It’s become a new Christian holiday tradition. Whether it’s Easter or Christmas we are bombarded with documentaries that try to debunk our faith. The latest is “Banned from the Bible” airing on the History Channel. The documentary treats the Gnostic Gospels and other pseudo-Scriptural books as equalivalent to the Bible, ignoring the supernatural reality of divine authorship, and even gives credence to some of the stories that these books purport to tell, including whether Jesus killed another child as a boy. It also opens the door to “new” books of the Bible being found.
All this does is sow doubt in people’s minds, making them more susceptible to baloney like “The DaVinci Code” and that awful movie from a few years ago, “Stigmata.” It makes people wonder what the Church is hiding from us and why, undermining people’s faith.
It’s curious that you don’t see the same debunking of, say, Islam. I wonder what would happen if the History Channel portrayed Mohammed in an unflattering light. We all know what would happen, so those courageous souls who make these documentaries attack nice safe targets like Christian belief. And then they air them on our holiest holidays, a further grind of the bootheel, another spit in the eye.