Letters from the Lunar Outpost

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
- Virginia Woolf, English Novelist and Essayist (1882-1941)


The premier of the History Channel’s The Bible attracted 13.1 million viewers, topping American Idol’s 12.8 million viewers on Wednesday of the same week. The ratings have confounded Hollywood’s biggest decision-makers.

source: Daily Mail

The article goes on to say how bewildered the critics must be in seeing the results after giving this epic miniseries a collective review of “mediocre”. (Maybe it’s because no one cares what you smug and faithless critics think?)

For the critics who panned this great production as anything other than brilliant, I hope you are all recoiling in horror at the ratings that are coming in.

The Bible beats American Idol!

How beautiful is that? Maybe there is hope for America after all.

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5 Responses to Bible Beats Idol!

  • When you pray for a revival, anything can happen!

  • My son is a little disappointed in the series because he is such a Bible student. My hope is that this series will create an interest in many to find out more. There is so much of the Bible that the producers were unable to put into the series. I see that many people are a little shocked by the violence and feel it is too much for children. It was a violent time; we have tried to smooth out history; pretend humans were always so much nicer. Maybe we need more reality.

    • I can share some of your son’s disappointment over certain parts being skipped over, but I can also imagine what a daunting task it be to be given the opportunity to bring The Bible to tens of millions of viewers and then tell them, oh by the way, you have to bring it alive from Genesis to Revelations and you have ten hours to work with. Yikes! Ten hours is a generous production for the History Channel to offer, but it’s must be an incredible difficult allotment to work with when it comes to telling the entire story.

      And you’re right, I’ve been amazed at how much more powerfully I’ve been struck by some of the visuals of the violence that may have washed over me just a bit in reading the printed word of the Holy Book.

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