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    The Last Temptation of Christ

    The best movie about Jesus Christ that I've seen, so I'm confused... Why the hate towards this movie?




    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_La..._Christ_(film)
    On October 22, 1988, an integrist Catholic group set fire to the Saint Michel cinema in Paris while it was showing the film. A little after midnight, an incendiary device ignited under a seat in the less supervised underground room, where a different film was being shown. The incendiary device consisted of a charge of potassium chlorate, triggered by a vial containing sulphuric acid.

    The attack injured thirteen people, four of whom were severely burned. The Saint Michel cinema was heavily damaged, and reopened three years later after restoration. The Archbishop of Paris, Jean-Marie Lustiger, had previously condemned the film without having seen it, but also condemned the attack, calling the perpetrators "enemies of Christ".

    The attack was subsequently blamed on a Christian fundamentalist group linked to Bernard Antony, a representative of the far-right Front National to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and the excommunicated followers of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Similar attacks against cinemas included graffiti, setting off tear-gas canisters and stink bombs, and assaulting filmgoers. At least nine people believed to be members of the Christian fundamentalist group were arrested.
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    n 1983, Martin Scorsese, a filmmaker of Catholic and Italian culture, haunted by the theme of the Passion and Redemption, plans to shoot a film from Nijos Kazantzakis's eponymous novel, but Paramount producers yield to pressure from powerful Protestant fundamentalists in demonstrations, petitions, nights of prayers and anti-Semitic insinuations. The project is taken over at the last moment by Universal. Scorsese then turns to France to find additional funds and is introduced by the young producer Humbert Balsan to the Minister of Culture Jack Lang, who grants three million francs to the project. One of the American fundamentalist churches then contacted its French correspondents, who sent thousands of protest letters (mostly from the Evangelical Community of the Sisters of Mary of Dijon) to the minister and blocked the telephone switchboard of his ministry for a week. The Archbishop of Paris Jean-Marie Lustiger personally protests to President François Mitterrand, so that in March, Jack Lang cancels his grants. Programmed at the Venice Film Festival, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli describes the film as "a pure product of the Jewish cultural doglit of Los Angeles, which is looking for the slightest opportunity to attack the Christian world".

    Thus this non-dogmatic version of Jesus' life is very strongly denounced by religious authorities even before its release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    The best movie about Jesus Christ that I've seen, so I'm confused... Why the hate towards this movie?




    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_La..._Christ_(film)
    On October 22, 1988, an integrist Catholic group set fire to the Saint Michel cinema in Paris while it was showing the film. A little after midnight, an incendiary device ignited under a seat in the less supervised underground room, where a different film was being shown. The incendiary device consisted of a charge of potassium chlorate, triggered by a vial containing sulphuric acid.

    The attack injured thirteen people, four of whom were severely burned. The Saint Michel cinema was heavily damaged, and reopened three years later after restoration. The Archbishop of Paris, Jean-Marie Lustiger, had previously condemned the film without having seen it, but also condemned the attack, calling the perpetrators "enemies of Christ".

    The attack was subsequently blamed on a Christian fundamentalist group linked to Bernard Antony, a representative of the far-right Front National to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and the excommunicated followers of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Similar attacks against cinemas included graffiti, setting off tear-gas canisters and stink bombs, and assaulting filmgoers. At least nine people believed to be members of the Christian fundamentalist group were arrested.
    ..snip..
    How dare you recommend a movie so devoid of diversity. The Jesus in the film is neither black nor gay and Mary Magdalene is not a lesbian.

    (sarcasm)

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    I think that Christians and Catholics dislike this movie because it rightly shows Judas as Jesus' most trusted apostle and confidant.

    Those creeds hate anything that has Jews look good.
    They prefer to hate the Jews instead of loving them, even though the roots of Christianity are pure Jewish.

    We stole their God but cast the Jews aside. Jewish persecution, IMO, is the Christian conscience trying to tell all Christians that they should return to the older and wiser Jewish way of looking at things.

    Christians and Catholics still have a lot to learn from Jews. Of course, they will not admit that fact.



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    The Passion was the best movie about Him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    The Passion was the best movie about Him.
    I agree. They did a good job of showing this myth in a more realistic way.

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