I haven’t watched a second of The Bible on the History Channel because, frankly, it can’t be anything but terrible. Silly me, but I don’t think the guy who brought us Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice is going to produce a scholarly and interesting show about the Bible. But that’s okay, because God helped him produce the show.
TV mogul Mark Burnett is convinced he felt the presence of God while filming new religious epic The Bible in the Moroccan desert after a timely gust of wind swept through the set after a speech by Jesus Christ…
He says, “The hand of god was on this. We were there for five months in the Moroccan desert. One night there’s a scene where Nicodemus steals away at night to talk to Jesus… and he asks and he says, ‘They say you can see the kingdom of heaven’. And Jesus says, ‘You too can see the kingdom of heaven. You’ve got to be born again.’ He says, ‘What do you mean, how can I be born again?’ He said of the Holy Spirit, ‘Spirit is like the wind’–and at that moment the wind came out of nowhere. A sustained wind for 30 seconds…”
Downey adds, “As if we turned on wind machines, it just blew through the village, it was extraordinary.”
Wind in the desert. How…”extraordinary.” The bar for what these people consider miraculous events is low.