The History Channel is one of my favorites along with the Discovery Channel ect... but am I wrong in getting pissed off when I see programs like "In the footsteps of Jesus, The Way of the Cross" on the "History" channel? I understand that religion has played a large roll in shaping historical events, almost always in a negative way and usually resulting in the needless deaths of hundreds or thousands or in the case of the Holocaust, millions of people. But is there really a need to broadcast programs about a person (Jesus) whom there is no actual historical evidence that he ever existed? Never mind that a whole religion has been based on his "life and teachings" and oh by the way the new testament wasn't even written until almost Two Hundred years after his supposed death. I'm actually watching this crap right now, there are people explaining "historical" facts with titles like "Religious Scholar", it's an oxymoron. It literally makes my stomach turn, much like George W. Bush did.... wait, there is goes... apparently he still does.
But I digress, my point is that I feel the History Channel has devalued its self by airing shows on archeological finds that are then framed and fitted for the purposes of religion after the fact.
Feel free to tell me I'm full of shit.