I could not believe it. My expectation of Fox News is Zero News and in the sewer. I refuse to watch it for a second. Classic Rupert Murdoch. Based on some experience, I know that many politicians and Fox News "reporters" cannot possibly believe what they say. Rick Santorum and college is my favorite college. Will his children not go to college? No, they will end up at the highest ranked and swankiest elitest school.
Most Americans do not know basic civics. They have no clue how the government works. There was a time centuries ago when TV news and newspapers informed Americans. It helped to level the class playing field in America. There is nothing that brilliant about how America functions. You just need to know some basic cultural facts. The very people who should be sober and place things in perspective are now whoring themselves for ratings. It is not only FOX. I see the same trend at progressive news outlets. FOX does it on a greater and more sordid scale.
Jesus was a Jew. He could not write anything about Christianity. Everything in the book is factual and no news. I learned the basics forty years ago. Also, where did she go to school to not know that outsiders shed the best light on your own culture. We all have biases about our own culture b/c we are in the culture.
I wanted to cry and shoot her with a gun. The one good thing is that Zealot now tops the NYT Bestseller List. Her stupidity, which is not stupidity but pandering to the lowest elements, guaranteed that the author will make a large fortune. Not every Jesus book makes No. 1.
I read The Last Temptation of Christ in college. It transformed me. I loved it. When I heard Scorcese was making a film, it shocked me. How could he get financing? I was going to be in the first showing in NY before the rest of the country. The RC Cardinal of New Yorker held a press conference and ordered all Catholics not to see the film on a severe penalty. Well, that clinched it for thousands of New Yorkers, esp. Roman Catholics. When I arrived at the legendary theatre, about ten ethnic RCs were protesting in a loudspeaker. So many people showed up to see the film based on the Cardinal's recommendation that it took me six hours to get in to see it. The lines were so long. Part of it was very sad. The poor people were protesting. Everyone waiting on line (inline) wore designer jeans and were reading hardcover NYT bestsellers, the Sunday NYT, or the New Yorker. It boils down to class not religion in almost all cases.