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"The Passion of the Christ" [Aug. 25th, 2004|01:14 pm]
John
I've finally figured out what I want to say about the movie.

He taught people how to live for three *YEARS*.
He died for three *DAYS*.

Which do YOU think is more important?

(Mode = "Forrest Gump") "And that's all I have to say about that."(/mode)
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[User Picture]From: dandelion_diva
2004-08-25 10:03 pm (UTC)
Well said.

Gessi
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[User Picture]From: nsingman
2004-08-26 12:48 pm (UTC)
True, but we might ask a similar question about any movie that focused on a relatively brief but significant part of a larger event or story.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2004-08-26 05:59 pm (UTC)
Nod. I suppose that what digs at me is that I think too many folks seem to see the crucifixion as symbolic of all the wrong things, even if you accept that Jesus' suffering was a necessary 'cleasning' thing... and, if you wanted to honor that sacrifice, you would need to have the message before you.

Granted, it's possible that without the sacrifice, Jesus would just be another whacked out new-age (new age for his time, at least) weirdo with some pretty words to say. But without the message, the death is just another brutal death.

Mind, never having seen the movie, I can't say for sure that it ignores the message completely... but based upon reviews, I think that it does.

And, of course, I'm not saying that the movie is a *bad* thing... I'm just mentioning that there's a big hole in it.
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