Who is watching History Channel's, "The Bible"? It is a mini-series that started up last night. It is mildly entertaining. One of the angels from the Sodom and Gomorrah story was a martial arts wizard with dual daggers that slaughtered people in his way while Lot's family fled the city. Later we see Pharaoh was played by a load mouth who screamed like a WWE wrestler. I couldn't place him though. The liberties taken in the show crack me up. I am familiar with the Bible's teachings with all these stories, but seeing this presentation puts the absurdity of the divine nature of the stories in to front and center. It's points are that this God notion was started by one man, Abraham. It also points out how God continually abandons its people. Do you think God has abandoned his people today yet again? Abraham's people were given to Pharoah for 400 years of slavery. For being chosen, why do you think God allows them to be persecuted so much and often throughout history? Between Malachai and Christ came, his people waited another 400 years. That's 4-8 generations total of people who are having the same discussions that we are having right now about "Is there a God?" From Christ's death to now is about double the amount of time of abandonment than the two periods combined. Why does God abandon his people? Some might argue that he does not abandon everyone. But, the point is, as a group of people, they are left to their own devices for hundreds of years at a time. Why do this to people? Why submit them to doubt, sin, and evil without giving them something more than words to believe in?