Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Ten Commandments, the sanitized version

I watched ABC's new version of the Ten Commandments last night (part I). I mention this only to point out that throughout most or all of the movie, there was no reference to the fact that the slaves were Jewish/Israelite. They were referred to only as "the slaves." References to passover and the passover ceremonies were not included.

Moses was referred to by the narrator as someone revered by Christians, Jews and Muslims. Apparantly Moses was just a historical figure who led a random group of slaves out of Egypt. These events apparently have no special significance to any one particular religion.

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