My initial reaction to Mel Gibson's "passion" movie was based on the fact I had heard he was using the 4 Gospels
to write the script, with some added Catholic writings. I thought, "Hey, maybe this will be a shot in the arm for
genuine Christianity (as far as the crucifixion goes)".
Well, once again I am disappointed (but not surprised).
It turns out, that the dolorous passion of the Christ, a mystic devotional writing by Anne Emmerich, is a prominent source for the script. Worse, actual Bible text is left out!
While it is true that the crucifixion will finally be portrayed in its bloody realism (that has been lacking in the sanitized, American churchianity movement), does this movie give too much attention to the death of Christ, and leave off at telling only half the story? How is the Resurrection (the pinnacle achievement of Christ) treated? Read further...
Y2K: to freak or not to freak...THAT is the question
School violence - the answer?
Well, I have a new webhost and I hope to do regular updates to the site now...we will see what time allows.
"I urge you to contend for the faith, once for all delivered to the saints..."