Lies — Rock Band Stryper Exposes Bible Myths as the Church Endorses Them
What are the current “Big Screen Lies and Small Screen Attacks” that the church needs to seek out and destroy?
• Christians have low intelligence. Vulgar, money-grubbing pedophile clergy (South Park, The Simpsons).
• Heaven and angels are fiction (American Dad).
• Exploding rock monsters helped Noah build the ark. Noah wanted his grandchildren dead (Russell Crowe’s Noah).
• Noah was an insane drunk (NBC’s Noah’s Ark).
• Noah sold beer and animals. Moses stole Genesis from pagans. (The Discovery Channel).
• Noah’s Ark broke apart and sunk (The Discovery Channel).
• Abraham/Isaac sacrifice mocked (Family Guy).
• The Exodus miracles were faked (The Simpsons).
• Nativity scenes are evil (The Simpsons).
• Angels disguise themselves as children (The Bible: The Epic Miniseries).
• Jesus may have been the son of a Roman/Herodian soldier (The Nativity Story – 2006 film, In Search of Christmas documentary).
• Jesus faked miracles, sexualized crucifixion (Family Guy, American Dad).
• Jesus’ blood is delicious (Lil’ Bush).
• He (Jesus) was forced into ministry by his mother (Mary, Mother of Jesus).
• Jesus vanished from the cross or was eaten by animals (Jesus: The Complete Story, BBC/Discovery Channel).
• Jesus’ words from the cross are fiction (FOX’s Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus).
• Jesus was drugged to make him appear dead (Jesus: The Complete Story, BBC/Discovery Channel).
• Jesus walks up a mountain – no ascension to Heaven (AD: The Bible Continues).
• Peter became a disciple for the money (The Discovery Channel).
• Paul… (See more examples at www.DefendingTheBible.com)
Films that did strive for biblical accuracy include The Gospel of John, A.D. (1984, the original production), In the Beginning, The Story of Jacob and Joseph, Passion of the Christ and Peter and Paul. Admittedly these films aren’t perfect but didn’t couch their films with nonsensical, “creative license” disclaimers that allow straying from the biblical text for dramatic/script purposes such as this example, “this program is an adaptation of Bible stories. It endeavors to stay true to the spirit of the book” (The Bible: The Epic Miniseries).
Posted on November 9, 2015, in apologetics, Faith and Popular Culture and tagged Bible Myths, Big Screen Lies, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Family Guy, Killing Jesus, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Robot Chicken, Stryper, The Bible: The Epic Miniseries, The Complete Story. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.