Just answer me this one question:

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Why was it JUST A MOVIE, GET OVER IT FOLKS, when it was The Last Temptation of Christ, but when it is The Passion of the Christ it is THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVIE EVER FILMED AND THE PROBABLE CAUSE OF THE SECOND HOLOCAUST.

The psychic disconnect is starting to gnaw at me and drive me crazy. When the subject is sex, or drugs or rock and roll, we who would take the media's effect on society seriously are told to just "don't watch it, no one is forcing you to go," or "lighten up" or "Oh, come on, it's just a movie. It can't change anything."

But with The Passion of the Christ--well, that's different. This one movie is so dangerous it must be damned loudly and often or God knows WHAT might happen.

I am sick, sick SICK to death of being looked down upon by some self-annointed elite who know better than I. "There, there, dear. Settle down. We know fools like you are prone to rage--see what we've been saying?"

It makes me angry. More than angry, actually. It makes me furious. But more than that it makes me sad. Sad for the world, sad for me.

Matthew 23:37-39

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.


You beat me to it Terry. I was going to blog about this yesterday.

I remember my Mom taking us with her to join a group of people outside our local K-Mart who where passing out information and asking people to boycott and show their outrage at the movie
"The Last Temptation of Christ".

I was about 11 at the time but remember that a lot of the reactions we got were, "what's the big deal it's just a movie" or "yeah I'm going to go see it, I want to see what all the fuss is about"

By the way, did you happen to catch Ebert and Roeper the other night? They both praised the movie highly. Especially Roger Ebert and he said something along the lines of I hope people will go to see it and judge it for themselves and not because of what someone else has told them about it.

The whole review was very good and quite long. You can go to


and hear the audio.

I think that is one of the most affecting verses in all of Scripture.

You are right, it's very sad. But their rage at the movie is only fueling its success. I know people who are buying tickets and not going, just to smite the industry and the nay-sayers.

I think that almost all of the rage towards this movie is actually coming from liberal media. I have not talked to one person who has a negative view about this moive, and I come into contact with a very wide variety of people at work. The worst response I have heard was one gentleman who wasn't going to see it because he isn't interested in "religious" movies. I work with three jewish people who are all going to see it. No one in there families in concerned about it fueling intolerance. Does anyone who reads this board actually personally know anyone who is offended by this movie?


You're beautiful when you're irate.

No one is forcing anyone to see this film, and if people are just now realizing that a small group of Jewish leaders were involved in the death of Jesus, where have they been? The mistakes of a small group do not condemn an entire religion in my eyes. Heaven knows that groups of members of the Catholic Church has been involved in some questionable historical events as well over it's 2000 year history, i.e.-the Spanish Inquisition, the actions of some during the Crusades in the Holy Land, etc. Christianity is routinely maligned in film, and no one says a word. If Christians were a minority in this country as it is now, you know the liberal media would be screaming about it.

My biggest concern in this whole thing is that uninformed viewers will bring children to this film, which by all accounts is much to graphic for anyone under 13 at least.



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