I am really enjoying the History Channel miniseries, “The Bible.” It’s been very interesting and in my opinion, well produced. I’ve tried to tune out friends, within my own faith, who want to nitpick particular theology. Hey, it’s a film. Its’ a shame that the production was tarnished last night.
Last night Satan tempting Jesus Christ during his 40-day fast was in part 3. At the time, I didn’t notice a resemblance between Old Scratch and our current president, but it seems there is one. This photo from last night’s episode looks like President Obama as perceived by the small paranoid fringe out there that believes Obama is the antichrist. Google it, the nutzoids who can’t distinguish between political differences and biblical theories are out there. Glenn Beck was all over it today.
This is not a slam on Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, a respected actor from Morocco who played Satan on the miniseries. The blame is on the creators. Mark Burnett, who deserves credit for producing the show, is not an idiot. He must have seen the resemblance. He should have exercised due diligence. It mars an otherwise good production.