so...and the passion of the christ hits italian tv
My aunt calls me from italy today to wish me a happy easter. She proceeds to tell me that she just finished watching Mel Gibson's passion of the christ and that I should go to church.
It's amazing how that movie made so much money on the fact that the audiences both got a hard on and a guilt trip at the same time about watching a guy getting beaten to a bloody pulp and hung from a cross. I think xtians in a sense have a very sadistic outlook on life in order to enjoy a movie such as that. Of course, Mel, being the righteous xtian he is..has capitalized on this guilt-driven sadism and made mucho dollars. I guess people love gore. THe thing that kinda bothered me though was the church groups that took their young kids to see this horror, they teach young kids that death, pain and suffering is ok. Imagine being 10 years old and having to watch a movie such as the passion of the christ. I remember being young, and being terrified to death of jesus christ, because the catholic church likes to present jesus as this bloody figure. But that's how they try to get you, fear...guilt....I still have that "catholic guilt" mia colpa..as they say in Italy.... it sticks with ya it really does.