So, I watched this special on the Discovery Channel tonight-"The Real Jesus" it was called. I was kind of excited going in, just thinking that it would be interesting to watch. What was I thinking? I should have realized it was THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL!!!! Now, I like the Discovery Channel, don't get me wrong. But, of course, you're coming from the perspective of science when dealing with anything on there right? It was interesting from an archaelogical point of view, but when they start dissecting why Jesus might have taught the things he taught, and where his views might have come from, well let's just say it left a lot to be desired for me.
Of course they can't prove he's the Son of God, and they weren't really trying to do that. I don't think they were trying to disprove it either. I think they were just trying to establish the political climate of the time. What just really chapped my hide I guess is that they just didn't get it! They seemed to think that He just kind of dreamed up his entire gospel based on his human background, no clue did they have that the Gospel came from His father. Our father. That it was established long before Christ even began His mortal ministry. They hint that he just sort of picked up where John the Baptist left off, and took things from there. At one point some stupid comment was made that his "agenda" included free health care, free food and something else--I can't even remember the exact phrase anymore. It was just ridiculous to me.
Anyway,,,, I'm just SO grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!!!!!