Pitching Passion

Eight things I didn’t know before watching The Passion Of The Christ last night:

1. Jesus had a brother. I can’t believe I didn’t know this.
2. The devil is a woman.
3. Somebody helped Jesus carry the cross.
4. Jesus stopped more than three times while carrying the cross to Mt. Golgotha.
5. It was Jesus of Nazareth who first said, “those who live by the sword will die by the sword”
6. Judas hung himself after his betrayal.
7. Jesus invented the chair.
8. Kit Kats bites are delicious.

I though it was a good movie. Gruesome, but good. I was totally prepped for the violence so it didn’t come as much of a shock or too much to handle. There were some interesting thing I didn’t know about the story of Jesus’ crucifixion in the movie. There were also some very typical hollywood moments I thought the film could have done without (the carpenter/chair scene, the random demons). I don’t think the film deserves neither the hype nor the controversy it received. But over all it was a great movie, well worth my time and money to see at the theatre. That being said, I have no desire to see it again. For something like that, once is enough, for a lot of reasons.

14 thoughts on “Pitching Passion”

  1. satan – no, you really can get kit kat bites almost anywhere.

    locelyn – i’m really not as cool as you think i am.

    chevy – i was kinda hoping you could tell me that. they never used a name in the film.

  2. I read this morning that some wacko from Kentucky watched the “passion” and decided he shuold come clean about how he murdered his pregnant girlfriend 20 years ago. those are the types of people watching this movie. I am going to distance myself from it completely

  3. bob – thanks, great link.

    dani – baby jesus died on the cross so we could eat kit kat bite. they’re sinfully delicious.

    satan – what would you do for a klondike bar.

    jocelyn – i don’t blame you. there are some serious nut cases out there.

    nn – you speak the gospel.

    erin – it is arguable (like everything in the bible). Jesus had four brothers: James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas (Matthew 13:55). but the Roman Catholic Church teaches that Mary was a virgin all her life, even after the birth of Jesus. Eastern Orthodox Christians affirm that Joseph had children by a previous marriage. The common Protestant view is that Mary was a virgin before Jesus’ birth, but that afterwards she and Joseph had natural children. I had to research this. I’m also aware that your pretty familiar with the bible having gotten scripture from you before.

  4. Wow… I’m surprised that Gibson, a Catholic, acknowledged that Jesus had a brother.

    I kind of want to see this movie, but (a) I don’t want to give any money to Mel Gibson, and (b) I don’t think I can stomach two hours of torture.

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