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  1. It’s so good that Bill O’Reilly has done what no biblical scholar could…

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  2. Know More Than I Should

    The book may be less about Jesus than an attempt to resuscitate a divided, dying, and dysfunctional religion in an increasing secular world. In this regard, a dead Jesus is more useful than a living one. After all, he can be made into anything the author wishes. Nor is Jesus particularly unique.
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    E-mails are currently circulating which portray both James Madison and Thomas Jefferson as staunch men of Christian faith. Words have been put into their mouth that they would repudiate if they were still alive and able to do so.
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    Nor is any of this particularly new. In the world of entertainment, screen versions of the Cisco Kid and Zorro were vastly different from their original hardcopy predecessors. Hollywood even manged to clean up Wyatt Earp’s often unsavory reputation. Both film and television created a Western mythology far different from the reality.
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    The bottom line is that apologists and propagandists often find dead men useful for their purposes.

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