By Cristina Odone, Telegraph
It stands to reason that "the greatest story ever told", acted by gorgeous young unknowns (Diogo Morcaldo, the Portuguese actor
who plays Jesus, looks like the young Brad Pitt) would be a crowd-pleaser. But what a warning for braying atheists, such as the Freedom from Religion Foundation
, that despite their lobbying America is still a God-cherishing country.
The same cannot be said of Europe. Not only do secularist authorities scorn religion and ban expressions of faith (from wearing a crucifix
to saying a prayer)
in public life; they have created total ignorance of the basics of Christian religion among two generations.
know that they should take off their shoes when they enter a mosque and what the Diwali Festival is about, but couldn't recite more than two of the Ten Commandments or name the Four Gospels. This ignorance is not confined to schools but blankets university campuses, factories, City trading floors and even BBC newsrooms. I've written before about twentysomething BBC producers expressing shock
when I explain that yes, I am a Catholic but no, that does not mean I believe in Creationism.
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