Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Passion of the Christ Overload

The movie hasn't even started yet and I've already heard enough. Two weeks in a row the violent video promo has been shown in church as the preacher exhorts us to buy tickets for our heathen friends. Every newscast and feature show on TV has been talking about it for a week. Churches have even taken out commercials on TV urging us to see the movie. It's everywhere!

Some have seen the movie and are shocked by the violence. David Denby of The New Yorker sez "The despair of the movie is hard to shrug off, and Gibson’s timing couldn’t be more unfortunate: another dose of death-haunted religious fanaticism is the last thing we need. "

I'm going into seclusion for a week.

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