The Passion Of The Christ

  1. Hi,

    I went to watch the movie today, wrote a little review. Check it out: http://www.mkesler.com/passion.html
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  3. by   caroladybelle
    There are also two other threads on this topic.
  4. by   KaroSnowQueen
    Great review, Marcus. Can't wait to go see it myself.
  5. by   Tweety
    Christians cover up the suffering of Christ????
  6. by   live4today
    Quote from MarcusKspn
    Hi,

    I went to watch the movie today, wrote a little review. Check it out: http://www.mkesler.com/passion.html
    Amen! I totally agree with your take on this.
  7. by   MarcusKspn
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Christians cover up the suffering of Christ????
    I don't think Christians cover up the suffering of Christ on purpose. It just seems like we have a tendency to clean up his suffering, make it more acceptable in our heads that something like this happened. Not to belittle His
    suffering, just to make it more acceptable to us I think.
  8. by   manna
    I couldn't read the review since my browser at work here is not "quite right" and won't open some links. Oh well.. will check it later.

    On the Christians covering up the suffering of Christ issue - I think that many Christians make the mistake of having this image in their mind of God as some sort of big, fluffy, benign being that they don't really relate to intimately. It's easy to push back the idea of the suffering of Christ and vileness of sin when you're focusing on statements like, "God is love" or "God is good."

    I'm not saying that God isn't good - just that sometimes people forego reality and theology in search of feel-good-isms.

    Hope at least some of that made sense.
  9. by   jemommyRN
    I guess I'm a little scared to see the movie. At first I was telling everyone who asked me to see it with them that it's a commercialized movie and I don't want to see it cause its not real. But the reality is .... that I fear seeing the true brutality that occured. I love Jesus with all my heart and I know that I have to see it. It will seal my faith. So, I am going to suck it up and go see it.
  10. by   proud2basn
    I read that it made 15-20 million just on Wednesday! A lot of people went to see this.
  11. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from jemommy
    I guess I'm a little scared to see the movie. At first I was telling everyone who asked me to see it with them that it's a commercialized movie and I don't want to see it cause its not real. But the reality is .... that I fear seeing the true brutality that occured. I love Jesus with all my heart and I know that I have to see it. It will seal my faith. So, I am going to suck it up and go see it.
    I felt like you. Do go see this movie, it is hard to watch, but I feel that if Jesus could endure what He did for the last 12hrs of His life, I can certainly "witness" it for 2.
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    I hear Mr. Gibson is planning future films based on the life and teachings of Jesus. I am glad.

    Here is a link to one sceptics point of view:
    http://www.skeptic.com/
    Examining "The Passion of the Christ"

    "Allow me one brief comment of a theological nature. If Jesus did not die for our sins, then there is no point in being a Christian--one might as well be a Jew (no religious belief is also acceptable). If Jesus did die for our sins--indeed, if he HAD to die for our sins as we are told he did in order for us to be saved, or born again--then why must ANYONE be blamed, let alone condemned? If this was a foreordained event by God, then it was out of human hands. If it was not predetermined by God and was instead a contingent event that might or might not have happened, shouldn't we be thanking the Jews (or the Romans) for doing an unpleasant but necessary deed? After all, thanks to the crucifixion and the resurrection, all who accept it are born again, saved, and will have everlasting life."
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from proud2basn
    I read that it made 15-20 million just on Wednesday! A lot of people went to see this.
    Absolutely! People who never go to the movies are going to see this one. It's going to make some serious bucks, and then the word of mouth from those that see it is going to bring in more people.
  14. by   Tweety
    Quote from MarcusKspn
    I don't think Christians cover up the suffering of Christ on purpose. It just seems like we have a tendency to clean up his suffering, make it more acceptable in our heads that something like this happened. Not to belittle His
    suffering, just to make it more acceptable to us I think.

    I think perhaps you might be right. I know when I was going to church regularly we concentrated more on the teachings prior to his death, and not much on those last 12 hours. It helps to be reminded of the suffering.

    One of the best sermons I went to was in a Catholic Church (and I know Catholics don't have 'sermons' but I don't know what to call it, it was a priest who was a missionary going to churches around the country talking). Anyway, he gave the most moving speach about the last hours of Christ's life and vividly described the pain and agony. His point was "how dare you think Christ doesn't understand your pain and suffering here on earth?".

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