Across The Way Thread #15631
The Passion of the Christ
Created Byahmed
Created DateTue, Mar 02, 2004
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PostedSat, Mar 06, 2004 03:00AM GMTMethodWeb-Site
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Hello,
I am glad I get to read all of your opinions on The Passion Of The
Christ. I am really looking foward to seeing it. Not because of all
the controversey surrounding it, but becuase it holds meaning for me
religiously. Plus, I am not going to make my opinion of something
off of other people's opinions without ever seeing it for myself!
That's crazy. I know that Mel Gibson is a very strict from of Roman
Catholic. He doesn't believe that the Vatican II should have
happened, and he still goes to Mass in Latin. His father(who is the
person that Mel Gibson learned his strict religion from) has said
that he doesn't veiw the pope as being Catholic. He wants The church
to go back to it's old ways before the Vatican II. I don't really
have an opinion on that one. I think the pope is a Catholic, but as
far as the Vatican II thing goes, I don't really know. Hey, it might
be cool to go to Mass in Latin! Anyway. I also heard that Mr. Gibson
put up most of the financial backing for the film. He put a VERY
large amount of his own money into the movie, becuase he truly
BELIEVES in what it's about. That is a very truthful and brave thing
to do(especially in the movie buisness). He didn't care if no one
came to see the film, he did it becuase it meant something to him
and his life, and he wanted to make an impact on the lives of
others. He did it to make a difference and a change. I support him
and his movie just for the reasons he chose to make it. You Go Mel
Gibson! Can't wait to see the film. I wonder if it will be up for
any Oscars next year? (probably not.)
All My Love and Peace-Bethany
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MarkSubjectRe: The Passion of the Christ
PostedWed, Mar 10, 2004 12:30AM GMTMethodWeb-Site
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I'm really looking forward to seeing the film... this could be the
closest to what really happened to Jesus, but i don't know for sure.
The languages used in the film made it more special...so i know it's
really worth seeing.
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AlisonSubjectRe: The Passion of the Christ
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Here is a copy of an email I received recently. It was written by a
man called Paul Harvey. Sorry it's so long, but I couldn't see how
to shorten it without shortening the message it contains.

Years ago a hardworking man took his family from New York State to
Australia to take advantage of a work opportunity there. Part of this
man's family was a handsome young son who had aspirations of joining
the circus as a trapeze artist or an actor. This young fellow, biding
his time until a circus job or even one as a stagehand came along,
worked at the local shipyards which bordered on the worst section of
town. Walking home from work one evening this young man was attacked
by five thugs who wanted to rob him. Instead of just giving up his
money the young fellow resisted. However, they bested him easily and
proceeded to beat him to a pulp. They mashed his face with their
boots, and kicked and beat his body brutally with clubs, leaving him
for dead. When the police happened to find him lying in the road they
assumed he was dead and called for the Morgue Wagon. On the
way to the morgue a policeman heard him gasp for air, and they
immediately took him to the emergency unit at the hospital. When he
was placed on a gurney a nurse remarked to her horror, that this
young man no longer had a face. Each eye socket was smashed, his
skull, legs, and arms fractured, his nose literally hanging from his
face, all his teeth were gone, and his jaw was almost completely torn
from his skull. Although his life was spared he spent over a year in
the hospital.


When he finally left, his body may have healed but his face was
disgusting to look at. He was no longer the handsome youth that
everyone admired.

When the young man started to look for work again he was turned down
by everyone just on account of the way he looked. One potential
employer suggested to him that he join the freak show at the circus
as The Man Who Had No Face. And he did this for a while. He was still
rejected by everyone and no one wanted to be seen in his company. He
had thoughts of suicide.

This went on for five years. One day he passed a church and sought
some solace there. Entering the church he encountered a priest who
had seen him sobbing while kneeling in a pew. The priest took pity on
him and took him to the rectory where they talked at length. The
priest was impressed with him to such a degree that he said that he
would do everything possible for him that could be done to restore
his dignity and life, if the young man would promise to be the best
Catholic he could be, and trust in God's mercy to free him from his
torturous life. The young man went to mass and communion every day,
and after thanking God for saving his life, asked God to only give
him peace of mind and the grace to be the best man he could ever be
in His eyes.

The priest, through his personal contacts, was able to secure the
services of the best plastic surgeon in Australia. There would be no
cost to the young man, as the doctor was the priest's best friend.
The doctor too was so impressed by the young man, whose outlook now
on life, even though he had experienced the worst, was filled with
good humor and love. The surgery was a miraculous success. All the
best dental work was also done for him. The young man became
everything he promised God he would be. He was also blessed with a
wonderful, beautiful wife, and many children, and success in an
industry which would have been the furthest thing from his mind as a
career if not for the goodness of God and the love of the people who
cared for him. This he acknowledges publicly.

The young man was and is Mel Gibson.

His life was the inspiration for his production of the movie "The Man
Without A Face." He is to be admired by all of us as a God fearing
man, a political conservative, and an example to all as a true man of
courage. And to think I admired him before I knew any of this! He is
quite a man!


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AlisonSubjectRe: The Passion of the Christ
PostedWed, Mar 10, 2004 05:50AM GMTMethodWeb-Site
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Sorry everyone... I cut off the last part of the email. It simply
ended with a picture of Mel Gibson & then Paul Harvey's name. I
wanted to add this before everyone praised/condemned me for "my"
beliefs.
Have a great day...
Cheers
Alison
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EdwardSubjectRe: The Passion of the Christ
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It's all right, Alison. You had already said that the passage was
written by Paul Harvey.

Paul Harvey is an American news commentator with two separate radio
shows six days a week and a newspaper column as well. He must be well
into his eighties by now, but he is still one of the busiest people
in American broadcasting. He is not nearly as well known as he might
be because he has always confined his broadcasting to radio, and
never gone into television.

The article you sent us is very typical of his work. THANKS!

Edward



> Sorry everyone... I cut off the last part of the email. It simply
> ended with a picture of Mel Gibson & then Paul Harvey's name. I
> wanted to add this before everyone praised/condemned me for "my"
> beliefs.
> Have a great day...
> Cheers
> Alison
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