I've never been Catholic. So it shouldn't be a surprise that I didn't know some of the scenes were Catholic. Maybe that's whats happening.
One doesn't have to have been a Catholic. And, I would suspect that 90% of the Catholics who went to the film didn't recognize anything particularly "Catholic" in it either as could also be said for most everyone who went to see the movie. Why? Because they don't know their Bibles, which is the inspired revelation of God and the ONLY source of truth concerning the life and death of the Lord Jesus Christ. People who are well-versed in the Scriptures would be able to pick out which scenes and even words which not in accord with the Scriptures or were not to be found in the Scriptures. Bible illiteracy is that which I am sure the Devil delights in and uses most effectively for his own cause. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

When I came out of it I didn't want to be a Catholic. (Just as after watching "The Matrix" I didn't want to convert to Zen Buhdism) All I wanted to do is go home, get by myself and worship the Holy Son of God who gave His life for me.

And that's what I did.
I'm so glad you made this statement because I have asked people who have gone to see this movie to tell what their personal reaction was afterward. But none were willing to do so. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/scratch1.gif" alt="" />

For yourself, this movie did what for you? In other words, did it give you a clearer? better? new? understanding of Christ's crucifixion?

You said, "All I wanted to do is go home . . . and worship . . .". So, what did the movie do to motivate you to worship? Did you find that the movie moved you to worship more so than when you hear a sermon on the crucifixion? Can you say that seeing an actor portray Christ in His alleged final hours increased your desire to worship over anything else you have read or heard?

Thanks in advance for your candid answers. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

In His Grace,

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