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Does History Channel's 'Satan' Look Like Obama? - PHOTO


Mediaite reports that social media exploded when the devil appeared in the History Channel series The Bible on Sunday night:

Even prior to the episode’s showing, Glenn Beck tweeted: “Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?”, adding a photo...Once the episode aired, Twitter exploded with commentary on the matter. Most noted it was likely unintentional, chalking it up to an amusing coincidence....At this time, neither History Channel nor Mark Burnett, The Bible series’s creator, has issued any statement on the matter."

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  1. Have I missed something.

    Why is the History Channel airing a show about a work of fiction like the Bible?

    History is based on events that actually happened.

    The bible is a work of fiction in its entirety and all the characters in it are fictional.

    Posted by: MaryM | Mar 18, 2013 9:48:04 AM

  2. @Mary,

    I'm Agnostic. The bible has had PROFOUND influence over our world for 2000 years. It can not be dismissed that easily.

    Yes, Lucy looks like the president.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 18, 2013 9:50:14 AM

  3. @MaryM

    It might make you feel better to know that immediately after The Bible, Vikings airs, which is about pagans killing Christians.

    Posted by: brian | Mar 18, 2013 9:52:53 AM

  4. Yes, black people all look alike to me.

    I guess "That Guy" is the singular of "Those People" for racists like Beck and his audience.

    Posted by: BABH | Mar 18, 2013 9:54:51 AM

  5. I'm with Mary.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 18, 2013 9:56:01 AM

  6. Definitely, without question. And just looking at his name, Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, the actor appears to be of Muslim origin. Even with resemblance to Obama aside, they have white, surgically altered pert-nosed Romney Downey as Mother Mary, and dark skinned, thick-lipped Muslim actor as Satan. Subtle, Mark Burnett, very subtle.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Mar 18, 2013 9:57:09 AM

  7. ratbastard: Nobody doubts that, but there's nothing historic on the Bible.
    One thing is to make a documentary about the bible's influence, and another very different a documentary about the stories on the Bible in an History Channel. That simply makes no sense at all

    Posted by: jjose712 | Mar 18, 2013 9:59:38 AM

  8. Just as the saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover, people are not be judged by the look. Only through their fruit, we can recognize who they are, to know their fruit, we just need to compare what they do against the greatest commandments of the bible as preached by Christ, to love God AND TO LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF.

    Based on this, it's very easy to spot the devil among us in society : the religious anti-gays! The religious homophobes will use all sort of LOWER biblical verses to deceive people and to defy the highest biblical laws. Anti-Christ spread hate and discrimination among people, just like what the anti-gays are doing.

    Posted by: Simon | Mar 18, 2013 10:00:15 AM

  9. I'm more curious if Jesus is a white dude in this show?

    And yes, there is no mistaking the reason why that person was chosen as Satan. Anyone who thinks that was not precisely why that actor was chosen is fooling themselves.

    While some of the Bible involve allegory, there are historical parts of it that match up to history. We know many of these characters existed in real life. That said, if there is a part where Satan appears, I'm guessing this isn't actually trying to be historically accurate. There is some importance in history to studying the Bible. I studied it quite a bit in college from a secular standpoint, but I have my doubts that is the point of this show.

    Posted by: FancyPants | Mar 18, 2013 10:02:51 AM

  10. FancyPants, Jesus is played by a hot, fair-skinned Portuguese actor.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Mar 18, 2013 10:05:10 AM

  11. Hmm, the resemblance isn't actually exactly subtle is it...

    Tacky move History. But I guess they know their audience. Sadly.

    Posted by: Remote Patrolled | Mar 18, 2013 10:05:28 AM

  12. Where's Santa?

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Mar 18, 2013 10:07:39 AM

  13. Al Sharpton in 5...4...3...2...

    [Al needs a nice bank deposit from the History Channel]

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 18, 2013 10:12:06 AM

  14. The History Channel is developing a department which is specialising in producing dramas BASED ON historical events. It's not meant to be an accurate portrayal of history, just as 'Titanic', 'Elizabeth', 'Pearl Harbor' & 'U-571' are partly fictitious for the purposes of entertainment. I'm not Christian, but I have to point out that not all of the characters in the Bible are fiction either, e.g. there was a man named Jesus, from Nazareth, who caused the Romans a lot of grief and ended up being put to death. A religion then grew up around him. That is historical fact. The stories that are told in the Bible are more questionable, but yes they are based on actual events. In addition to that, as @ratbastard says - the Bible has had an enormous effect on humanity, so why shouldn't it be dramatised? We might not like religion, but we cannot dismiss it out of hand and erase it from our history. It is important in helping us understand and contextualise the world we live in.

    Posted by: EPCM | Mar 18, 2013 10:12:48 AM

  15. Wow... impressive. Jesus is white, but Satan is Obama.

    The Hitler Channel has jumped the shark.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Mar 18, 2013 10:14:45 AM

  16. Mark Burnett would nail his own mother to a cross if he thought it would get ratings and make money.

    Posted by: hwood | Mar 18, 2013 10:15:47 AM

  17. Idk why people are irked about this being on the history channel, they've showed lots of fictional bs anyone remember Ancient Aliens and Monster Quest? lol

    Posted by: Cyberman | Mar 18, 2013 10:17:20 AM

  18. This is the work of arch Catholic goody-two-shoes Roma Downey. Touched by an Angel indeed.

    Posted by: niles | Mar 18, 2013 10:17:24 AM

  19. hey HISTORY chanel - the BUYBULL is NOT history....its NOT REAL

    Posted by: disgusted american | Mar 18, 2013 10:17:57 AM

  20. diogo morgado plays Jesus


    LOL...I don't think the historical Jesus if he existed looked like a 'hot' Portuguese actor. More likely he looked most similar to a present day Arab, Palistanian,or some other genuine Semitic man. And no, not an ashkenazi [white European] jew, either.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 18, 2013 10:19:11 AM

  21. "Lucy"

    Ratbastard, are you a Mr. Diety fan?

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Mar 18, 2013 10:22:36 AM

  22. The bible is a work of fiction in its entirety and all the characters in it are fictional.

    Posted by: MaryM | Mar 18, 2013 9:48:04 AM

    The Bible is a folk history, and contains myth, allegory, and actual people, places, and events.

    Your comment is demonstrably wrong. The Bible refers to known kings, wars, peoples, places, and events. It is not all fiction- just the magical parts.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 18, 2013 10:23:06 AM

  23. "I don't think the historical Jesus if he existed looked like a 'hot' Portuguese actor."

    Nor would Mary have face-lift eyes and a whittled down, pert nose.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Mar 18, 2013 10:23:16 AM

  24. COINCIDENTALLY...I read a rumour that the History Channel is now owned by a Christian broadcasting company. Hmm........

    Posted by: Nick | Mar 18, 2013 10:27:49 AM

  25. I just googled him,Jim. Never heard of him. I'll watch him when I get a chance.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 18, 2013 10:27:52 AM

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