The Bible is not historical it is hysterical
It causes hysteria in those who believe it is a literal account of history
by Perry Bulwer
1. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic
2. A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability, etc., without an organic cause.
History president and general manager, Nancy Dubuc, referring to the series as bringing “the historical stories of the Bible to life for a new generation”, seems to suggest that 'docu' in docudrama indicates documentary, in other words a factual representation of real historical events. I suppose she had no choice but to maintain the pretence of history when announcing this project, but remember, she is not in the business of teaching history but in delivering eyeballs to advertisers. The History channel exists to make money, not to educate viewers with actual history, and what better way to make money than to promote the Bible to the gullible. It's what god frauds have been doing for centuries.
It is simply not true that Bible stories are historical, especially the most dramatic ones likely to be portrayed in the series. At best they are historical fiction -- metaphors and myths mixed in with bits of real history -- at worst they are lies. And they do create hysteria in people who believe the Bible is a factual, true account of reality. Just look at the recent hysteria created by Harold Camping, or browse through the more than 3,000 news articles in the Religion and Child Abuse News archive that document the hundreds of ways in which hysterical Bible believers abuse children. I've linked to some of those articles below. The headlines alone are enough to prove the point.
Child sacrifice and other atrocities ignored by believers who consider the Bible the source of morality
New book on origins of Christianity details the outrageous suffering of children at the hands of ancient religious leaders
Deep roots of child sex abuse in Catholic church go back to the beginning of Christianity
Man read Bible to girl he raped, aged six
Prominent Christian theologist says killing children okay if God commands it, an atheist responds to the immorality
California mother slit throats of daughters to protect them from suffering after apocalypse on May 21, 2011
Five siblings in Malawi commit religious suicide by jumping into fire while holding Bibles
12 self-immolate in bizarre ritual in Peru
Christian belief in demon possession leads to physical, spiritual and psychological abuse of children
American evangelists export biblical literalism to Africa triggering murderous homophobia and child sacrifice
Rapid growth of evangelical Christianity in Africa responsible for torture and murder of thousands of kids denounced as witches
The Westboro Baptist hate cult that indoctrinates children with lullabies about people going to hell
Bible Belt just meant pain for me