Jodie Foster is berry good,and Mel Gibson is Oscar worthy.But the movie never really talks about his depression.It tries to be ambiguous but in reality they just didn't know what they were talking about.Anton Yelchin's storylines were meant to be fillers but they ended up feeling like a whole different movie.
"Media outlets rehash old news which SHOULD have stayed
private in the first place--anything to trash Mel eh? And now they also want to
drag Jodie down because she, a person that has known him for YEARS, fully
supports him and says he's a fine person.
Amazingly they only
report the bad parts of Mel's story! What about reporting ALL of the story?
How about history on Oksana and Officer Mee for instance,
how she has used every man in her path and told countless lies her whole life
('skill' learned from her mother) and how Officer Mee laid in wait, tipped off
by someone inside the restaurant, how he was such abad officer he failed miserably on his
performance marks for YEARS, how he could not manage to follow department
policy, how his co-workers claim HE is the one that used the term 'sugar ti..'
well you know.
And how about Mel's
history: how his lead attorney is Jewish and a woman, his best friends are
women (Jodie and his sister) how his one and only agent ever was Jewish AND gay
and how much Mel loved the guy, how so many people have come and spoken up for
him it is amazing--yet the media doesn't carry those stories does it. Hm. Spin
Will they keep on
asking this question again and again until they receive the answer they so obviously want?Why such a deceptive game filled with
loathing and hate for two of Hollyweird's FINEST?
Whatever their game is, the people who know Gibson and the
fans who have followed his career, aren't totally buying it yet.They are having a go at his fan-base, will the
people who know him be next?"
I meant being resentful toward the idea of there being a God, or the world, life, etc. Seriously, wherever you go there's someone who will say: "You believe in God?! But what about all the bad things that happen in the world?!"
I for one don't even understand why there is such hatred towards the Jewish faith to begin with. This faith makes up a very small portion of the world population. Various forms of Catholism and Islam are the top two religions, followed by atheism, with all three ranking in the hundreds of millions. Judaism, on the other hand, isn't even among the top five religions, it's numbers are only in the hundred thousands. There are more Buddists and Hindus in the world than Jews. So it's not like Judism is some kind of threat to any other faith. And the Jews really haven't caused great injustices to society, like Catholics and Muslims have (in the name of their faiths) over the centuries.
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Vits: I am not resentful towards Christians... My parents and my little brother are all Christians and I still have a very good bond with them... I just don't like it when people imply that you have to believe in their God to be a good person...
It's not bad to be an atheist.A lot of times other religions try convincing them.That's wrong because people are entitled to choose,and if you're adults then you know what you're doing however.However,that's not the real issue.They try convincing them because,nowadays,most people become atheist not because they're more scientific,but because they're angry.My grandpa is a Holocaust survivor and he doesn't believe in God mainly* because he "can't" believe in someone who would let that happen.
I'm a christian,but not very religious.I never go to church or pray.But I'm still bugged when someone choose to not believe for reasons like that.I'm not concerned that people will go to Hell for not believing(that's fanatism),I'm concerned that people will live with resentment.
GTA,you cheated.You made a SOUTH PARK reference without saying the episode. Anyway,I strongly believed in that.Yeah,I liked THE PASSION,but I also believe that's a great movie for atheists.If people believe in Jesus and love him,they should watch one of those Easter specials.That movie is better for non-believers because it shows the suffering of a person,regardless if he was the messiah.
It wasn't a snuff film,because it used FX rather than real corpses and blood.But if you meant to ask if it was an explotation film...that doesn't depend on how graphic the movie is,but on the reasons and purposes to be that graphic.Take Larry Clark:KIDS wasn't explotation,but KEN PARK was.
Yeah! And what of Mel Gibson focusing on how Jesus got killed in The Passion of the Christ? I believe that it's not how Jesus Christ died that made him a hero, it is how he lived. (Correct me if I'm thinking of the armed forces!) Focusing on how he got killed was what cost people their well-being in the dark ages.
Does anyone here, by any chance, think The Passion was a snuff film?
By the way, I'm also secular, so I'll be irked if anyone here thinks I'm inferior, a bad person, etc. just because I don't follow a religion. However, I will admit I definitely don't have the "Christian value" of starting a "traditional" or "mom, pop, and the kids" style family.
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Nothing against you, Patsi45, but your posts just made me cringe...
I don't want to start another of discussion about religion (because the last time it directed so much hatred towards me...). I do however want to ask the following questions: Why can't atheists (like me) be good people? What does "god" have to do with common decency? Is someone a bad person if he/she doesn't have "Christian values"?
Judgment of a (probably fictional) higher being is one thing, choosing to be kind and respectful to others is something completely different (and doesn't have anything to do with religion)...
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No one is in a position to cast stones since "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
I haven't seen Passion of the Christ but it was my understanding that
the movie is based on the gospels and if Mel remained true to
scripture, the movie would have to indicate that the Jews of the day
took part in Jesus' death because they considered His claim that He was
their promised Messiah blasphemous and according to Jewish law, that was an
offense worthy of death. The movie also should have shown the Gentiles
involvement in His crucification since the Jews didn't have the
authority to impose a death sentence.
Ultimately, if the movie is based on the biblical account of Jesus' crucification, then it would have to emphasize that Jesus'
death was an essential part of God's plan for our salvation. Jesus said that no one takes his life from him, but he laid it down of his own accord. "I have
authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command
I received from my Father." John 10:18
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