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The movie is OK but I liked the book better.
This post was edited by bigturtle 13 months ago
For such a time as this.
True story: my Catholic high-school took a field trip out to go see "Passion of the Christ," and sophomore-year Dixonownsyou wouldn't go and see it. I get really squeamish when it comes to people being attacked in TV/movies (I basically writhed my way through numerous episodes of "24"), so I told my religion and English teachers that I couldn't go see a guy get assaulted for 2 hours.
I haven't seen it since then. I figure if I want to see a man tortured for 2 hours by local people that have far too much control over his life, I'll just tape myself when Maryland plays UVA on the road.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
That is reasonable. It isn't for the faint of heart, but it does make you appreciate the whole sacrifice of his life for us thing.
im hearing pg plaza is the spot!
Right. And Pawn Stars.
"So this guy brings in something worth $100k to a random pawn shop in Vegas...."
Since I haven't ever seen it, do you know if the Aramaic version (whether alone or sub-titled into English) of Matthew 27:25 made it into the movie?
I remember that was a HUGE controversy when it first came out, given as Mr. Gibson and his father were to...let's say...particularly uncharitable feelings toward the Jewish people.
His use of Matthew's Gospel, and its large whitewashing of Pilate, makes perfect sense for a guy like Gibson.
I get that, but I'm with dixonownsyou. I am not watching that.
Similar to Holocaust movies. I don't need to see that stuff to know it was awful. All it's gonna do is make me feel weird.
Totally reasonable. Funny you mention that because Schindler's list is a favorite of mine.
Oh boy. I don't think it made it into the movie but when i watch it soonish i will let you know.
Jews vs. Egyptians still a big rivalry.
Central Catholic High School student section - Moses parting The Red Sea.
Egyptian plagues are happening as you speak.
"For the wisdom of this world is folly with God" 1 Cor 1:19
A swarm of an estimated 30million insects has been devastating crops in Egypt fuelling apocalyptic fears because of the infestations proximity to Passover.
lmao daily mail
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Your imaginary friend does not scare me.
You, on the other hand, a little bit.
FIRST BORN MALES ARE DYING EVERY DAY. ARE YOU ALL NOT SCARED YET?!?!?!?
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
LOL at the atheist hate on this thread. I'm agnostic, and I'm excited to watch this series, because quite frankly, there is no way I'm reading the bible. I would think that this movie-style account of the most influential book ever written would be interesting to anyone. I guess I overestimate the open-mindedness of those that profess to be open-minded.
Heck, once you were at 1 Cor 1 you should have kept going to the money part (vs. 22-24):
"For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, Jews and Greeks alike, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God."
The attempted total negation by Paul of Hellenistic philosophy right there in v. 22.
Goodbye Athens, hello Jerusalem.
Bible is really more of a library than a book, but point taken.
If you ever have a year or so to slog through it, I highly recommend it. Parts in the front are pretty much unreadable, and Paul and/or whoever called themselves Paul writing some of the New Testament letters can get repetitive, but overall it's a great sweep of Western cultural history and the tug-of-war between Jewish monotheism, Greek philosophy, and the New Testament revolution in Jewish/early-Christian thought.
If you're shorter on time, I'd recommend:
The Book of Ruth (short, beautiful)
The Book of Job (for my money, one of the greatest works in Western antiquity)
The Book of Amos (bringing the Old Testament prophetic thunder)
The Book of Wisdom (like the Book of Exodus with better writers)
Gospel of John (the oddest of the 4 Gospels, the most philosophical, and maybe the most touching)
Letter to the Colossians (some interesting early church exhortations there)
And if you like your whores in Babylon form, or want to know what many Protestants literally believe will happen, the Book of Revelation is a smashing good rumble through the end of days.
I was raised Catholic, so I have actually read a few passages and books of the bible, but as a kid it was mostly drudgery, the notable exception being the book of revelation. But I appreciate your knowledge and bulletpoint references.
The rational "Greek" mind which is predominate in Western thought finds the Gospel foolishness. Just read some of the comments on this thread. Ones personal rational thought becomes the highest authority in that persons life. They then assume they are capable to decide what is right and what is wrong. They become like "God" able to decide what is good and what is evil. That is the sin of Adam. ----eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
The bible nails it every time.
I was raised Catholic. I'm much more familiar with the Bible than I'd like to be. And yes, I do hate the fact that it exists and no, I do not find it at all interesting. LOL @ me, I guess.
You hate that it exists? I did just LOL.
In the spirit of Tommy ToughAss ... I present to you Andy Agnostic, internet doubter.
Yes, I hate that the Bible exists. I hate that the Church exists. I hate religion in general and the horrors it brings. Hope that keeps you entertained for awhile.
I bet you're fun at parties.
I kinda get where you're coming from. However, humans crave superstitious belief, even modern religions that renounced religion are a religion. Also, it's difficult to chart the progress of civilization without religion; we know the trajectory with it, the good and the bad, but no one knows what it would be without. Would we still be living in caves gazing at the stars? We just don't know.
"Ones personal rational thought becomes the highest authority in that persons life. They then assume they are capable to decide what is right and what is wrong. "
I think this is how people should think. Your decisions should be based on your rational thought and judgment. People discern right from wrong through empathy.
"They become like "God" able to decide what is good and what is evil."
I disagree that rational thought and intrinsic morality makes people become God. If that is the qualification, I think God is a bad concept, because it prevents people from developing mentally as self-actualized individuals.
This post was edited by historicus 13 months ago
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