Friday, March 05, 2004

Passionfish of the Christ

No, I haven't seen "Passion of the Christ", but what part about the --Second Commandment -- "You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth" -- is unclear that allegedly devoted Christians don't understand? Helloooo?? Idolatry, graven images? That's what depicting any life of Christ on film is engaging in, if you're a person of the Christian faith.

As a work of art, though, Mel Gibson can go nuts (as he often does in his movies) with my blessing. Just don't tell me it's "as it was" or that it's "the true story" when not even the four gospels can agree what happened.

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