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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST.. (It's here!!).. Live thread!
Your Right Wing Chef ^ | Feb 23 2004 | Carlo3b

Posted on 02/23/2004 4:56:38 PM PST by carlo3b

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST.. (A HIT OR A MISS?).. Live thread!

Contrary to popular media pronouncements, the first of the commercial showing of this long awaited, landmark, and controversial film has already debuted and the misconceptions that the fate of this endeavor hangs in the balance.. That is HOGWASH.. The Passion of the Christ is on the brink of a record breaking opening, in spite of the limited available screens, and the all out, and outragous efforts on the part of the National Media's near unanimous rejection, and the Hollywood establishment roadblocks to stymie this motion picture and it's brilliant and courageous director/producer..

I just receive a call from friends that attended a church sponsored midday showing of the movie with more than 850 of their fellow flock. The collective response was "it was sobering and breathtaking, and they existed with a profound feeling of moral inadequacy".

I toyed with the idea of accepting an invitation to book a private showing at a local theater for this weekend, however after calling a few local churches to help fill the seats I discovered that all (I call 12) of the parishes and neighborhood churches had already secured their own private dates with sellout crowds.. Every one of them had sold the seats within a day of their announcements... I just may book a threater in three weeks for all of my friends and family, that wish to watch it again, and again..

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I have waited a lifetime to stick it in the Hollywood elitist eye.. Join me in this labor of love.. POPCORN anyone..:)
1 posted on 02/23/2004 4:56:39 PM PST by carlo3b
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To: carlo3b
Bought my ticket a few hours ago for Wednesday evening. I'm going with my church.
2 posted on 02/23/2004 4:57:47 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: carlo3b
...and they existed with a profound feeling of moral inadequacy".

Is that good?

3 posted on 02/23/2004 4:58:33 PM PST by PRND21
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To: carlo3b
Will be attending Saturday morning at 9:00 AM. Hope they serve something other than popcorn at that time of the day!
4 posted on 02/23/2004 4:58:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: carlo3b
You are magnificient! God Bless You.
5 posted on 02/23/2004 5:00:02 PM PST by GOPologist
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To: carlo3b
Isn't O'Reilly interviewing Mel tomorrow?
6 posted on 02/23/2004 5:00:26 PM PST by netmilsmom (Don't put a question mark where God put a period.)
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To: carlo3b
Carlo,

I hope this works and that people find the movie meaningful.

NOT sure I could cope with popcorn during it, though!

My best friend is going tomorrow with her church-group. I told her "bring kleenex".

Let us know what you think when you DO see it!
7 posted on 02/23/2004 5:00:38 PM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: carlo3b; Admin Moderator
Would it be possible to keep this thread near the top of Breaking News so that we don't have multiple threads with freeper reviews.
8 posted on 02/23/2004 5:00:44 PM PST by Unknown Freeper
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To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; christie; stanz; jellybean; Angelique; Howie; TwoStep; piasa; Exit148; ...
The first of the preopening, private showings have begun today.. More than 10,000 in Houston alone have their ticket in hand..
9 posted on 02/23/2004 5:00:55 PM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b
I am going next week with my church can't wait!

Here is my response to Jews over who crucified Jesus:

http://www.patriot-paradox.com/archives/000498.html



Patriot Paradox

10 posted on 02/23/2004 5:01:10 PM PST by sonsofliberty2000 (If it wasn't for my horse I wouldn't have spent that year in college...)
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To: PRND21
I believe that Carlo3b above meant "exited" not "existed."
11 posted on 02/23/2004 5:03:07 PM PST by GOPologist
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To: carlo3b
I'll be there!! It's a vote for Christianity, and my vote will count.
13 posted on 02/23/2004 5:03:40 PM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: sonsofliberty2000
I have my tickets for Wednesday.. A FLOOD COULDN'T KEEP ME AWAY!
14 posted on 02/23/2004 5:04:05 PM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b
Will be watching a church showing on Sunday morning. Expecting packed house.

Feeling of moral inadequacy? Yes, I think that's the only way we can feel in light of the standard God has set - perfection. Since none can attain that, we are left to put on the robe of righteousness that Jesus takes off his back to place on us....if we will just accept that free offer.

16 posted on 02/23/2004 5:04:23 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: hoosiermama
Hope they serve something other than popcorn at that time of the day!

Truth. Good any time of the day.

17 posted on 02/23/2004 5:05:20 PM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: carlo3b
POPCORN anyone..:)

Something tells me this is not a popcorn movie. Too bad--I love movie popcorn.

18 posted on 02/23/2004 5:05:31 PM PST by giotto
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To: GOPologist; PRND21
I believe that Carlo3b above meant "exited" not "existed."

BLUSH.. yes I did . . :)

19 posted on 02/23/2004 5:06:34 PM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: carlo3b
I bought my tickets awhile ago in support of the Passion. 11 of my girlfriends are going Feb 29th, and we are very excited.

We will come back to a friends house after the movie to discuss it.

Oh, how does the movie end?

Jesus 1


Satan 0

God Wins!!!
20 posted on 02/23/2004 5:08:03 PM PST by chicagolady
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
It's my hope that I have been "preaching to the choir"

Why?

BTW, hope you have your aesbestos long-johns on.

Regards,
Homer
Welcomed into the Roman Catholic Church Easter Vigil, 2002.

21 posted on 02/23/2004 5:08:10 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: carlo3b
Hi carlo3b---how are you?

I bought two advance tickets for this Thursday. I NEVER go to the movies....I can't remember the last movie I saw in a theatre. Can't stand the talking, loud chewing of popcorn, etc.

I'm happy to say that although I have to travel 90 minutes to see it (that was the only one available when I bought my tickets), the movie is now playing at theatres all around me!

One thing that has bugged me is how some people are distorting what Mel said about the Holy Spirit working thru him. I think people that understand what that means KNOW that it does NOT mean that you are deserving, or special, or that you have some special communication with God. It means that God can choose to work thru the most undeserving person, a fallible, fallen person, using what talents you might have to create something transcendent. In other words, to write straight with crooked lines (a portuguese proverb).

22 posted on 02/23/2004 5:08:22 PM PST by formerDem (God writes straight with crooked lines.)
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
Mel Gibson is a Catholic. Money from this film will go to build a Catholic Church, named "The Holy Family Catholic Church" which preaches their counterfeit lies in Latin...(figures). Catholics are ruled by Emotion, Maryism, the Pope, and man made figures. They put more hope and faith in "signs and wonders" than in the BIBLE. Now, if money was to go towards the service of a wrecking ball on that Church, ...then maybe I'll have more of a reason to see the film when it comes out.

I hope you have a nice day too.

Now I'm going to say a Hail Mary for you.;)

P.S. Can the PASSION threads stop being hijacked by anti-Catholic bigots? If Protestants believe they can do a better job in making a film about Christ, then please go and make one. And I guarantee you that if it's good, I'd be first in line to buy a ticket.

23 posted on 02/23/2004 5:09:33 PM PST by Clintons a commie
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
I'll say a rosary for you.
24 posted on 02/23/2004 5:10:46 PM PST by formerDem (God writes straight with crooked lines.)
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
There are many 'flavors' of Christianity. We ought to be happy in our similarities and ease off on the differences.
25 posted on 02/23/2004 5:10:58 PM PST by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: bannie
Amen to truth.

AN acquaintence of mine said she just couldn't go....all that "violence", (and yet she buys violent video game for her son)......Pray for her and those of us who don't do "violent/realistic" movies well.
26 posted on 02/23/2004 5:11:18 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: carlo3b
I just may book a threater in three weeks for all of my friends and family, that wish to watch it again, and again..

I'm in.. I'll bring my mom.

Gunnermom is wanting to see the movie.

27 posted on 02/23/2004 5:12:04 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: PRND21
I believe that Carlo3b above meant "exited" not "existed."
28 posted on 02/23/2004 5:12:11 PM PST by GOPologist
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To: hoosiermama
Like it WASN'T violent to nail someone to a cross?
29 posted on 02/23/2004 5:12:38 PM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: MasterCommie_hunter; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

30 posted on 02/23/2004 5:14:34 PM PST by AAABEST (<a href="http://www.angelqueen.org">Traditional Catholicism is Back and Growing</a>)
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To: Coleus; firebrand; NYer; Lady In Blue; Salvation; CAtholic Family Association; narses; ...
See post #12.
31 posted on 02/23/2004 5:15:05 PM PST by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John F'in Kerry!)
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
Is there an echo in here? I will pray for your poor soul!
Luigi
32 posted on 02/23/2004 5:15:06 PM PST by LuigiBasco
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
LOL. Hi Homer. I have one of those car hula dancers: it is Homer Simpson in a grass skirt with coconut halves for his top.
33 posted on 02/23/2004 5:16:36 PM PST by formerDem (God writes straight with crooked lines.)
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To: bannie
Precisely. But because of some violence in my past my body unwillingly reacts to even some mild "Disney" violence......So as I said before...please pray....I do want to see this movie.
35 posted on 02/23/2004 5:18:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Ask Kerry to list the major pieces of enacted legislation he has authored in his career.)
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To: carlo3b
How 'bout Root Beer?
36 posted on 02/23/2004 5:19:23 PM PST by Maigrey (Kerry is the epitome of Bipartisanship - He's on both sides of every issue.)
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
A protestant after my own heart. May the flames leave thee unscathed. ;-)
37 posted on 02/23/2004 5:19:39 PM PST by mercy
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
If you are here to bash Catholics, your duration here will be quite short.
38 posted on 02/23/2004 5:20:12 PM PST by Lead Moderator
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
I'm no fan of the Catholic Church, but as far as I know...neither is Gibson. I'm not so sure that his brand of Catholism accepts the "Ascension of Mary". Then again I could be wrong. If you are not "accustomed" to follow the unsaved crowd, then as a Christian you are not doing your job. We are all called to witness for Christ. Jesus kept company with lepers, tax collecters, prostitutes, and all sorts. He didn't preach to the choir...he spoke to the lost.

We should support Mel Gibson because of the message that this movie sends. Yes, he admits he gave his interpretation, but only because many of the pieces were missing. I haven't seen the film yet, but it sounds like he is doing the job that many of us Christian should be doing ...sharing the Gospel.
39 posted on 02/23/2004 5:20:21 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: AAABEST
Totally uncalled for on your part. Religious freedom is allowed here I think.
40 posted on 02/23/2004 5:21:09 PM PST by mercy
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To: GOPologist
I believe that Carlo3b above meant "exited" not "existed."

I hope so, or I'm doomed.

41 posted on 02/23/2004 5:22:02 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: humblegunner
As you can see I didn't book this weekend, however I will ping everyone if I decide to do it on week 3 of the showing.. Thanks so much for hangin in.. :)
42 posted on 02/23/2004 5:22:28 PM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
< snip anti-Catholic rant>

Oh... stick a sock in it.
43 posted on 02/23/2004 5:22:37 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper (Michael <a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com/index_real.php">miserable failure</a>Moore)
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To: LuigiBasco
It figures...A person adds insight into something, and suddenly He's a TROLL. Give me a break!
Here is a "Troll" question: When the Bible was being translated into English, What Religion hindered this project?
44 posted on 02/23/2004 5:22:54 PM PST by MasterCommie_hunter
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To: GOPologist; carlo3b
Sorry for repeat.

BTW, carlo3b, on second thought the word, "existed" may be a better description.

45 posted on 02/23/2004 5:22:54 PM PST by GOPologist
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To: MasterCommie_hunter
"...I didn't read that anywhere in the Bible."

I didn't read about trolls in the bible and yet I still have to deal with them.

46 posted on 02/23/2004 5:22:58 PM PST by proust (Cthulhu for president! Why vote for the lesser of two evils?)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
Ah. I see the Admin Moderator stuck a sock in it for you.

Good work, AM.
47 posted on 02/23/2004 5:23:45 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper (Michael <a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com/index_real.php">miserable failure</a>Moore)
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To: Lead Moderator; Jim Robinson
Outrageous! Protestant disagreement with Roman Catholicism is not catholic bashing. In fact your slander of this poster is unfair and uncalled for. He made some very good points.

Tell me what was bashing about this post!
48 posted on 02/23/2004 5:24:01 PM PST by mercy
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To: mercy
Tell me what was bashing about this post!

Tell us all..... since the Carlo's thread has now been hijacked by the mystery post at 12.

49 posted on 02/23/2004 5:27:09 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: mercy
As someone with no dog in this inter-Christian fight (I'm Jewish), I winced at the Catholic-bashing in the removed posts.
50 posted on 02/23/2004 5:29:14 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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