I’m not a “facts and figures” guy, I’m more of an ethos/ambiance kinda guy, and I notice perspectives easily.

actually… I’m… not that awesome. tongue emoticon
While I’m not a “facts and figures” guy, I’m more of an ethos/ambiance kinda guy, and I notice perspectives easily.

So what I did, is skipped through.

a) heard voice. Knew I saw it before a while ago.
b) filming style was BBC all the way.
c) Knowing a fair amount of the history of Christiandom from several perspectives, I knew what missing parts to look for.
d) I skipped around.
e) Almost fell over when I saw the importance of the Irish. THAT only shows up in _one_ account of Christian history – the British one. Probably an attempt to make significant the “In Ancient Times” poem or something or maybe a tip of the hat to the famous snake chaser.
f) Saw the thing about the “knowledge lost”; I KNEW I was in BBC land for sure.
g) Scrolled around to see representation from Eastern Orthodox; i expected one. I found one. Same guy they always use.

After spending 5 years with obsessed with Eastern Orthodox perspective from the age of 25-30 (drove my family nuts at times ’cause I found THE ANSWER) and even a short time in a monastery, I was steeped in it, loving the alternative historical accounts, getting a lot of the “other perspective” filled in. All those “gaps in history” filled with real people actually doing interesting things, rather than “this key figure” or “that key figure” and received an ambient knowledge of eras they don’t show much of in documentaries or in school.

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