Book of Daniel

“Book of Daniel” aired Friday night. At first I found the synopsys of this show offensive.

Here’s a little intro from the American Family Association (AFA).

NBC is promoting “The Book of Daniel” as a serious drama about Christian people and the Christian faith. The main character is Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis.

Webster regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus. The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer, and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop’s daughter. At the office, his lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.

NBC and the mainstream media call it “edgy,” “challenging” and “courageous.” The series is written by Jack Kenny, a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being “in Catholic recovery,” and is interested in Buddhist teachings about reincarnation and isn’t sure exactly how he defines God and/or Jesus. “I don’t necessarily know that all the myth surrounding him (Jesus) is true,” he said.

NBC considers The Book of Daniel a positive portrayal of Christ and Christians.

Jenn and I tried to watch this show. But let’s put the offensive parts aside. This show is just horrible by any standard. The characters were just a mess and unlike the show “Married with Children” it wasn’t even funny. At least sitcoms have the formula of creating disfunctional characters that make you laugh. This show has plenty of disfunction, but it’s just a pain to watch. We couldn’t survive 45 minutes of the 2 hour premiere.

The reviews around the country are coming in. Try doing a google search on “Book of Daniel Review”. You’ll see a lot of criticism of this show. It’s just a bad show altogether. I don’t think Christians have anything to worry about. I don’t see how anyone can love this show. It’s a big waste of time. If there are people watching show, I think they must be a glutten for punishment. This show is nothing but punishment to it’s viewers.

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