From THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH:
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is set to perform The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (abridged) at the Theatre At The Mill in Newtownabbey later this month. According to the promotion for the production, the cast "tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn't the word 'phonetic' spelled the way it sounds?" Its publicity claims it's "an irreverent rollercoaster ride, from fig leaves to Final Judgement".
But Newtownabbey councillor Billy Ball claims the play makes a mockery of the Bible and Christianity.
"This is supposed to be a Christian nation and we are allowing the Bible to be mocked and slated. Christians can be slagged for their beliefs and I can take that, I don't mind that, but when it comes to the Bible that's different, it's sacred. If this was the Qu'ran I would very much doubt they'd go near it. As it stands, I'd be calling for public pressure to have it pulled," he said (with complete unpredictably - not)
"My wife, councillor Audrey Ball, has recently been put on the artistic board, so I know in future she will speak up for Christianity. Those against her strong beliefs better watch out," he threatened.
Tickets for the show on January 29 and 30 are priced at £16 & £14 (concession). Contact The Mill box office for more information.
The fact that there is a large body of water between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK is proof enough for me that God exists and that he is a benevolent God. The fact that there is not a large body of water between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is proof (if proof was needed) that God is an Anglican and not a Roman Catholic.