“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -
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Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Christian Thoughts - Issue #6 - The History Channel and The Bible

I'm not going to say much in today's segment, just a short opinionated statement.  Ryan and I have watched the most acclaimed, most critiqued story of the Bible since The Ten Commandments and The Passion of The Christ - The History Channel's, "The Bible".  We have been watching it for over a month now, and we've thoroughly enjoyed it.

Now, I know most of you straight folks are asking, "Why are these two gays, "Ryan and I" watching a series that condemns homosexuality?"  But ye of little faith, behold your judgement.  Need I remind you that the Bible contains 6 admonishments to Homosexuals and 362 to Heterosexuals? But that's besides the point - Roma Downey (Touched by Angel) and Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, Celebrity Apprentice) have done a decent job with the show.

Sure, they could have chosen another actor to play Satan instead of someone that looked like our President, and used someone a little darker to play Jesus, instead of the hot, Abercrombie model they chose to use; But then conservatives wouldn't have watched it, and liberals would have shunned it.  And just so you know - while The History Channel has garnered the most viewers it has ever collected in it's lifetime, the producers of the show love our President, are Christian and have contributed to the Democratic Party.  Now that I've clarified that, run, hypocritcal Christians, run!!!!

The Bible, covers as much as it can in such a short span. It's almost impossible to make a movie or series that would cover every aspect of the Bible, but you could obviously tell Burnett and Downey were trying to link the story of Jesus from the very Beginning.  Tonight we watch the series Finale, as our savior will die for all your sins.  

Oh and mine and Ryan's too. :-)
 

7 comments:

Rock Crawford via Facebook said...

why would they have used someone darker to play Jesus?

Peter Flores said...

umm, probably because Jesus wasn't European or Portuguese for that matter. Just sayn'.

Rock Crawford via Facebook said...

wasn't he Jewish?

Peter Flores said...

Yep. But come to think of it, we don't really know what Jesus looked like, there are no physical descriptions of him in the Bible, or the history books. When I wrote the post this morning, I was just trying to convey that he probably wasn't fair-skinned like most people wish him to be. No one will ever know; Unless you're a believer, then someday you will :-)

Ryan said...

Most middle eastern men do not look like the all American boy next door, but God forbid if they did make Jesus actually look like he was from that part of the world I'm sure the far right would be calling for the crucifixion of the show's creators for making Jesus look like a Muslim. Just saying.

Rock Crawford via Facebook said...

@Peter, yeah...that's kind of my point. You can't really cry foul about a deity's skin tone when no one alive has any idea what he looked like. The whole thing is silly.

Peter Flores said...

And hence the title to this series. "My Christian Thoughts".

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