Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Glittering Example of Ignorance of History

Oh the agony!

New 'View' Co-Host Sherri Shepherd: Christianity Older Than Ancient Greece

By Michael Starr

The new co-host of "The View," Sherri Shepherd, insisted Tuesday that Christianity was older than ancient Greece, and even Judaism.

Shepherd — who said earlier this year that she didn't know if the world was flat or round — said during a short-lived discussion of Greek philosophy on Tuesday's show that she was pretty sure nothing "predated Christians."

The verbal jousting began when Joy Behar mentioned watching a History Channel show on the Greek philosopher Epicurus and his definition of happiness.

"Keep in mind that probably when [Epicurus] was around, there was no Jesus Christ stuff going on," said co-host Whoppi Goldberg said.

"They still had Christians back then," Shepherd interrupted.

"They had gods," Goldberg said.

"They had Christians," Shepherd insisted. "And they threw 'em to the lions."

"I think this might predate that," Goldberg said.

"I don't think anything predated Christians," Shepherd shot back.


Jeremiah said...

Wow! I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Yet another reason why watching television is almost always without benefit.

Jim said...

What a moron. And without excuse.

Matthew D. Montonini said...

Ouch! "Pretty sure..." should never be the criteria for a public figure to open his/her mouth!

Scotty J. Williams said...

And this is why I'm working on the book that I hope to get published. Not only has she made a fool of herself, but she also shown the current need of most Americans when it comes to understanding church history or history in general at that. when I think of her statements I'm like "Wow, I know that ignorance is bliss, but this looks like pure inebriation" LOL!