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A.D. Does Not Continue the Bible!

So as most folks know, yesterday, April 5, 2015, was what is called “Easter Sunday”. As is the tradition, in America, one television station has to air Cecil B. De Mille's famous film, “The Ten Commandments”, starring Charlton Heston. At the same time, one of our local stations (Austin, Texas) chose to air a new series called “A.D. The Bible Continues”. Broke with tradition and decided to watch the new program.

Don't want to sound disrespectful but ... that show is a joke!!!

First of all, my bad! Thought it was going to be an epic masterpiece, a one time 2 or 3 hour movie like The Ten Commandments. NOT! Turns out, it's a series. Meaning? Meaning you have tune back in, each week, for the continuing story.

So! At the end of the first episode, the last “hook line” in the script to get you to watch the show next week was: “The tomb is open and the body of the Nazarene is gone!” (May not be an exact quote.)

I'm thinking to myself: 'No way!!! This is a series???!! Have to wait another week to tune in and watch this unholy garbage??!!! This is an outrage!!!”

Seriously folks. Don't know if any of you saw this TV show but this production has got to be the most historically inaccurate, unbiblical presentation of a Bible story ever made!!

Closing out this short post with the question that is no doubt on the mind of anybody who watched the first episode of “A.D. The Bible Continues”.

  • QUESTION: Who's the black guy??!! (O.o)

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Links of Interest:

Sunday TV: 'Ten Commandments,' 'Odyssey' | USA Today

A.D. The Bible Continues | Hollywood Reporter

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JohnRoberts wrote on April 6, 2015, 2:23 PM

This series is a sequel to highly successful The Bible miniseries from last year. Roma Downey and Mark Burnett produced them both including last week's The Dovekeepers.

FourWalls wrote on April 6, 2015, 2:38 PM

I don't want to sound close-minded, but based on everything I have seen from "Hollywood" over the past 30-35 years regarding Biblical stories (and, like you, the mistake I made by watching them), I wouldn't waste my time. I think the last reverential treatment of a Biblical story was probably "King of Kings" (which aired yesterday on Turner Classic Movies). Now all the Biblical stories are "revisionist" or "this is a myth" or "how can we mock the faith of over two billion people living on this planet?" They'd never treat Muslims' beliefs that way.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 6, 2015, 3:21 PM

Figures. Just like me to miss out on the prequel miniseries. You say it was successful? Gonna have to go look for it. Vaguely remember it being advertised. But I do know I didn't watch it.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 6, 2015, 3:30 PM

Well I never expect much from Hollywood when it comes to closely following a biblical account. But I keep hoping to be surprised. Mind you, there is no shortage of high caliber actors and actresses in this A.D. TV series. So a viewer can't complain about bad acting. To the contrary. Great acting!! Others may disagree with me, but I'm entitled to my opinion. This series goes in my box labeled "For Entertainment ONLY".

rosepetal wrote on April 6, 2015, 4:21 PM

I will say that I was somewhat disappointed. Of course they flew by quite a bit. I'm not sure I'll continue to watch. Maybe I'll save the old thing on DVR and watch it all at one time.

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Alexandoy wrote on April 6, 2015, 6:50 PM

History is replete with errors. Obviously, the historian had editorialized his reportage.

xstitcher wrote on April 6, 2015, 6:58 PM

I don't trust anything from Hollywood when it comes to the Bible, FourWalls.

msiduri wrote on April 6, 2015, 10:30 PM

Hollywood is entertainment, not education. Even the History Channel has given into UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster and Big Foot. Not to be taken seriously.

morilla wrote on April 7, 2015, 3:00 AM

Even "The Ten Commandments" has some, potential, technical errors vis a vis history and theology. The difference is that the respect and reverence for both the audience and the original material is clearly evident. The same does not necessarily hold true for the more 'modern' stuff. The 'story' and the 'message' are sacrificed or 'modified' to not only appeal to a broader audience, but to make it 'unique' and demonstrate an 'awareness' of modern interpretations, 'understanding,' and sensitivities. In short, rather than portraying the story and conveying the message, they try to conform it to the World's views, opinions, and proclivities; exactly the opposite of the original agenda. In other words, rather than bringing the original story to the screen, a 'modern interpretation' of 'acceptable portions' of the original story is pieced together.

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cmoneyspinner wrote on April 7, 2015, 12:34 PM

Errors, omissions, mistakes, misrepresentations, a bunch of wrong stuff, some fiction ... but still there were 7 kings who started the Roman empire. Can't prove they didn't!! :)

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 7, 2015, 12:39 PM

Yeah. But I've been educated while being entertained. Nevertheless (this is how it is in America), when the same company that runs the entertainment business and makes movies, also owns the news media outlets that should objectively report the facts, the lines might get "blurred". Not saying that's what happening. Just saying it's a "possibility".