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View Diary: Why the Upset? On the History Channel Jesus is a White Surfer Guy and Satan Looks Like Barack Obama (263 comments)

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  •  You know what might have been an interesting (1+ / 0-)
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    creative decision? To cast the same actor as both Jesus and Satan. The Son of Man could favor light-colored garments while the Prince of Darkness would be outfitted in dark hues.

    Think White Swan, Black Swan, for example, or of beautiful and handsome evil people the world has known.

    Of course, it would have been equally interesting for Satan to have used some Klingon prosthetics and to be eight feet tall.

    •  In the version of Hell that was More Popular (1+ / 0-)
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      Didn't that kind of happen? Or was it a Gospel they left out.

      That is Hell was kind of like a waiting place, and actually there was a secret . . . Jesus was going to come get you anyways.

      But, that kind of messed up the message they wanted.

      That was what I took from some series about Constantine's commission of the creation of one text, where it seemed like totally arbitrary decisions were made as to which (leaving out the Gospel of Mary because how could a woman have such an important place!, putting in the Book of Revelations (a non-popular text), ie not just using what most all accepted, some and then random stuff most did not, and then like letters that had they known were going to end up in a Holy book they probably would not have written).

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