Jesus gets a fair shake from ABC?

Robert Louis Wilkin caught my attention on yesterday’s OpinionJournal with his article “The ABC of Holy Week.” Mixed in with his observations about ABC’s new documentary “Jesus and Paul: The Word and the Witness”, this caught me by surprise:

Some of the most thoughtful observations come from Jewish scholars — e.g., on the question of Jesus’ appearances to his disciples after his death. We cannot know exactly what happened, says one, but clearly something did happen, and it was this that gave birth to Christianity. [Emphasis added]

Amazing. No dismissive scoffing at half-baked Apostolic conspiracies to hoodwink gullible believers? The shockwaves from Mel Gibson’s “Passion of The Christ” continue to reverberate. Maybe I’ll give this thing a chance and watch it, Peter Jennings notwithstanding.

2 comments

  1. Doctor Bob

    The Jesus and Paul program aired by ABC was a new low in the career of Peter Jennings. What was the purpose of this show? To alienate Christians? That’s pretty much what it accomplished. Who were those supposed intellectuals anyway? I found myself watching the entire show just to see how low it would go. It went pretty low. Then to top it off I noticed that the program was written by none other than Peter Jennings.

  2. Puddle Pirate

    One of these days I’ve got to learn not to give that guy the benefit of the doubt. Didn’t he do a Jesus special a few years back that was pretty skewed too?
    Nice to have you aboard, Doc!