MBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2572 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2108 times:
"It has nothing to do with Catholicism. It's a movie based on one of the major religions of the world, and it's figure head Jesus Christ. Let's just leave it at that..."
Sorry, but I'm not going to leave it at that. Gibson is representing the movie as the accurate portrayl of Jesus' last days, but theologians from across the religious spectrum have weighed in on this. And they say this movie is tied to more closely to Roman Catholic beliefs than on the gospels.
If you want to see it, be my guest. I have no interest in attending cathechism.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7808 posts, RR: 54 Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
I know some over-sensitive idiots have piped up and claimed it's anti-semitic but I seriously doubt that it is. If it happens to show Judaism in a bad light then that's one thing, if it's done deliberately then that's quite another. I suspect that at worst, this film is the former. Plus it sounds really interesting, I think a lot of research and study has been done, I mean the whole thing's in Amareic (sp?) for god's sake. In fact literally for god's sake, he (or she) is the only one who'll understand what the hell's going on.
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Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2007 times:
The big fuss is that Gibson has made a film that purportedly reflects his pre-Vatican II belief system, and while making the film refused to entertain new evidence about the historical Jesus that Biblical scholars have unearthed. Apparently it also fails to make distinctions between "good Jews" and "bad Jews." Well, according to its critics, at least.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating I guess. So, I do intend to see it. I remember that many gay rights organizations made a big fuss that "BraveHeart" was homophobic. As a gay man, I have to disagree with that assertion. "BraveHeart" was lots of gore, and a lotta fun !
So how bad can the Gibson "Jesus" movie truly be? No worse than those gaudy technicolor Cecil B. DeMille extravaganzas. Which were enjoyable even if you didn't personally prescribe to the religious convictions held dear in the film.