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News :: Politics
Millions of Movie-Goers Take Gibson Film "Far Too Seriously"
15 Jul 2004
In the most startling display of people taking a film's inherent message far too seriously, almost 75% of Americans now base their religion on the story depicted in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ." Theologian Tom Sandell sat down and talked to us about this extraordinary phenomenon.
Millions of Movie-Goers Take Gibson Film "Far Too Seriously"

In the most startling display of people taking a film's inherent message far too seriously, almost 75% of Americans now base their religion on the story depicted in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ." Theologian Tom Sandell sat down and talked to us about this extraordinary phenomenon.

"It was strange, a few years ago, when people tried to get `Jedi,` listed as a religion, because they were simply based around a fictional idea from a science fiction movie. Albeit, the movies were good, but to base a religion around them seemed preposterous to any thoughtful person" said Sandell. "And now, a few years later, over 70% of the American population are basing their religion around that new Mel Gibson movie... Passion Of The something or other... Well, that's just weird! One has to wonder why they didn't pick a better film to use for the basis of their religion, perhaps one with character development," Sandell continued.

Asked about what kind of impact this will have on future generations, Sandell noted that "many religions come from what we, today, might call preposterous ideas. However, I see that this religion may stick around for thousands of years to come, almost to the point where many of its followers might not know the whole, true story, of what it is about."

Christian believer Brian Tozer of Detroit, Michigan, said "I loved the film, it was a great movie, and it let me see the true sacrifice of what The Christ did for me." When asked how he enjoyed the film's other characters, he asked us "What other characters?"

All calls to Mel Gibson's production company in regards to what their take on this new phenomenon is were rejected.

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Re: Millions of Movie-Goers Take Gibson Film "Far Too Seriously"
16 Jul 2004
"The Christian resolve to find the world evil and ugly - has made the world evil and ugly!" - F.Nietzsche

"To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all creeds!" - Robert G.Ingersoll

*The above quotations outline Mel Gibson's religious (Christian) values and thus the storyline for his blood & gore melodrama movie.

Seeing that Mel Gibson is probably the "BIGGEST HAM" in Hollywood history (except for maybe Gene Kelly?) its therefore no coincidence that he chose to go (couldn't help but to go) for an "extre-mel-y-over-the-top" (Lethal Weapon-ish) melo-dramatic treatment of the old barbarous and ridiculous Jesus Christ myth.Luckily Gibson has a lot of people (ticket buyers) who are just as stupidly gullible as he is stupidly vainglorious and shallow.

What was the message of Mel's movie? Blood & Gore & Violence & Stupidity are meaningful and endearing to Christians becase it provides them (since God-Jesus "scripted" no kinder or gentler or saner way) with the one and only High Road to Redemption?
Re: Millions of Movie-Goers Take Gibson Film "Far Too Seriously"
17 Jul 2004
You obviously have no understanding of true Christian faith. Die, iconoclast.