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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Finally someone that can truly dissect the meanings.

    In my view the movie says two things. 1 ) The Jesus was truly human during his time on earth and truly had to deal with all our flaws, 2) If you repent, no matter what has occurred in the past, God will forgive you.
    Sure, neither of which were presented in a way consistent with the Biblical Jesus.
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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    For The Last Temptation, it was altering one of the core components of Christ's deity; His infallability. One of the basic tenets of Christianity is that Christ was an example of unshakable faith; that the devil held no sway over him whatsoever.
    Fair enough.

    I actually like Christ depicted as more human then divine. It shows that we all have the potential to go in his direction and that we aren't able to just say, "Well that's easy for him, he's divine, if he had to deal with real human issues and have our flaws he wouldn't have made the same decisions".

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    For Angels and Demons, the entire movie gave the impression that the Catholic Church is nothing more than a front for malevolent cabals and other sinister groups. Actually, both DVC and Angels and Demons gave that impression.
    I can see that. Personally I saw these sects as rogue groups of the church, as they are stated as being. Angels & Demons only had a rogue character in the church. There wasn't anything malevolent with the church itself.

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    And this whole concept that Christ married and had children with Mary was more than a little offensive, though I do understand he was not the first to come up with that concept.
    What's wrong with that? What is so sinful or un-divine about loving a woman and reproducing? How would Jesus loving a woman make him less divine?
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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Jesus being married and having children.
    Beyond the fact that His godhood would then be passed on to their children, therefore creating a line of demigods in his wake...but there was also the whole issue that Jesus was above fleshly temptation and that his whole life was devoted to service to his Father.

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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    What's wrong with that? What is so sinful or un-divine about loving a woman and reproducing? How would Jesus loving a woman make him less divine?
    Because it's not why Jesus was put on Earth.

    What I find amusing, though, is that this whole "Priory of Sion" nonsense was invented by some French guy in the 1950s as a claim to the riches and status of the French royalty, and there are throngs of people now who take it as some kind of "larger truth" or "secret history."
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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Oh, and I'd also take this blanket indictment of America asthis place too timid to take on religious controversy a lot more seriously if the "more enlightened" elements of Western culture at large didn't go into such apoplexy over anything which might offend Muslim sensibilities.
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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    You know when the opening credits started? From there until the closing credits rolled.
    Yes indeed credits are hethanistic and should be done away with. In all seriousness do you have anything specific or are you saying this to see yourself type?

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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Beyond the fact that His godhood would then be passed on to their children, therefore creating a line of demigods in his wake...but there was also the whole issue that Jesus was above fleshly temptation and that his whole life was devoted to service to his Father.
    Just because it disagrees with your view on Jesus doesn automatically make it offensive.


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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Oh, and I'd also take this blanket indictment of America asthis place too timid to take on religious controversy a lot more seriously if the "more enlightened" elements of Western culture at large didn't go into such apoplexy over anything which might offend Muslim sensibilities.
    The comments were obviously made by someone who has a very stereotypical view of American culture. When your film is most likely too crappy to get good distribution, it's often easier to blame something else entirely rather than looking at yourself.

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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Just because it disagrees with your view on Jesus doesn automatically make it offensive.
    But it does make it offensive to him. Nothing is really universally offensive because people are all offended by different things.

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    Re: Charles Darwin film 'too controversial for religious America'

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    Yes indeed credits are hethanistic and should be done away with. In all seriousness do you have anything specific or are you saying this to see yourself type?
    Why don't you try reading further on before you start with the snarky, smartassed comments, pal?

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