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Sherri Shepherd is quite the historical scholar

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December

The Juice*’s favorite part of The View is how, even though we don’t watch it because we have to work, the ridiculous things the ladies do manage to make it into pop culture.

If you haven’t heard, on Tuesday resident genius Sherri Shepherd insisted the ancient Greeks were predated by Christianity (this from a woman who in September admitted she didn’t know if the Earth was round or flat).

After Joy Behar said she had been watching a documentary on Greek philosopher Epicurius, Shepherd responded to Whoopi Goldberg’s mention that there was no “Jesus Christ stuff going on” then by saying, “They still had Christians back then.” “They had gods,” Goldberg said. “They had Christians, and they threw ‘em to the lions,” Shepherd reasoned. “I think this might predate that,” Goldberg said. Shepherd’s retort: “I don’t think anything predated Christians.”

For video of the exchange, look above. For relief from rampant ignorance, turn off your television.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:28am]

    

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