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The Ark: BBC 1 (30 March 2015)

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I promised to review this one-off programme, The Ark shown on BBC1 on Monday 30 March 2015.

Is it not the way of things... pen and paper to hand, my TV began to experience massive glitches and 'freezing' of both vision and sound!! (Something to do with weather) and I missed huge chunks of the film.

So, I can only offer a VERY brief observation of what I managed to see.

The first is the TV blurb itself, which inadvertently warned of the programme's coming problems!

It said: "Epic one-off drama telling the story of Noah: a man who risks everything to save the people he loves. A retelling of the classic tale, fusing elements from the Bible and Qur'an."

There you have it in a nutshell. Typical BBC hatred for the genuine biblical message and an insult to genuine Christians.

1. It did not tell the story of Noah – it gave a very skewed novel-writer's approach to the biblical facts.

2. Noah did not "risk everything" – he faithfully obeyed God and knew he would not lose anything, but would gain God's care, help and rewards.

3. It was NOT his aim to save those he loved – Noah did what he did out of obedience to God! That he also saved his family was just a bonus.

4. Calling it a "classic tale" is another way of calling it a myth, which it was, and is, not.

5. And fusing Bible and Qur'an is a major insult to Christians and God. Mohammed plagiarised huge parts of the Old Testament/Torah so as to mix it with his odd ideas of what life is and Who God is. And he got it all wrong! Where the Qur'an agrees with the Old Testament there can be no argument. But, where it says something different from the Old Testament, the Qur'an has got it wrong. Simple as that. In other words we cannot 'fuse' Bible and Qur'an!

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50 Shades...

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Every Christian ministry has produced a long detailed report on the film '50 Shades of Grey'

So, here's my two penny worth...

It is just sin. And Christians have no business watching it, or reading the book.

To do so would be to tarnish a claim to faith, with the desire to watch pornography.

I don't need to see the film or read the book – there are plenty of summaries around.

It is just one of several thousand similar films produced every year by pornographers.

It is simple – don't go to the cinema to watch it. Don't watch a video in secret.

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First Assessment of ‘The Bible’ series on Channel 5

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So, I watched the first episode of ‘The Bible’, (Sat.30th Nov, Channel Five). It was billed as authentically close to the original. My first reaction was to think “Here we go again!” and I sat there with writing pad at the ready! Need I have worried?

It all depends on how ‘close’ this closeness to the original is supposed to be. For me the question is, “Is it scriptural, or not?”

The sponsor of the series (five episodes in total) is a website called ‘What’s in the Bible?’ and I must admit to being very disappointed. Why? Because it used children to offer cute ideas about what the bible contains, and a cartoon character to narrate.

For a genuine attempt to teach what scripture says to adults, this is not the approach to use! It implies that what is to follow is just a kind of cartoon, or a mere story.  Charismatics and progressives will love the series of course, but I am very reserved after watching the first episode. And, to add to this, advertisements in the breaks were by Spring Harvest, which hardly represents sound biblical teaching.

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BBC – Reliable as ever in its wrongness!

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BBC 4, "Rome: A History of the Eternal City".

Well, you'd never have guessed it – the BBC got it wrong yet again!

With seamless intellectual nonsense the presenter and historian of BBC 4 'Rome: A History of the Eternal City' , Simon Sebag Montefiore, talked of Peter being the first pope, and that he was in Rome. No proof, just a bald statement! (That's how academics work it nowadays – no need to prove anything; just follow the PC line, even if it is stupid.

Everything else in the programme was founded on that simple, unsubstantiated statement. Yet, the whole self-assumed authority of Rome depends entirely on this claimed 'fact'... but, look at the ACTUAL facts and you won't find these 'facts' exist at all!

There is NO EVIDENCE other than contemporary hearsay, that Peter was ever in Rome. There is certainly no evidence that he was the first pope, or Rome's first bishop. If anything, these accolades should go to Paul, who WAS in Rome. But, Catholics don't like Paul, because his work denounces Rome and its falsity! So, they chose Peter.

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Channel 4 will broadcast a call to idolatry worship of Allah during Ramadan

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Ralph Lee, the head of Channel Four’s (TV) channel factual programming, gleefully announced they would broadcast a Muslim call to prayer, every morning  at 3:00 am throughout Ramadan (for 30 days) which begins on Tuesday 9 July 2013. (The Guardian, 2 July 2013)

Ralph Lee told the Radio Times it would act as a form of provocation aimed at those associating Islam with extremism.

He also suggested that Ramadan was of more interest to viewers than "blanket coverage" of Royal events. (BBC News, 2 July 2013) (Daily Mirror, 2 July 2013).

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