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Originally posted by Moogs
Whether one person was crucified or one million, I think we can agree it is a very cruel and unusual way to put someone to death. Imagine if the electric chair didn't kill you in 30 seconds but 30 hours... the effect is the same essentially. So, I don't think we can dismiss what Christ went through out of hand, because many others also went through it. They're having done so doesn't make it any less agonizing or drawn out.

Who said I was dismissing it?

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I suspect you might be more satisfied on the matter if not only Jesus' death were talked about so much, but if others like him that have died since were also paid attention to on a regular basis? IOW, I think your real gripe is not to exclude Jesus' death from the discourse, but to INCLUDE the trials and tribulations of others who you correctly deduce are also very important.

Mmmmmmperhaps.

I just don't understand the fixation in some sections of Christianity on "Jesus *suffered* for your sin", when the suffering was a minor part of the entire picture of humanity. Others have suffered more, for much less (if we believe that he suffered for the sins of all humanity, it seems like a pittance to pay, doesn't it?), and yet they're forgotten.

Why the fascination with pain and suffering in a religion supposedly based on love and peace?

Then again, the folks I see who seem most entranced with the crucifixion are generally the fire and brimstone folks who tend to ignore most of what I think makes Christianity a worthy religion anyway, so...

For the record, I was raised Jehovah's Witness until I was 9, so I know my fundies.
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post #42 of 513
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Originally posted by Moogs

I've yet to hear one Jewish commentator come up with specific passages of the movie that are demonstrably "anti-semitic".

actually i think they have complained that gibson gave satan a phyical form and he has satan standing with the jews on a couple of occasions...sort of equating jews and satan...

that and the curse heard of "a curse on your children's children" or something to that effect...sort of saying jews are damned forever

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post #43 of 513
What i would like to know is what makes a religious person believe in God.

i mean, how can you believe in 'this' God and not the "other" ?
What makes you believe that your God is real and other's is not, or do you believe that there are many Gods?

Anyone?

Personally i believe in "something", I believe that there's a force in this universe which is beyond our level of comprehension, but it's one and the same force that started it all for everyone.
I think that one day science may prove that there is "something more" which we just have to accept.
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post #44 of 513
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Originally posted by Moogs
Whether one person was crucified or one million, I think we can agree it is a very cruel and unusual way to put someone to death. Imagine if the electric chair didn't kill you in 30 seconds but 30 hours... the effect is the same essentially. So, I don't think we can dismiss what Christ went through out of hand, because many others also went through it. They're having done so doesn't make it any less agonizing or drawn out.

I suspect you might be more satisfied on the matter if not only Jesus' death were talked about so much, but if others like him that have died since were also paid attention to on a regular basis? IOW, I think your real gripe is not to exclude Jesus' death from the discourse, but to INCLUDE the trials and tribulations of others who "died horrible deaths to avert the death of others". You are correct in that sentiment I think. I just wouldn't reduce the significance of Jesus as a solution but rather increase the significance of those who aren't spoken of often.

Moogs I am most impressed with your posting as of late. You are a master of understanding and reason.

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post #45 of 513
Jesus death was cruel but not unusual compared to other peoples death. A lot of people at that time died just as or even more horrorable deaths. Jesus isnĀ“t mentioned in text from that time outside religious ones so it cant have been that special. The point for me is how on earth can the death of jesus repair the sins made by a man, who raped, tortured and slowly let tens of small children diefrom bleeding to death if he starts believing in him? Was Jesus pain so much greater than that suffered by those little kids?

I am not trying to put other heores up by the side of Jesus, I believe that confronted with certain choices a certaint percentage will do whats right (firefighters 911 and workers and chernobyl) but why put Jesus up there on a piedistale?

I know I am trying to rationalise religion so a satisfying answer for me would be "I just believe so" but I wonder if there is a rationale answer to this.
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post #46 of 513
all i know is that some friggin miracles happened on set-the guy who plays Jesus was struck by lightning 2 times for one thing
anyhoo, i'm gonna go to see it
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post #47 of 513
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Originally posted by mattjohndrow
all i know is that some friggin miracles happened on set-the guy who plays Jesus was struck by lightning 2 times for one thing
anyhoo, i'm gonna go to see it

see . . . even God was angry!
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post #48 of 513
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Originally posted by pfflam
see . . . even God was angry!

i'm not thinking it was God, i'm thinking it was Satan trying to make it so the movie would'nt be produced
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post #49 of 513
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Originally posted by Naderfan
3. As Rogue Master said, The Gospel of John was written during an intense period of hatred and violence between Jewish Christians and the orthodox Jewish leaders (Pharessies and the like) and hence Jesus is portrayed in the Gospel as really lashing out at the leadership and the author makes a big point of painting the Jewish leadership as responsible for the death and crucifixion of Christ. Christians in general really don't pay much attention to the historical background of biblical books and so things can be misinterpreted.

I'm just starting to read about this historical Jesus stuff, but I've also read that the Gospels were at least partially targeted at Romans, and so blaming it on them wouldn't go over so well. So the role of the Romans in the crucifixion was downplayed, and the role of the Jews was played up: Herod and the Jews were the real bad guys, and Pilate was just a nice guy who did what the Jews wanted. Of course, that's probably utter nonsense and really doesn't make sense in historical context.
post #50 of 513
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Originally posted by Moogs
[ . . . ]Just doesn't make any sense to be ourtaged over something like this. That's another disease Americans in general have: they love to feel outraged and slighted so that they can bitch about it publicly. Either for sympathy or attention... or something. It's really sad. A culture of victims are we....

I'm not 'outraged' by this movie at all . . . in my earlier Christian days I would have loved to see it . . . back then I was all about "The Passion" . . . you know, loving that martyr suffering thing . . .

I do, and have for a long time, object to basically everything MelG-ish .
I watched Braveheart and saw in it that parodic, absurd, anthemic heroism that characterizes a pretentious suffering-martyr-syndrome:
You know, the rotating hellicopter shot of the lonely hero struggling with his delemma on the tip of a mountain top . . . . bring in the swelling music and ta-da an oscar winner. . .

I hate that kind of cheap emotionalistic manipulation of the audience's lowest and basest feelings . .

also, he is ultra-conservative and hates gays and I don't like him . .

just a note: RE:in order to be a Catholic . . . . I was always under the impression that it was up to the church to say if you are a Catholic or not
i don't think that just anybody can go around and say "I'm Catholic . . . but I hate all that Catholic stuff . . . like the Vatican and Pope and all that"
That seems to be just a tad on the schismatic side to me . . . virtually Protestant-like . . .no?!
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post #51 of 513
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Originally posted by mattjohndrow
i'm not thinking it was God, i'm thinking it was Satan trying to make it so the movie would'nt be produced

. . oh yeah . . .of course... it was satan


that means Gibson is a prophet right?
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post #52 of 513
Conspiracy Theory was teh l337

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post #53 of 513
how do you get that out of what i said?
think about it...if it is a movie praising God, then why would God be angry? that makes no sense at all to me.
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post #54 of 513
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Conspiracy Theory was teh l337

1337 = ibbt?
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1337 = ibbt?

teh 1337 = the leet
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Originally posted by mattjohndrow
how do you get that out of what i said?
think about it...if it is a movie praising God, then why would God be angry? that makes no sense at all to me.

Unless it was a travesty of God's message
and a form of taking God's name in vien!

In ancient Church history there was a major faction (the Eastern Roman Empire) that even dissallowed any paintings or images of God=
to Make Graven Images!
no?!?!
IT is tantamount to making IDOLS for worship . . . just because you make the label read "Jesus" doesn't mean that teh picture you make really stands for god . . . in fact it would be impossible from the perspective of the Iconoclasts
... to them any man-made image is a form of blasphemy . . . . maybe 'God' thinks so too?

what a kind of hubris to have some measly actor take God's place . . . to make an image out of God!
Wouldn't that make God angry?
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post #57 of 513
It's got to be better then Scorcese's "The Last Temptation of Christ", the first twenty minutes of which was pretty much just Willem Dafoe running around in the middle of nowhere constantly yelling: "I hear voices in my head!"



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Originally posted by Ganondorf
teh 1337 = the leet

Gotcha . . . misread teh dictionary . . . I'm no leet!

but its nice to see some respect go out to my favorite misspelling: 'teh'
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post #59 of 513
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It's got to be better then Scorcese's "The Last Temptation of Christ", the first twenty minutes of which was pretty much just Willem Dafoe running around in the middle of nowhere constantly yelling: "I hear voices in my head!"

But in a respectable New York accent

and the best part of that movie was how all of the apostles had that New York Jewish accent thing going . . . it was funny.
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The assistant director was struck twice. Jim Caviezel only got one warning shot from Zeus.
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The assistant director was struck twice. Jim Caviezel only got one warning shot from Zeus.

I think it was shot in Italy, so it must have been Jupiter.
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Good point. I stand corrected.
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Originally posted by Anders
One aspect of Jesus (actually the very center of christianity) I never understood was this: Jesus died for our sins. Through our belief in he being the son of god we are suppose to be forgiven. And the reason I hear is that his death was so horrible.

But a lot of other have died, knowingly, a much MUCH more horrible death because they tried to save other people. Think about those people on the roof of Chernobyl shoveling material on the open core. How on earth is the pain Jesus suffered so great that it can save billions while theirs are hardly remembered? Jesus death was in anyway you see it a very normal death.

Someone please expain this to me.

The deal with Jesus's death and christians is two-fold. First, Jesus was God. Second, he never sinned (which is not to say he never made a mistake, just that none of them were moral mistakes). Of course, both of those statements are according the christian bible. If there was strong independent evidence, I suspect my religion would be much larger.
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The deal with Jesus's death and christians is two-fold. First, Jesus was God. Second, he never sinned (which is not to say he never made a mistake, just that none of them were moral mistakes). Of course, both of those statements are according the christian bible. If there was strong independent evidence, I suspect my religion would be much larger.

I thought that the Jesus=god equation was something started by Constantine in order to make it all more comprehendable to the Roman-religion people within the Empire. , , whereas before that it was more that Jesus was the Son of God
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Just a quick point: Aramaic isn't extinct - it is widely spoken in parts of Iraq and I have often attended Aramaic mass in the village of Ma'lula near Damascus in Syria, The whole of this village are Christians who speak the same dialect of Aramaic as that spoken by Christ, it is very interesting to investigate their Christianity also which differs widely from the 'decaf' western hellfire versions. It is far more mystical and obviously closer to Jesus' original thought,


Are they gnostic?
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post #66 of 513
here is Hutton on the Holocaust:
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According to a transcript released by the network, Hutton Gibson said, ``It's all -- maybe not all fiction -- but most of it is,'' when asked about his views on the Holocaust.


He added: ``They claimed that there were 6.2 million (Jews) in Poland before the war and after the war there were 200,000, therefore he (Hitler) must have killed 6 million of them. They simply got up and left. They were all over the Bronx and Brooklyn and Sydney and Los Angeles.''

from here:Gobson Pere

Seems that he not only denies it (most of it) but that he thinks they "just got up and walked on over to the Bronx!\

hahaha . . . it's funny but that is the level of thinking that inhabits most Shoa-Deniers . . . its about that idiotic . .. and yet somehow,they are given at least a quasi-diabolic intelligence in the mass media . . .
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post #67 of 513
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I gaurantee that you don't take it as BIG ENOUGH!!

it is impossible to concieve of, and retain a sense of such systematic and routinized murder on such a grand scale (all of Europe) where a whole infrastructure was calculated in minute detail simply to irradicate an entire people from the planet . . .
, not simply to irradicate them, but also to squeeze every last possible worth out of them: through slave labour (but fed only enough that they could be worked to death) through appropriation of property, through medical testing, through various body part reappropriation.

Also, I would dare say that Schindler's list is most likely a VERY FAR CRY more historically accurate than any film Gobson has made . . . look at Braveheart . . . a TOTAL travesty of teh history portrayed!!

I gaurantee that you don't know the half of the horror of the Shoa and neither does Gobson!!

. . . that dispicable prick!


Yes, 6 million Jews were killed, but so were 6 million roma (gypsies) and no one cares. Almost 80% of them -killed. And they are still being killed, and still no one cares. That is the travesty of WW II.
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post #68 of 513
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Originally posted by Anders
One aspect of Jesus (actually the very center of christianity) I never understood was this: Jesus died for our sins. Through our belief in he being the son of god we are suppose to be forgiven. And the reason I hear is that his death was so horrible.

But a lot of other have died, knowingly, a much MUCH more horrible death because they tried to save other people. Think about those people on the roof of Chernobyl shoveling material on the open core. How on earth is the pain Jesus suffered so great that it can save billions while theirs are hardly remembered? Jesus death was in anyway you see it a very normal death.

Someone please expain this to me.


You get it but you don't. The answer is in your question.
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Yes, 6 million Jews were killed, but so were 6 million roma (gypsies) and no one cares. Almost 80% of them -killed. And they are still being killed, and still no one cares. That is the travesty of WW II.

I never said I didn't care . . . I think it is part and parcel of teh same travesty . . . and yes you are right it still goes on today. persecution of the Roma is still happenng
You can even see it in a lot of the rhetoric surrouding teh EU . . . such as in a comic book that was published to make the EU more palatable to kids . . . in it, youhave a "bad guy" who is anti-EU, who happens to also be vaguely dark haired and skinned and is characterized as being 'nomadic' rather than settled and stable . . . . in other words: gypsies and jews.
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post #70 of 513
I was "AFK" for a while... let me see if I can cover several points in one fell swoop.


Kickaha: I only meant we shouldn't dismiss the crucifixion in the sense of "no big deal", not that you are literally dismissing that it happened...

...anyway I see now what you are trying to say more clearly than I did before. Basically, I think the answer to why everyone focuses on Jesus' suffering vs. that of "the others" is pretty simple: none of the others claimed to be the son of God. In other words, people -- in their minds -- are not weighting the situation with the same criteria you are. Most people think something analagous to: "because he was God's son, his life was worth than a 'standard human life'. He gave up more than what any other person has given up since."

Not an entirely satisfying explanation of course, but the plain fact is, people get something (be it peace of mind, the promise of salvation or something else) from contemplating Jesus' plight, because if they believe the story, it implies a direct connection with God. Everything else kind of flows from that belief.

However, I agree one can make the argument that while Jesus was here, he was also "only human" and therefore the experience he endured and the potential years on earth that he gave up, were no different (technically) than what any other person who sacrificed themselves has given up. Although, who knows... if he truly did heal the sick with the touch of a hand or fed a crowd with a few loaves... maybe his life on earth could have been more fulfilling (for many people) than any of us know. It's all predicated on faith in the end, so there's really no arguing it to a logical conclusion....


the gelding: So you are saying there is a character in the movie who is obviously portraying Satan "incarnate", and that the Jews ally themselves somehow with this character? That's a new one to me; I'll have to see for myself I guess but I hadn't heard there was a "satan character".

If that's true, and there is an obvious connection made with the Jews in the story then I guess some would have reason to be upset. But I still think it would be wiser for them to just dismiss something like that with a few stinging words, than to make a big to-do about it in the national media. Seems it would only serves Gibson's purposes if any of it ends up being true.


pfflam: So your gripe is basically about the quality of the storyline and the cliche way such a serious subject (as say the independance of Scotland or the US or Jesus) is portrayed... and the subsequent "critical praise" from media dolts who are about as qualified to comment on such things as most history professors are qualified to teach open-heart surgery?

I'm down with that. I guess we'll have to wait and see how "sensationalist" (for lack of a better word) the movie really is.


Fellows: Thank you for the kind words. I don't know how true they are, but I hope you're at least pretty close to the mark (for my own sake). I have my good and bad moments I guess. I think you must know too -- based on comments from many members -- that you're a pretty well-reasoned lad yourself. So hopefully it takes one to know one.

8)
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Originally posted by pfflam
I thought that the Jesus=god equation was something started by Constantine in order to make it all more comprehendable to the Roman-religion people within the Empire. , , whereas before that it was more that Jesus was the Son of God

My bible says he's God.
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I have already seen the film, and in no way, shape or form does it appear to me to be anti-Semitic.

Yes, some of the "enemies" of Jesus are Jews. But this is a story where almost EVERYBODY'S a Jew.

The Temple Leaders despise him, but the hero of the film's a Jew, the disciples are all Jews, Mary's a Jew. Simon, who helps Jesus carry the cross after he stumbles is a Jew.

Aside from Roman soldiers, this is a story of an in-house Jewish debate.

People who'd try to use this as a vehicle for anti-Semitism have missed the point entirely.
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post #73 of 513
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father, which hath sent me. (John 5: 30)

my Father is greater than I (John 14: 28 )

'But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and a husband the head of his wife, and God the head of Christ.' ( I Corinthians 11:3 )
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My bible says he's God.

What? you got the Cliff Notes?
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so, i'm watching t.v. the other day, and, as usual, i happen to pass over the abc family channel. sometimes, when i'm lucky, i catch reruns of who's line, but they are always followed by the 700 club. so, i say "what the hell?", and i watch it anyway. "maybe i'll figure out where these lunatics are coming from", i think to myself. churchy mcchurchalot blabs about this or that, and how it relates to the awesomeness of jesus or bog or what have you. eventually he moves on to 'the passion...'. he says mel, in his exec producer hat, didn't use typical advertisement channels. he actively sought out ministers, convinced them of the movie, and had them preach to their congregations. i kept thinking, "isn't that blasphemy, or idolatry or something? theres gotta be a commandment or sin that goes against this." isn't it immoral for a modern church to actively participate in advertisement? well, apparently not. the churchies really took to it, and acording to the host, they bought a record amount of pre-tickets. i had a feeling that this movie was going to be religiousy. i mean it has "christ" in the title. but i figured it would be more playful, or funny, like braveheart or loaded gun (or whatever that cop movie was with mel and the other dood). mcchurchison host guy says you can't help but feel evangelized by this movie (i thought it was really funny as he said it like getting evangelized was a good thing). i might go see this flick, if only to witness the first hand controversy. of course, and not surprisingly, the 700 club didn't mention or comment on the [possible?] antisemitism in it.
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I'm going to change my name to Churchy McChurchalot.
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i'm looking forward to the soundtrack
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Originally posted by thuh Freak
i had a feeling that this movie was going to be religiousy.

Yeah, Biblical epics tend to be kind of "religiousy" movies.
The evil that we fight is but the shadow of the evil that we do.
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The evil that we fight is but the shadow of the evil that we do.
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Originally posted by Frank777
I have already seen the film, and in no way, shape or form does it appear to me to be anti-Semitic.

Yes, some of the "enemies" of Jesus are Jews. But this is a story where almost EVERYBODY'S a Jew.

The Temple Leaders despise him, but the hero of the film's a Jew, the disciples are all Jews, Mary's a Jew. Simon, who helps Jesus carry the cross after he stumbles is a Jew.

Aside from Roman soldiers, this is a story of an in-house Jewish debate.

People who'd try to use this as a vehicle for anti-Semitism have missed the point entirely.

Did it open today?

Anyway, is it historically accurate to say it was really an in-house Jewish debate? More likely, he was killed by the Romans, period, and only afterward did people want to break off Christianity from Judaism, and so they made it look like the Jews did it.
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Did it open today?

Anyway, is it historically accurate to say it was really an in-house Jewish debate? More likely, he was killed by the Romans, period, and only afterward did people want to break off Christianity from Judaism, and so they made it look like the Jews did it.

it opens Ash wednesday i believe
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