Wow. You clearly went to a lot of detail about this issue. It must be important to you.
Anyway, welcome to the board elzoog! I hope you come here often.
I guess if I had to sum up what I think about your post is that I believe there is more than one thing the movie is based on. One, as you have clearly identified is the Bible. The other is history.
Granted the Bible does help us learn about events that happened, they are not the sole source of accounts of what happened. There are eye-witness accounts that have been handed down through the centuries that were not recorded in the Gospels. Why weren’t they recorded? Well, the gospel writers had a certain message they wanted to get across and it probably wasn’t all about blood and guts. ” title=”Wink” /> Perhaps, also, it wasn’t a social norm to talk about such violence as it is for people in the 21st century United States.
Also, what we must remember about this movie, despite what Gibson may say, is that it is Hollywood. Regardless of who made it, I am sure there is an element of Hollywood in there. I also believe Mel Gibson has stated several times that it is [u:30l7sdcr]his[/u:30l7sdcr] interpretation of what happened. So, basically, we don’t need to go along with it or agree with it.
Persoanlly, I have not had a chance yet to see the movie, but hopefully I will in the coming week. On that note, I think I will conclude this post. ” title=”Smile” />