Anonymous protest letter. Original was typed (fixed
width) - format preserved below. US, 1992.
CULTURAL SANCTIONS FOR
THE CBS BROADCAST OF "ANCIENT SECRETS OF THE BIBLE"
Initiated by the Self
Appointed Nonviolent Truth Avengers (SANTA)
FACTS On Friday evening, May 15, 1992, CBS
broadcast nation-wide a two hour special titled "Ancient
Secrets of the Bible." In this program the following claims
were favorably presented:
(1) The earth is about ten
thousand years old.
(2) Humans and dinosaurs lived together, "fossil
evidence" for this was displayed by a "geologist".
(3) Science does not contradict the belief that all
current races and languages originated at the Tower of
Babel at about 3500 BC.
(4) Present racial diversity could have arisen in one or
two generations, as demonstrated by a "geneticist".
(5) An ancient Egyptian papyrus has been found that
corroborates events described in the Biblical book of
(6) The Ark of the Covenant and the tablets containing
the Ten Commandments have been found under Temple Mount in
Jerusalem, but were not recovered because the Arabs
FINDINGS (1) All the above claims are false.
There is no material evidence for any of them. (2)
Misleading scientific credentials were attributed to some
participants. (3) Fraudulent evidence was displayed.
JUDGMENT Those responsible for "Ancient Secrets
of the Bible" have:
(1) misled children and adults, (2) debased the standards of
television broadcasting, (3) misrepresented scientific
opinion and method, and (4) violated the dignity of Judaism
The culprits responsible for this dishonest
production are judged to be: (1) propagandists for Jewish
and Christian fundamentalism, (2) CBS, (3) the commercial
sponsors (over 25, eight brand names selected for
(1) The following two slogans to
be made public:
NOAH HAD CRABS
AT LEAST THE SECULAR
NEVER TORTURED A "WITCH"
(2) "CBS" to be said to stand for "CERTIFIED BS"
(3A) The following three trademark parodies to be
the children's oral subculture:
BALL PARK SNOT DOGS
KELLOGG'S FROSTED POOP
(3B) The following five trademark parodies to be
ANVIL FOR ADVANCED PAIN
CHICKEN TONIGHT - DIARRHEA TOMORROW
PREPARATION H SHRINKS EVERYTHING ULTRA
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. SANTA is a
decentralized communication process opposing deceit and
exploitation of children by the media. We use only
education, rebuke, and satire. No person's name may be
mentioned. Anyone who loves the truth and obeys these rules
may fully participate in SANTA. If you can guess who
this comes from, send me a copy (or leave it on my desk or
car windshield) to let me know you want to receive future
Take not the word of truth utterly out of
my mouth . . . Psalms 119:43
Comment - Jan. 6, 2019.
The YouTube video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD8Zj7lpebA
, contains all the advertisements shown during the two hour
broadcast of "Ancient Secrets of the Bible" on WFMY, a North
Carolina television station. Ads for Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Mac
Donald's, Advil, Chicken Tonight, Motrin IB, Preparation H, and
Ultra Slim Fast were noted. No ad for Ball Park Hot Dogs was
observed, but it could have been missed or not broadcast on WFMY
but on other stations.