The second largest British television broadcaster behind the BBC is set to air the following “documentary”:
“There was no manger, Christ is not the Messiah, and the crucifixion never happened. A forthcoming ITV documentary will portray Jesus as Muslims see him. With the Koran as a main source and drawing on interviews with scholars and historians, the Muslim Jesus explores how Islam honors Christ as a prophet but not as the son of God.”
Scholars? Historians? Is this historical? People will believe anything but the Bible. And they’ll consult everyone except Biblical scholars who believe in the Biblical account of Christ’s historicity. In that respect, this is no different than American television.
“… The one-hour special, commissioned and narrated by Melvyn Bragg, is thought to be the first time the subject has been dealt with on British television… He denies the program will divide communities. Raised as an Anglican, he describes the documentary as thoughtful and well researched. ‘I hope it will provoke among Muslims the feeling they are included in television.’”
I wonder what feeling he hopes it will provoke in Jesus? I wonder if He’ll feel “included,” seeing He’s being presented as someone other than who He truly is, that is, as a “Muslim Jesus,” as not being the God-man, as not being the Messiah, nor as having died an atoning death.
If Christians were as violent and extremest as Muslims are over cartoons of Mohammed, would this film dare to have been made? I guess “documentaries” of this sort only “divide communities” when they attack anything other than Christ and Christianity. It’s never offensive or divisive to disparage the Biblical account of things, especially when it comes to the person of Jesus Christ.
It shouldn’t, but it still amazes me that other people’s “faiths” and views are treated with care and respect, but Christian’s views are disparaged and lampooned without any shame. Jesus said it would be this way, though.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15:18-19)
(HT: Tom Gross)
Meanwhile, after refusing action for weeks, the BBC has finally removed a slur from its website about Jesus being a ‘bastard’. This remark stood unadressed by the BBC despite many calls from various religious groups to remove it, AND while at the same time almost immediately removing any comments that appeared to be in even the slightest degree offensive to Muslims.
Double standards, anyone?