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FR MOVIE REVUE: THE PASSION OF CHRIST (post your comments here)
2/24/04 | FR MOVIE REVIEWERS

Posted on 02/24/2004 11:28:50 AM PST by Liz

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To: AppyPappy
Such a strange way to Save the world.

So this film's supposed to "save the world" now? Is Gibson the Second Coming?

61 posted on 02/24/2004 2:51:08 PM PST by stands2reason (Liberal lurkers: stick around, you may just grow a brain.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
The British in that war were brutal!

Was there a historical incident where the British ordered an American congregation to be burnt alive in their church building during the Revolutionary War ?

If yes, please provide a source citation.

If no, you need not answer.

62 posted on 02/24/2004 2:56:48 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: Liz
Bump for Wednesday night when I get home from the theater.
63 posted on 02/24/2004 3:00:02 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: ReasonGuy
Thank you for a very even-handed review from a non-believer. No offence taken here, and no condemnation either.

You do not believe, so to you it was a movie about a man being tortured and executed. End of story.

That said, yours is the review i have been waiting for. no ulterior motives, no underlying agenda, just your raw feelings.

Now, may I ask a couple questions :
Did the movie move you in any way?
Has it raised any questions in your mind about Jesus?
Has it given you any impetus to search for the meaning behind the story you just saw?

NO judgement, no pushing -- I want to know so I know how to approach other non-believers who have seen the movie. I am not a in-your-face evangelical, but I sincerely hope this movie moves some people to come to jesus and search for the reason why those of us who do believe see this movie as a work of love not violence.

64 posted on 02/24/2004 3:00:56 PM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: ReasonGuy
The violence reflects the truth of the times.

We see it again today in Afganistan and Iraq.

They are nearly animals in many ways.

The Romans gorged themselves on it.

It was the way. And it still is to a degree.

65 posted on 02/24/2004 3:05:41 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: 50sDad
Good post.

I see this film not so much as a missionary tool but as a catalyst to cause serious introspection among the "lukewarm."
66 posted on 02/24/2004 3:06:24 PM PST by stands2reason (Liberal lurkers: stick around, you may just grow a brain.)
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To: Theo; Liz
When I watch the film this weekend, I will be thinking of what kindness the Lord has shown by taking the punishment I have earned for my rebelliousness and selfishness.

Ditto that...

67 posted on 02/24/2004 3:08:31 PM PST by k2blader (Some folks should worry less about how conservatives vote and more about how to advance conservatism)
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To: ReasonGuy
The next message seems to be, if you're a follower of Jesus, then we should take revenge on whoever it was who killed him because they killed him in such a cruel and undignified way.

I wonder, if there hadn't been so much controvery, would you have gone to see the movie? I ask because I wonder if all the protesting is going to lead a lot of people who normally couldn't care less to go, see the movie and misunderstand it.

68 posted on 02/24/2004 3:13:36 PM PST by Dianna
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To: Skooz
Thanks for the reminder. I've heard about the Cleese reading but haven't actually heard it. Would be nice to pop into the CD player on a long car trip.
69 posted on 02/24/2004 3:22:59 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
A long trip indeed. My copy (which I purchased and downloaded and then burned to CD) covers three CDs.
70 posted on 02/24/2004 3:57:58 PM PST by Skooz (My Biography: Psalm 40:1-3)
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To: MineralMan
Thanks for the reply. While I object to your use of the word myth (I find it offensive) I don't believe that you meant it that I way. I am sure that you are just saying the truth as you see it. The only other thing I can recommend is CS Lewis Book on "Mere Christianity". It starts with the perspective that Christianity is myth like others and then evaluates it. Very interesting read.
71 posted on 02/24/2004 4:00:48 PM PST by artios
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To: stands2reason
I guess you didn't bother to read what I said.
72 posted on 02/24/2004 4:19:43 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
The Muslims send their children to die for their God. Our God sent His own son to die for us.
73 posted on 02/24/2004 4:22:43 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: PoisedWoman
Thank you for opening your heart to us.
74 posted on 02/24/2004 4:28:09 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: MineralMan
Let's see - - you are not interested in seeing the movie, you claim to be an athiest (how shallow and full of yourself can you get?), and you offer the sneaky jab that the story of Jesus is an oft-repeated "myth". Yet you show up on this thread and pollute it with a bunch of inane posts, mostly talking about yourself and your interests.

Take a hike, Bunky. I don't think anybody cares what you think.
75 posted on 02/24/2004 4:31:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Liz
The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis.

And, if you like to read and like science fiction; Lewis's trilogy ending with "That Hideous Strength". This trilogy depicted the idea of "God" closer to my idea than any other writing I have seen.

76 posted on 02/24/2004 4:46:39 PM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: 50sDad

An astute analysis.

Prairie

77 posted on 02/24/2004 4:54:36 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Decide for yourself! See "Passion of The Christ.")
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To: MineralMan
I am intrigued by your stance of atheism. I read your file information and you said that you do not respond to personal notices, so this is the only place I can ask you a few questions. What is that you believe in? When you look into the faces of your children, what do you feel? Do you believe that all of ‘this’ is just an accident? How do you define morality? At what point in your life did you come to the realization that we may be alone? I really am interested in how you think / feel about these issue. Of course I have more questions but enough for now.
78 posted on 02/24/2004 5:27:38 PM PST by roylene
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To: Lancey Howard
I must say that MineralMan does not deserve such an attack. I have had a few dialogues with him in the past, specifically during the Roy Moore/Ten Commandments case, and while he chooses not to believe, he has never insulted those of us who do. Not to my knowledge anyway. Further more, he is straightforward in his expressions and in no way did he "sneak" a jab in. If he has something to say he does so directly from what I have seen of his posts. He doesn't "push" his atheism in that he insults believers as some non believers have done. He is very respectful in his replies on matters of faith and religious rights. While I wish he did believe, I respect his choice not to. I do so because he has respected my choice TO believe in past conversations and he was cordial to me. He is the only self described atheist that I have ever respected. Instead of being so disparaging, dismissive and condemning towards him wouldn't it be more productive to pray for him that his heart become open and receptive to the love and knowledge of Christ? After all, isn't that what a REAL Christian does? I'm sorry but I feel that the attack on the man was unwarranted.
79 posted on 02/24/2004 5:28:59 PM PST by PleaseNoMore
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To: safisoft
Could you, would you provide more information on the "Kings Mountain" incident? War is Hell, somebody once said, so these things happen, victory at any cost!
80 posted on 02/24/2004 5:39:02 PM PST by Blake#1
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