The violence of redemption and the redemption of violence. The unifying themes of The Passion of the Christ, Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List More people in America are talking about Jesus Christ and what he did and what he means than at any time in American history. They don’t all agree on the answer [One Hand Clapping]
I have been trying to put together an email to my parents explaining why I feel the Passion of the Christ is one of the most powerful and spiritual movies of all time. They had written me an email saying they were not going to see the movie because it was too violent, their pastor said the movie did not tell the whole story and their opinions “were in a printout at the front door”, and the movie had bad reviews. Wow! That got me to dig really deep inside of me and to scour the Internet to figure out what does this all mean? Donald Sensing’s weblog, One Hand Clapping, has been wonderful resource for links and opinions. His discussion of the violence in the Passion was really superb and particulary helpful to me.