So far, listened up to the point where Moses and the gang are parked and getting the Ten Commandments. Along the way I noticed a few things. For one, instead of sticking to what the Bible actually says, the story tends to go off on a tangent based on the beliefs of the podcaster.
Then is using the Bible to justify the American antebellum South use of slaves. Quite a bit of time is spent on this topic and why the South was justified. Which pretty much explains why almost nobody up north takes Southerners seriously when they start jumping up and down claiming slavery was wrong. For every Southerner claiming slavery was wrong, there are at least ten more trying to use the Bible to justify slavery.
One more thing I noticed was the imagery that accompanies the podcasts. It seems most of these images are either taken from the Middle Ages and show a very distorted view of what the Bible says based on what people of the Middle Ages understood of the world around them, which really wasn't all that much. That group of images would be the group that was not altered but yes, from a historical perspective, is correct when taken in context of the time the paintings were created, warped as it can be. The other group of images are that ones that were clearly photo-shopped recently. In fact, the most obvious one is the image of a Middle Eastern man standing over a skeleton which is supposed to represent a giant. Did a search on the Internet for that image. It seems the photo was supposedly taken in Wisconsin in 1912. I was not aware they had color photography of that high quality back then. And I didn't know Wisconsin had desert land and obviously Middle Eastern people wandering around in Middle Eastern style clothing. Learn something new, right. Wrong! More searching revealed the true source of the photo. It seems there was a contest a few years ago. The goal was to create a photo-shopped image that appeared so real that Christians who interpret the Bible word for word, no questions asked, would instantly believe it. Turns out it was the winner of the contest. Who judged the contest? The above mentioned group of Christians, except nobody told them the photos were fakes created on computers by artists intent on fooling them. It worked. And apparently it is still working. Which leads me to believe I could go to a slaughterhouse, buy a bunch of cow bones, arrange them accordingly in a pit, take a photo, and convince these same Christians the bones were actually those belonging to a giant. I might not convince as many as the photo-shop guys did. But I am pretty sure I could find a few. That Barnum guy was correct.
So now the real question. Is the podcaster intentionally trying to fool the audience? Or not?