This is an amazing video. For one thing the honest intellectual respect given to Jesus and Christianity by the Monty Python crew might set one back in surprise. But overall, this is amazing viewing.
In part II there are two detractors. Notice how amazingly civilized and respectful the entire debate was, despite the very strong feelings that the detractors of the film clearly felt for personal and vocational reasons. None of the detractors threatened the BBC or its staff for hosting the Monty Python creators, and in fact, the BBC treated them with exceptional fairness and intellectual honesty.
Imagine that happening today with factual critics of islam. If indeed you even can at this late stage.
at 2:55 he makes the point about making this film about Mohammad. And that was in 1979!
I haven’t had a chance to audition all of part 3, and haven’t even looked at 4. But you can see a bit of Postmodern thought infecting Michael Palin at one point when he indulges in a bit of self righteous temporal relativism and other now all too common tactics of the anti-Western left.
Still. Its a fascinating look at issues which have metastasized massively and transformed themselves into powerful weapons and threaten to bring down our entire civilization.