Non-History on the History Channel

The History Channel is one of my favorites along with the Discovery Channel ect... but am I wrong in getting pissed off when I see programs like "In the footsteps of Jesus, The Way of the Cross" on the "History" channel? I understand that religion has played a large roll in shaping historical events, almost always in a negative way and usually resulting in the needless deaths of hundreds or thousands or in the case of the Holocaust, millions of people. But is there really a need to broadcast programs about a person (Jesus) whom there is no actual historical evidence that he ever existed? Never mind that a whole religion has been based on his "life and teachings" and oh by the way the new testament wasn't even written until almost Two Hundred years after his supposed death. I'm actually watching this crap right now, there are people explaining "historical" facts with titles like "Religious Scholar", it's an oxymoron. It literally makes my stomach turn, much like George W. Bush did.... wait, there is goes... apparently he still does.

But I digress, my point is that I feel the History Channel has devalued its self by airing shows on archeological finds that are then framed and fitted for the purposes of religion after the fact.

Feel free to tell me I'm full of shit.


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Comment by Andrew on January 23, 2009 at 1:50pm
yeah, "new evidence" like someone just photoshopped a new picture of bigfoot eating lunch with Elvis at the burgerking. It is comical, I'll give it that.
Comment by Leslee Love on January 23, 2009 at 1:21pm
I enjoy Cities of the Underworld, and of course the old torture devices (iron maiden!), the Universe and shows like that. I always laugh when they say they've got new evidence on the chupacabra, bigfoot, and such...and it's always the same bullshit!
Comment by Talibangelist on January 23, 2009 at 1:11pm
I wanted to be a myth-buster but you need an agent....
Comment by Andrew on January 23, 2009 at 1:07pm
Yeah, if they're going to do shows on crap like bigfoot put a disclaimer or as you said make it a "theme show." Then again, there's already a show called Myth-Busters which is one of the best shows on tv.
Comment by Talibangelist on January 23, 2009 at 12:59pm
those medieval torture devices are awesome or perhaps some more mummy stuff....never gets old

I think they were looking for super hogs the other day too

damned goat-suckers, bigfoots, skunk-apes, moth-men, Jersey devils, etc. history of pseudo-scientific creatures should be the theme
Comment by Leslee Love on January 23, 2009 at 12:44pm
Exactly! I mean, instead of searching for chupacabras and Noah's invisible ark, it would be nice to search for something a little more real.
Comment by marie on January 23, 2009 at 12:23pm
I feel the same way when they do the Nostradamus programs. Seriously, in all of human history there is nothing more interesting than this crap?
Comment by Leslee Love on January 23, 2009 at 9:24am
You are not full of shit. I agree. While I enjoy watching those shows (I am a huge HC fan), I wish they would show more on archaelogical findings, and history in general without all the Jesusy, religion stuff. It is quite interesting though, but I find myself chortling at how ridiculous it all is.



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