I heard about this a few days ago when, while listening to Martin Bashir. His theology, well Reformed, was nearly as distasteful to me as Bill’s molestation of Jesus. So, when this started popping on my newsfeed, I thought I might take this time to respond.
Second, we all know Bill is writing a book on who killed Jesus. Now, NatGeo is going to produce a special on it. His previous “who killed who” books have been dismissed by historians and even by the facts. In his book on JFK, he claims to have been in one crucial spot when he really wasn’t. Bill O’Reilly is no historian. He is a poor mimic at best.
So, Bill is claiming that the situation then is like now. How quint. Bill misses more than a few things — such as Jesus was most likely seen as a leveler. Leveler’s, as you know, were more socialist than capitalist. It wasn’t about taxes — it was about the oppressive oligarchy. Ugh. I hate anachronism and here I am, doing it.
Jesus didn’t die because of taxes. At no point either in the Gospels or Paul do we see a Jesus who was a member of the Tea Party. For the life of me, I cannot understand why NatGeo would unabashedly produce such tripe. Will they even seek another opinion? I know a bunch of scholars ready to state the truth.
Wonder if I could send NatGeo my book?
Color me disgusted.