9301Re: Digest Number 563 (seminar lowlights)
- Mar 9, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gerry" <gerryhsp@y...> wrote:
> Case in point, I just now had to tear myself away from the computer
> when I heard Mary Magdalene mentioned on the TV in the other room.
> Looks like the Today Show is running a special segment on Jesus
> week near the top of the second hour. Anyway, Ann Curry pointedout
> two viewpoints currently in the popular spotlight: Gibson'sextremes.
> portrayal of Mary in "The Passion" (which basically minimizes the
> connection between her and Jesus); and their overly speculated
> relationship in _The Da Vinci Code_. Once again, Elaine Pagels was
> brought in to represent the voice of reason, suggesting that the
> truth might be found somewhere in the middle of those two
> Unfortunately, that middle-of-the-road approach often lacks theor
> sensationalism of imagining either a harlot being stoned to death
> the Savior's offspring being spirited away to Europe.beer,
> People need to believe in something, though. Whether we believe in
> the faith of our fathers, or believe it's time to have another
> or simply believe we've had enough of all this, this need tobelieve
> may be our undoing if extremist distractions continue to saturateout
> thoughts.Well, looks like someone else is tired of all the inaccuracies, too,
"Jesus Demands Creative Control Over the Next Movie"
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