I know it’s an old movie, but I just got around to watching it. Although I do not consider myself a religious person, Mel Gibson’s graphic version of the last 12 hours of Jesus’s life is moving. I have never cried more in a movie in my life. It was Mel Gibson’s intention to release the movie in Aramic, Latin, without subtitles. I began watching it without subtitles, and I think the film alone portrays the story without any words. I find it so inhumane that everybody supported the mutiny of Jesus and could stand there to watch an innocent man die for the pure sake of hate and entertainment. I don’t even think Osama Bin Laden should endure that. What made me more upset is that not one person could stand up for him and every single person denied him.
I watched it last night with someone who is Catholic. In this movie, they portray him with his feet crossed, a Catholic tradition. Orthodox Christian’s keep their feet straight. Mormon’s prefer not to display the cross at all. Although the movie was greatly criticized by all churches, I think they are all so focused on little details, that they forget the purpose of the movie.
What would you do?
Love one another.