A couple of rather interesting points from the culture. The Charlton Heston movie “The Ten Commandments” won in the ratings on Easter Sunday night.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League points out what the old movie beat:
On Easter Sunday night, more Americans watched “The Ten Commandments” on ABC than any other show, even allowing for the fact that the audience was not as big as last year’s. What was most telling was how it creamed the religious fare shown on the Travel Channel and the Science Channel.
The Travel Channel gave us “Greatest Mysteries: Holy Land,” a one-hour presentation that took the viewer on a rambling ride through hidden rooms and caves looking for the Holy Grail; a guest appearance by Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS, rounded out the first segment. The Shroud of Turin was featured in the second segment: the audience was asked to consider whether the cloth’s impression was the face of Leonardo da Vinci. Another segment speculated on whether there is a hidden code and cipher in the Torah. Finally, we learned that Judas, who betrayed Jesus, was actually his best buddy.
Now, it’s also rather refreshing to note that the movie “Heaven is for Real” shocked pretty much the entire entertainment industry by being the #1 new movie of the week beating out Rio 2 and others. Only Captain America made more.
It’s pretty remarkable. You’d almost start thinking that people in America were hungry for Christian-friendly entertainment. I’m sure Hollywood will think of a new reason not to make Christian-friendly entertainment.