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Blasphemy was never so whimsical!

I am giving a warning to the following people:
-Religious people
-Sensitive viewers
-People at work
-Anyone too young to watch R rated movies

While there is no nudity or sexuality, I can see the people listed above being very offended. Do not watch this if you are any of the above!

Although for the rest of us, please enjoy.

http://pleasedeargodgiveusajob.com/h...ssionhill.html


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Oh my............
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RE: Blasphemy was never so whimsical!

id liken this to adding "americas funniest home videos" narration/SFX to video of an actual beat-down.

i saw the movie in the theater and this was a powerful scene. it would have been even if it were matthew shepard or the POWs we heard about for 15 minutes a while ago. it hurt my heart to see someone being treated this way, even if it was make-believe. i think it tasteless for someone to trivialize something so powerful.

this is sensationalism at its best.

"me too me too! i want to be famous too!"

being agnostic, i went with my extended family to see the movie just to get out of the house and poke fun. noone likes subversion more than i do!

there is, however, a fine line between subversion and perversion. i am leaning towards the latter.

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I haven't seen the whole movie but from the clips I have seen I would consider it more voyeuristic than any porn flick ever made.I guess religious freaks (and closet sadists) get a little buzz from a bit of third party flagelletion.[V]


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RE: Blasphemy was never so whimsical!

It was one of the most original films I ever saw. Despite the blatent violence, church groups booked the film so many days in advance that normal folk couldn't even see it around here.
Whether you are religious or not, there is little doubt that Jesus Christ existed and this movie showed the callousness of those who feared his power.

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RE: Blasphemy was never so whimsical!

After the enormous success that Gibson had with that film,
I suspect that he's really going to go overboard with his holocaust film?

It might appear that he would choose such a theme,
to distance himself from his Father's views...
but I think he's probably more attracted
by the opportunity to reenact some more extreme suffering.

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Upon further review, I see that it is a TV project
and that Gibson is really only having his name attached to it.

It is also just going to be a love story focusing on one couple who escaped.


Gibson himself is working on a flick about the Spanish conquest of the New World.
Plenty of opportunity for torture there.
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RE: Blasphemy was never so whimsical!

While a Holocaust film may rectify the ill will voiced by Jews in regard to The Passion I don't think TPOTC was sensationalized as you presume. He had a tremendous set of balls to fund and release the movie on his own dime for which he should be given an enormous amount of credit. No art film has ever been so well received or controversial prior to it.

On a related note. Last night I watched the first DVD in a set of two, of a BBC release called Auschwitz-Inside the Nazi state. Very impressive with generated renditions of the camps no longer standing. It shows the slow progression of the slaughter from a relatively innocuous euthanizing of the sick, insane and non-Jews to the mass extermination we are all aware of.

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RE: Blasphemy was never so whimsical!

Why???
I could not sit there and watch the movie...
Now this Benny Hill version? Both a grotesque...
In my opinion, this movie was disturbing and did not serve any religious benefits nor harmonized people. I think it created more anti-Semitic sentiments rather than bring us closer to Jesus’ suffering for all of us.
There is no way that Jesus died because of Jewish “conspiracy�. He may have been rooted out by some jealous priest but I don’t believe for a minute that all of the people of Jerusalem showed up and spared the life of a thief over his. No frigin way. First of all, I have been in Jerusalem and no Roman quarters were large enough for a gathering of people that would take in the whole city. I strongly believe that the people that voted for his death were just the priest’s clique. That said, why do people want to blame all of the Jews? This movies was a blatant misrepresentation of the facts, it was just sensationalism and gore…
Look at us now people! We all think that this planet is an arena for our differences to come forth, be our make up and drive our actions… Look at the real and present miseries we inflict on each other… This is Blasphemy.

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It might surprise you to learn how little evidence there is for Jesus' existence; this is far from concrete. For example, the neo-Pythagoran Apollonius of Tyana lived just before the christian era. He claimed to have miraculous powers, led a wandering ascetic life, his followers referred to him as the son of god and claimed they witnessed his ascension into heaven. Quite a coincidence. Despite the dozens of historians in the time of Jesus, there is no contemporaneous record of his actions. In the first century AD, christians had no gospel. It was decades after Jesus' time that these were developed. Some scholars have argued that the written life of Jesus is simply a projection of the wishes of later christians.

None of this matters to me personally on way or the other, it is purely of historical interest, so I'd be interested to hear a rebuttal of it.
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It might surprise you to learn how little evidence there is for Jesus' existence; this is far from concrete. For example, the neo-Pythagoran Apollonius of Tyana lived just before the christian era. He claimed to have miraculous powers, led a wandering ascetic life, his followers referred to him as the son of god and claimed they witnessed his ascension into heaven. Quite a coincidence. Despite the dozens of historians in the time of Jesus, there is no contemporaneous record of his actions. In the first century AD, christians had no gospel. It was decades after Jesus' time that these were developed. Some scholars have argued that the written life of Jesus is simply a projection of the wishes of later christians.

None of this matters to me personally on way or the other, it is purely of historical interest, so I'd be interested to hear a rebuttal of it.
If this was true then Islam would be a fraud as well. The Koran mentions Jesus more than it mentioned the prophet of Islam… The whole base of Islam is an amalgamation of Christianity with Judaism. In essence, Islam claims to be a continuation or should I say pick up where Jesus left…
If Jesus was an invention, then Christianity and Islam have no foundations, this could be profound… In my opinion, I don’t think one can categorically deny Jesus’ existence, I would argue that the events surrounding his life might not have been accurately reported and I would venture to say that some facts might have been massaged for one reason or another…
Let’s see where this discussion will go…
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