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  • Channel 4 crucifies human corpse (Von Hagens depicts crucifixion)

    09/21/2006 12:09:56 PM PDT · by reagandemocrat · 45 replies · 1,339+ views
    Channel 4 is to broadcast a documentary showing a human corpse being hung on a cross to depict Christ's suffering. Anatomist Gunther von Hagens will use a real body to show how people died when crucified in the 90-minute film.
  • You Are the Light of the World

    08/27/2006 12:25:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 285+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 08-26-06 | John Paul Shimek
    by John Paul Shimek Other Articles by John Paul Shimek You Are the Light of the World 08/26/06 Buried in the age-old pages of Judaism’s medieval Talmud, there is a rabbinical tale of particular meaning to Christians. While it has been recounted in innumerable versions, the main action of the tale has remained the same. In This Article...Come Inside!The World’s NightShow People Who They Are! Come Inside! One can imagine the action unfolding along the cobbled streets of Europe. A man is walking along in the darkness of the Slavic night, traveling the road that will lead him home. It is...
  • Madonna Invites Pope To See Her Crucified On Stage

    08/04/2006 4:48:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 74 replies · 1,139+ views
    Star News ^ | August 4, 2006
    Madonna has invited Pope Benedict XVI to be the guest of honor at her Rome, Italy, Confessions concert on Sunday, which features the mock crucifixion of the singer. Religious leaders in Italy and The Vatican have united to publicly denounce the singer's controversial stage act, in which she is 'crucified' on a diamante-studded cross, while wearing a crown of thorns. Ersilio Cardinal Tonino, speaking on behalf of The Pope, said yesterday, "This concert is a blasphemous challenge to the faith and a profanation of the cross. She should be ex-communicated. To crucify herself during the concert in the city of...
  • Madonna defends mock crucifixion

    05/25/2006 6:19:18 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies · 589+ views
    BBC News ^ | 24 May 06 | BBC News
    Madonna defends mock crucifixion Madonna has defended a controversial mock crucifixion in her stage show, saying it is part of an appeal to the audience to donate to Aids charities. "I don't think Jesus would be mad at me and the message I'm trying to send," she told the New York Daily News. UK and US church groups condemned the stunt after the singer began a 51-date world tour in Los Angeles. A Church of England statement asked why Madonna felt "the need to promote herself by offending so many people". Madonna performed the ballad Live To Tell while suspended...
  • Thousands contemplate the saving power of the Cross during Way of the Cross in Rome

    04/15/2006 6:11:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 14, 2006
    This Good Friday at night, in the Roman Coliseum, the place where numerous Christians  suffered martyr in the first centuries of the Church, became again this year the Via Dolorosa, were thousands of faithful lead by Pope Benedict XVI meditated on the destructive power of sin and the saving power of Christ’s Cross. The meditations and prayers of the Way of the Cross were prepared this year by the Vicar General of his Holyness for the City of the Vatican, Archbishop Angelo Comastri. At the onset of the way, the text of the prelate was read, in which it affirmed that “as we follow...
  • Crucified Literalism Resurrects Gnosticism

    04/14/2006 4:17:26 PM PDT · by eyezofthestorm · 20 replies · 455+ views
    Blogelation ^ | 14 April 2006 | Paul
    The Parable of the Sacrificial LambEaster is the climax of the ancient historic Christian calendar. It is the day God's only begotten son, Jesus Christ (anointed messiah), was crucified to death under Roman Judge Pontius Pilate, for preaching to be the 'Son of Man'. This man had future knowledge of every human being to live in the next two millennia. And, since Jesus loved each one of his future human images so much, he willingly sacrificed himself so that we could be forgiven for the sin of our ancestors, Adam and Eve, having eaten the one fruit that was forbidden...
  • The Worst Day in History

    04/14/2006 8:58:01 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 28 replies · 465+ views
    Southern Pundit ^ | 4-14-2006 | Self
    We call it Good Friday, but there wasn’t a whole lot good about it. Today, the people of this Earth took the son of the living God, nailed him to a cross, and ridiculed him as he died. How dare we. Jesus spent his whole life doing the right thing, never once committing an act of sin. He helped people and he showed them the way to eternal life with the Father. He loved all and rejected none, but he did so without watering down the truth. He told the wicked what the reward for wickedness was, but he rejected...
  • Ah, Holy Jesus

    04/14/2006 6:44:30 AM PDT · by GAB-1955 · 2 replies · 125+ views
    Public Domain | Johann Heermann (1585-1647)
    Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended, that man to judge thee hath in hate pretended? By foes derided, by thine own rejected, O most afflicted. Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee? Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee. 'Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee: I crucified thee. Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered; the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered; for our atonement, while we nothing heedeth, God intercedeth. For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation, thy mortal sorrow, and thy life's oblation; thy death of anguish and...
  • Prayer and Meditation: Good Friday

    04/14/2006 5:31:12 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 33 replies · 255+ views
    Various | 4/14/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “Place of the Skull”)and offered Jesus  wine mixed with gall to drink. But after tasting it, he would not drink it.  When  they had crucified him, they divided his clothes by throwing dice Then they sat down and kept guard over him there.  (Matt 27:33-36)  Pilate also had a notice written and fastened to the cross,  which read:  “Jesus the Nazarene, the king of the Jews.”  Thus many of the Jewish residents of Jerusalem read this notice, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-09-06, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

    04/08/2006 10:30:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 2,409+ views American Bible ^ | 04-09-06 | New American Bible
    April 9, 2006 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord At the Procession with Palms Psalm: Sunday 17 Gospel 1Mk 11:1-10 When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem,to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village opposite you,and immediately on entering it, you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.Untie it and bring it here.If anyone should say to you,‘Why are you doing this?’ reply,‘The Master has need of itand will send it back here at once.’”So they...
  • Meditation on the Passion

    03/19/2006 3:56:29 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 82 replies · 3,076+ views
    Various | 3/19/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Meditation on Christ's Passion When you prayed in the garden, Lord, and the heaviness pressed all around you as the full moon's light peaked through the olive trees, and your apostles snored in the shadows, and you sweated blood in the depths of your grief, how heavy did today weigh on your shoulders, with a war-torn world, mad with bloodlust, despising your peace, hot with hatred and selfish fulfilment sometimes done in the name of God, or done in the name of self, careless with all you have taught? When they tied you to the pillar, Lord, and scourged you...
  • Prayer and Meditation: Ecce Homo - Meditations on the Passion of Christ

    03/09/2006 7:45:20 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 32 replies · 459+ views
    Various | 3/9/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet...
  • NBC Offends Christians Again

    02/02/2006 8:38:13 AM PST · by WellFedUp · 71 replies · 2,469+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 02/02/2006 | Susan Jones - A conservative advocacy group accuses NBC of "hitting back" at the Christian community in an upcoming episode of "Will and Grace." The April 13 episode will mock the crucifixion of Christ, the American Family Association said. AFA pointed to wire reports saying that Britney Spears will make a guest appearance on the April 13 "Will and Grace," playing a conservative Christian sidekick to Sean Hayes' homosexual character, Jack. When Jack's fictional TV network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network, Spears hosts a cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's." "To further denigrate Christianity, NBC chose to air [the...
  • Groups Outraged by Mel Gibson's Crucifixion Parade (Aussies nix Pell's Invite)

    08/25/2005 10:29:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies · 828+ views
    NewsMax ^ | August 24, 2005
    Some of the most vehement critics of Mel Gibson's blockbuster film "The Passion of the Christ" are trying to rain on Mel Gibson's parade. As reported August 6, Mel Gibson has been asked by Australia's Archbishop George Pell to recreate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the streets of Sydney during Pope Benedict XVI's visit there in 2008 - should that city be selected to host World Youth Day. According to reports the crucifixion re-enactment - similar to scenes from Gibson's hugely successful film "The Passion of the Christ" - would begin with the Last Supper staged at Sydney's...
  • Lama Sabachthani?

    08/23/2005 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Frumanchu · 4 replies · 210+ views
    Bible Bulletin Board ^ | March 2, 1890 | C.H. Spurgeon
    Lama Sabachthani? March 2nd, 1890 C. H. SPURGEON(1834-1892) "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?"—Matthew 27:46. There was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour": this cry came out of that darkness. Expect not to see through its every word, as though it came from on high as a beam from the unclouded Sun of Righteousness. There is light in it, bright, flashing light: but there is a centre of impenetrable gloom, where the soul...
  • Gibson Asked to Stage Passion for Pope

    08/06/2005 11:39:14 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 881+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/6/05 | NewsMax
    Mel Gibson has been asked by Australia's Archbishop George Pell to recreate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the streets of Sydney during Pope Benedict XVI's visit there in 2008 - should the city be selected to host World Youth Day. According to documents obtained by the Sydney Morning Herald, the crucifixion reenactment - similar to scenes from Gibson's hugely successful film "The Passion of the Christ" - would begin with the Last Supper staged at Sydney's landmark Opera House at sunset, and would end with the crucifixion of Christ at St. Mary's Cathedral. Gibson's participation would be an incentive...
  • Prisoners crucify themselves

    06/23/2005 8:04:19 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 8 replies · 329+ views ^ | 6/23/05 |
    DOZENS of prisoners in Ecuadorean jails nailed themselves by the wrists and ankles to wooden crosses today in a bloody protest of what they called poor prison conditions and excessively long terms. Guards stayed clear of the protest areas for fear the demonstrations could have turned more violent. The demonstrations took place in prisons throughout the mostly Catholic Andean country, in a coordinated call for reform of overcrowded jails. "Today there have been crucifixions. Tomorrow there will be something worse," one prisoner said.
  • The Crucifixion Will Be Televised

    04/20/2005 6:29:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 757+ views
    Am I the only who thinks it's miraculous that we could all watch the workings of one of the world's oldest religions, live on worldwide TV? Seeing Pope Benedict XVI's appearance before the throng at St. Peter's Square, I thought about the continuity of the Roman Catholic Church, reaching back almost 2000 years -- and how the new Pope's debut was, in effect, an open-air mass, a religious rite available to any and all global villagers. Of course, those electronic villagers could cheer, or jeer, the former Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger according to their wont. For his part, when the just-elected...
  • A Meditation: Twelve Settings from the Garden to the Grave

    03/25/2005 11:23:14 AM PST · by xzins · 115+ views
    Bible | 25 Mar 05 | xzins
    A Meditation: Twelve Settings From the Garden to the Grave The Garden of Gethsemene *Remove this cup from me The Palace of the High Priest *Woman, I Do Not Know Him The Council Chamber *What Further Need of Testimony Pilate’s Tribunal Hall *Are You the King of the Jews King Herod’s Palace *Herod Dressed Him in a Robe Pilate’s Judgment Seat *Crucify, Crucify Him The Sanctuary *It is blood money The Via Dolarosa *They laid hold of Simon Cyrene The Hill Called Mt. Calvary *They thrust a spear in His side The City, Jerusalem *Darkness fell over the whole land...
  • Prayer Thread - Meditations for Holy Thursday and Good Friday

    03/24/2005 7:50:16 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 42 replies · 311+ views
    Knitting A Conundrum
    Meditation on Christ's Passion When you prayed in the garden, Lord, and the heaviness pressed all around you, as the full moon's light peaked through the olive trees, and your apostles snored in the shadows, and you sweated blood in the depths of your grief, how heavy did today weigh on your shoulders, with a war-torn world, mad with bloodlust, despising your peace, hot with hatred and selfish fulfilment sometimes done in the name of God, or done in the name of self, careless with all you have taught? When they tied you to the pillar, Lord, and scourged you...
  • What day was Jesus Crucified?

    03/20/2005 6:45:33 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 73 replies · 2,118+ views
    self | 2003 | RaceBannon
    What I want to examine in this paper, is the relationship of the Passover to Christ’s death, and to settle the question once and for all: What day of the week was Jesus Christ crucified? Some don’t think this is important. I believe ANY doctrine that involves the Lord Jesus Christ IS important, and we should strive to be accurate. To do this, we must look at what God said of His feasts known to us as Passover and the Feast of First Fruits.
  • Jewish believer in the Shroud

    03/19/2005 6:18:41 AM PST · by NYer · 72 replies · 1,721+ views
    NewKerala ^ | March 18, 2005 | UWE SIEMON-NETTO
    Science photographer Barrie Schwortz considers it ironic that he, an Orthodox Jew, is spending much of his time trying to convince Christians that the Turin Shroud may well be an artifact of Jesus. As Christendom is entering the holiest season in the church year, Schwortz joined a group of international scholars Friday appealing to Cardinal Severino Poletto, archbishop of Turin, to permit a new carbon dating of the 14-foot cloth bearing the features of a crucified man. At the last test of this kind in 1988, a majority of scientists concluded that the Shroud was woven between 1260 and 1390...

    03/19/2005 5:25:08 AM PST · by Jackknife · 5 replies · 239+ views ^ | Palm Sunday, March 20, 2005 | JD Wetterling
    “Welcome to Channel XVI evening news, reporting tonight from Jerusalem. Jesus of Nazareth, controversial itinerant preacher, alleged miracle worker and nemesis of the Jewish religious authorities, was crucified today. In a remarkable reversal of fortune, the ruling council came up with an unprecedented midnight—some experts say illegal—conviction just five days after he received a tumultuous welcome to the city by thousands of jubilant Jews. In an odd twist of fate, the man whom John the Baptist called ‘the lamb of God’ died just as the Jews were sacrificing their paschal lambs on the great temple’s altar, a centuries old ritual....
  • Crucifixion relics set for 3-day state tour

    01/14/2005 5:06:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 190+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/14/04 | Stephanie Innes
    Remains of what some believe were the crown of thorns and a splinter from the cross used in Jesus Christ's crucifixion will be in Southern Arizona next month as part of a touring exhibit of Catholic artifacts called "Relics of the Passion." "We are expecting a lot of people. Catholics in Arizona are very devout, and in our troubled times right now people are really looking to get into the deep roots of their faith and to recapture a sense of hope," said John Garcia, public relations director for the Arizona Knights of Columbus. The lay Catholic group and the...
  • A Physician's View of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

    04/11/2004 5:57:17 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 32 replies · 9,837+ views ^ | 4-11-04 | Dr. C. Truman Davis
    WARNING: MATERIAL IN THIS ARTICLE MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED. About a decade ago, reading Jim Bishop’s The Day Christ Died, I realized that I had for years taken the Crucifixion more or less for granted — that I had grown callous to its horror by a too easy familiarity with the grim details and a too distant friendship with our Lord. It finally occurred to me that, though a physician, I didn’t even know the actual immediate cause of death. The Gospel writers don’t help us much on this point, because crucifixion and scourging...
  • What day was Jesus Crucified? (Revised version)

    04/09/2004 5:23:02 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 232 replies · 3,408+ views
    self | 04/09/04 | RaceBannon
    The Bible does NOT teach that Jesus was Crucified on a Friday. Jesus was Crucified on a Wednesday. If you disagree, you must quote from my article, and then respond from the Bible proving your point. No personal attacks just because you disagree, you need to reply with Scripture regarding why you think I am wrong, and why you think you are right. Please excuse the formatting, the size of the article was too much to manually enter in HTML tags, so I did it in MSWORD, and it adds too many < P> !
  • The Passion of the Christ, and of Mankind: Brutality in Rome, Iraq, and the World

    04/08/2004 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 18 replies · 378+ views
    special to FreeRepublic ^ | [10 April, 2004] | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    We went to see The Passion of the Christ this week. I leave discussions of the theology of the movie to others. This is about the brutality shown. And about man’s inhumanity to man, then and now. There are lessons for Iraq policy today in the ancient images from that movie. First we cover the history of flogging and crucifixion in the Roman Empire. Flogging consisted normally of forty lashes. It was a severe but limited penalty, mostly in the Roman Army. It was used in the same way under the British Admiralty Rules in the 18th Century. The purpose...
  • Why Mel Gibson's Blood stirs so much Passion

    04/07/2004 5:54:17 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 191 replies · 838+ views
    Straits Times ^ | April 8, 04 | Andy Ho
    Why Mel Gibson's Blood stirs so much Passion By Andy Ho NO ACCOUNT of the life of Jesus has created a maelstrom of controversy like The Passion Of The Christ. An operatic meditation on torture, nothing quite like its unflinchingly graphic portrayal of his crucifixion has ever hit the cineplex screen. Yet the leader of the Roman Catholic church here, Archbishop Nicholas Chia, has suggested 16-year-olds be allowed to watch it. Meanwhile, many Protestant pastors have block-bought tickets for their congregants. Predictably, there has been some liberal caterwauling about how conservative Catholics and evangelical Christians who complain about violence in...
  • The Passion of the Christ

    The Passion of the Christ The Most Amazing Love Story of all Time A Review from a Biomedical Engineering Perspective by Alex F. Metherell, MD, PhD Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ has generated more controversy in the media than any movie in recent memory. One of the main criticisms has been that the violence the movie depicts is excessive. The fact is that neither the flogging nor the crucifixion as shown was as bad or as violent as the actual event – as I will explain later.
  • Relics of crucifixion coming to U.S. cities

    03/19/2004 12:55:30 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 247+ views ^ | Friday, March 19, 2004
    'THE PASSION' UNLEASHEDRelics of crucifixion coming to U.S. cities Washington, St. Louis to see pieces of cross and other artifacts Posted: March 19, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Venerated relics of Christ's Passion – from pieces of the cross, to replicas of the nails believed to have been used 2000 years ago to crucify Jesus – will be put on rare public display next month during Easter. The relics will be shown at the Cathedral in St. Louis on Palm Sunday, April 4, and at the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., from April 4-18. "As the recent success...
  • On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ

    03/06/2004 9:26:07 AM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 22 replies · 642+ views
    Journal of the American Medical Association ^ | March 21, 1986 | William Edwards, MD, et al
    Reprinted from JAMA - The Journal of the American Medical Association March 21, 1986, Volume 256 Copyright 1986, American Medical Association By Permission of Mayo Foundation ON THE PHYSICAL DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E Hosmer, MS, AMI From the Departments of Pathology (Dr. Edwards) and Medical Graphics (Mr. Hoamer), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; and the Homestead United Methodist Church, Rochester, Minn., and the West Bethel United Methodist Church, Bethel, Minn. (Pastor Gabel). Reprint requests to Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905 (Dr. Edwards) * Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish...
  • Do you have questions about 'The Passion of The Christ'?

    03/02/2004 7:19:12 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 5 replies · 265+ views
    There is one supremely urgent question in life which every person must answer. It was asked by Jesus Himself: "But who do you say that I am?" (Matthew 16:15). It is finally not "What do others say?" but "What do you say?" That alone really counts.On the surface it is admittedly a strange question. Indeed, coming from the lips of anyone but Jesus of Nazareth it would seem absurd. "Who am I?" asked by someone else could not even be taken seriously. "Why, of course, you are a man, a human being, just like all other human beings—who do you...
  • 'Passion' shakes North Jersey clergy to the core

    02/29/2004 5:59:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 246 replies · 1,437+ views
    'Passion' shakes North Jersey clergy to the core Sunday, February 29, 2004 By JOHN CHADWICK and BRIAN KLADKOSTAFF WRITERS One Catholic priest in Morris County was so appalled by Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ'' that he described the film as "religious barbarism.''But a Protestant minister in Harrington Park was so moved that afterward he drove to a park, where he prayed and sat silently for almost an hour.Meanwhile, a rabbi from River Edge said the movie could bring Jews and Christians closer, despite the film's insistence that it was the Jews who pushed for the execution of...
  • The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View (Good Friday Post)

    03/29/2002 9:12:58 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 55 replies · 5,990+ views
    C. Truman Davis, M.D., M.S.
    The Passion of Christ from a Medical Point of View C. Truman Davis, M.D., M.S. - Mesa, Arizona In this paper, I shall discuss some of the physical aspects of the passion, or suffering, of Jesus Christ. We shall follow Him from Gethsemane, through His trial, His scourging, His path along the Via Dolorosa, to His last dying hours on the cross. I became interested in this about a year ago when I read an account of the crucifixion in Jim Bishop's book, "The Day Christ Died." I suddenly realized that I had taken the crucifixion more or less for...
  • For One Catholic, 'Passion' Skews the Meaning of the Crucifixion

    02/28/2004 5:01:03 PM PST · by liberallarry · 143 replies · 324+ views
    New York Times ^ | 2/28/2004 | MARY GORDON
    he Passion of the Christ" is not just another movie. No one in America is saying, "What do you want to see this weekend, `The Passion of the Christ' or `50 First Dates'? " None of us can see it innocently. If audiences were juries, there is no possible viewer of this film who would not be rejected by either the defense or the prosecution.Whether or not we like the 21st century, it is where we live, and we can view this film only as citizens of our time and place. That means me, too. I can look at "The...
  • For Critics of The Passion: Questions That Need Answers

    02/27/2004 12:08:23 PM PST · by bigsky · 6 replies · 180+ views
    Human Events ^ | February 27, 2004 | Chris Field
    In the New York Times on Ash Wednesday, A.O. Scott's review of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ titled "Good and Evil Locked in Violent Showdown" was printed. When I read it, I was upset and wanted to respond immediately, but I decided to wait until I had seen the movie -- unlike many of Gibson's critics and supporters. I must admit that I went into The Passion wanting to love it. And I left the movie more overwhelmed than I had even anticipated or hoped. Unfortunately, Mr. Scott does not -- perhaps cannot -- admit in his review...
  • The Passion of the Christian

    02/27/2004 6:39:59 AM PST · by Frumanchu · 11 replies · 86+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/27/04 | David Kupelian
    The passion of the Christian Posted: February 27, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for...
  • Passion' draws crowds, results in one death

    02/26/2004 2:22:37 PM PST · by JesseHousman · 28 replies · 188+ views
    Arizona Republic ^ | Feb. 26, 2004 | Associated Press Staff
    <p>The opening of "The Passion of the Christ" drew everyone from conservative churchgoers to confrontational New Yorkers more than willing to roll out their soapboxes as screenings got under way.</p> <p>But the gore - and in some cases, church rules - kept even the most devout Christians away.</p>
  • Irresponsible Passion ("Sensitivity Police" Alert)

    02/26/2004 7:57:18 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 59 replies · 123+ views
    MEL GIBSON'S "The Passion of the Christ" is a powerful example of devotional art… It also is a well-produced… throwback to the medieval passion plays that helped to stoke violent anti-Semitism in Europe. It cannot be defended as simply faithful to the Gospels and their account of the role of the Jewish people in Jesus's crucifixion. Mr. Gibson has embellished the New Testament's account in numerous ways…. Mr. Gibson has the right to express whatever religious vision he wants…. The controversy… gave Mr. Gibson ample chance to treat this aspect of his story with sensitivity. He made a different choice.
  • FR MOVIE REVUE: THE PASSION OF CHRIST (post your comments here)

    02/24/2004 11:28:50 AM PST · by Liz · 771 replies · 5,327+ views
    2/24/04 | FR MOVIE REVIEWERS
    All the world is waiting for the powerful message in Mel Gibson's ground-breaking film, The Passion of Christ. Post here your own personal reactions after seeing the film set to open tomorrow, Ash Wednesday. Passion has previewed in some areas. Also post reviews and pertinent comments from your state and area's newspapers and publications.
  • Medical Aspects of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

    02/24/2004 11:52:12 PM PST · by Tree of Liberty · 1 replies · 117+ views ^ | 1996 | David Terasaka, M.D.
    John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Compiled by David Terasaka, M.D. ©1996. All Rights Reserved, David Terasaka, M.D. However, permission is hereby granted to copy and distribute free of charge for non-commercial purposes only. Heb 12:2 - "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."In the last...
  • Who Killed Jesus?: Setting the Record Straight

    02/13/2004 11:51:10 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 201 replies · 429+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 12 Feb 04 | Charles Colson
    The cover of the latest NEWSWEEK magazine asks the right question: "Who killed Jesus?" This has been a raging debate for a year, since Mel Gibson started his remarkable film project THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. He immediately ran into a buzz saw of opposition from the liberal media and Jewish groups who were afraid the film would rekindle anti-Semitism. Now, Jews have a legitimate concern about this. During the Middle Ages, Christians treated Jews terribly. In Russia there were pogroms against the Jews. And of course some of the maniacs around Hitler professed that they were killing Jews to...
  • Scholars: Crucifixion Portrayal Inaccurate

    02/19/2004 3:40:35 PM PST · by missyme · 213 replies · 308+ views
    AP News ^ | Feb 19th,2004 | PETER ENAV
    "Critics Never Stop" JERUSALEM (AP) - The dearth of information about Jesus' crucifixion makes it impossible to describe the event in accurate detail, as Mel Gibson attempts to do in his new film, "The Passion of Christ," Bible scholars and anthropologists say. The crucifixion is the centerpiece of the movie, set to open in U.S. theaters Feb. 25, Ash Wednesday on the Roman Catholic calendar. People who have seen the movie say it adopts standard Christian imagery in excruciating detail: Jesus being pinioned to a Latin cross - a T-shaped device with a short upper extension - with one nail...
  • 3/4 of Americans reject Jews killed Christ notion

    02/18/2004 2:00:31 PM PST · by yonif · 39 replies · 173+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 18, 2004 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Fewer than one in 10 Americans say all Jews today are responsible for the death of Jesus, as some literal interpretations of the Bible suggest, according to an ABCNEWS Primetime poll. The debate over the role of Jews in the death of Jesus has been rekindled by the Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ, which Gibson discusses in an exclusive interview on the ABCNEWS program Primetime, ahead of the film's scheduled Feb. 25 release. Following an ADL campaign, Gibson removed a scene, in which Jews accept responsibility for the death of Jesus after delivering him to the Romans....
  • True "Christians" celebrate the Crucifixion of Jesus !

    02/13/2004 6:31:51 PM PST · by Jack Armstrong · 18 replies · 160+ views
    Bible | 2/13/04 | Jack Armstrong
    One must wonder if anyone understands what the term "gospel of Jesus" means! Gospel translates good news, but how can the bloody torture of a peaceful rabbi ever be thought of as good news?
  • Figh the Jesus-revisionsts that are coming out of the woodwork

    02/07/2004 7:52:59 AM PST · by truthfinder9 · 2 replies · 77+ views
    The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ **** The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus ******* The Third Day
  • Jewish Commentary: "Passion" Follows the Scripture

    01/01/2004 7:21:29 AM PST · by Zechariah11 · 14 replies · 1,671+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/1/04 | David Klinghoffer
    Gibson's controversial film coincides closely with ancient Jewish writings. According to those who have seen a rough cut, Gibson's film depicts the death of Christ as occurring at the hands of the Romans but at the instigation of Jewish leaders, the priests of the Jerusalem Temple. The Anti-Defamation League charges that this recklessly stirs anti-Jewish hatred and demands that the film be edited to eliminate any suggestion of Jewish deicide.
  • Passion Misplay Who killed Jesus? Time for both Jews and Christians to fess up.

    09/18/2003 10:36:29 PM PDT · by AUH2OY2K · 23 replies · 302+ views
    Slate ^ | September 17, 2003 | Steven Waldman
    You probably won't find many Jews conceding the point that, biblically speaking, Jewish leaders were complicit in the death of Jesus. In fact, given the history of this topic—with the Christ-killer charge having helped provide the justification and fuel for European anti-Semitism—it's no surprise that it is nearly impossible to have a constructive interfaith conversation about the Crucifixion. This is already evident in the reaction to Mel Gibson's new movie, The Passion. Not due out until next year, it's so far stirred up much emotion but disappointingly little productive discussion. One example: Abraham Foxman, the National Director of the Anti-Defamation...
  • Why Does The United States Government Ignore The Suffering In The Sudan?

    08/22/2003 9:58:27 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 189+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries. ^ | 07-25-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Why Does The United States Government Ignore The Suffering In The Sudan? By Chuck Baldwin July 25, 2003 Let me say up front that I believe we have no business sending U.S. troops all over the world for so-called peacekeeping efforts. Such activity almost always amounts to nation building, nothing more. It sacrifices American lives on the altar of political and commercial appeasement. It is morally and historically wrong. Unfortunately, this has been the policy of practically every administration, regardless of party, since World War II. That President Bush is leaving American servicemen in Iraq to be killed one or...
  • Charley Reese: "The Present, Not the Past, Is Where the Danger Is"

    08/20/2003 5:24:37 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 193+ views
    Present Is Where The Danger Is If you've escaped the past alive, then nothing in the past can kill you. But if you waste your time trying to live in the past, you'll find that there is plenty in the present that can do bad things to you if you don't pay attention. All of our danger and all of our opportunity exist in the present. It's often said, usually by professional historians, that we can learn from the past. I'm not sure that's true. Circumstances of the past are as foreign to us as the landscape of Mars. We...