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    12/29/2004 7:23:07 AM PST · by crushkerry · 21 replies · 1,132+ views (soon to be ^ | 12/29/04 | (soon to be
    Following up on his succesful TV debut on Hannity and Colmes last night Patrick Hynes, a freeper whose screen name is Kerry Crusher is scheduled to appear on the the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher radio show this morning at 10:30 am. You can listen live at this link, but only if you are a "premium member" of the Mike Gallagher website. You can sign up for a one month membership for $4.95 if you choose by clicking this link. The topic will be the "Oscarworthiness" of "Passion of the Christ" as well as (he thinks) some discussion of the "red/blue...

    12/28/2004 6:32:35 PM PST · by crushkerry · 16 replies · 851+ views (soon to be ^ | 12/28/04 | (soon to be
    As stated in this thread Freeper Pat Hynes (aka Kerry Crusher) is scheduled to be on Hannity and Colmes at about 9:45.

    12/28/2004 9:18:13 AM PST · by crushkerry · 151 replies · 9,553+ views (soon to be ^ | 12/28/04 | (soon to be
    Patrick Hynes, a freeper whose screen name is Kerry Crusher is scheduled to appear on Hannity and Colmes tonight. The topic will be the "Oscarworthiness" of The Passion of the Christ as well as (he thinks) some discussion of the "red/blue state" political ramifications of the movie. He's been told his liberal counterpart will be a movie critic who doesn't like the movie. For those that don't know Pat is the proprietor of the websites and His "real job" is as a media and campaign consultant for the GOP consulting firm of Marsh, Copsey & Scott He has...
  • MSNBC names "Fahrenheit 9/11" one of the best films of the year (but not "The Passion").

    12/25/2004 6:39:20 PM PST · by mowkeka · 29 replies · 612+ views
    MSNBC's website ^ | 12/25/04 | mowkeka
    Ho / Reuters File -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “Fahrenheit 9/11” (Michael Moore). Political cartoonists have won Pulitzers for more partisan attacks than Moore’s indictment of the Bush administration, yet he’s been pilloried by the right and the left. Yes, the movie is guilty of cheap shots, but in a year crowded with political documentaries (“Bush’s Brain,” “Outfoxed”), “Fahrenheit” gradually emerged as the most entertaining and the most prophetic.
  • Year's Top Religion News: Gibson's 'Passion' and Bush's Re-election

    12/22/2004 12:07:57 PM PST · by kattracks · 6 replies · 331+ views ^ | 12/22/04 | Carl Limbacher
    President Bush's re-election and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" have tied for first place as the top religion story of 2004. "Some studies credited evangelicals with providing Bush with his margin of victory," noted Religion Newswriters Association, which polled journalists who write about issues of faith for the secular media. Fifty-one percent of the members named Gibson as Religion Newsmaker of the Year. Bush came in second with 40 percent. Sen. John Kerry's sudden embrace of religion late in the presidential campaign did not make the top 10, though the Massachusetts Democrat figured in the list's No. 4...
  • Oscaring Mel Gibson (American Spectator article by Freeper)

    12/22/2004 6:28:44 AM PST · by crushkerry · 25 replies · 817+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/22/04 | Patrick Hynes (freeper)
    Both the Golden Globes and the Broadcast Film Critics passed over The Passion of The Christ for any major nominations this year. The American Film Institute made no mention of The Passion in its 2004 best films of the year announcement. And according to USA Today's Oscar Oracle, The Passion isn't on the radar screen for even a single nomination when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out nominations at the end of January. In the shadow of a public debate over the propriety of the words "Merry Christmas" at department stores, a big battle in the...
  • Oscaring Mel Gibson (Why isn’t his Passion in line for even a single Academy Award?)

    12/22/2004 12:04:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,766+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/22/2004 | Mail this to a Friend
    Both the Golden Globes and the Broadcast Film Critics passed over The Passion of The Christ for any major nominations this year. The American Film Institute made no mention of The Passion in its 2004 best films of the year announcement. And according to USA Today's Oscar Oracle, The Passion isn't on the radar screen for even a single nomination when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out nominations at the end of January. In the shadow of a public debate over the propriety of the words "Merry Christmas" at department stores, a big battle in the...
  • Frank Rich, Times Show True Anti-Christian Colors

    12/17/2004 9:49:11 AM PST · by missyme · 57 replies · 1,355+ views
    Passionoffairness ^ | Dec 17th, 2004
    In perhaps the most horribly bigoted piece I have ever read in my life, Frank Rich from the New York Times this morning excoriates Mel Gibson, Christians, Christmas and just about everything else that is good in America. It’s a long piece, but the whole gist of it can be summed up by the fact that Rich calls Christmas “pervasive.” And a merry one to you, too, Mr. Rich. Says Rich on Gibson and The Passion: As we close the books on 2004, and not a moment too soon, it's clear that, as far as the culture goes, this year...
  • 2004: The Year of 'The Passion'(long whine)

    12/16/2004 7:16:49 PM PST · by Pikamax · 21 replies · 1,022+ views
    Nytimes ^ | 12/19/04 | Frank Rich
    December 19, 2004 FRANK RICH 2004: The Year of 'The Passion' By FRANK RICH ILL it be the Jews' fault if "The Passion of the Christ," ignored by the Golden Globes this week, comes up empty in the Oscar nominations next month? Why, of course. "Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular," William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, explained in a colloquy on the subject recently convened by Pat Buchanan on MSNBC. "It's not a secret, O.K.?" Mr. Donohue continued. "And I'm not afraid to say it. That's why they hate...
  • A 'Passion' for defamation

    12/15/2004 5:36:15 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 30 replies · 1,144+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/16/2004 | Rush & Molloy
    There's nothing like ecumenical spirit for the holidays.Jewish viewers are still agog over Catholic League President William Donohue's comments on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country" the other night.Asked by guest host Pat Buchanan what he thought of the success of Mel Gibson's controversial "The Passion of the Christ," Donohue contended that "Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholocism in particular. "It's not a secret, okay? And I'm not afraid to say it. That's why they hate this movie. It's about Jesus Christ.Rabbinical firebrand Shmuley Boteach, who was also on the show, shot back: "That is a...
  • Campus Crusade for Christ Sues Mel Gibson over Passion

    12/13/2004 3:21:06 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 38 replies · 993+ views
    Holy Observer ^ | February 16, 2004
    Ministry claims the actor's movie is "a blatant rip off" of their JESUS filmLOS ANGELES, CA – In a flurry of controversy that just won't blow over, Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ – which has seen a storm of criticism from Jewish groups who fear the movie will stir anti-Semitism - seems destined for a dustup with an unlikely opponent and recent ally. Lawyers for Campus Crusade for Christ International have filed papers in US District Court alleging that The Passion of the Christ, which tells the story of the final 12 hours of the life of...
  • Golden Globes Prefer 'Kinsey' to Gibson's 'Christ'

    12/13/2004 8:29:58 AM PST · by crushelits · 37 replies · 1,083+ views ^ | Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 9:01 | newsmax
    Hollywood Foreign Press Association today failed to nominate Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" in any categories for its Golden Globes, which often forecast the race for the Academy Awards. Instead the group nominated another biopic for best drama: "Kinsey," which whitewashes sex researcher Alfred Kinsey's interest in pedophilia. Also nominated for best movie drama: "The Aviator," starring Bush-bashing actor Leonardo DiCaprio; "Closer," starring Bush-bashing actresses Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman; "Finding Neverland," starring Bush-bashing actor Johnny Depp; "Million Dollar Baby," starring Bush-bashing actress Hillary Swank; and "Hotel Rwanda," about the African genocide that Bill Clinton and U.N....
  • HOLLYWOOD SNUBS MEL—AGAIN-Golden Globes Ignores Mel Gibson

    12/13/2004 12:31:00 PM PST · by gina girl · 76 replies · 3,848+ views
    The Catholic League ^ | Dec. 13, 04
  • The Oscar Battles of "Passion," "9/11"

    12/11/2004 7:44:53 AM PST · by crushelits · 14 replies · 491+ views ^ | Dec. 11, 2004 | Joal Ryan
    The red-state warriors and blue-state battlers are at it again. This time, the goal isn't the White House. It's the Oscar. In one color-coded corner: Conservative groups pushing for nominations for The Passion of the Christ. In the other color-coded corner: Proud liberal Michael Moore pushing for nominations for Fahrenheit 9/11. If the contrast holds, Academy Award season may bare more than a passing resemblance to this fall's divisive general election. Promises Patrick Hynes: "It will be all that and more." Hynes is a senior account executive at the Washington, D.C.-based GOP consulting firm Marsh Copsey + Scott. This...
  • Catholic-Jewish panel hits Gibson movie

    12/10/2004 10:31:17 PM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 715+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/11/04 | Julia Duin
    Ten months after Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" reached blockbuster status, an interfaith group of Catholics and Jews is still finding fault with the film, calling it a "notorious" reminder of Europe's anti-Semitic past.     The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the U.S. Catholic-Jewish Consultation Committee recently called the film a "modern version of the notorious medieval Passion Plays which so often over the centuries have triggered riots against the Jews of Europe." [snip]"The Passion" is now angling for a place in the Oscar Award lineup for best picture, director, actor and cinematography, and is among...
  • The People Choice Awards

    12/10/2004 9:06:57 PM PST · by tbird5 · 1 replies · 261+ views ^ | Dec.11.2004 | Lopez, Kathryn Jean
    While Michael Moore lobbies the Academy for his Oscar in Variety and the like, you can vote for the non-Oscar-campaigning Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ for a People's Choice award here. Voting is winding down this weekend, fyi. Gibson partner Bruce Davey said of Oscar lobbying: "This film should be judged on its artistic merit, not on who spends more money for advertising. That's really what the academy was meant to be and to celebrate." Meanwhile, you may not be an academy member, but you can have your say here if you think The Passion is worth commendation...
  • Mel Gibson and the Maccabees

    12/08/2004 11:31:33 AM PST · by missyme · 66 replies · 3,470+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | Dec 8th, 2004
    Anyone who took offense at Mel Gibson’s "The Passion of the Christ", with its depiction of Jewish leaders condemning Jesus, should get ready soon to be offended all over again. Gibson, it is reported, has his heart set on doing a movie version of the story commemorated by Hanukkah. His text will be the novel "My Glorious Brothers" by Howard Fast. Ironically, this book is a sentimental favorite with the older-generation Jewish audience that also tends to be the main financial supporter of Gibson’s primary antagonist, the Anti-Defamation League, which led the drive to condemn "The Passion" as anti-Semitic. The...

    12/08/2004 5:47:33 AM PST · by RepCath · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Mich News ^ | Dec 7, 2004 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Jesus told His disciples, "They hate me. They will hate you." That’s in the record. Jesus said it, if we conclude the record to be historically accurate. Right there is the nub of the current regarding Gibson’s movie, THE PASSION. Can we take the accounts in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as historically accurate? Or are they trumped up in some passages? Are they fabricated in others? When at Harvard Divinity School, my first class in New Testament rattled my ears. The professor, a tall fellow wearing clerical collar, informed the room that we basically would dismiss...
  • What Is a Dead Language Doing in the 21st Century?

    12/05/2004 7:12:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 211 replies · 5,186+ views ^ | 12/04/2004 | Sue Reilly
    Across the nation, schools are re-introducing Latin into their curricula. While Latin’s visibility is highest in private and homeschool settings, it is mounting a comeback in the public school system as well. This remarkable phenomenon brings to mind our often-ignored connection to the Roman and Greek civilizations of the ancient world. What Is Old Is New Again Latin’s stability makes it unique among languages still in use. Although centuries ago its grammar and vocabulary became essentially frozen (thus earning the designation “dead”), this language of the Roman Empire did not disappear — thanks largely to its status as the Roman...
  • 'Passion' vs. 'Fahrenheit'(Gibson's Passion boffo box office presaged Bush win)

    12/05/2004 1:21:21 PM PST · by Liz · 34 replies · 986+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 11/119/04 | Scott Galupo
    The presidential race is over, but two more campaigns that directly track the red-blue split of that contest are gearing up in Hollywood. In the red corner: Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," the $370-million-grossing muscle flex from heartlanders who couldn't care less what the metropolitan reviewing press thought about them or the movie. Their turnout at the box office, perhaps, presaged the surprisingly big turnout for President Bush at the polls. In the blue: the anti-Bush "Fahrenheit 9/11," which director Michael Moore pulled from consideration in the Academy Awards' documentary category, his eyes on the best-picture prize instead....
  • Catholic bishops slam Gibson film

    12/03/2004 9:16:50 AM PST · by thegreatbeast · 20 replies · 654+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | December 2, 2004 | NA
    A group of American Catholic bishops meeting with Jewish rabbis have slammed Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," saying the film was anti-Jewish. In their joint report on the meeting, which brought together representatives from the National Council of Synagogues and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Gibson's fellow Catholics claimed the movie "was in reality a modern version of the notorious medieval Passion Plays which so often over the centuries have triggered riots against the Jews of Europe."
  • Vote for 'The Passion' as the People's Choice Award for Favorite Film (Freepin' Hollyweird!)

    12/01/2004 7:59:01 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 10 replies · 865+ views
    VOTE FOR THE PASSION AS PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD FAVORITE FILM:DRAMAThe People's Choice Award website is reporting that Mel Gibson's blockbuster epic 'The Passion of the Christ' has made the Top 5 list for Favorite Film (Drama)The Annual People's Choice Awards will take place in January. Vote now by clicking at the link above.You may vote until December 13th. The People's Choice Awards panel will narrow the Top 5 films to the Top 3 vote getters, which will be the 'official' nominees in the Favorite Film (Drama) category.The nominees are: The Ray Charles Story, Finding Neverland, The Bourne Supremacy, Collateral, and...
  • GOLDEN GIBSON (The Passion of The Christ earns Mel $395M, and counting)

    11/26/2004 3:37:52 AM PST · by Liz · 114 replies · 4,406+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 26, 2004 | BILL HOFFMANN
    ......that's the staggering amount of money (Mel) Gibson is believed to be personally taking home from his epic biblical drama, "The Passion of the Christ." Released nine months ago, the flick, which Gibson produced and directed, has conquered the box office, shattered video sales records and is now raking it in on PPV...... "It's still the all-time highest grosser of a film not released in the summer or holiday seasons" said (a ticket sales analyst). Gibson's windfall is also one of the biggest jackpots for any one moviemaker...........When Gibson found himself unable to get major studios interested in "Passion," he...
  • Inside the Oscar Horse Race (Passion of the Christ Screening Provokes Reaction from Voters)

    11/23/2004 11:48:08 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 133 replies · 5,335+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/23/04 | Jeanette Walls
    Maybe there is a reason Mel Gibson won't be lobbying for an Oscar for 'The Passion of the Christ.' When the controversial film was screened before the Motion Picture Arts and Science crowd it provoked 'the angriest audience response I've ever seen' as well as 'the most filthy cussing and swearing that's ever been heard at an academy awards screening,' an insider told Gold's 'Inside Track'. In past years, the site has tracked and predicted various films chances of bagging prizes, but this year, it is including gossips from Oscar screenings--including once sources claim, 'That 'I Heart Huckabees' starrring...
  • Mel Has No "Passion" for Oscar Ads-Gibson won't advertise for an Oscar

    11/19/2004 8:17:46 PM PST · by brigada · 119 replies · 1,665+ views
    Eonline ^ | Nov 19, 2004 | Josh Grossberg,1,15380,00.html?tnews
  • Impact: The Passion of the Christ - Compelling new documentary film

    11/16/2004 3:43:58 PM PST · by MovieFan · 8 replies · 577+ views
    Press Release: PR WEB ^ | 11/16/04 | Fallen World Productions
    A compelling new look at 'The Passion of the Christ' opens theatrically on December 3rd. "IMPACT: THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST" is a documentary film that explores the most explosive movie of our time. “Impact: The Passion of the Christ” takes viewers around the world to England, India, Japan, and Norway. In Oslo, Norway, film director Tim Chey, interviews a neo-Nazi who turned himself into authorities for a ten-year-old bombing of two buildings in Olso two hours after seeing “The Passion of the Christ.” The documentary has so far received the same type of response that “The Passion of the...
  • Attacks on 'Passion,' Faith Failed

    11/13/2004 12:53:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 1,594+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/12/04 | Rabbi Morton H. Pomerantz
    Some time has passed since Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the Christ, was shown in local movie theaters. Although some voices of sanity, such as Rabbi Lapin, who heads Torah Tradition, cautioned that it was dangerous to find anti-Semitism in the film, secular Jewish expert after secular Jewish expert warned of dire consequences. The film, according to these experts, was certain to inflame anti-Jewish feelings and gross Jew-hatred. The film was simply a step backward in relations between Christians and Jews. Noteworthy by their absence are the mobs of angry Christians attacking Jewish people on the streets and burning...
  • Globes open to 'Passion'; 'Fahrenheit' is out

    11/09/2004 6:20:42 AM PST · by presidio9 · 43 replies · 1,504+ views
    Two of this year's most-talked-about films have hit snags on the road to awards season, specifically in their quest to secure nominations for the Golden Globes. Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" is out of the running, while Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" cannot compete in the best-drama category. "Fahrenheit" (Lions Gate/IFC/Fellowship Adventure Group) will not be eligible in any Globes categories because it is a documentary. The rules of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which administers the Globes, state that docus are ineligible for consideration in the top film award categories; there is not a separate documentary category. "Passion"...
  • Clueless Democrats Over "Values"

    11/06/2004 6:55:18 PM PST · by pennieannie · 8 replies · 337+ views
    The Democrats say that they were surprised by the importance placed on values in the recent election. They totally ignored a recent lesson earlier in the year...the attendance record set for the movie "The Passion".
  • The passion that burned for Bush

    11/05/2004 8:47:22 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 39 replies · 1,770+ views ^ | Nov 5, 2004 | Jon Friedman
    If pop culture is a reflection of a nation's values, then the signs of a Bush victory were there a long time ago for anyone to see. There've been two runaway box-office surprises this year: Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." The Bush political team intuitively understood the tone of the U.S. voters much better than the media did. To be honest, I still don't quite understand how certified media junkies like me could have been so wrong. I read the New York Times (NYT: news, chart, profile) and the New Yorker religiously. I...
  • Who Influenced the Electorate More, Mel Gibson or Michael Moore? (vanity)

    11/03/2004 8:02:28 PM PST · by flying Elvis · 41 replies · 874+ views
    na ^ | 11-03-04 | Flying Elvis
    The MSM has made much over values and morality being a determining factor in this election. They specifically cite the gay marriage bans as well as abortion and stem cell research as reasons the so called Religious Right came out in huge numbers. I think The Passion also played a role in this election, much more than Farenheit 911. The liberal intolerance surrounding The Passion woke up a lot of people to the fascism of the left and forced many Protestants and Catholics to choose sides. Your opinions?
  • Mel Gibson wants Pope, not Prez

    10/28/2004 7:21:38 AM PDT · by Fayre Verona · 8 replies · 524+ views
    10-28-04 | Fayre Verona
    October 28, 2004. I respect Mel Gibson. Actually, as a 45-year-old WASP housewife, I swoon over him in the movies, desperately avoiding adultery in my heart. My husband has learned to deal with that. (I lived in Australia as a child and was sick when he lost his Aussie accent because it was so sexy!) But you know you’ve reached a level of maturity when you can still admire a celebrity and disagree with them. Either that, or a comfortable level of compromise. And now I ask the same from Mel. This morning on Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer interviewed...
  • VITAL SIGNS: CHRISTIANITY-Everything the Critics Said About Mel Gibson's The Passion Was Wrong

    10/22/2004 8:49:14 PM PDT · by brigada · 11 replies · 1,159+ views ^ | August, 2004 | Tom Piatak
  • The Oscars: Giving Best-Picture Nod to 'The Passion of the Christ is Almost...

    10/21/2004 10:24:12 PM PDT · by crushelits · 47 replies · 1,540+ views ^ | Oct. 17, 2004 | NewsWeek
    Unthinkable, say Industry Insiders There's a Lot of Animosity Toward This Film That Is Very Real,' says One Oscar-Campaign Vet; but Snub Could Lead to Boycott of Awards Most Believe 'Fahrenheit' Nomination Tied to the Election NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite shattering box-office records and dominating headlines for months, "The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" face real obstacles in the race for an Oscar nomination for best picture. As Senior Writer Sean Smith reports in the current issue of Newsweek, many of the high-placed studio executives, producers, Oscar strategists, publicists and Academy members interviewed think that...
  • Oscars to Snub Mel Gibson's 'Passion'

    10/17/2004 7:15:21 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 124 replies · 3,441+ views ^ | 10-17-04 | Carl Limbacher
    Despite shattering box-office records and dominating headlines for months, "The Passion of the Christ" and "Fahrenheit 9/11" face real obstacles in the race for an Oscar nomination for best picture. As Senior Writer Sean Smith reports in the current issue of Newsweek, many of the high-placed studio executives, producers, Oscar strategists, publicists and Academy members interviewed think that "Fahrenheit's" chances depend on the results of the presidential election, and all say that a "Passion" best-picture nod is almost unthinkable. "A lot of older Academy voters, who are largely Jewish, refuse to even see this movie," says one Oscar-campaign vet. "There's...
  • Will Oscar Listen?

    10/17/2004 8:35:07 AM PDT · by MaryFromMichigan · 40 replies · 902+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Oct. 17, 2004 | Sean Smith
    "'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'The Passion' were the most electrifying movies of the year. Will Hollywood honor one—or snub the other—to make a point?"
  • Three wild cards could impact the Academy Awards Races

    10/14/2004 4:30:11 PM PDT · by missyme · 23 replies · 682+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 13th, 2004 | Martine Grove
    Wild card worries: It's October and Hollywood's awards marketers are back in action. From the looks of things, those who hope to take home the gold have got their work cut out for themselves this year competing for Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations in what looks like an unusually challenging race. The problem is that there are three wild cards to worry about that could impact in a big way on this year's awards competition. The list includes Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" from Lions Gate Films, IFC Films and Bob and Harvey Weinstein's Fellowship Adventure Group; Mel Gibson's "The...
  • History and the Gospels

    10/06/2004 7:25:54 AM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The Seattle Catholic ^ | October 4, 2004 | J.D. Palmer
    History and the Gospels by J. D. Palmer Tintoretto, 'Christ before Pilate' (1566-67), Sala dell'Albergo, Scuola di San Rocco, Venice Tintoretto, 'Christ before Pilate' (1566-67) Sala dell'Albergo, Scuola di San Rocco, Venice print article From the very moment the Prince of Peace was revealed, those who would reign supreme in the world stood athwart God's plan, and when they could not use force against the faithful they honed the use of words. Worldly wile became the weapon of choice and it proved the more successful tactic, as evidenced by the popularity of Monophysitism and Arianism. Proud men tried to divide...
  • DVD Sales of "The Passion" Enrage Critics

    09/19/2004 1:35:33 PM PDT · by Saunter Sue · 63 replies · 1,283+ views
    September 17, 2004 DVD SALES OF “THE PASSION” ENRAGE CRITICS The Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” has been available on DVD for less than three weeks and already it has sold 9 million copies, breaking all previous records. But not everyone is happy: noting its DVD/VHS release, about 100 theologians have now signed a statement condemning the film for being anti-Semitic. Commenting on this is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The success of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ conclusively demonstrates that the unethical campaign to censor the movie and malign the millions who love it has been...
  • The Craftiness of Christ -- Dallas Willard on "The Passion"

    09/14/2004 11:20:50 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 2 replies · 285+ views ^ | Dallas Willard
    Craftiness of Christ (The) To be included in a volume entitled Mel Gibson's 'Passion' and Philosophy: Challenges in the Trial, Conviction and Crucifixion of Christ, edited by Jorge Gracia, published by Open Court Publishers, forthcoming. ----------------------------------------------------- The Passion of the Christ is a work of art. This means that it utilizes a medium to convey a vision of some serious aspect of the human condition. The medium in the case of a film has several levels: the roll of celluloid that can be produced, maintained or destroyed like any other physical object; the visual and auditory images that appear to...
  • VITAL SIGNS:CHRISTIANITY(Everything the Critics Said about Mel Gibson's Movie The Passion Was Wrong)

    09/11/2004 12:31:51 PM PDT · by brigada · 18 replies · 966+ views
    Chronicles Magazine.Org ^ | August, 2004 | Tom Piatak
  • The Triumph of Tradition (Everything the Critics Said about Mel Gibson's The Passion Was Wrong)

    09/09/2004 4:59:41 PM PDT · by gina girl · 2 replies · 391+ views ^ | August, 2004 | Tom Piatak
  • The Passion of the Michael

    09/04/2004 4:55:33 AM PDT · by Clive · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2004-09-04 | Michael Coren
    I realized long ago that there is nothing brave or noble about refusing to change one's mind, no art or grace in being pointlessly stubborn. To alter an opinion because of fear of consequences is something different, but I don't believe that even my harshest critics could accuse me of cowardice. I've never been influenced by threats and insults. I originally wrote about The Passion of the Christ the week it opened in theatres. I stated how excited I had been before I saw the film and how disappointed I was afterwards. Many supported me in my views, many opposed...
  • The passion of the priest

    09/02/2004 12:01:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 94 replies · 1,405+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Aug. 28, 2004 | SHEILA M. DABU
    A Toronto-area priest who was spiritual adviser to Mel Gibson during filming of the controversial movie The Passion Of The Christ has been suspended by Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic for saying Latin masses for a traditional Catholic splinter group. Rev. Stephen Somerville, of Queensville, north of Toronto, said daily mass in Latin, with Gibson acting as his altar server, when the movie was filmed in Italy last year. Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in the film, also attended the 7:30 a.m. services most days before filming. Somerville has been a priest in the Toronto archdiocese for 48 years. He has appealed...
  • Passionate DVD sales.

    09/02/2004 12:44:26 AM PDT · by starvingstudent · 9 replies · 306+ views
    National Post ^ | Thursday, September 02, 2004 | Canadian Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The DVD of Mel Gibson's biblical epic The Passion of the Christ went on sale Tuesday and sold 2.4 million copies by midday
  • 4.1 Million DVDs of Gibson's 'Passion' Sold in One Day

    09/01/2004 2:55:42 PM PDT · by gina girl · 12 replies · 626+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Sept. 1, 2004 | Carl Limbacher
  • 'The Passion' Sells 2.4 Million DVDs

    08/31/2004 6:13:43 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 337+ views
    My Way News ^ | 8/31/04 | ANTHONY BREZNICAN/AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The DVD of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" went on sale Tuesday and sold 2.4 million copies by midday. "Just like there's no comparison for the film, there's no comparison for this performance," said Steve Feldstein, spokesman for Fox Home Entertainment, which is distributing the DVD. Total one-day sales figures for the movie were expected Wednesday. "We think a lot of the consumers will be going in after work to pick it up," Feldstein said. "So the real question with this movie is: how high is up?" Just like in the theatrical marketing, churches...
  • The Passion of The Christ Now on DVD and Video

    08/31/2004 11:53:10 AM PDT · by gina girl · 6 replies · 325+ views
  • The Secret Passion of Mel Gibson (TV Guide Cover SLAM Story on Mel Gibson)

    08/18/2004 6:33:52 PM PDT · by brigada · 24 replies · 738+ views
    TV GUIDE ^ | Mary Murphy
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