~Spoiler Alert~ It’s just like the book

No, I have not seen it yet. I have to work a job (Heaven Help me) and go to class today but I will see this movie before the day is out. What movie? The Passion, of course. I have seen and heard several reviews for this film and most have been, to say the least, quite horrible. Despite the gorey reviews this movie will open in more than 2700 theatres and I can pretty much bet the farm that Mel will make a lot more than the $30 million he spent to produce this film. There truly is no such thing as bad publicity.

Daily News critic Jami Bernard said: “No child should see this movie. Even adults are at risk. Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’ is the most virulently anti-Semitic movie since the German propaganda films of World War II.”

New York Daily News called it an anti-Semitic work with violence that was ”grotesque, savage and often fetishized” in slow motion.

Bernard called it “sickening” and “brutal” and though she conceded the film was undeniably powerful, she said it “feels like a propaganda tool rather than entertainment for a general audience.” She said “Jews are vilified, in ways both little and big, pretty much nonstop for two hours, seven minutes.”

Seeming as though I am not Jewish, I probably would not understand the sentiment of fear this movie allegedly ensues BUT I have read some/partly/most of the Bible and from my understanding ~ SPOILER ALERT~ the movie is just like the Book.

C’mon people!! The movie is supposed to be brutal, it’s putting you in that place. It’s asking you to understand what such a torturous and dreadful event that must have been for The Christ. You are not supposed to see the murder of Jesus and walk away going that was pleasant!! It was murder people!! When has or will murder of any sort EVER be pleasant? I think its redudant for these ‘critics’ to sit and judge this film as being anti-Semitic, ummm, shall we say thy truth does sting like thy crowneth upon thy dome or thy spikes upon thy hand or thy faithlessness upon thy heart’!!

I’m guessing here but if you read the Bible and you’re not already anti-Semitic then peace be still (let it marinate). ~SPOILER ALERT~ it-is-just-like-the book. I think it is easier for us to create in our minds a picture of Jesus literally as a sacrificial Lamb instead of God in skin. It helps our human brains rationalize torture. We don’t think of the Terrorists as being people when we are cutting them up to obtain answers, excuse me I mean delivering them to the butchers to be cut up, but we do want the answers. As long as the means justify the ends we tend to rationalize it as being acceptable. It was ok for Rodney King to get beat to a pulp, he was breaking the law, right? neg-a-tive.

I can not speak for everyone, only myself when I say, I really could care less about the Jews or Christians for that matter. I’m not going to see the movie to get a history lesson (let’s not debate the history issue right now people, focus!!). I am going to see the movie in hopes of putting a name with a face. By that I mean, I want to be one of the people who’s standing in the crowd who wants to help, who wants to scream this is not right, someone do something, but can’t for fear that I will become the next sacrifice. Because isn’t that what it’s all about? I’d rather it be you if the alternative is me. I don’t want to see what happened then, if it means hurting now. I don’t want to understand their plight if it doesn’t free me from my own. I want to be the saved not the Savior and I would rather watch such a feat if the alternative is to live it.

Dew Read!

Week of 2/17/04:

  • Exodus
  • Autobiography of Ben Franklin
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Wealth of Man
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    Recommendation: The Stranger by Albert Camus

    Week of 2/23/04:

  • Exodus
  • My Kinsmen, Major Milonieaux
  • Little Albert: The Experiment
  • The Raven (again)
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    Recommendation: Intimacy by Hanif Kureishi
  • Dew Listens

    Week of 2/23/04:

  • Beth Hart – Leave the Light on
  • Kanye West – College Dropout
  • Gretchen Liberanum – Brand New Morning
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    Recommendation: Portishead – Glory Box
  • Get over yourself

    What’s the big deal about same-sex marriages. People are entitled to love whoever they feel connected to. If this is truly a country in which church and state are separate (yea right) then let those who love one another marry one another and it be recognized.

    No it is not the same as molestation, what it is sinful in the eyes of religious fanatics who don’t know how to keep their religion to themselves. I love the Lord, he heard my cry Aiiiiiiiiiiiiyyyyyyyiyhhyyyyyyy……But I digress. I am very spiritual but I do not believe I have the liberty to dictate to another capable adult who they should and should not love for the rest of their lives. Even if it is against what I personally believe. It amazes me that it has taken this long for this to become a hard pressed issue and there is still resistance in today’s Janet-tit-popping-Madonna-tongue-tying-Strom-Thurman-child-abusing-Trent-Lott-free-speeching-Queer eye for the straight guy-watching society we live in. Please!

    If God can respect your right to free will, who are we not too!!!!

    Smile you’ve just been Dewly processed<——-

    You Freak!

    Here Ye! Here Ye! Listen all you lonely depressed sad sack of people who are about to cry because there is no one to buy you a box of chocolates for tomorrow. No one died on February 14th (to make it a holiday), no one sacrificed or gave their life for February to be LOVE DAY. It’s a day conspired by said Card Company so people, like yourselves, would piss and moan about noone loving them. And then go out and send flower to themselves, so other people wouldn’t think of them as being the sad lonely depressed souls they see themselves as being. Ahhh…Its just another day people. If they only show you they love you on this one day out of the year, you need a helluva lot more than a box of chocolates, ya feel me? Smile cuz you have been processed<————

    But I do like to watch the tears…