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Note to readers: there will be no National Post, and hence no column from me, on Good Friday. I'll be back with new content in Monday's edition.

That means I'll miss my chance to write about the Eastertide controversy that is tearing the UK apart: a new movie of the Passion produced by the BBC will depict Christ nailed to the Cross by his arms, with his feet tucked up in a foetal-type position, instead of reproducing the traditional iconography. This apparently has some Christian leaders outraged, even though there is little in Scripture to suggest how Jesus was oriented on the rood, and the only crucifixion victim archaeologists have managed to find was killed in the BBC manner. Mark Goodacre, a leading Bible scholar who was consulted on the program, talks about his experience with the media here.


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