I’m semi-interested in Mel Gibson‘s The Passion. Sure all the religious leaders are trying to make a big stink about it, but I’m not convinced that it truly is anti-Semitic. It seems to me that portraying some people of a race or ethnic group in a poor light does not mean that you feel all of them should be judged that way. In other words, we’ve got no problem blaming the Nazis for World War II and separating them from the German people as a whole; so why can’t we look at the Jewish leaders of the first century and recognize that they did the Jewish people a great disservice in many ways but not be accused of anti-Semitism? It’s a similar issue as Rush Limbaugh’s comments about McNabb. They actually weren’t racist, simply stupid. What he did was try to accuse other people of a form of reverse racism. While he was wrong, he never actually judged McNabb based on the color of his skin – merely the media’s reaction to it. Basically, I’m interested in the film because I used to be a student of The Bible, and I’m curious about how “accurate” this film will be – controversy by damned.
Before I got lost in political correction, I actually had a humorous post in mind. It turns out that Jim Caviezel, who portrays Jesus in the movie, was STRUCK BY LIGHTNING on the set. I don’t care if you’re an atheist – at that point I start wondering if this film is supposed to be finished :smile:.