Originally posted by divegeester I think some Christians are desperate to have something which demonstrates that they are "fighting the good fight". I remember Christians getting twisted out of shape over:
Dungeons and dragons
and so on and so forth....
I've only recently been aware of it so from my perspective it seems to be growing.
Do you think it has always been there or its on increase?
Originally posted by Rajk999 Then a case could probably be made for Christians abandoning Santa Claus and the celebrating of Christmas as well because there is no such thing in the Bible. Its all a made up and copied from pagans.
[eyeroll]If only you worshipped God the way you worship the Bible.[/eyeroll]
Originally posted by divegeester The film was highly controversial for a number perspectives, I'm surprised you didn't hear about it.
As I recall, mostly jews were upset with that movie.
Here's an excellent review of the movie:
Christians really should be more upset with the movie, if it's not true to the gospels. I guess that goes to show the ignorance among christians about their own gospels.
Anyway, I love the end of the review:
Many years ago I met with Ernest Hemingway. In a remarkably frank conversation, the Pulitzer Prize winner confessed to me that there was something about Judaism that he admired more than any other religion. “From my understanding,” he told me, “Judaism, unlike the Christianity in which I was raised, is a religion of life, not a religion of death.”
That brilliant insight is what I wish Jews would stress as the ultimate reason why we can’t relate to a film that is preoccupied with nine hours of dying. “Choose life” is the cardinal message of our religion. A movie that celebrates death, produced under the Icon Films label, can only make me regret as a Jew that Gibson didn’t take to heart the Biblical prohibition of the Second Commandment: “Thou shalt not make for yourself any icons.”
Originally posted by robbie carrobie That you do not see is probably the problem here, perhaps your conscience is defunct and has become desensitized to gratuitous violence. Who can say?
The graphic violence was only one controversy with the film. There were many other far more interesting topics than what is already depicted in the Bible, although I'm not surprised this is the one you would pick up on.