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« on: March 19, 2004, 02:19:56 PM »

The Passion of Christ is Rated R


The "R" of course is because of the violence, the gore.  In movie terms "R" stands for RESTRICTED, but in this movie "R" stands for RELEVANT, for REALISTIC, for it REALLY happened for a REASON because we were REBELLIOUS we needed a REDEEMER, we needed to be RECONCILED, we needed to be
RECOVERED, we needed to be REGENERATED.  Jesus needed to be REJECTED so that we could have a RELATIONSHIP not just a RELIGION.  The "R" is to REMIND us to REMEMBER what Jesus did to REMOVE our sin to RENDER Satan powerless, to RESCUE us from eternity in hell.  The "R" rating is to show
that Jesus was RESPONSIBLE for giving you REST.  As a RESULT of his death Jesus RETIRED your debt.  The "R" rating means that some will be REPULSED, some will REFUSE to believe, some will be RELUCTANT, some will think you
are RIDICULOUS in believing that a death was REQUIRED.  The "R" rating means that the RESULT of sin has been REVERSED and now through faith in Christ your REWARD is eternity and you are now RIGHTEOUS before God because
you have RECEIVED him as the RULER of your soul.  What a REVOLUTIONARY and RADICAL solution to REDEEM mankind

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2004, 03:45:53 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2004, 03:47:54 PM »

A4C - well thought out!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2004, 04:20:51 PM »

I highly doubt that A4C was the one to think that up.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2004, 07:24:48 AM »

I highly doubt that A4C was the one to think that up.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2004, 12:00:06 PM »

The Passion of Christ is Rated R


The "R" of course is because of the violence, the gore.  In movie terms "R" stands for RESTRICTED, but in this movie "R" stands for RELEVANT, for REALISTIC, for it REALLY happened for a REASON because we were REBELLIOUS we needed a REDEEMER, we needed to be RECONCILED, we needed to be
RECOVERED, we needed to be REGENERATED.  Jesus needed to be REJECTED so that we could have a RELATIONSHIP not just a RELIGION.  The "R" is to REMIND us to REMEMBER what Jesus did to REMOVE our sin to RENDER Satan powerless, to RESCUE us from eternity in hell.  The "R" rating is to show
that Jesus was RESPONSIBLE for giving you REST.  As a RESULT of his death Jesus RETIRED your debt.  The "R" rating means that some will be REPULSED, some will REFUSE to believe, some will be RELUCTANT, some will think you
are RIDICULOUS in believing that a death was REQUIRED.  The "R" rating means that the RESULT of sin has been REVERSED and now through faith in Christ your REWARD is eternity and you are now RIGHTEOUS before God because
you have RECEIVED him as the RULER of your soul.  What a REVOLUTIONARY and RADICAL solution to REDEEM mankind

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A4C,

You forgot one: ROMAN CATHOLIC

btw, Mexico has given the movie an "X" rating, can you come up with a good jingle with "X's"?

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2004, 02:18:38 AM »

 :(I would refer you to Desertmouse's post of Mar 2004 where he has a lonl to a remarkable website.  That website explains how the film is based on the Catholic Mass.  For me personally when I saw a short clip and heard about the violence I was annoyed.  I cant stand too much violence in any film.  I certainly wont be watching it.  Then I read a review of the film in, "The Times" for Mar 20.  Mel Gibson has attacked the "New York Times" critic Frand Rich  by saying, "I want to kill him, I want his intestines on a stick.....I'll kill his dog."  Now I dont think that sounds very Christian does it?   Sad
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2004, 08:50:47 AM »

Mel Gibson has attacked the "New York Times" critic Frand Rich  by saying, "I want to kill him, I want his intestines on a stick.....I'll kill his dog."  Now I dont think that sounds very Christian does it?   Sad

No, it doesn't sound very Christian, but it does sound a bit far-fetched. I'll have to see that in print before I believe it. Roll Eyes And even then...
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2004, 08:52:09 AM »

Annahavil,

You need to understand that Mr. Gibson's comments were in response to Frand Rich's assertion that the Jews employed by Mr. Gibson for the film (one in particualr) were not 'legitimate' or genuine Jews (because of their failure to tow the anti-defamation league line no doubt). Gibson took personal offense to this due to the fact that many were his friends and he is the de facto spokesman for the film. The particular Jew that Rich was ridiculing was in fact a friend of Gibson's, a child-holocaust survivor, and likely witnessed his family murdered for their Jewishness.

Now if I had a Jewish friend/holocaust survivor having his 'Jewishness' questioned because of his willingness to help ME make a Christian film about the most pivotal element of my Christian faith, I'd probably be upset as well.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2004, 01:44:45 PM »

I have seen the movie and many poostings about it. My thoughts are listed below:
What If Jesus Had Come To Other Times And Places?

Ever since the Mel Gibson blockbuster The Passion was first announced, there has been a great to-do about it being ’anti-Semitic’.  Which is a crock. However, the stark fact is that Jesus was put to death after a verdict of guilty of the crime of blasphemy and sentence of death was handed down by a quorum of the supreme religious body in Israel at the time, the Sanhedrin.

Pilate rubber-stamped the verdict and sentence because he feared these religious zealots would start a riot, which would make the Emperor in Rome look upon him with acute disfavor. The actual execution was carried out by a detail of Roman legionaries, as is documented by the Bible.

Therefore, the responsibility for Jesus’ execution by crucifixion must be shared equally between Jews and Gentiles. So what if the Sanhedrin was Jewish? Mankind—Jew, Gentile, whatever—is the same depraved and evil scum we  have always been since the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Indeed, as one Bible scholar has said, if God does not judge the United States for it’s descent into spiritual wickedness, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.

Therefore, I wish to offer up a rather likely scenario about what would have happened had Jesus chosen other times and places to come to Earth.

Spain:
Fathers Loyola and Torquemada would have burned Him at the stake for heresy and blasphemy for proclaiming Himself to be the Son of God, forgiving sins, and other assorted reasons.

England:
Oliver Cromwell would have hanged or burned Him at the stake on heresy and blasphemy charges as well. And He would have suffered a similar fate at the hands of the king—before and after Cromwell’s time.

The United States:
Had He appeared here in pre-Revolutionary War America, I am confident the ‘good’ and ‘godly’ Puritans would have hanged Him or burned Him at the stake. Cotton and Increase Mather would have promptly declared Him guilty of blasphemy and sentenced Him to death. And so would any other judge at the time. Recall how the courts conducted themselves at places such as Salem, Massachusetts?

If Jesus had appeared in the USA during 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy would have hauled Him before his committee and accused Him of being a notorious Communist for advocating such radical notions as selling all you have and giving your money to the poor.

J. Edgar Hoover would have tapped every telephone in the country and sent his agents on black-bag job break-ins to try and find out what He was up to; and when those didn’t work, he’d have paid Judas Iscariot considerably more than thirty pieces of silver to set Him up for a COINTELPRO sting operation.

Had He appeared in the USA in 1993, I have little doubt that the ATF and the FBI under command of Janet Reno would have killed Him—either with a hail of bullets or by fire—we all remember how Waco turned out, don’t we? If that’s how threatened Reno and Co. felt by the existence of a false ‘messiah’, just imagine how far up the wall she and her jackbooted stormtrooper thugs have gone when dealing with the real McCoy. I can just hear the justifications now…

“He was the leader of a heavily-armed cult! He told his followers to sell their clothes to buy paramilitary assault weapons!” (Luke 22:36)

“He was undoubtedly a child molester! He told his followers to ‘suffer the little children  to come unto Me.’ And we had intelligence that he was slapping the babies! We had to attack!” (“Spare the rod and spoil the child.”)

“The only way we could save the children was to burn down the buildings with them in it!” (Remember that old ‘Nam-era saying—“The only way we could save the village was to destroy it.”?)


No; the death of Jesus at the hands of venal men concerned more for their own power, prestige, prerogatives and perquisites than anything else—including such trivialities as truth and justice—cannot be blamed on just one ethnic group or sect; we must all bear equal responsibility for putting Him to death.

And why did He come, knowing full well such would be His fate—no matter what era and locale He would come to? Because He loved us. All of us. Jew, Gentile, Greek, whatever and whoever. How can that be anti-anything?


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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2004, 04:00:35 PM »

The Passion of Christ is Rated R


The "R" of course is because of the violence, the gore.  In movie terms "R" stands for RESTRICTED, but in this movie "R" stands for RELEVANT, for REALISTIC, for it REALLY happened for a REASON because we were REBELLIOUS we needed a REDEEMER, we needed to be RECONCILED, we needed to be
RECOVERED, we needed to be REGENERATED.  Jesus needed to be REJECTED so that we could have a RELATIONSHIP not just a RELIGION.  The "R" is to REMIND us to REMEMBER what Jesus did to REMOVE our sin to RENDER Satan powerless, to RESCUE us from eternity in hell.  The "R" rating is to show
that Jesus was RESPONSIBLE for giving you REST.  As a RESULT of his death Jesus RETIRED your debt.  The "R" rating means that some will be REPULSED, some will REFUSE to believe, some will be RELUCTANT, some will think you
are RIDICULOUS in believing that a death was REQUIRED.  The "R" rating means that the RESULT of sin has been REVERSED and now through faith in Christ your REWARD is eternity and you are now RIGHTEOUS before God because
you have RECEIVED him as the RULER of your soul.  What a REVOLUTIONARY and RADICAL solution to REDEEM mankind

Love-in-Jesus,


Amen, Brother!

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2004, 06:01:23 PM »

I Pre-Ordered the DVD today from Amazon.com Grin

I have never seen this moive at all yet, only have Read about it in my Bible.  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2004, 02:45:53 PM »

Its a great movie that everyone needs to see
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2004, 12:48:04 PM »

It comes out for rent on Aug. 31st. Is anyone going to rent it who didn't see it at the theater?
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2004, 03:02:55 PM »

It comes out for rent on Aug. 31st. Is anyone going to rent it who didn't see it at the theater?





I Pre-Ordered The Passion of Christ DVD today from Amazon.com.  Amazon.com has the best price at $17.99 YaY.

Here is the Link ~> "The Passion of Christ at Amazon.com"

This above movie will be released August 31st, 2004!

I haven't even seen the Moive as of yet.  I hope it's as good as the reviews I have heard about.

Blessings,  \o/

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