To: Paleo Conservative
I'm Jewish. I saw the movie with another Jew. Neither of us thought the movie had the slightest hint of antisemitism. Anyone who says otherwise is, in my opinion, fabricating it.
posted on 03/04/2004 10:58:53 PM PST
(Political Correctness is fascism)
None of my Jewish friends who have seen this film have had any complaints either. It seem most of the criticism from Jews is coming from high-profile media types or liberal rabbis.
posted on 03/04/2004 11:07:26 PM PST
by Mr. Mojo
I haven't seen it yet mainly to avoid being packed like a sardine in a theater. I may see it in the middle of next week when it's easier for the crowd to spread out in the theater.
Perhaps there are Jews who are hyper sensitive and see antisemtism where there isn't any. While there has been a history in Europe of pograms starting after passion plays, I have never heard of such a pogram occurring in the US. I still have not heard of any antisemitc violence caused by anyone who had just seen this movie. I'm sure if there had been, the media would have coverd it 24/7.
posted on 03/04/2004 11:14:57 PM PST
by Paleo Conservative
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Thanks for your comment.
Dennis Prager, who says he was the first Jew to see the movie (in a prescreening some time ago), says that he believes Jews and Christians are seeing two totally different movies when they see 'Passion'. Christians focus on Jesus and his suffering while Jews tend to "see if the movie really IS anti-semitic".
As a Christian, I certainly didn't look to see if there was any "anti-semitism" in the film - - why would I? But I do know that Jesus himself was a Jew, as were Mary, Simon, Peter, May Magdelen, and a whole lot of other people central to Jesus' life and times.
I can say that I sure didn't come away from the movie feeling any animosity toward Jews. I mean, this stuff happened 2,000 friggin' years ago! If I am going to sneer at today's "reparations" crowd for trying to instill guilt in whites for what (some of) their ancestors did to slaves 150 years ago, then I am certainly not going to look at Jews and connect them in any way to what (some of) their ancestors may have done - - 2,000 years ago. How stupid and hypocritical would that be?
PS. This Krauthammer is an idiot.
Anyone who says otherwise is, in my opinion, fabricating it.
I don't think they're all fabricating I think it's possible that some were "primed" to see anti-semitism in it, by all the negative pre-release controversy. Which wasn't coming strictly from Jewish groups either, there were plenty of apostate Christians in clerical garb, or heading Religion departments at universities, who cheerfully added fuel to the fire in order to advance their revisionist agenda. I've reserved a lot of blame for them
, those commie atheists. They have deceived Jews by pretending to be on their side, so that Jews who are upset about this movie will point to them as experts in Christian matters, who AGREE with them that the movie is unbiblical and antisemitic!
They think they have friends now in Christians who don't really believe in God, and that saddens me.
Scares me too.
Neither of us thought the movie had the slightest hint of antisemitism. Anyone who says otherwise is, in my opinion, fabricating it.
I think you have found the mother lode!
That is the ultimate prize: why?
posted on 03/05/2004 7:04:06 AM PST
(50.3% of Californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks (subject to a final count).)
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