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I'm a Christian, and I love this movie
Okay. I am a Christian, and I love this movie. I think the Christians who are offended by this movie do not understand it. In my particular Christian faith, we believe that Jesus had to endure all the pain and suffering of mankind, including TEMPTATION. Having said that, I think the disclaimer at the first is more or less true. It is using the life of Christ as a basis, but then goes in it's own directions in some areas. My dogma believes the Bible to be the word of God, but that there are translation errors in it. I think the scenario of Jesus asking Judas to betray him is not outside the realm of possibility But, leaving my own faith for a moment. This movie does NOT suggest that Jesus was mortal!! I don't understand how people can say that it does. Also, I have read the book. The book does not suggest this either. I did enjoy the movie much more than the book. Not that the book wasn't well written. I just like the directions that the movie went in. I agree with the review that says this movie has many Christian messages. It does not in anyway promote atheism. I say this having seen this movie many, many times. The author (I suck at spelling so I won't attempt to spell his name) was admittedly Christian. Scorcese is Christian. Just because the Pope it was an evil movie does not mean it promoted athesm (see what I mean, I can't spell) I think some people read TOO much into the movie. It is a portrayal of the human side of Christ's life and legacy. An area that is usually avoided in Christian discussions because not a lot is known about it. Do I believe everything in the movie? No. But there are interesting artistic licenses in the unknown areas. Scorsese (man, I can't spell) said he enjoyed making this movie, and remembering his own faith that he was brought up in. He know that some would be offended by it, but felt blessed to have the opportunity to make it. He thought it was a beautiful story and he felt he had a lot to offer it, but still wanted to stay true to the book. Now, I am not a Catholic, and Catholics may be upset by this, but I mean no offense. there are translation errors in the bible because the early Catholic church decided what went in and what went out. How did they do this? By matching up what they were currently teaching, and anything that didn't fit that was tossed aside as heresy. This movie has many things in it that are in the so called "lost" books of the bible. So i'm not surprised that many Catholics are offended by this movie. Now, I do not mean any disrespect to the Catholic Church. Their early leaders had a large part in the current construct of the bible, therefore they don't like some of the things that are not in it. That's just fine. I understand that. Okay, maybe I got off topic here. But basically, I think people read too much into what this movie is trying to say. Yes there are some very strong thematic elements. But when you get into "does it suggest Christ was mortal" or "does it promote Christianity"...It's a movie!!! The writer was Christian. the filmmaker was Christian. What were they trying to say? Who cares. WHAT DID IT SAY TO YOU? THAT"S THE IMPORTANT QUESTION. I think both the writer and the filmmaker would agree with me on that. If it gave you a certain feeling on a subject, whichever side it is, who's to say you shouldn't have felt that???