|The BBC's Nativity reduced this to a natter in the garden|
I remain opposed to it.
- Mary thinks she had a dream with some sort of man in it.
- Gabriel looked like Dave down the pub.
- The 'Ave Maria' was changed beyond recognition.
- The Magnificat, that beautiful canticle, was ignored.
In short a sublime, moving history of Our Lady and the birth of Our Lord is being turned into a "maybe" event, open to interpretation.
It is another shoddy attempt to con the naive that lip service is being given to Catholic/Christian history, whilst giving the generation that thinks Hitler was a German world-cup squad goalkeeper more muddled half-facts to increase their ignorance:
Yeah mate, Mary 'ad a dream fing, and this bloke from the pub said 'wotcha Mary, you've played a blinder and god is well chuffed' and then she had a baby and all that, and some people said it was a Messiar (which I fink is like a make of car or sumfink), but some other people said it was porky-pies an that, innit. Anyway,that Hitler bloke he wuz the goalkeeper for Germany an that, innit.Suggesting this BBC programme enhances Catholicism is akin to rejoicing that Songs of Praise adds to the liturgy of Mother Church.
The dumbing down of our Faith, and Christianity in general, has delivered us empty pews and whole families that are Catholic in name only.
So, after watching the second episode (free, as yet, from the vile smears against Our Lady) I stand by my initial treatise against the series.