Saturday, March 15, 2014

Not Whom You Wrongly Think It Looks Like

In "Casting the Devil Out of the Jesus Story," Craig S. Keener, writing for Christianity Today (February 25, 2014), informs us that a TV miniseries titled The Bible, which was "created and produced by husband and wife duo Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, was a 2013 sensation, raking in more than 100 million views" and being "nominated for three Emmy awards." Remarkably, I'd never heard of it, even though it raised some controversy:
But amid the hype came controversy. The same episode that debuted Jesus also included scenes with the devil . . . [and] some [people] were claiming that the actor who played Satan looked like President Obama.
Really? Let's take a look at the image provided by the History Channel:

Ummm . . . hmmm . . . well . . . uh . . . I don't think this image looks at all like President Obama. The actor plays a Satan who looks at least a decade older than Obama and has a chin wart. Those are two huge differences. Why, I bet in ten years, Obama still won't have a chin wart.

So, no, this looks nothing like Obama, not at all even close, because a whole decade is a long time.



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