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-- -- Well I'm sure you recognize that same night David and Goliath from the Bible -- on the History Channel each Sunday evening at 8 PM eastern.
We -- back with Mark Burnett.
And Roma Downey.
You wrote an op Ed piece that we ought to be teaching the Bible in school.
Now that's got to.
Elicit a little controversy mark what would be the value of teaching the Bible in school and how do you get away from that.
Question that some would say well that's just bringing religion into school.
Both -- and -- the original intent of separation of church and states was to protect the chest -- and the site.
But the real reason we wrote that governor.
We have discovered on this journey for four years there isn't quite an enormous biblical illiteracy.
We are contributing to I think in this series but I think it's a little embarrassing if you imagine being -- young American.
Who hasn't learned any of these stories because is not in school.
And you go to see them business and someone mentions that they didn't rely apple -- and -- and you have absolutely no idea.
What's being talked about it's as ridiculous.
As not knowing the character Shakespeare.
Absolutely true -- I think is -- literary malpractice almost to not know -- stories we're not suggesting government.
That we should be -- in school as religion we understand completely why that doesn't happen in public schools but what we didn't really feel.
Is that it should think so as in the future.
This story for the foundation.
All western civilization -- in this country.
-- money government faith in god we trust president.
Always the inauguration -- hand on the Bible based on two bottles these stories should be told.
-- Both you and mark are believers and this is kind of you know -- challenging venture to take.
A spiritual message and put it into the very secular marketplace.
Of network television.
Talk about how as a believer you had to approach this project and and did you find that the reaction even in Hollywood.
Was was it more positive are more critical than you expected it to be.
No I think much more positive.
We found nothing but encouragement.
We have many friends.
Of believers and nonbelievers -- acting.
Connection and the emails and the phone calls have been coming in all week.
Across the board with people's thrilled.
That the stories -- connected it's connected emotionally.
People are responding to people are -- and we believe that by the time this series and the finale is on Easter Sunday.
That these stories will have reached out and inspired.
-- Our country and it's really just been a thrilling weak weak weak we're up against a show of I'm Walking Dead on Sunday -- -- -- and the -- will.
-- and it was a great headline midweek that says.
Goal and -- zombies.
That is a lot to celebrate -- they're talking about Walking Dead you're talking about coming from the dead and walking alive and I -- I -- gonna -- -- behalf of all of those of us who are believers and who love the Bible.
Thank you you have given us a timeless treasure and something to just get excited about it and our hearts say thank you.
For what you've done in this project and it is a delight to have you.
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