It is said that a man is better known by his enemies than by his assumed friends. Who were the enemies of this film? It was Hollywood, The liberal media, including our pretty boy newscasters , The political liberals, the Sodomite (I try to refrain from using the "gay" tag),along with our mainline church crowd who have long ago left any semblense of Christian orthodoxy.

The approbation of thousands of evangelicals, most of whom have applauded the movie without a thought as to the implications regarding the Second Commandment and Catholic theology, makes you more comfortable? I don't think anyone here has said not to watch the movie for the reasons espoused by the groups you mention: the charge of "anti-Semitism" is a direct attack on the Gospel itself, and we do not harbor negative attitudes about Christ and the Gospel. We are trying to look at it from a biblical perspective, and we find that images of God are prohibited by the Second Commandment.

I saw nothing in the film that smacked of any kind of "Catholic imagery".

As I noted to Kalled above, Did you not see the portrayal of the devil? Did you not see the woman, St. Veronica, who wiped Jesus' face? Did you not see the Pieta, where Mary held the dead Jesus in her arms? Did you not note that the disciples addressed Mary as "Mother"? Did you not see the overwhelming emphasis on Jesus' physical agony? How could you miss the Catholic imagery? I haven't even seen the movie, but I have read about all of this in reviews of it.

I would suggest, that for two hours, all on this forum would force them selves to view it---and do so as Bereans, opening up their minds with as little prejudicial presupposition as possible. Humbling ones self is hard, but often well rewarding.

Would you suggest we do so against our consciences? The Bereans examined the Scriptures, to see whether these things were so. They did not go and watch a movie or look at a painting.


I tell you, this man went down to his house justified.