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07-27-2008, 12:02 PM
PBS: Be More...Suspicious of the Bible

Why Do Colleges Have Heathens Like Carol Meyers, a religion professor at Duke University.Teaching religion ?

Abraham, Sarah and their offspring probably didn't exist,

"How About Ishmael and Hagar ?Be Careful What You Say,It Could Cost You your Head !"

Liberals often insist on the separation of church and state, but they’d really like to go further to separating the church from everything. That principle oozes into PBS, where a forthcoming Nova documentary insists the Bible is full of fables, not history. Orlando Sentinel TV critic Hal Boedeker reported from a PBS publicity session for TV critics: Abraham didn't exist?

The Exodus didn't happen? The Bible's Buried Secrets, a new PBS documentary, is likely to cause a furor.

"It challenges the Bible's stories if you want to read them literally, and that will disturb many people," says archaeologist William Dever,... snip

The Nova program will premiere Nov. 18. PBS presented a clip and a panel discussion at the summer tour of the Television Critics Association.

The program says the Bible was written in the sixth century BC and that hundreds of authors contributed.

"At least the first five books of the Bible come together during the Babylonian exile," says producer Gary Glassman.

The program challenges long-held beliefs. Abraham, Sarah and their offspring probably didn't exist, says Carol Meyers, a religion professor at Duke University.

"These stories are unlikely to represent real historical events, but rather there's some kernel of ancient experience in there which has survived and which helps give identity to the people at the time the Bible finally took shape centuries and centuries later," Meyers says.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2008/07/27/pbs-be-more-suspicious-bible