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Luther, The Passion and civil discourse
Ron from York writes:
10/2/2003 6:49:36 PM
Dear Randy,

Your apology is accepted.

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Randy from Laurens writes:
10/2/2003 5:21:37 PM
Agreed. You have stated what I was attempting to get at.

Faith IS a requirement for understanding the events of that time. There were no video tapes rolling at the Crucifixion. It was a shadowy period of history at best.

And frankly, the movies I've seen about World War Two leave much to be desired in the accuracy department with a few exceptions.

Movies perhaps are best left to entertaining whilst leaving the weightier matters of history to another medium.....say a good book for example.

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Randy from Laurens writes:
10/2/2003 5:16:49 PM
My sincere apology if I have somehow informed myself innacurately.

I suppose I mistook your characterization of the crucifixion of Jesus as a "religious fantasy" as being somewhat disrespectful of the Christian faith. Or perhaps it was the comment about "fiction imitating fiction".

No matter. If I was misinformed as to your intolerance I stand humbly corrected.

Personally, I don't like the idea of movies of this type. The issues involved are too great to be accurately dealt with in a dramatized art form. There are some who will watch this movie and believe they are learning the truth about what really happened. My opinion is in agreement with Fox Mulder....."the truth is out there" already.

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Mike from Greenville writes:
10/2/2003 5:16:00 PM
The bible is not history.

Biblical history cannot even remotely be compared to WW II German history since the latter is verified though actual a range of documents and videotapes.

The bible is skimpy in comparison.

Mel Gibson has an orthodox view which lacks adequate historical documentation.

That's why, when cornered, he says "faith."

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Ron from York writes:
10/2/2003 5:01:00 PM
I am afraid that you have misinformed yourself as to the actual content of my post.
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Randy from Laurens writes:
10/2/2003 3:30:35 PM
Archaic prejudices? Me thinks Ron from York doth protest too much.

I haven't seen the movie and probably will not. I don't need to confirm my faith by watching a dramatization of the events surrounding the death of Jesus Christ.

But to dismiss not only this movie but the faith of myself and millions of others as nothing more than archaic prejudices? I do believe that would qualify Ron as intolerant.

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Jonathan from Greenville writes:
10/1/2003 9:43:14 PM
Well, I am glad to see you are so openminded about it.
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Ron from York writes:
10/1/2003 9:09:05 PM
"The Passion" is merely another tired example of art projecting myth...of fiction imitating fiction. Any honest dramatization of this particular religious fantasy would of course include carnage and archaic prejudices, and so I don't understand the controversy.
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W. Andrew from Greenville writes:
9/29/2003 12:33:39 PM
By all accounts of the film "The Passion" is fairly accurate. To the degree that the film stirs anti-Semitism, it will be unfortunate, but it will not be a legitmate basis for objecting to an honest accounting of the Jesus' "trial" and crucifixtion. You can't rewrite history no matter what impact it may have on an audience. (It would be like objecting to "Sschnindler's List" because it might stir anti-German sentiment).

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