Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yes. Her Name Was Asherah

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," speed-blogging today! Please keep visiting this site. We're only temporarily stalled -- not shelved. Big difference in the two.

Here's a copy of an email I just received from one of the weird women I can't seem to shake from my church lady days:

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), probably the most liberal network in America, will present a program this fall that says the Old Testament is a bunch of made-up stories that never happened. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" says the Bible is not true. It is scheduled to air on November 18.
Producer Paula Apsell said: "...It's (The Bible's Buried Secrets) designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind. …it will give intelligent people who want to read the Bible in a modern way a chance. If we insist on reading the Bible literally, in 25 years, nobody will read it any longer."
Among highlights of "The Bible's Buried Secrets":
• The Old Testament was written in the sixth century BC and hundreds of authors contributed.

• Abraham, Sarah and their offspring didn't exist.
• There is no archaeological evidence of the Exodus.
• Monotheism was a process that took hundreds of years.
• The Israelites were actually Canaanites.
• The Israelites believed that God had a wife.
I have often said that PBS should not receive tax dollars. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is simply one more reason Congress should stop supporting PBS with our tax dollars. Congress gives PBS hundreds of millions of tax dollars to help support the network.
For more information,
go here.
Sincerely, Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association


We haven't heard much from Pastor Wildman ... err ... Wildmon in awhile. But it's always nice when we do. Actually I think these PBS folks are on to something. Apparently they've been rooting around in Yahweh's closet and found the abundant evidence that Yahweh had an ex-wife and that the Red Sea didn't part.

Now, see, I can't understand why Pastor Wildman is crackin on PBS. If it turns out the Old Testament is partly fiction -- and that part includes how Yahweh went rampaging against all those Egyptian babies, thereby violating their Right to Life, why, that would just be great for a lotta birds.

FROM ANNE
NOPLACE IN PARTICULAR

5 comments:

Nettle said...

I read along thinking, "hmm, that sounds really interesting, I'll have to watch that!" and thinking how great it was that your church lady friend seemed so open to actual, you know, history - I had to reread to get that this was supposed to be a bad thing.

Jaspenelle Stewart said...

Can't wait to watch it! :-D

BBC said...

Asherah

That name is amusing my mind.

sageweb said...

Oh I so want to watch it...maybe I should email them and tell them how exciting it is they are showing such a great program.

Pom said...

These are actually pieces of information that have been out there for a long time. It's now going to conveniently air on PBS in a concentrated format, but it's hardly "new" information. Simcha Jacobovici has been covering this territory really well in a series of TLC and Discovery channel shows. Certainly worthy watches!

The unfortunate thing for the monotheists is that their foundations are very shaky. Prove something to be inaccurate and suddenly the entire house of cards falls. "In the wind and rain your scripture disintergrates and falls apart - my scripture IS the wind and rain"