So I finally saw The Passion of the Christ and I have to say I was surprised. Number one it was the grossest movies I have ever seen – the flaying scene alone made me flinch about a dozen times. Number two – there were a couple added flashbacks that were pretty horrible such as Jesus invented a table where you use chairs for sitting to eat. Number three – the Jewish people were indeed portrayed in a bad light but so where the Roman, what we all have to remember is that this happened (if it happened) 2000 years ago, I’m sure races have changed considerably in 2000 years.
Now for those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I’m not a very big fan of organised religion (I don’t dislike it, it’s just that it doesn’t fit in with my view of the world and my life). This movie really wasn’t about religion. It was about the last 12 hours of Jesus life. It was also a little about his teachings and the kind of person he is theorised as being. Though I don’t necessarily agree with religion I do agree with the teachings of Jesus be him a prophet, the son of God or just a well-meaning confused person.
So in summary. Very gross, very violent though a good movie over all. Oh yeah one more thing. My favorite part (for laughs) was when the Devil asked Jesus “Who is your father?”. When I heard that line my brother and I simultaneouly said “Who’s your daddy?” to each other. I felt horns grow out of my head at that point. Heck. If you can’t make fun of religion (or Satan) what can you make fun of?