What's even more interesting to me is that Evangelicals (including the Southern Baptist Convention) are coming out very much in favor of this movie. If anyone knows whether the movie passes Scriptural muster, so to speak, it would be the Evangelicals. Not to mention that many Evangelicals are coming out in support of a *spit*, *spit* Roman Catholic "traditionalist". So you have on the one side a Catholic "traditionalist" who, if you buy into the stereotype, would normally consider Evangelicals a bunch of heretics, while on the other side you have Evangelicals, who, if you buy into the stereotype, would normally refer to the Roman Catholic Church as the Whore of Babylon, and both sides are coming together because both sides think this is a very faithful movie. Ain't that great?
I think it goes to show that the common perceptions people have about both the traditionalists and evangelicals don't always ring true.
Hey, he flat out said that his wife won't even make the cut because she isn't a Catholic!
FWIW, I'm a staunch Protestant but I certainly expect to see many, many Catholics in Heaven, including Gibson.
I don't know... When I was talking with my friends at church yesterday, it looked as though I'd be the only young guy to go see that movie. The objection some had was the Aramaic thing -- they weren't going to see a subtitled movie. Oh, well.
More disturbing was the second reason -- that it was made by Gibson, a Catholic, and "would mis-represent the Gospels," indicitive of a denominational distrust of all things Catholic.
Oh well. What do I expect from a church where it is more than occasionally taught that Rome is the Whore of Babylon?
It's absolutely glorious and must go way beyond just this movie.
I notice that your posts are often given to softening interdenominational tensions. God will bless you.