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Keep "The Passion" alive!

Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by patriarch, Mar 8, 2004.

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  1. patriarch

    patriarch Senior Member

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    I am going to this film every week that it is still in the theaters, God willing.

    Why? First of all, because meditating on the Passion of Christ is a marvelous way to grow in the love of God. The humanity of Christ is the window to the Divinity, for through the passion of the Son of God we see His love for us. Many, many saints have testified to this fact.

    Secondly, this movie is partially a referendum on the kind of films we Christians want to see and are willing to pay for. Since I am from Chicago I understand the need to "vote early and vote often."

    Thirdly, it is a very efficient way to send money to Gibson's Icon Productions so that he will give us many more movies in the same vein.

    At this point, I've seen it twice and must say that the second time around was a much richer experience.

    We'd be crazy to let this film out of the theaters. In the culture wars this is the ultimate weapon, like a crucifix held up to a vampire :)
     
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    Is it really necessary to post this in every one of the Congregational forums?
     
  3. Svt4Him

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    I've seen it once, I'll get the DVD. May go once again if I can take someone who hasn't seen it. My fear is now that the shock is over, I'd start to analyze the story as he portrays it, and I don't want to do that.
     
  4. patriarch

    patriarch Senior Member

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    Personally, all I can say is that I found it much richer the second time around, and it had a much more profound effect. I saw many things and heard many things which I missed before.

    Knight writes, "Is it really necessary to post this in every one of the Congregational forums?"

    Yes. Sometimes it is necessary to do things "too much." Seeing this film is a case in point. Aside from the deeper personal effect, there would be a profound social impact if a substantial number of Christians just kept going to that movie, but these Christians are found in different congregations and in different forums.

    There are all kinds of media elite whose legs would turn to jelly at the report that attendance in the 8th week was substantially that of the second week. It would signal- and cause- a sea change in "the culture." All we have to do is to take full advantage of the opportunity which Gibson has given us.
     
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