Tuesday, February 07, 2006

"Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war..."

In case you haven't noticed, Christians in the USA have been kicking some serious booty lately. Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ must have stirred up passions elsewhere. I mean, just ask the folks at NBC. They took it on the chin with that sordid attempt at high church drama known as The Book of Daniel. I thought having a woman bishop was bad enough, but then it got REALLY weird. Then, the perennial gay-way-or-the-high-way Will and Grace had to nix one episode (if for no other reason than that Brittany Spears wouldn't be that convincing). Meanwhile, on the silver screen (if you don't count what they've done to westerns; sorry, Oscar, that ain't "the cowboy way"...), we've had The Gospel co-starring the youngest Cosby Show daughter Keshia Knight Pulliam (who has turned out very nicely, thank you very much).

And then, coming up later this month...

Save me the aisle seat. And somebody say "Amen!"


Deacon Bill Burns said...


Sometimes you really can see God moving among us.

Thomas Coolberth said...

The issue with Book of Daniel was not a female Bishop. In whose mind was this an issue?

Some did not like the potrayals of Jesus, others did not like Daniel's smarmy, value-free attitude, others did like the morally ambiguous attitude of the children. I saw ten minutes of it and was kinda offended that they immediately showed Daniel's father (also an Episcopal priest) making aldulterous maneuvers to another woman (a female Episcopal Bishop.)

Oh well, in the end the show just displayed the inherent errors of Protestantism.

Anonymous said...

In Christian minds possessing a properly formed ecclesiology, perhaps?

And what does "cbzfderb" mean? That's word verification for you.