Belief & Religion

Public Schools Mulling Bible Literacy Class

Jan 27, 2006
The high school course on the Bible's influence on society would be an elective storyIt's such an obvious end run around the Constitution's Establishment Clause that we'll hold fire But check this: The course textbook contains a boxed feature that shows how the Bible was used "to justify and even encourage anti-Semitism" Wow! A whole boxed feature? We wonder if there's a footnote about that whole Spanish Inquisition thing .

Black Jesus Film Will Make Waves

Jan 21, 2006
The world's "first black Jesus movie" will premier at Sundance this Sunday. "Son of Man," directed by Mark Dornford-May, portrays Christ as a modern African revolutionary and "aims to shatter the Western image of a placid savior with fair hair and blue eyes." | story See Truthdig's "Jesus: The Man, The Myth" by the Rev. Madison Shockley for background on the historical Jesus and representations of "the Christ."
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