TV Gameshow host, Jeremy Paxman, he of the craggy features and rugged appearance is in luke warm water for describing the Book of Genesis as "hogwash" during a screening of the Newsnight programme.
Mr Paxman aka Paxo to his friends, then went on to say that those who believed in the Old Testament are "stupid people". Jeremy is a star par excellence when it comes to reasoned intellectual debate.
Of course, as anchor man on the quiz show 'University Challenge', JP is in pole position to know about such things and to be able to let us lesser mortals know what's good for us and what isn't.
He has a Master's in Blunt Interruptions gained at The University of Reader's Digest, don't you know?
Auntie Beeb has expressed shock and horror at Jeremy's pronouncement and the good old BBC Trust has issued a statement, parts of which are included in this report:
"Although Mr Paxman's use of the terms 'religious hogwash' and 'stupid people' was not intended to cause deliberate offence, particularly to those with religious views and beliefs, the use of the terms was offensive to some of the audience and there was no clear editorial purpose for their use in the context of this Newsnight item."