June 21, 2017

Bible Literacy FAIL

I noticed this mistake in the latest issue of TIME Magazine. Do you see it?

I will give you a hint: The mistake I'm talking about has nothing to do with chronology or the speculation that the fiery furnace was a burning oil field.

According to the book of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace because they refused to worship Nebuchadnezzar's idol. That is exactly the opposite of what is written here. 

Someone should have caught that even if all of their Bible knowledge was gained from watching Veggie Tales videos--although in that case it was a giant chocolate bunny.

Everyone makes mistakes. Maybe this was a simple slip. However, what gets me is to think about many editors at TIME Magazine who read this without catching the mistake in the story. 

This goes to show the sad state of Bible literacy among the cultural elite. 

There used to be a time that even if people didn't believe the Biblical stories, they at least knew them. Not this TIME.

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