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  • ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is atheist, Communist propaganda

    12/27/2015 7:25:08 PM PST · by presidio9 · 215 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 24, 2015 | Kyle Smith
    The Christmas Eve showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” may be intended to make you believe in the importance of even an ordinary person’s life, but underneath that, what are the film’s secret hidden messages, the ones that become apparent only after two or three eggnogs? Let’s mull over some of the wackier possibilities. It’s a salute to atheism. It’s “the least religious but most humanist film you could ever see,” said David Wilson in The Guardian, because it suggests people should fix their problems on Earth rather than waiting for God to help out. Regarding Jimmy Stewart’s character George...
  • Yemeni Piet is placating to Islam and an insult to Michelangelo, Jesus, Mary, and Christianity

    02/11/2012 5:58:18 PM PST · by forty_years · 4 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 2/11/2012 | netwmd Staff
    Spanish photographer Samuel Aranda won the 2011 World Press Photo of the Year award Friday for an image of a veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms after a demonstration in Yemen. ... the image has religious 'almost Biblical' overtones and noted its resemblance in composition to Michelangelo's Pieta -- but in a Muslim setting. ..." - CBC, Feb 10, 2012 "Almost Biblical." Not... even... close... Comparing Michelangelo's Piet to some snapshot of a burqa-ed Muslim woman holding some injured Yemeni street protester is an ideal example of Westerners wearing rose-colored glasses. Many Western "intellectuals" are bending...
  • Lost Pieta masterpiece by Michelangelo found

    10/05/2010 11:27:53 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Catholic News ^ | 6 Oct 2010 | anon
    An unfinished painting of the Virgin Mary and Christ owned by a former American pilot has been hailed as a lost masterpiece by Michelangelo, says an Italian art historian and restorer in a new book. Antonio Forcellino, who has worked on Michelangelo's masterpieces, first came across the pieta, a 63cm x 48cm oil painting on a panel made of fir, when he was contacted by email by its owner, said a report in The Australian. If confirmed, the work will rank alongside only three surviving panel paintings by the Italian master, potentially making it worth more than the record $118...
  • Mel Gibson's Pieta

    03/02/2004 11:32:23 PM PST · by ultima ratio · 4 replies · 55+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | March 2, 2004 | Jonathan Tuttle
    Mel Gibson's Pieta by Jonathan Tuttle I had intended to write my next article on the critical reception of The Passion of the Christ. After all, there is much to criticize. When one reads the secular reviews of The Passion, one gets the sense that these reviews were pre-written. For instance, A New York Daily News reviewer wrote that "Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is the most virulently anti-Semitic movie made since the German propaganda films of World War II.... The Passion of the Christ is a brutal, nasty film that demonizes Jews at an unfortunate time in...