February 09, 2006

The "Book of Daniel" In the Dumpster--Yeah!

The Book of Daniel was a new television series that went belly up after three appearances. There is much to be said about what the airing of such a program says about our culture.

This show, starred Aidan Quinn, as a vexed, pill-popping Priest married to an alcoholic wife. Together they were raising a sleeping-around 16 year old son, a drug pushing daughter, and the priest’s secretary was sleeping with the Bishop’s sister-in-law. That was bad enough but interspersed throughout the show, Jesus would pop up in the most unlikely places giving advice that was anything but Biblical.

The show’s creator, Jack Kenney, called his work, “A solid family drama, with lots of humor…” The “humor” if you can call it that, was at the expense of devout Christians who take their faith seriously. But the Christians didn’t start setting buildings on fire, stampeding through the streets and trampling people to death shouting death to the United States.

I am referring of course to Muslims who are rioting over a vapid cartoon portrayal of a man even if he is an esteemed holy man by Muslims worldwide.
Comparing the offenses is, frankly, offensive; there really is no comparison.

In the Book of Daniel, we had, not just one badly drawn image of a Christian icon, we had hour-long dramas depicting Jesus as a 60’s Haight-Ashbury type with the brain power and moral compass of a sewer rat.

And Jesus, unlike Muhammad, isn’t just an important religious figure; He is very God and said, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.” (John 12:48) The Muslims of the world have a lot more to be concerned about, it seems, than a silly cartoon.

Ah, but the “Book of Daniel” was cancelled, “due to many reasons” said Kenny.

Baloney! It was cancelled because sponsors recognized what a piece of trash the show was and heard from Christians. Not the fear of the loss of life, but the loss of the almighty dollar and NBC lost millions as sponsor after sponsor pulled out.

Well, sports fans, the world is indeed heating up and it is indeed getting curiouser and curiouser. Are you ready for what lays ahead?


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