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User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Anyone here planning to watch the new Mel Gibson flim The Passion.

Sounds really interesting. But I read articles on th einternet about protests and complains. Anyone know what's up with that? Sounds like a good movie.
It is a piece of religious history.


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User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

While I welcome Mel Gibson and anybody else who feels inspired to make a religious movie, I have no interest in watching a film that is based on Catholic liturgy.

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

David b.

I agree, it sounds very interesting, I'm definately going to watch it.

I have no interest in watching a film that is based on Catholic liturgy.

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...



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User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2351 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.


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

If you want to see it, be my guest. I have no interest in attending cathechism.

It's a freaking movie!!! Nobodoy is asking you to go to a church and pray the rosary. Sheesh!


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Read the first post. "Anyone here planning...?"

I said "no" and explained why. What's the problem?


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

The problem is that you stated seeing the movie is like "attending cathechism."

User currently offlineCanyonBlue From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

If I see any previews and It looks good to me, I'll go see it. I could care less if it has a religious theme.

User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

...and what I've read about it tells me that it's a didactic movie which preaches catholic doctrine. Is that not cathechism?

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8202 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2333 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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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

...and what I've read about it tells me that it's a didactic movie which preaches catholic doctrine. Is that not cathechism?

Please. I take it you don't watch the Discovery Channel either?

It's a movie. It tells a story. You watch it. You don't make it part of your life. Simple.


User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Feel free to watch it. I'm not interested. Why all the fuss?


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

...Maybe because you started the fuss????

Cedarjet, a slight correction...

In fact literally for god's sake, he (or she) is the only one who'll understand what the hell's going on

My native tongue is actually aramaic, as I am an Assyrian from Iraq...quite a few of us around actually!




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User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Marco, would you mind seeing the movie and then giving me a complete written English translation?

Thanks,

Matt



Kidding ofcourse. But it is amazing how they are providing no subtitles or anything.



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Did he find a US distributor yet (I know 20th Century Fox back out)? If not, he might consider adding subtitles to make it more commercially viable.

I saw the trailer and it looks disturbing...but it DOES have Monica Bellucci!



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2250 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.


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Apparently it also fails to make distinctions between "good Jews" and "bad Jews." Well, according to its critics, at least.

Well I sincerely hope those critics are wrong, I've been called "Christ killer" enough this year without having to worry about people seeing a movie that would make that situation worse.


User currently offlineDaedaeg From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Instead of takin the word from scholars, critics and the like, how about just going and seeing the movie for yourself to see what it is really about.


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User currently offlineTed747 From Australia, joined Jul 2003, 195 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Jaysit - why did people say Braveheart was homophobic?

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