So - Who's Going to See "The Passion?"

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Registered: 08-19-2003
So - Who's Going to See "The Passion?"
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Thu, 02-26-2004 - 10:41am
I think I'll take a pass on this one.

No particular reason, I just don't want to spend the money and time to see over two hours of extreme violence and gore. I might rent it when it comes out on DVD because at least then I can pause it and take a break if I need to.

I'm just curious what other peoples reasons are for going or not going. Are your reasons religious based?

I consider myself a Christian, but I don't need to see a detailed crucifixion to strengthen my belief. Also, I don't see why anti-Semitism should even come into play with this film. First, it's Mel Gibson's *interpretation* of what happened. Just because Mr. Braveheart thinks this is what happened doesn't mean we should take it as the gospel truth. Secondly, the Christian faith believes that Christ died for our sins. That being the case, why does it matter WHO "killed" Christ?

Maybe I'm just not seeing what all the fuss is about . . . it very well may be a great movie. But it's not a documentary, it's one man's view of an event. I wish people would take it as just that.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
I haven't seen a movie in theater since 1998, and I don't like violent movies of any kind.

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Registered: 12-12-2002

I have to say that I am VERY curious about this movie.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 03-27-2003
I have no interest in seeing it either. I usually avoid religious type movies/books anyway, I end up getting irritated and offended, so I just figure why bother.

I agree with everything you say-this is a MOVIE and its just one persons take on what happened. So much of the bible and its stories has been interpreted in so many different ways, who is to say which story (if any) is correct.

dj

Dj

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Registered: 03-26-2003

I am very neurotic about Easter. I hate Easter. I can not stand the thought of the crucifixation and how much Jesus (and others that were crucified)

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Mallory (age 3)

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Registered: 08-19-2003
>>I haven't seen a movie in theater since 1998<<

Really? Why? Just not a movie-goer?

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Registered: 03-27-2003
You havent been to a theater since 98? How do you LIVE, lol??? I am such a movie buff, I dont get to go as often as I like or as often as I used to, but still get to the movies at least a couple times a month.

I dont like violence per se, but if I can see it as an integral part of the movie I dont mind as much. Life is ugly and violent sometimes, if a movie portrays that accurately and without a ton of hollywood glam, I'm okay with it.

dj

Dj

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Registered: 03-26-2003
No interest in paying a sitter to sit in a dark room and watch DH either fall asleep or complain about how noisy the other people in the theater are.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
I don't understand. I thought you said you don't use babysitters.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
But we DO use grandpa or grandma or uncles :o). Sometimes dd and I go together, shes old enough now to enjoy a lot of the same movies I do. I go with girlfriends, with my mom or sometimes my dad, or one of my brothers. Or sometimes I even go alone!! Dh isnt always interested in the same movies I am (he prefers comedys, I like drama and movies that make you think) so if he doesnt want to go I find someone else to go with!

dj

Dj

"Now when I need help, I look in the mirror" ~Kanye West~

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Registered: 03-26-2003
I didn't realize you had so many potential family babysitters.

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