Originally Posted by Tunescribe
"Passion of the Christ" IS porn, just a different kind. It's a sadistic, grisly snuff film. Anyone who needs to see something that graphic to be convinced that Jesus suffered and died on the cross is sick in the head. Gibson forfeited all opportunity to make a valid movie by reveling in torture and agony and ignoring the resurrection.
im impressed that you took the time to watch the film. Although id have to disagree that he ignored the resurrection. It was dealt with in a simple yet powerful way at the end of the film. But tell me more in detail what you thought of the film. How did it stack up scripturally?
My feeling is that the purpose of the violence of the film was to focus in on what was weathered for us. Most people havent let it in what it meant for Jesus to endure what he did for us. Hard to watch, indeed, sometimes it is.
But its supposed to be hard to watch. And I, for one, am moved by the knowledge that despite what he endured, He still thinks of us. And forgives us.
"Forgive them for they know not what they do"
Its a film about His love for us.
Would "Saving Private Ryan" be called a "snuff film"? That was graphic, yet for the purpose of telling the story of what our brave soldiers did for us on D-Day and beyond.
You say "anyone who needs something that graphic to be convinced that Jesus died on the cross is sick in the head". You miss the point.
Its not just that anyone needs convincing that Jesus died on the cross. Its that He died for US.
Thats why He came and thats for who He died.