Friday, February 27, 2004

Andrew Sullivan Didn't Like It. And then some:

I wouldn't say that this movie is motivated by anti-Semitism. It's motivated by psychotic sadism. But Gibson does nothing to mitigate the dangerous anti-Semitic elements of the story and goes some way toward exaggerating and highlighting them. To my mind, that is categorically unforgivable. Anti-Semitism is the original sin of Christianity. Far from expiating it, this movie clearly enjoys taunting those Catholics as well as Jews who are determined to confront that legacy. In that sense alone, it is a deeply immoral work of art.

From an excellent series of posts on The Passion. Just confirms my decision to avoid the damn thing like the plague. Of course, if the Shasniks have their way, it'll never get here anyways.


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