A Pentecostal Discussion on Living Biblically (the show) and What it Means in post-Christian America

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You Don’t Have To Be A Believer To Enjoy The New CBS Comedy Living Biblically

The show’s creators discuss opening a conversation between the faithful and the not-so-much.

everyone practices cafeteria religion…

“Behavior shapes emotions.”

“Sometimes miracles occur only when you jump in.”

“In trying to avoid one sin I’ve committed another.”

SELECT QUOTES for Pentecostals from Living Biblically (the show)

“There’s a beauty to forgiveness, especially forgiveness that goes beyond rationality. Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great & powerful one”

“I am officially Jewish, but I’m Jewish in the same way the Olive Garden is an Italian restaurant.”

“I’ve rarely said the word “Lord,” unless it’s followed by “of the Rings.”

“I’m still agnostic. But in the words of Elton Richards, I’m now a reverant agnostic.”

“The whole bible is the working out of the relationship between God and man. God is not a dictator barking out orders and demanding silent obedience. “

“This is what the Sabbath should feel like. A pause. Not just a minor pause, but a major pause.”

“The Bible is right: A deluge of images does encourage idolatry. Look at the cults of personality in America today. Look at Hollywood. Look at Washington. I’d like to see the next presidential race be run according to Second Commandment principles. No commercials.”

ADD YOUR FAVORITE QUOTES from Living Biblically (the show)

Timothy Carter There are not many comments on that thread.

Troy Day Pentecostals dont watch much TV?

Louise Cummings I hadn’t heard of this one.

Bobbi Marie Goff Klein Watched it two minutes tonight, turned the channel

Timothy Carter Booi Marie Goff Klein, why did you turn the channel?

Bobbi Marie Goff Klein Well Timothy look like it started in a bar. It looked boring, I’ll try again next week

Timothy Carter Bobbi Marie Goff Klein I watched it today. Your correct they are in a bar. The main character meets his spiritual advisors in the bar, a Jew and a Catholic Priest. He calls them “my God Squad” because theses two men answer Bible questions while the thr…See More

Troy Day  Timothy Carter what is your personal take on it?

Timothy Carter I watched a couple of times to see how the Bible would be presented. So far noone on the show is making fun of the Bible or Christians. So, that is a good thing. Everyone on the show makes fun of Chip (the main character) Because he is taking the laws …See More

Troy Day Right. But it also stopped being funny

Timothy Carter Troy Day it seems that the actors are struggling to identify with their characters. The comedy is cheesy.

Troy Day was funny @ first – not funny no more
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16 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Troy Day

    everyone practices cafeteria religion… #TrueThat

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    Is the father of the family respected or is it more of the same?

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Troy Day

    no father of the family shown just yet

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    I should be more positive but given the onslaught of Christian values and the “bottom line” which is ratings and money and given that Pentecostals generally don’t watch a lot of T.V. (the one eyed demon) well you get my point. What are are they going to do turn of the t.v. during the commercials?

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Troy Day

    Well the show is a critique to both religious and non-religious layers of culture in post-Christian post-religious America. Not to mention is funny as heaven

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    I thought you just said,
    “no father shown just yet”
    The thing I only I can think of is the Trojan horse. Bring ’em in with a little honey in the rock and keep ’em for Jerry Springer and the sexual perversion buffet

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    Maybe you wouldn’t have to fight so many devil’s if you got rid of the one in your living room.
    …just saying lol

  • Joseph D. Absher
    Reply March 12, 2018

    Joseph D. Absher

    God bless you Mr Troy Day you really want video?

  • Melvin Shomo
    Reply March 13, 2018

    Melvin Shomo

    Well I can see why not having a TV set in your home has many benefits.
    For one you can play Christian music inviting the Holy Spirit to make himself at home

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 13, 2018

    Troy Day

    Did you see it last night? Melvin Shomo

  • Melvin Shomo
    Reply March 13, 2018

    Melvin Shomo

    I don’t have a television in my home plus I have limited internet cell phone

  • Melvin Shomo
    Reply March 13, 2018

    Melvin Shomo

    Remember we are crazy here in Pennsylvania 😎

  • Troy Day
    Reply March 13, 2018

    Troy Day

    is that where Walter Polasik was from – of course

  • Troy Day
    Reply April 3, 2018

    Troy Day

    Timothy Carter I think the show is pretty much done with it. If they run it more it will have no audience. Started strong and super funny I enjoyed it but oh well. Everything has an end. This one had a short ending … it seems

    • Timothy Carter
      Reply April 3, 2018

      Timothy Carter

      I believe The only way they can save the show is to either add sex jokes like The other shows this producer work own, “Mom”, “Two Broke Girls”, and the “Big Bang Theory”. Or hire some talented true Christians to write.

    • Troy Day
      Reply April 4, 2018

      Troy Day

      aint gonna happen

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