Letters: "The Bible" violent

Published: Monday, April 1 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Roma Downey as Mother Mary in Roma Downey as Mother Mary in "The Bible." (Casey Crawford, © Lightworkers Media / Hearst Productions Inc.)

Although I agree with much of your editorial, I have a hard time recommending "The Bible" television series, particularly for families, because of the violent content ("A surprise hit?", March 25). The repeated slitting of throats left little to the imagination. As I watched the first few weeks I felt the one-sided portrayal left out so much of the beauty of the Old Testament. I question whether someone unfamiliar with the Old Testament would have been inspired by this particular portrayal of that great book of scripture.

Larry Tippetts


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