Friday, February 27, 2004

Mel's Sell

It's becoming clearer and clearer that, despite Mel Gibson's stated claim that he wished to create the most accurate movie about the Passion he could, his movie actually strays often from anything we read in the Bible.

Many have detailed these contrivances already, but here Catholic blogger William J. Cork provides his own litany of "snippets" which show "both the exaggeration of the role of the Jews, and other points beyond the Biblical account."

In another essay he wrote about Gibson's movie, Cork concludes that it's clearly anti-Semitic.
The cumulative effect of the depiction of the Jews is troubling. It is by far the worst I've ever seen in a Christian movie, recalling the excesses of medieval passion plays and Oberammergau--minus only a horned headdress for the high priest.

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