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Personal story segment -- today big new miniseries called the Bible set to begin on Sunday.
On the History Channel.
-- -- -- have a New York City the executive producers of the vital actress Roma Downey and her husband TV guide Mark Burnett.
-- diving over the years this is straight play on the scriptures -- -- you just interpreting the scriptures on the screen.
We listened bringing the Bible to this -- came with a huge responsibility and one that we took very seriously.
We had a great -- scholars and theologians.
Helping us making sure that we told these stories accurately.
-- And -- -- my whole life and that was very very important to us.
Something else that we wanted to do was to make it really really cool you know we have teenagers at home.
And hard to get them to read anything and one of the goals hair was too.
Get this generation.
And -- -- excited to fight scripture and I think we've been able to teach them.
I would you say you're a believer right do you believe in the Bible literally -- believe that Adam and eve were out there and then the snake in the apple all have business.
I do indeed I believe the truth of the Bible that's what I was content that's been paying wonderful.
For me my whole life I grew up in Ireland I was earliest memories my father reading the Bible to me sitting on -- me.
And this was something that I have wanted to do and it's been wonderful to be able to work together.
With my host the good news is we're still speaking to each other if.
Yeah men and if I were you I wouldn't talk to Burnett because I -- on -- side you know he's -- trouble he got trouble.
-- now what did I -- I wanna exam look a lot of the Bible mr.
Burnett is allegorical.
And we know that in creationism and things like that.
So what you're doing here I assume is just telling this story the way that the profits put forth without any commentary and it is that correct.
That's exactly correct right down -- me until ten in the Bible as written.
-- fact find those old testament bill find those new testament.
Now are you telling people that they should believe -- -- any -- that they should believe in Noah's Ark.
Joan -- in the way are you telling people that this is the way to go.
We make this is a great drama it's a beautiful beautiful expensive drama.
And -- Feel the stories.
You won't believe what they want to believe the worst thing would be trying to preach to people and tell them how to feel.
About the stories.
People love these stories we've endorsements across all denominations to -- -- -- pick we love it.
-- -- Down this Downey I'm writing a book killing Jesus.
Jesus of Nazareth was executed it's a history book.
It's a history book but obviously the gospels that discuss this.
-- we're involved with that but there are some contradictions.
Among Matthew Mark Luke and job.
And then it's my job and and Martin do guard my co author to cut through the contradictions and to try to give a narrative but what actually happened to Jesus because he was executed.
When you were producing the Bible.
There are some things in the Bible that are obviously allegorical as I just mentioned did you take that into account.
Well you know -- tied -- we've worked from the position that the Bible was a two story.
We haven't taken -- position on that except to bring the stories to life meaningfully.
We have phone -- the this -- and -- Jesus.
We've taken it right -- resurrection.
The conversion of Paul and through the revelation that episode will be on Easter Sunday evening.
And at the ten hours were shot entirely on location Morocco.
We were over there from February.
Until June of last year and it has been an extraordinary journey to bring these two guys that's thanks.
Hey I'm really is that now.
Burnett you're getting -- criticize you know that by the secular.
Progressives and they're gonna say this is all much propaganda and why are you doing this at howry and answer that criticism.
Well -- -- we love the story is the most important book in history of the world.
-- we discovered last four -- look illness.
Amazing biblical illiteracy that ought really really believe the Bible should be -- in public schools so embarrassing.
The young Americans gonna go overseas in the -- when he's off to college.
Do business in re engineer and pulled to a little Paris and not know who -- -- four.
-- -- -- It is and that certainly the scriptures it both -- -- adjustment been played down in this country all right.
What are -- looking for -- the Bible on this Downey mr.
Burnett thanks coming Ali appreciate it and then we come right back.
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