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Tehran museum to screen blockbuster “Passion of the Christ”
MNA ^ | 2006/12/23

Posted on 12/23/2006 7:18:34 AM PST by Biscuit85

TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (MNA) -- Mel Gibson’s blockbuster “The Passion of the Christ” (2004) will be screened at the Imam Ali (AS) Religious Arts Museum tomorrow.

Depicting the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus (AS), the controversial film will be reviewed by Iranian critics Hiva Masih and Reza Dorostkar in a session open to the public after the screening.

The program will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition of the World Award of Monotheistic Religions -- First International Poster Competition, which is currently underway at the museum.

(Excerpt) Read more at mehrnews.com ...


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1 posted on 12/23/2006 7:18:36 AM PST by Biscuit85
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To: Biscuit85
They must have heard it was anti-Semitic . . .

I swear the liberal JINOs are their own worst enemies.

2 posted on 12/23/2006 7:23:25 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Or, God wants them to see it!


3 posted on 12/23/2006 7:31:09 AM PST by donna
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To: donna
God works in mysterious ways, and brings good out of evil.

Wouldn't it be funny if the Iranians, screening this film because they heard all the hooplah about it being anti-Semitic and causing pogroms all across America, are led to Christ?

4 posted on 12/23/2006 7:33:33 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Biscuit85

That could be interesting. I've read from multiple sources that Christianity is booming in Iran, fueled by dreams and visions of Jesus.


5 posted on 12/23/2006 7:48:41 AM PST by Lee N. Field
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To: AnAmericanMother
With God all things are possible.
not a few, not some but ALL. He is powerful beyond limit and just as the early Christians didn't want to get near the persecuting Saul, they soon came to know the loving Paul.
God is still in control even though the tide looks altogether accomodating to evil.

praying for the light to go on,
thirsty.

6 posted on 12/23/2006 7:56:38 AM PST by ThirstyMan (hysteria: the elixir of the Left that trumps all reason)
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To: Lee N. Field

True...

Many are running away from Islam and converting to Christianity or Zoroastrianism


7 posted on 12/23/2006 7:57:02 AM PST by Biscuit85 (I hate CNN!)
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bttt


8 posted on 12/23/2006 9:35:23 AM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: Biscuit85

Islam denies that Jesus even DIED on the cross, much less that He even rose from the dead.

There was another post here on FR with some propoganda from Achmedinajad, where he called Jesus the "messiah" .... which of course is a word designed to tug at Western Christian ears, but when one examines the meaning of what Achmedinajd is saying, one realizes that he is talking about a VERY DIFFERENT Jesus.


9 posted on 12/23/2006 9:49:20 AM PST by fishtank
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To: fishtank

agreed


10 posted on 12/23/2006 9:55:24 AM PST by Biscuit85 (I hate CNN!)
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To: All; RaceBannon; Pan_Yans Wife; freedom44; jmc1969; FreeReign; odds; Cronos; decal; Valin; ...

MNA or MehrIran News Agency is controlled by the Islamic Regime and not a source to be believed. The Persian language pages talk of interviews where it is stated that the West is totally to blame for problems in Lebanon.

Mullah talking points and views presented.

This is one of those "disinformation" sites in English, which like Arafat's speeches said one thing in English and the opposite in Arabic.

The BBC link to Christmas in Tehran was also from the Persian language page which would not have been edited or verified by an English section editor.

Plus for those who lived in England, the architecture of one of the buildings in one of the photos strongly resembles British rather than Iranian styles.

After having arrested and imprisoned some two dozen Christians for being of that faith and not Moslems, does anyone really believe that the Mullahs would allow such a display to be there? Or the store owners to not be in prison too?

And the shoppers to be so relaxed instead of fearful of instant retribution by the morals or religious police???

This is pure disinformation being fed to those of us on FR, too gullible or naive, to know better.

And thus to try to change our opinion of the Mullah regime for the better.


11 posted on 12/23/2006 2:50:35 PM PST by FARS
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To: FARS

FARS, I don't think much of anything could change our opinions of the mad mullahs for the better.


12 posted on 12/23/2006 3:03:30 PM PST by McGavin999 (Don't bring what you ran away from to my home state-Freeper WatchingInAmazement)
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To: FARS

Thanks FARS.


13 posted on 12/23/2006 3:06:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (I updated my profile Saturday, December 23, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lee N. Field

I heard about this too on the 700 Club.


14 posted on 12/23/2006 3:09:08 PM PST by brwnsuga
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To: Biscuit85

I bet the Iranian gov't steps in and says no.


15 posted on 12/23/2006 3:09:22 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: FARS
"...This is pure disinformation being fed to those of us on FR, too gullible or naive, to know better.
And thus to try to change our opinion of the Mullah regime for the better..."

FARS, I think the word you want is 'Bullsh!t'. Stay well................FRegards

16 posted on 12/23/2006 4:20:19 PM PST by gonzo (I'm not confused anymore. Now I'm sure we have to completely destroy Islam, and FAST!!)
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To: FARS; All

How long have you been out of Iran?


17 posted on 12/23/2006 6:17:50 PM PST by Biscuit85 (I hate CNN!)
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To: FARS

Excuse me.

You ought to check with some friends in Tehran about this before going off the deep end.
The Christian area of Tehran allows these displays, believe it or not. This has been going on there for yrs.


18 posted on 12/23/2006 6:49:32 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert; All

NOT since Ahmadi-Nejad took over August 2005. Anything that took place in years before that holds true nor is currently valid. I expected your "deflecting" comment and in this case disinformation.


19 posted on 12/23/2006 7:11:20 PM PST by FARS
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To: FARS

lol.
So we can assume you checked with your friends in Tehran? Cuz I'm checking with mine to verify that this practice is still going on and whether the Christmas photos presented as being for 2006 are real. We'll see.

And by the way, I said the practice of Christmas displays in Tehran has been going on for yrs. And it has. No disinformation. If it stopped this year, we'll find out. But you clearly made it sound as though this sort of thing has never been allowed. That's disinformation.


20 posted on 12/23/2006 7:38:52 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert; All

I clearly stated - NOT since Ahmadi-Nejad took over in 2005. Where did you read that to mean "never"??

Did you notice that the BBC English language did not even post this article at all, though it had an article on Xmas in Iraq? If it's an intersting and valid story, why might that be?

Based on past track record in a very similar situation - so to speak - I would have to take your research results from Iran with a grain of salt. Sorry.

Please note that other FReepers also took exception to the validity of the photos, even without the ability to check the Farsi language article.

Just curious. Your use of the slang "cuz" for "because" is not your usual writing style either. Someone else writing as Nuconvert?


21 posted on 12/23/2006 8:27:15 PM PST by FARS
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To: nuconvert; FARS

I had a look at the Christmas Photos. They appear to be authentic i.e. taken in Tehran, but unsure if in 2006.

I’m not blaming the poster of photos and regardless of who posted the pics on FR and when they were taken, my question would be why the BBC website should publish them at all?

To me, the photos are simply a “token” display of religious tolerance by IR. IR is anything but tolerant or open-minded, most know that. Therefore, the photos are meaningless and yes, I’d say for propaganda purposes, which would be particularly effective this time of year in the West. The same applies to this article.

“The program will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition of the World Award of Monotheistic Religions”

I saw pictures of the mentioned exhibition in the above quote too. The pictures only highlight Judaism, Islam and Christianity, with major emphasis on Islam in various forms that a non-Muslim wouldn’t recognize. Actually, it is all done with mirrors, as they say.


22 posted on 12/23/2006 8:27:48 PM PST by odds
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To: FARS

It was your statement in #11, not the one you made specifically to me that made it sound as though it's never been allowed.


23 posted on 12/23/2006 8:32:58 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: odds; All

Thanks for a lucid analysis.

I beg to differ about the innocent intent of someone who claims to know current society in Iran and mocks me on an ad hominem basis.

Or is misleading FReepers an established Amendment right?


24 posted on 12/23/2006 8:38:26 PM PST by FARS
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To: FARS

With all due respect, I can't comment on the motive or intent of the poster of the article or the photos.

However, if I, personally, were to post something of that nature, I would put a note indicating the possibility of propaganda.


25 posted on 12/23/2006 8:45:36 PM PST by odds
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To: odds; All

Fair comment.

Interesting to note, though I may have skimmed past it, that neither the main Farsi language page nor the German language page of this news source bothers to mention this event.


26 posted on 12/23/2006 8:56:41 PM PST by FARS
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To: FARS

Which event?


27 posted on 12/23/2006 8:59:39 PM PST by odds
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To: odds

Showing the Passion of the Christ.


28 posted on 12/23/2006 9:05:58 PM PST by FARS
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To: Biscuit85

Biscuit85 was banned for being a prior banned poster.


29 posted on 12/23/2006 9:08:23 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: FARS

I just had a look. I can't read Persian very well and there doesn't seem to be a German page there.


30 posted on 12/23/2006 9:10:53 PM PST by odds
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To: odds

Go to the Persian page (first language link) and the very top left link below title (tiny font) of the languages has German in Farsi.

From memory, the next is Arabic, then Turkish, next is Urdu and the last is German.


31 posted on 12/23/2006 9:15:11 PM PST by FARS
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To: Lee N. Field

Yes, so have I. There are thousands of new converts but they're afraid to admit it because they don't want their heads separated from the rest of their bodies. But, ONE DAY it will be revealed.


32 posted on 12/23/2006 9:19:29 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: fishtank

He's talking about a jesus who will lead Islam into war against the gentiles. It's not OUR Jesus. It's a satanic (surprise surprise) counterfeit.


33 posted on 12/23/2006 9:20:49 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: FARS

Ok, when I go to the Persian page, very top left for languages, I get English, Urdu and Arabic, that's all. Have a look now yourself, if you get additional language options, then I don't know why I'm not getting them.

Btw, this is one related thing I just saw on the site in Persian, but you're right it doesn't seem to be related to the English article in this thread?

http://www.mehrnews.com/fa/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=425571

Yeah, interesting. The English article seems to be for Western consumption.


34 posted on 12/23/2006 9:34:55 PM PST by odds
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To: odds

Mea culpa. the link is on the English page. Top left is "Deutsch" or German. Sorry for the misdirect.


35 posted on 12/23/2006 9:42:56 PM PST by FARS
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To: FARS

Ok, just looked at it: Es gibt nichts auf Deutsch = nothing in German either. You're right.


36 posted on 12/23/2006 9:49:20 PM PST by odds
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To: odds

Ich spreche auch Deutsch und Franzoesisch= I speak German and French :-)) - I'm a linguist, remember?


37 posted on 12/23/2006 11:34:03 PM PST by FARS
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To: FARS

Ja Klar und wunderbar; fröhliches Weihnachten. :-)

Christmas Eve here already.. off to dinner with all the family.


38 posted on 12/23/2006 11:47:08 PM PST by odds
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To: odds

Same to you. You have an umlaut key? Or did you type it in Word then copy and paste? The MS Word special characters do not work directly when typing posts.

Or is there a trick I do not know?

Guten Appetit.

With your time indicator of it already being Xmas Eve, and you are about to dine or plan to dine with family? Where the heck are you? Or do you mean it's after midnight and already Sunday?


39 posted on 12/24/2006 12:38:23 AM PST by FARS
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To: Biscuit85

Because of the antiu-semitic slur, I have no doubt this will be propaganda by the mullahs to show how Jews had Christ killed...I wonder how they will explain it is Romans who beat hiim and hung him on the Cross? Or are they going to lie and call the Romans Jews?

Either way, something is funny here, while the holocaust deniers conference is going on, we are supposed to believe they are showing a "Christian Movie" which so many used to claim anti-semitism??


40 posted on 12/24/2006 4:27:56 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: AnAmericanMother

The movie was not based on Scripture, it was based on the writings of a mystic Nun, Anne Catherine Emmerich, look it up, it follows her book more than the Bible.


41 posted on 12/24/2006 4:30:20 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: RaceBannon

Ever made a movie?


42 posted on 12/24/2006 4:34:18 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: FARS
Here are two ways to get there:

1. Go to your lower menu bar (in Windows) - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Character Map.

Call up the Character Map window and cut and paste whatever oddball characters you need (umlauts, scharfes "S", etc.)

2. For umlauts, hold down the ALT key and type the following numbers on your keypad: 132 (ä), 148 (ö), 129 (ü). Scharfes "S" is 225 (ß).

Isn't that fun?

43 posted on 12/24/2006 4:38:25 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AnAmericanMother

If I made a movie on a Biblical event, I would expect to have some poetic license just to fill in gaps, but when I find out, and read the book for myself, and see that those gaps came from the writings of someone who believed that angels took her back in time to the original birth of Jesus, flew her around in the air and kept her up there for a while...I'd either call that insanity or demonic posession.


44 posted on 12/24/2006 4:51:38 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Thank you ma'am.

I know how to use the Microsoft Word keys where you hit CTRL+ ' - then the "e" key to get a sharp accented (French)"e" and other variations of this using CTRL + various symbols on the keyboard.

Your second way of noting down the ASCI codes is perhaps easier if I had a frequent enough use to take the time to look them up.

Merry Xmas!


45 posted on 12/24/2006 10:04:19 AM PST by FARS
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To: RaceBannon
Sorry that worries you. Private revelation is never required to be believed, you know. And if you're worried about people being kept up in the air, what about the Revelation to St. John?

And most of what Bl. Emmerich's writing provides is detail and drama - which is necessary in making a film.

Such incidents as the healing of Malchus and the baptism by blood of Longinus long predate Emmerich, they are part of the tradition from early times.

46 posted on 12/24/2006 10:17:25 AM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: donna

Or Mel's drunken outburst was just a shrewd marketing ploy.


47 posted on 12/24/2006 10:18:40 AM PST by Tribune7 (Conservatives hold bad behavior against their leaders. Dims don't.)
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To: Tribune7

How do you figure that?


48 posted on 12/24/2006 10:24:09 AM PST by donna
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To: donna

That was sarcasm.


49 posted on 12/24/2006 10:36:21 AM PST by Tribune7 (Conservatives hold bad behavior against their leaders. Dims don't.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

But none of that had to do with Biblical truth, and that is more important than anything.


50 posted on 12/24/2006 11:44:06 AM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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