Friday, April 14, 2006

4 Comments:

At April 14, 2006 at 5:42:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yuck. Mel Gibson's Supermasochistic Terminator Jesus. I like the two-word review one wag published in a U.S. magazine,

"Steak tartare."

 
At April 14, 2006 at 5:56:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jess said...

*shudder*

The very reasons I don't identify with Christianity - blood, gore, and martyrdom. No thanks.

 
At April 14, 2006 at 11:43:00 PM EDT, Blogger fausto said...

Much as I admire Michelangelo, I think Gibson's "Pieta" captures the horror and revulsion of Good Friday more accurately.

We may enjoy religion most when it seems warm and fuzzy and optimistic and comforting, but would such a religion really emcompass the totality of human experience?

 
At May 31, 2006 at 1:20:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Kim said...

This religion doesn't "emcompass the totality of human experience", it glorifies the negative, the cruel, the bloody, the masochistic, the mean. It worships torture.
Not all forms of Christianity do that, obviously, but this form seems to.
How 'bout some "fair and balanced"?
Yes, UU goes overboard the other direction, sometimes refusing to acknowledge the Shadow, but we can fix that without tipping the other direction.

 

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