New CBS Sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ Decried as ‘Hollywood Mockery of Christians’

Despite its producers stated intentions not to be offensive, but to bring religion into primetime television, a blasphemous new sitcom on CBS called “Living Biblically” is being decried as a “Hollywood mockery of Christians” and in need of prayer itself.

The show is based on the book “The Year of Living Biblically,” written by A.J. Jacobs, an agnostic Jew who makes fun of certain parts of the Torah that he finds odd and concludes that “fundamentalists may claim to take the Bible literally, but they actually just pick and choose certain rules to follow.”

Producer Patrick Walsh told Fox News earlier this month that he met with Jacobs, who advised that he wanted to create a comedy show about religion. He expressed enthusiasm about the result: a story about a man who loses his best friend and learns his wife is having a baby, sparking the desire to try to be a “better man” and live by what he reads in the Bible.

He regularly meets with a Roman Catholic priest and a rabbi, referred to as the “God squad,” in a local bar to receive direction.

“That was the intent, to do a show that was not preachy and off-putting to people who do not practice religion, but also very respectful and welcoming to those that do,” Walsh explained. “A big part of my pitch was that 84 percent of the world aligns itself with religion, and yet there’s nothing on television for people of faith.”

“The only times you hear it mentioned is things like Bill Maher, which is extremely critical, and the other end of the spectrum are movies like ‘God’s Not Dead’ and ‘Left Behind,’ which are successful, but I think they’re so pious and solemn that they’re off-putting to a general audience,” he opined. “They’re usually just successful amongst religious people.”

However, in the broadcast, after the main character, Chip Curry, advises his wife that he wants to do a “soul cleanse” until their baby arrives, she exclaims, “I’m not throwing out my rap albums. You know how much I love my filthy, filthy sex rap.”

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When he tells his wife, an atheist, that it’s important to have faith, she asks why God made super gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease. Moments later, Curry tells his wife that if his quest goes beyond the nine months, according to the Bible, he cannot touch her while she is menstruating and that if she gets “crabby,” he has to go live in the desert.

“You know, it’s just Bible stuff,” Curry says.

A laugh track follows.

The show also proceeds to make a mockery of Curry’s knowledge that an acquaintance is committing adultery, as he proceeds to throw a rock at the man’s head and runs away to avoid being arrested. Curry also believes that the Bible says not to wear mixed fabrics of any kind.

Visiting the confessional, he tells the priest about his accomplishments, and receives the admonition, “Go to church and be good. It’s enough.” When asked if he has anything to confess, Curry states that he swears a lot. The priest then provides several substitute curse words that Curry can use, but notes that it is “incredibly unsatisfying” to say them instead.

Schimmel

“If CBS were honest, the series would more accurately be titled ‘Living Blasphemously,’ as it is simply more Hollywood mockery of Christians, God’s word and the Lord Jesus Christ,” writes Joe Schimmel, pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California and host of the documentary “Hollywood’s War on God.”

“The script for Living Biblically reads like it has been written by your typical, cynical, atheistic, internet trolls, as the story lines feed into almost every stereotypical caricature of Christianity that we find on the World Wide Web,” he said.

Schimmel said that the heart of the sitcom is contrary to the message of the gospel and does not point men to Christ. The Bible says that all men are utterly incapable on their own of walking in righteousness as their nature is inherently bent toward sin (Rom. 3:9-19; Rom. 5:12; Rom. 6:6; Eph. 2:3), and therefore, they must be born again—regenerated from death to life—through the work of the Holy Spirit, putting their trust in Christ alone for salvation (John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17; Col. 1:13; Titus 3:5).

“The show’s premise could not be more antithetical to the heart of the biblical message of salvation by grace through faith in Christ,” Schimmel lamented. “Chip’s conversion is not based on a confession before God that he is a sinner and embracing Jesus as Lord and Savior, but rather on a vain confession before the Catholic priest that he is actually ‘a good man’ and wants to live by the Bible.”

He said that the show reminds him of when he, too, once mocked the Scriptures.

“Prior to coming to Christ, I too mocked the Christian faith, until the Lord graciously unmasked the powers of darkness that were blinding me to Jesus,” Schimmel outlined. “We are called to remember that we, too, were once blind and lost before coming to Jesus, before experiencing His amazing grace.”

“Sadly, the wicked spend an awful lot of time undermining the gospel, perverting His word, and blaspheming His holy name! May the Lord Jesus give us grace to spend even more time sharing His great love and glorious gospel with a lost and dying world,” he declared.

Schimmel pointed to Titus 3, which reads, “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”


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  • robert boe

    This annoying stuff is just a good reminder Satan his time is getting shorter and shorter by the day. No need to even try to fight these kinds of battles no matter how annoying they are because Jesus wins that the whole theme of the last book of the bible Called revelation .

    • Qibbly

      Amen

    • Susan Perelka

      The LORD said there would always be mockers and scoffers, but remember that when they do this, because we stand for His name and for righteousness, that our reward in heaven will be GREAT! As they mock us, our rewards increase. So, don’t let it discourage you.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    i have to say ….. i have watched the show ….. episode 5 was last night ….. “Honor Thy Father” ….. and that can be tremendously difficult, so simple and yet so demanding ……… and the answer given in the show is FORGIVENESS ………. Honor your parents with the FORGIVENESS that Christ shows us ……… and i have to honestly say ……. it could be FAR, FAR worse …… and i think they give an accurate account of the folly of trying to do it …. (Live by scripture 100%) …… and that is what Christ came to remedy …… we cannot do it …… Christ did it for us ……. (they do not get to that part) ….. but GENERALLY …. living by the scriptures is not a bad thing ….. and all things work for good in Christ Jesus …… and that is not a perfect gospel message ….. but as i said ….. it could be FAR, FAR worse given that it is on TV and the mess they usually make of it …..

  • Luminous

    Rachel Evans, an author who claims to be a Christian, published a best-selling book titled Year of Biblical Womanhood, in which she totally trashes the notion that a person can live biblically. I think we can safely assume that if a Christian author can mock the concept in a book published by a Christian publisher, the secular folks in the entertainment industry are going to do even worse. If you look at how Christianity was mocked in series like The Simpsons and That 70s Show, Hollywood’s only motivation would be to offend Christians and hope that this will drive up their ratings.

    If you’re waiting for them to go out on a limb and mock Muslims, you’re in for a very long wait.

    • Adam Valentine

      Shows like South Park and Family Guy mock all religions, including Islam. The creators of South Park made a musical rentlessly mocking Mormonism.

      Enough with the persecution complex.

      • marg

        Two shows out of how many??? Christians and our faith have been mocked mercilessly for years, YEARS. And two shows (and by the way mormonism is not a Christian faith) don’t really mean much…..

      • George

        It is a fact that christianity out of all religions gets the most bashing. Even the new far cry 5 videogame depicts a crazy killer cult who are “christian”.
        You have to also ask in the history of heavy metal music, why its nearly always 99.9 percent of the time they mock, ridicule and blasheme christianity ?(when was the last time you saw buddha get mocked by anyone?) Have you seen marilyn mansons new film clip? Upside down crosses and the like. So dont be deliberately ignorant just because you may hate christians, or the caricature of them that you have been led to believe….

        • TheKingOfRhye

          It is a fact that christianity out of all religions gets the most bashing.

          Like I said in another reply to someone, it’s just the biggest target for an American show. As for heavy metal…you know, since its beginnings, rock music has always been at least a little about rebelling against institutions and such. So, what religion is one of the biggest ‘institutions’ in the US and UK? But, still, that “99.9%” is probably overstating things. There are rock and metal bands that don’t really address any religious matters. One of my favorite bands, Rush, often had lyrics with agnostic and/or atheist themes, but I don’t think they ever really mentioned much about Christianity in particular.

          And, for what it’s worth, there is such a thing as Christian heavy metal.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “And, for what it’s worth, there is such a thing as Christian heavy metal.”

            NOPE ….. oxymoron ………….

          • fark

            You put the “moron” in oxymoron.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            back at ‘cha sport ………

          • TheKingOfRhye

            This ought to be good….

            OK, why is that an oxymoron?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            heavy metal, rock music, in fact most modern music is antithetical to christianity ………..

          • TheKingOfRhye

            Explain.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            most modern music comes from the same place … the same companies produce it ….. and it is a product made to sell …… it plays to the worldly desires men have ….. and that desire is not christianity ….. it is not God ….. it is far more than just the words ….. it is the beat …. it is the venue it is played in …. it is the effect is has on the audience ……

          • TheKingOfRhye

            Hmm….okay, sounds like you’re talking about how you feel about most music, not one particular genre. Like I said, there are Christian rock and metal artists. I was never into them (big surprise, right?) but I remember Stryper, for one. I think just about all their songs had some sort of Christian themed lyrics, and I even think they would toss Bibles into the crowd during their concerts. That doesn’t seem “antithetical to Christianity” to me.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope ….. we are talking about what most modern music IS ….. not my feelings about it ……

          • TheKingOfRhye

            Oh, yeah, I forgot, when you feel some way, it’s not “feelings”, but when someone else feels a different way from you, then it is.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope …. we are not discussing “feelings” about music ……. we are talking about how it is antithetical to the christian faith and to Christ …… if it as music espouses things that are in opposition to christianity …… then it is antithetical to it … and to call it or label it “christian” …… then it is the same lie that a person causes themselves to be a “christian” ……. labeling concrete as goose feathers does not alter what it is …………..

          • TheKingOfRhye

            if it as music espouses things that are in opposition to christianity …… then it is antithetical to it

            Okay, fine. But what if it doesn’t?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            null set ….. it all pretty much does …… either in word or in content or in context or in presentation ………. Hillsong is one of the worst offenders ……….

          • TheKingOfRhye

            I guess I missed the part of the Bible that had the commandment “thou shalt not rock”.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you miss a lot of scripture …… modern music is OF the world and antithetical to christianity ……

            2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
            2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
            2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

          • Tristan Fry

            How about instrumental modern music?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            the beat and the instruments used are more central to the issue than anything else ………

          • Tristan Fry

            How can they be? There are no words.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            deceptive then … isnt it ……..

          • Tristan Fry

            How do you deceive anyone when you say nothing?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            saying something is not required ….. the music brings about an emotional response …… words are not needed …… the emotional response to it is antithetical to christianity …..

          • Tristan Fry

            No, I disagree. That makes no sense. If there are no words there is nothing but a visceral response to the music. Some people will like louder and more boisterous music and others quieter and more reflective. It is PURELY a matter of personal opinion and personal taste.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “No, I disagree. That makes no sense.”

            i do not care if you disagree …………. it is not a matter of “opinion” …… Christ asks us to fill our minds with Him …… the music causes that to be abandoned …… it is antithetical to christianity …………. it is of the world …… it is deceptive and the proof of that is …. you “disagree” ………… it is the same reaction of the mind to a drug …… there are no words ….. and yet your mind is affected ……….. the neuro-chemical reaction to the music is the drug ………….

          • Tristan Fry

            You’re not even talking about something that can be discussed with words, it’s purely sounds that are going to be agreeable to some and disagreeable to others, so how can you even say any of this? Listening to music doesn’t cause Christ to be “abandoned” from the mind, some of the most beautiful music in the world such as Handel’s Messiah (which has many instrumental passages) puts the listener in mind of Christ very effectively.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            drugs do not need words …… sounds cause neuro-chemical effects and changes in the brain ….. or do you deny this …..”Listening to music doesn’t cause Christ to be “abandoned” from the mind,” … it most certainly does ……. even “Handel’s Messiah” ………. but that is not a modern work either ….. but the effects of music on the mind are not in dispute ………….

            ‘The Power Of Music’ To Affect The Brain : NPR
            Jun 1, 2011 … She also says scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function. That’s why … The conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim believes that our early connection to sound is another reason for its power — one that in today’s world we sometimes forget. He thinks …

            Music and the Brain: How Music Affects & Elevates Your Mood
            Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural
            connections throughout life, and can be greatly affected by the harmony of music and the brain. According to MedicineNet com, “Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their …

            The Power of Music: Mind Control by Rhythmic Sound – Scientific …
            Oct 19, 2012 … New Orleans, October 16, 2012 – You walk into a bar and music is
            thumping. All heads are bobbing and feet tapping in synchrony. Somehow the rhythmi

          • Tristan Fry

            You still don’t realize that what you’re basically doing here is saying you understand God’s taste in music better than anyone else. That’s a ridiculous argument to be having so I’m not going to continue.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            God has given us a standard to follow in all things …. i made no statement about Gods taste in music …… that is your red herring/strawman argumentation ….. and rather silly at that …………. we are to be in the world not of the world … to have Christ in the forefront of our minds at all times ….. not that any of us is capable of doing that perfectly …….. and anything that comes between us and God is idolatry …… and rhythmic music that empties the mind is an idolatry ………. and the science supports that that is what it does …. it alters the mind in a neuro-chemical/drug affect ……….

          • Tristan Fry

            Whether you deem music to be good or bad based on some kind of chemical reaction in the brain doesn’t discern what makes it acceptable or unacceptable to Christians. Jesus might like heavy metal for all we know, even if it’s just the instrumental stuff. Music is a purely qualitative thing and is not inherently good or bad based on whether it’s loud or soft, dissonant or sweet. It is ALL down to personal taste. Even God’s.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “Jesus might like heavy metal for all we know,”

            so now YOU are claiming to know what God likes in music ….. hmmmmmm …….

          • Tristan Fry

            What does “for all we know” mean to you, exactly? And “might”?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you seem to be making claims for Him …… and that is the same logic you used on me …… what part of dont let the door hit ya as you leave this conversation do you not understand ……..

          • Tristan Fry

            “You seem to be making claims for Him”

            No, it’s you who is doing that, I make no claim about what sort of purely musical sounds God will like or dislike because nobody could possibly know that.

            But that is EXACTLY what you are doing. OK, so the brain gets triggered in some drug-like way based on certain types of music. Which ones though? Maybe it is different for different people, and maybe that drug-like release is beneficial to us. It’s not like actual drugs are being taken.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i made no claim as to His likes in music ….. that is all YOU …… i said He wants our minds filled with Him …… the purpose of modern music is “group think” and “hive mind” …..

          • Tristan Fry

            No, you’re not getting away with this. I said nothing about God’s taste in music, I speculated that it could be anything as wide-ranging as Handel to heavy metal. You’re the one who seems to know what music is offensive to God. So tell us, what music is it?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “I speculated that it could be anything as wide-ranging as Handel to heavy metal.”

            “No, you’re not getting away with this. I said nothing about God’s taste in music”

            SELF CONTRADICTION in the same sentence ………. either YOU DID or you did not …. which is it ………..

            YOU SAID: You still don’t realize that what you’re basically doing here is saying you understand God’s taste in music better than anyone else.

            i made no statement about that …… that IS YOUR red herring ….. YOU brought it up ….. NOT ME …… REFUTE IT IF YOU CAN …… but you cannot ………..

          • Tristan Fry

            What are you EVEN talking about, I never speculated on God’s taste in music, I commented that you were doing that by suggesting certain types of music without words were offending God, which was a ridiculous idea before and still is ridiculous.

            You: most music is antithetical to christianity …..

            Me: How about instrumental modern music?

            You: the beat and the instruments used are more central to the issue than anything else ………

            There you go. You said Christianity, not God, but same difference. If you offend one you offend the other.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            ” I never speculated on God’s taste in music, ”

            “I speculated that it could be anything as wide-ranging as Handel to heavy metal.”

            SELF-CONTRADICTION …………….

          • Tristan Fry

            I said COULD BE, MAYBE and FOR ALL WE KNOW. All statements that suggest that we DON’T know. What part are you confused by?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            by your clearly SELF-CONTRADICTORY statements ……. “I never speculated on God’s taste” “I speculated that” …………..

          • Tristan Fry

            I never made any statement other than possibilities, so I have no idea what you’re talking about. You are trying to blame me for something YOU did. I would never make a statement so ridiculous. Instrumental music isn’t automatically offensive to God or Christians. There are no words with which to offend.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope …. i made no statement or speculation about what God likes in music ….. that is ALL YOU …….. and your imagination …. and i have already provided the place you did it …. and you have yet to show even one phrase where i said any such thing ….. all on you ……..

          • Tristan Fry

            Proving you wrong is like shooting fish in a barrel.

            Here are my statements, with capitalized text to show how nothing I said conflicts with my original statement.

            “Jesus MIGHT like heavy metal FOR ALL WE KNOW.”

            Which means, we have no clue what Jesus likes. Heavy metal was thrown out as a possible example, one of millions. I said nothing about him actually liking it.

            “Some of the most beautiful music in the world such as Handel’s Messiah (which has many instrumental passages) puts the listener in mind of Christ very effectively.”

            Here we are talking about the listener. Not Christ.

            Now let’s look at what YOU said.

            “saying something is not required ….. the music brings about an
            emotional response …… words are not needed …… the emotional
            response to it is antithetical to christianity …..”

            To which I come back to my original point, how on earth is an honest emotional response to instrumental music “antithetical to Christianity”? I mean, how on earth can you make a statement like this without knowing the music, without knowing the person listening, and without knowing how they respond to the music?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “how on earth is an honest emotional response to instrumental music “antithetical to Christianity”?”

            which i have already answered ….. read the thread …. learn to parse ….. but again ….. it is OF THE WORLD and christians are not to be OF THE WORLD ………… or is that not self-contradictory enough for you to understand …..

          • Tristan Fry

            What do you mean “of the world”? How is the music we create here going to be anything ELSE?

            Stop talking in quasi-poetry and say what you actually mean. ALL music is “of the world”. ALL of it.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “Stop talking in quasi-poetry and say what you actually mean. ALL music is “of the world”. ALL of it.”

            giving you the scriptures is not “quasi-poetry” …… it is your rejection of Gods word ….. nothing left that needs to be said ……… you reject what it says ….. your problem …. not mine ………….. not my job to convince you of the truth …… it is only my job to present the truth to you ……

            oh …. and are you still here ….. you said you were going to quit this conversation yesterday ………..

          • Tristan Fry

            I told you. I changed my mind.

            When you talk about people making music “of the world” you are not quoting scripture, you are just being obtuse.

            Are you saying that if a child writes a little song on the piano that that is “of the world” and Christians are supposed to avoid it? Yes or no please.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            sure …. whatever ………

          • Tristan Fry

            Where is the scripture that says a child cannot write music on a piano, Amos? You said this was “of the world” after all.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you reject scripture ….. what would be the point to quote more that you will deny …….

            MAKE PEOPLE PASSIVE ……… PUT THEM IN A TRANCE ……. JUST A BASTARDIZED BORG ASSIMILATION,HIVE MENTALITY, OF WORKER BEES ……. that is all modern music is ….

          • Tristan Fry

            Of course I don’t reject scripture, I am a Christian. The scripture you gave me had nothing to do with why a person is going against Christianity to write and listen to instrumental music.

            You are making a HUGE SWEEPING GENERALIZATION that ALL modern music puts people in a trance and makes them into robots. You can’t POSSIBLY say that and be serious. Why only modern music? What makes ancient music acceptable and more true to scripture than modern music?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nominal christianity is not christianity ……….. you reject the truth of it …. fine … Soo What …..

          • Tristan Fry

            You don’t know anything about my denomination of Christianity, and I’m not going to tell you. It’s not relevant. I do think it’s very important that we not be confused with the less sane Christians though so I don’t want ANYONE thinking that all instrumental music is ant-Christian or anti-God. I am a music teacher and this is blatantly irresponsible on your part. And Matthew 5:19 does not support your position.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “You don’t know anything about my denomination of Christianity” …..

            NOR do i care ….. nominal christianity is Christian In Name Only ….. and it is NOT christianty ………… “I am a music teacher.” … again ….. SO WHAT …………… “And Matthew 5:19 does not support your position” …… so YOU say …… again …… SO WHAT ……….. you cannot even to be bothered to give me any scripture ….. NOMINAL christianity …… and all you are defending is an IDOL and IDOLATRY ………. music as an idol ……

          • Tristan Fry

            I am not a nominal Christian, I am a Christian.

            I am a music teacher, AND a liturgical musician, which is why I am calling you out on your irresponsible statements. Johann Sebastian Bach was Lutheran and wrote some of the most beautiful music ever for use in church services…LOTS of it completely instrumental, and you’re trying to tell me this is the kind of music Christians are supposed to avoid.

            I’m not tying scripture into this because there is no scripture to support what you’re saying.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            so what part of MODERN music do YOU not understand ………….. and “liturgical musician” does not have anything to do with whether you are a nominal christian …… i know many “pastors” and “church elders” who are only nominal christians …….. the mindless repeated musical stanzas and continually repeated phrases of modern music is the issue …. and it is condemned by scripture ……

            Matthew
            6:7 But when ye pray, DO NOT USE NOT VAIN REPITITION, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
            6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

            I am a liturgical musician
            I am a liturgical musician
            I am a liturgical musician
            I am a liturgical musician
            I am a liturgical musician
            I am a liturgical musician
            I am a liturgical musician

            does not quite get it …… but that is an fair representation of MODERN music ……….. and “praise” music ……. and it wearies God to hear it …………

          • Tristan Fry

            So where in the Bible does it say music written before 1950 is OK but anything after that is bad…it’s these arbitrary pronouncements you make that make absolutely no sense whatsoever. Who draws the line? Apparently, you do.

            And you’re taking a verse about vain repetition in PRAYER and saying it magically applies to music too even though the verse doesn’t say that. And you don’t know what “wearies” God.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            you come up with the most silly statements …… God has said what good prayer is (and praise music is just prayer) …… and if what is being written is in opposition to His desire ….. I DO NOT CARE WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN …… then it is antithetical to christianity …. and you are just defending idols and idolatry …………..

          • Tristan Fry

            All you seem to do is dodge things put before you to answer honestly.
            Praise
            music is MORE THAN just prayer. We have been talking about
            instrumental music all this time, so don’t all of a sudden change the
            subject.
            The issue here is what instrumental music is offensive to
            God and why you have the authority to say so when the Bible says nothing
            about it.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i have already addressed instrumental music …. you choose to ignore what was written …. not on me .. on you … scripture does address it in its admonission of filling your mind with Christ and not with mindlessness of any sort …. which includes instrumental music …… but this is your idolatry that you want to defend and not Christ …..

          • Tristan Fry

            I didn’t ignore you. What you said simply made no sense. I am not interested in what some crackpot has to say about music acting like a drug in the brain. I am interested in how and why you can claim this means Christians are to avoid modern instrumental music. Just because it is modern doesn’t mean it is bad – once again you are guilty of making this all about your opinion.

            You have MISINTERPRETED scripture, and now we see the grave danger in doing that – you are trying to use scripture to claim that Christ is opposed to modern music and that is simply a bizarre claim to make as it is UTTERLY unscriptural.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Sure……. Whatever …..

          • MCrow

            Remember how I tell you that you set yourself up in the judgment seat, deciding who is and who isn’t Christian by your own arbitrary measures? You see how you’re declaring that anyone who listens to music that you, personally, think is problematic isn’t a True Christian?

            You. Aren’t. God. You don’t speak for him, you don’t get to decide who is and who isn’t Christian. It’s about your ego, needing to exert authority over others because you’re so special and chosen.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i have declared no such thing ….. you have NO evidence that i have in this conversation …… and in any event IT IS JUST YOUR OPINION …………. so who cares ………..

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i just love it when people say they are leaving a conversation …… and then cannot or will not …….. gluttons for punishment i guess …………

          • Tristan Fry

            I changed my mind when you posted your standard line about see ya/be ya/split ya.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            sure …. cannot prove your point about me saying what i did not say …. so you just want to get in deeper ……….. okay ……. more self-contradiction ……….

          • Tristan Fry

            Not a contradiction. I changed my mind. I am allowed to do that. Maybe it will teach you to stop using that tired old post of yours when people are tired of beating their heads against the wall trying to get through to you.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            sure …. whatever ……….. again ………..

          • TheKingOfRhye

            Hey, in most of the depictions of Jesus I’ve seen, he kinda looks like he might be a metalhead.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            Whatever …..

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            “That’s a ridiculous argument to be having so I’m not going to continue.”

            see ya …. would not want to be ya ….. dont let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya ………

          • MCrow

            He actually does believe that

          • Tristan Fry

            Scary.

          • TheKingOfRhye

            Having an emotional response to music is “antithetical to Christianity”? Is it just certain types of emotional responses, or is it emotions in general? I know you have said, you don’t think much of “feelings”…or at least, other people’s feelings, anyway.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            christianity is not emotionally based though many want to portray it in that manner ……… most music is an appeal to worldly visceral emotion and is antithetical to christianity ………

          • TheKingOfRhye

            christianity is not emotionally based

            I don’t know, I’ve been to some church services that definitely had a lot of emotion going on. But then again, those were ones where they even (gasp!) played music! (oh no!)

            most music is an appeal to worldly visceral emotion

            Mayyybe….but remember, I was talking about Christian music, earlier? With Christian-themed lyrics?? I’ve heard some of that, and I would call their messages anything but “worldly”. Or are you trying to say that even without the lyrics, music can be an appeal to “worldly” emotions, like you were saying in that conversation about instrumental music? How can that even be possible? Worldly means “of or concerned with material values or ordinary life rather than a spiritual existence.” How on earth can the instrumental parts of a song, or just purely instrumental music, be concerned with either of those things? I listen to a fair amount of instrumental rock myself, and I certainly never found any material values or spiritual ones in it. It’s just music. Sure, music can have a visceral appeal…but that’s a good thing, it means the performer and/or composer has really made a connection to the audience. And what is music – or any other form of artistic expression – about but connecting to an audience?

          • TheKingOfRhye

            So you’re basically saying a Christian shouldn’t listen to any commercially produced and distributed music? (since you did say something about it being a product that is sold)

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i am saying that most christians as well as most anyone else is unaware of what they are being bombarded with ……. and that lack of awareness is a big issue …… and that most music is antithetical to christianity …..

          • MCrow

            And here we are again…this is your opinion, and anyone who disagrees is sinning, because you and god are always 100% on the same wavelength, anyone who disagrees is eeeeeeevil. What year does that cutoff happen, hmm? Which year did ‘god’ decide that music was good enough and anything after was blasphemous?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            i never said this person was sinning and i defy you to show me where i did ……… and it is just YOUR PERSONAL OPINION ………….

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
            3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
            3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
            3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
            3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
            3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent….

          • MCrow

            Ok. Still not seeing where rock ‘n roll is a sin in that passage

      • Amos Moses – He>i

        ‘SOUTH PARK’ Creators Come Out: We’re Republicans!

    • TheKingOfRhye

      If you look at how Christianity was mocked in series like The Simpsons

      The Simpsons mocks everything. Christianity is just the biggest target, at least in terms of religion. But, having watched that show a long time myself, it’s really a much gentler mocking than some other shows have done.

  • michael louwe

    Let me clarify a bit about “Living Biblically”.

    At ACTS.15:24-29, God requires Gentile Christians to only keep non-burdensome laws of Moses, esp morality laws, eg the Ten Commandments(EXODUS.20). They are exempted from burdensome laws, eg circumcision, kosher foods, mixed fabric clothing law, etc. Why.? Because eternal life through faith/believe/trust in Jesus Christ trumps a good and long life on earth through Moses Law.

    As is common knowledge, most Gentiles live lawless lives from childhood, unlike the Jews. Most Jews are good-doers and law-abiding = blessed by God with a good and long life on earth.
    ……. There is a difference when Gentiles and Jews become Christians.

    In comparison, God requires Jewish Christians to continue to keep Moses Law, as many laws as possible, because it is not a burden to them.

    • fark

      what a crock

    • Sorry but that is not true because it is not scriptural. The same standard applies to all of God’s children.

  • Meadow Fox

    Based on the writings of an agnostic? Did anyone expect anything different?

    • Darrell Roberts

      I’d look more closely at his Jewish identity. Secular Jews are incorrigibly hostile to Christ and His Word.

  • The left media makes another shallow attempt to embrace “christianity” – only to fall short once again – For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 2 Tim 4:3

  • Tatyanna Chanterrica Smith

    Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. -Galatians 6:7

    • fark

      pure bullshit

      • I rebuke you in the name of Jesus.

        • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

          Amen.

      • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

        In Jesus Name, I rebuke the evil that lives inside you.

    • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

      Amen and Amen

  • TheSayer

    1 Timothy 1:7
    wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions.

  • Susan Perelka

    Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test it, to see whether or not it is from God. This is our instructions in the Word. Each one of us needs to test it ourselves, not just listen to someone else’s opinions. How do we test? Simple, measure it against the ENTIRETY of Gods Word, Old and New Testament. Are they teaching Gods ways, or mans ways? I don’t care who it is, test it! And you can not do that without first reading ALL of Gods word yourself and to keep on reading it. It’s His Word that exposes the deceptions of man. Everything that is against what God says, throw it away. Everything that is for Gods word, hold fast, keep it, do it. It really is that simple. Stop relying on people telling you what Gods Word says, Read it yourself. That is building your house upon the ROCK. One good thing about deceptive christian movies or tv shows is that you can use them as a teaching aid for our children to point out to them the twisting of scripture and compare it to what the bible actually says. Have your children also reading the entire bible.

    • fark

      get out with that bullshit

      • In the name of Jesus, be gone Satan.

      • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

        In the Name of Jesus, I rebuke you and the hate inside you.

  • Lydia Church

    It will only get worse, that is what the end times has in store.
    Mark your bets folks.

  • JesusisReal

    Why would ANY Christian be surprised that Christianity is being mocked publicly by Hollywood?! There is NO STANDARD OF HOLINESS in Christianity and now the Christian community is offended!? Christians have PUBLICLY defended abortion and same sex marriage, the “church” is saturated with pedophile pastors and priests, and various other types of perversion- EVERYTHING that is against God has been supported openly and secretly by the Christian community and you really expect respect from Hollywood? GIVE ME A BREAK. This is what happens when you compromise Gods standard. The Christian community has lost respect decades ago and is now nothing less than a cesspool of fly by night, get rich quick, book writing false prophets using black magic and reverse psychology to collect “tithes and offerings” to buy big homes, expensive cars and airplanes.

    • LynnRH

      There are Christians and then there are true Christians. No need to lump us ALL into the same group.

      • Chet

        There are the saved and there are the lost – Christians and CINO’s or Christians in name only… This new show is nothing but abominable blasphemy and filth in the name of “religion” which saves no souls, transforms no lives, breaks no bondage, restores no homes, gives no peace inwardly and for sure affords no mercy and grace and a home in Heaven at the end of one’s days…

        • getstryker

          Accurate and very well said – thank you!

          • Chet

            Hey there, brother, been thinking about you as hadn’t seen any posts lately. A very happy and blessed Easter to you and yours… Jesus saves, Jesus saves!

          • getstryker

            Thank you so very much . . . it’s nice to be remember & reminded that truly, Jesus DOES save! Blessings to you & yours on this Easter holiday 😉

          • Don’t we all love to be surprised by family visits?

            Praise the Lord for another Easter Day! We know that He is Risen – Risen Indeed! A special day all of His children will give thanks right up to the His return. We’ll sing His praises and feel that renewal of joy that He alone gives and surpasses any other that we’ve ever known.

            No healing’s but the Lord blessed me three days and two nights. Smile.

            Now I’m alone and just want to rest and sleep. lol So until later dear.

            xoxoxo, thoughts, prayers, love and blessings always, grandma…

          • getstryker

            Good night Grandma – sleep well – Yes, He love ya!

        • Laurence Charles Ringo

          Since it’s obvious that what you stated was NOT the intent of this show in the first place, what exactly is the problem, Chet? ?

      • getstryker

        You are correct . . . there are ‘born-again, Holy Spirit-filled Christians & then there are those that simply ‘wear the title!’

      • JesusisReal

        I didn’t think that I “lumped” anyone in a “group”. A true follower of Christ will reflect in his/her behavior/lifestyle. If one isn’t pursuing holiness, but instead is comfortably living a filthy life of sin and compromising to the worlds standards instead of standing on that which is holy then calling oneself a Christian is just a waste of time.

  • BWF

    This article is why we can’t have good things. Did you ever think about why popular media is so reluctant to include religious topics? It’s because whenever they do, people like this author with a persecution complex bring out the pitchforks. The end result? Most film/TV writers just don’t address religion at all for fear of offending. Thus, Christians get no representation in media.

    Heather Clark, you are part of the problem.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      No she is not ………

    • calduncan

      No kidding – “bring out the pitchforks”?

      Miss, you seem to be a melodramatic type.

    • Reason2012

      No, the claim of “we do not want to offend” is just a thinly veiled way of censoring the truth of God / Jesus Christ and get away with it.

      Why do you think they do not consider it offensive to defend islam when islam is responsible, daily, for the slaughter of others. No worries there about “offending others”.

      Jesus told us the real reason: the unsaved world hates the truth, but loves false religions because they’re of the world.

      John 15:18-19
      “[Jesus said] If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”

      • BWF

        You’ve got too many lines of rhetoric in that post. I’m sorry that I’m not as quick witted as you, but you might have to clarify this.

  • Chet

    Try making such flick about Islam and see just how far you get! Guarantee, you have not the courage…

  • Roy

    Par for course with the lefty hollywood crowd! What did you expect.

  • peanut butter

    There is nothing comical about religion. God is to be revered and glorified, not made fun of. Anyone who enjoys this show is being led down the primrose path straight to oblivion.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      God hates religion ….. the mindless following of the rules that no man is capable of following PERFECTLY ….. and that is the only path to heaven by the LAW …… is the religion that Christ came to denounce and provide the remedy ….. Christ mocked the Pharisees and their religion of tradition …..

  • SolontheWise

    Heather, here is true blasphemy: Attributing to our Creator, the Supreme Spirit of Light and Love, the determination to endlessly torture billions of His Own creations in a special place He has made just for that purpose. Now that’s blasphemy – presenting the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ as a god of eternal vengeance and hate – what a monstrous slur upon His Character and purpose!
    This horridly false teaching comes from mistranslations in the KJV based upon the elements of the RCC’s unscriptural Athanasian Creed – you must believe in a philosophically concocted mysterious trinity of co-equal “persons” by and act of so-called free will or be tortured endlessly by our Creator.
    Our Christ-commissioned apostle Paul revealed to us the “ideal teaching” (I Timothy 4:6) which includes nothing about a mysterious trinity, free will, or endless torture – but often speaks of ultimate reconciliation of all through the cross of Christ as in I Corinthians 15:20-28, I Timothy 4:10, Romans 5:18-19, and elsewhere.
    The demonic purpose of the Athanasian Creed is to deny and obscure the evangel of the grace of God given by Christ to Paul for us. Most of Christendom today doesn’t even know who our Christ-commissioned apostle is. Please see atruergod dot com.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      “Attributing to our Creator, the Supreme Spirit of Light and Love, the determination to endlessly torture billions of His Own creations in a special place He has made just for that purpose. Now that’s blasphemy – presenting the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ as a god of eternal vengeance and hate – what a monstrous slur upon His Character and purpose!”

      and if you do not hold Him in reguard ….. and His Son ….. then you violate the law ….. and while He is loving …. He is also JUST and will carry our His justice ……. and where He is there is no time …… there is only ETERNITY …… and so any punishment that He will hand out WILL BE ETERNAL …… and that punishment is clearly spelled out in scripture …. AS WELL AS THE ONLY REMEDY ….. Christ Jesus ………

      • SolontheWise

        Amos, whatever evil things we do or sins we commit, they are finite. Punishing finite sins with infinite punishment is infinitely unjust. According to you, the howling torment of unbelievers will stain a shattered universe for eternity. And Satan will have defeated God Who “wills that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth” (I Timothy 2:4), but is too weak to accomplish His will, and therefore cannot be the Almighty One, the Supreme Spirit of Light and Love.
        Have you taken a look at atruergod dot com?

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          God does not recognize YOUR interpretation of OUR offenses to HIM ……… so NOPE …… what you are saying is NOT ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE ….. and not the truth …………… “Have you taken a look at atruergod dot com” …. to what end ….. if it is anything like the lies you are spreading here …… then it would be a WASTE of time …….. try READING YOUR bible ……….

          • SolontheWise

            I write the truth, Amos. I believe and teach exactly what our Christ-Commissioned apostle Paul taught: “And what things you hear from me through many witnesses, these commit to faithful men who shall be competent to teach others also” (II Timothy 2:2),
            And I endeavor to keep “a pattern of sound words which [I hear] from [Paul] in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus” (II Timothy 1:13), concordantly translated from the original Greek.
            Mysterious trinity, free will, and hell are not part of a pattern of sound words. Their source is the demonic Athanasian Creed, designed to hide and deny the evangel of the grace of God heralded by Paul.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            no you do not …… “Mysterious trinity, free will, and hell are not part of a pattern of sound words” ….. no mystery to anyone reading your screed ….. Paul is not the subject of scripture ….. CHRIST is ….. and “hell” is referenced in the NT 54 times DIRECTLY and other references to it in prose ….. and most of those are by Christ Himself ……. so FAIL ……….

        • Reason2012

          “Punishing finite sins with infinite punishment is infinitely unjust.”

          Yes, and criminals who get caught think their sentences are unjust. That mindset never changes.

          But imagine if they were offered forgiveness, to go free on the spot because someone else was willing to pay their penalty for them, and they spat upon it – would they have any room to now complain about their sentence being “unfair”? Not at all – now it’s a case of they refused to avoid their sentence.

          The true crime before God is we completely reject God, as shown by our rejection of His offer to forgive and forget. So He’s giving them exactly what they demanded.

          So how is it “unjust” to send people to hell when we refused God’s offer of forgiveness, rejected what He did for us on the cross, in effect demanding we be sent to hell?

          In the end we will either say to God “Thy will be done” or God will say to us “Thy will be done”.

          • SolontheWise

            I say “Thy will be done,” understanding that God’s will has been revealed to us. He “wills that all mankind be saved and come into a realization of the truth” (I Timothy 2:4). So remember, each time you pray “Thy will be done,” you are praying for the reconciliation of “all mankind” to God. atruergod dot com.

          • Reason2012

            Yes, God tells us He offers reconciliation to all – that it’s His will that all come to repentance – but most reject it – the part deceivers leave out.

            Luke 12:4-5
            “[Jesus said] And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”

            Luke 16:22-31
            “[Jesus said] And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

            Matthew 7:13-15
            “[Jesus said] Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

            He wants all to come to repentance, which let’s us know that no one is denied this gift. But He also points out most will reject this gift.

            It’s bad news for any of us to teach the satanic lie that we can sin all we want, completely reject God and we’re saved anyway.

          • SolontheWise

            It’s Christ’s sacrifice that ultimately reconciles all humanity to God,
            not individual human so-called free will “choices” to be saved. You take
            salvation out of the Hands of God and put it into the weak and failing
            wills of humans. All members of the body of Christ are chosen in Christ
            and designated beforehand (Ephesians 1:4, 5, 11) and then in this life
            we “happen upon our salvation” (II Timothy 2:10).
            You, essentially, save yourself. Your “free will” is the key to your salvation not Christ.

      • Amen.

    • Reason2012

      It will not save us to make a false version of God and worship this false god instead – that’s idolatry and blasphemy.

      We either accept God or we reject Him. Making up a false version of Him is just another way of rejecting God. It doesn’t matter how many people are caught up in such deception – it’s God they’ll have to convince – we have only to ask ourselves how it will go when we face God and try to pretend His Word was a lie and that our own opinions about Him that contradict His Word are true instead. Not to mention answering for all those we helped deceiving into believing anti-Christ claims.

      God has made it clear time and again most people are going to be cast into_hell. He offers forgiveness, offers eternal life, to “all”, as you noted, but most will reject it, hence it’s a lie that “all” get saved.

      Luke 12:4-5
      “[Jesus said] And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”

      Luke 16:22-31
      “[Jesus said] And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: 28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”

      Matthew 7:13-15
      “[Jesus said] Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

      And no, the RCC hates the KJV. They contradict it at every turn. RCC teaches exactly what you teach, but they teach it using a made up “purgatory, where after death every person will then get another chance and go on to eternal life.

      Anyone who teaches anti-Christ claims will answer to God sooner or later.

  • I would love to watch this show, but canned laughter drives me up a wall. There are other shows as well that I don’t watch for the same reason. Seems the sitcom writers and directors, in my opinion, don’t understand that most folks don’t need prompts to tell them when to laugh or what is supposed to be funny. Most of the time, sitcoms are just plain silly and a complete waste of time. Too bad. The arguments/debates between a true-believer and an atheist, while often head-shakingly absurd, can be quite funny as well.

  • Amos Moses – He>i

    Living Biblically Pulled from CBS Lineup, Replaced by Big Bang Reruns
    36 minutes ago TVLine
    Living Biblically Pulled from CBS Lineup, Replaced by Big Bang Reruns
    CBS might be closing the book on Living Biblically: The freshman sitcom has been pulled from the primetime schedule indefinitely, a CBS rep confirms for TVLine.

    Repeats of The Big Bang Theory will run in Biblically‘s Monday timeslot for the next two weeks. The show could return at a later date, but at this point, no further episodes has been scheduled. (A total of eight episodes have aired so far.)

    Living Biblically stars Mad Men alum Jay R. Ferguson as a man who decides to change his life by living strictly according to what’s written in the Bible.